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Absoloot Hostel QT

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#3 of 20 hostels in Queenstown
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Absoloot Hostel QT welcomes you with a variety of accommodation options for families, couples, groups and independent travellers alike. With the best location in Queenstown, you’ll get to enjoy the convenience, view, and quality that comes from a stay with your friends at Absoloot. Designed by travellers, for travellers, Absoloot Hostel QT is owner-operated and equipped with everything you could ask for. Have breakfast overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, talk to our staff for advice on the best experiences around, and take advantage of the fact that adventure is on your doorstep. You can also enjoy peace of mind from the fact you’re in an accommodation provider that cares, with sustainable practices employed across the hostel to keep our environmental impact to a minimum. We have multiple room-types to fit every person and budget, and amenities that will help you get the most out of your stay. So just get in touch with the team at Absoloot Hostel QT and get your best Queenstown accommodation experience booked today!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Game room
Skiing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Budget
Languages Spoken
English
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Kate N wrote a review Feb 2024
Perth, Australia199 contributions60 helpful votes
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Great place to stay in the centre of Queenstown for 8 nights. We booked out the whole room as did another family member. Has a laundry attached, and a lift that’s turned off from 10 pm till 9 am each nite, but the hostel kept it running at night for a family member who had got out of hospital that morning and had to use a walker. Staff at reception very helpful. The cleaning staff kept the wet areas cleaned. Handy to everything. Kitchen in tip top order, although more signs are needed to explain about it being each persons responsibility to clean up after themselves.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Jimmy C wrote a review Sept 2023
Hong Kong, China2 contributions
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Been staying in Absoloot for a week and this is by far my favourite, so much was going on. All about their perfect location, ideal kitchen with stunning view, rooms are decent and get cleaned everyday, lots of amazing people and good team, big credit to helpful and hospitable staff_Mike.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us your feedback! We sincerely appreciate it, and we'll make sure our team hear about your positive review. All the best in your future adventures!
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Augie March wrote a review Sept 2023
Sydney, Australia240 contributions130 helpful votes
I couldn't fault Absoloot. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, right in the heart of Queenstown. Room was large enough, beds comfortable and bathrooms/toilets clean. The breakfast room/kitchen is open and airy. Ideal scenery over a slow breakfast. The lounge room was filled with bean bags, books and a large TV screen. I slept there on my last night after putting up with two nights sharing my room with a loud snorer.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us your review. We're stoked to hear you had a great time staying with us, and we'll make sure to pass our feedback to our team. Thanks again and we hope to host you again in the future!
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Karl M wrote a review Aug 2023
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Absolootly amazing hostel! The staff are incredible and the hostel itself is perfect, great kitchen and private beds with the curtains, the lounge is perfect for a chilled one and they have movie nights too which is cool. Looking forward to staying again!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us your feedback - we'll make sure our team hear about your feedback. All the very best, and we look forward to seeing you again!
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fifi wrote a review Jul 2023
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions39 helpful votes
We had a private ensuite family room (sleeps five across two bunks. The room was spotless. In fact the whole hostel was very clean and comfy. The location is unbeatable - right on the lake in the middle of downtown. Views from most rooms of the lake. The kitchen is clean with amazing views - with breakfast window bench right along to enjoy the sunrise. Staff are really helpful and friendly. The hostel is very family friendly - we had three generations together. Our older parent had an ensuite double room which was even better than our bunk room!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: NZ is expensive. Do a grocery shop in Frankston at soak n save; family room has a large bar...
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
It's always so great to hear positive feedback, so we sincerely appreciate it - particularly in this instance when we had 3 generations of family at the same time! We're so stoked to hear you enjoyed your time with us, and we'll pass your feedback along to our team. All the best for your future adventures, and hope to host you again in the future!
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Chassidy B wrote a review Jul 2023
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I unfortunately had to cancel my trip so I did not end up staying here, but my 5 stars are for the amazing staff who assisted in the booking process. I have traveled the world and this team is one of the best I have ever come across as far as customer service goes. They went above and beyond to accommodate my needs which is greatly appreciated. They made the reservations very seamless for me, and I just wanted to thank Chris, Shawna, Naomi, and Holly.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for providing your feedback to our business and especially our team. Hopefully you'll have better luck staying with us in the future, otherwise all the best wherever your travels may take you!
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Odyssey21173586138 wrote a review Jun 2023
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The hostel staff are super friendly and really helpful, the place is very clean and the facilities are well maintained. It's located right in the centre of town by the shops are bars, so perfectly located.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Book this hostel early, by far the best in queenstown so you don't want to miss out
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for your kind review! We love our team, so we'll make sure to pass your feedback along. All the best!
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otis m wrote a review Jun 2023
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Absoloot was hands down the best hostel I’ve stayed in. Staying in plenty of hostels around the world, I was throughly impressed with the cleanliness, location and staff. The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful, always going out of their way to make sure that your stay is comfortable. Rooms being spacious, plenty of storage and comfortable beds. Kitchen with a view to make you smile every time you walk in. Would Absoloot recommend staying there 😁
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thanks so much for your kind review - our staff are always so happy to hear when they've 'made' someone's experience! All the best in your next adventures, and hope to see you again!
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Guide51693962728 wrote a review May 2023
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Can't really fault this hostel. The staff are wonderful and always eager to help and make any improvements. I love the little comforts that hostels don't usually provide like free towels and hairdryers, ect. The hostel is super friendly and social but not in your face, which I love. It is also by far the cleanest hostel I have stayed in over the past 6 months backpacking, kitchen and shared spaces are cleaned multiple times a day which contributes to guests being respectful of this awesome space! Can't forget the view!! - overlooking the lake and in the centre of EVERYTHING! Will be back, thank you for having me!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us your feedback. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time! We hope to see you again in the future, otherwise all the best for your next travel experiences!
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Richard Starkey wrote a review May 2023
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The staff are all incredible and can't do enough for you. The housekeeping team has to be the most friendly, professional bunch I've ever met. Shaun, the owner, is always on top of things, looking to improve where needed and reception are so helpful, with sound advice on any questions you might have. Facalities are clean and modern and the hostel is situated right in the middle of town, so everywhere's super accessible. I've loved staying here so much I always come back whenever I'm in the area. Ka mau te pai!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Book direct on their website. Save you heaps of dollars!
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Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your feedback - our staff are always stoked to hear they helped make someone's experience in Queenstown! All the best for your next adventures!
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PRICE RANGE
$128 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
absoloot value hotel queenstown
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Absoloot Value Accommodation
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Absoloot Hostel QT
Which popular attractions are close to Absoloot Hostel QT?
Nearby attractions include iFLY Indoor Skydiving Queenstown (0.3 km), Escape Quest Queenstown (0.05 km), and Browns Ski Shop (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Absoloot Hostel QT?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Absoloot Hostel QT?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Absoloot Hostel QT?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Absoloot Hostel QT?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown, and Tatsumi.
Is Absoloot Hostel QT located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Are any cleaning services offered at Absoloot Hostel QT?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Absoloot Hostel QT?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.2 km) and One Mile Power House (0.4 km).
Does Absoloot Hostel QT have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.