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Absoloot Value Accommodation

Hostelworld.comUS$45*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$45*
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George Town, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Absoloot Value Accommodation located at Queenstown City Center, by the lake. All the water sports and cruises etc start at the jetty right beside the hostel so you can expect the atmosphere to be lively. The location is very strategic as all the shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. It is quiet at night and lively during day time....

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here on the weekend, A very warm welcome, lovely comfortable rooms and the location is just perfect close to everything. The kitchen was well equipped. Cheers to the staff for being so polite and helpful. Will definitely come back in summer.

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The best hostel, they have thought of everything you could possibly need! Perfect location, amazing view from the kitchen, with friendly and helpful staff, especially, this Canadian guy, ho was really funny and created an great atmosphere ! Very clean and tidy and reasonably priced. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for an awesome few days ;)

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I only stayed at Absoloot for one night, and that was more than enough. The staff were really friendly, but I wasn't a fan of this hostel. The beds were metal bunk beds, with no curtains for privacy. They were super uncomfortable and every time I moved the entire bed would squeak loudly- it was horrible. There wasn't any storage...

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Thank orangepizza
GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your comments! We're extremely sorry you didn't entirely enjoy your stay. We installed metal bunks as further precaution in the prevention of bed-bugs, as wooden bunks do tend to be more prone to harboring them. This goes the same for curtains, which is why our rooms are outfitted with shutters on all of the windows. Obviously...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Location is great, a few min to shopping and lake. Parking can be very hard to find near the hostel. I have to park 20 min walk away. Room smelly and staff was not proactive in solving problem. Kitchen messy, too. There are better backpackers in Queenstown.

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GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for your comments, particularly about our spectacular location! Our location on the waterfront in the middle of the CBD does have the drawback in locating free parking sometimes, but there is always the convenient paid option ($12 for 24hrs) which is only a 1min walk from the hostel, which you declined on arrival. Our communal areas...

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

If you ever thought you'd stay at a beautiful lakeside hostel, you could be forgiven for thinking Absoloot was in a perfect location. However, once you walk inside the BLISTERINGLY HOT reception, you will soon realise you've made a grave mistake. The staff are like Regina George and her mean girls. If you are not part of their clique, you...

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1Thank Samuel H
GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi Sam, First of all, let us start by apologising for the fact that you clearly did not enjoy your stay - it's disappointing to say the least. Secondly, let us commend you on your prose - you certainly have a penchant for the dramatic, and your written word is quite entertaining. We would just like to preface this response...

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 2 August 2016

located near wakatipu lake, you can get amazing view from your room straight to the lake and mountains. room very clean, have kitchen if you want to cook your meal, loundry also available. very informative front desk. you can ask them to show you where you want to do or go.

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GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your kind comments! We're very happy you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 August 2016

The hostel is located in very close proximity to everything you need - great restaurants, snow transport, bars and is right beside the lake. It felt like home away from home, cosy foyer (with fireplace) and great room with spectacular views. You would pay much higher for this quality in a hotel, super value for money. The staff were also...

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GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for your kind comments. We're stoked you enjoyed your stay, and hope we can be of service in the future!

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Having been in a few hostels during my trip to New Zealand, I can safely say this has been the best I have stayed in so far. The price was very reasonable given the great location and the staff were very friendly. Moreover, it had a very clean and modern feel to it. There was also a very sociable atmosphere....

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GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay - don't hesitate to let us know if we can help in the future!

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Ive been away for nearly 8 months now and Absoloot is seriously the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff are so friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Facilities are amazing, rooms are spacious and the hostel is always so clean. Great vibe and social atmosphere. Ive stayed in other places in Queenstown and Absoloot is 100% the...

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GM_Absoloot, General Manager at Absoloot Value Accommodation, responded to this review

Hi there, We're absolootly stoked you enjoyed your stay with us. Just let us know if we can help you in any way in the future!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Absoloot Value Accommodation (AVA) has been designed with the backpacker, ‘flashpacker’ and value-seeking traveler in mind. AVA is spectacularly located on the lakefront right in the centre of Queenstown. Newly refurbished, it offers boutique dorms (6 beds maximum), double and queen rooms. Fresh, contemporary style with space to play and space to relax. And now there is FREE WIFI throughout the hostel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Absoloot Value Accommodation

Address: 50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $30 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“they have private rooms with en-suite bathroom, go for that if you need some personal space”
kevynl2017, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“outside of the room towards the lake is very noisy but a beautiful view.”
, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Four bed dorms have a double bed.”
elsagasnier, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“DOUBLE CHECK your key card works for your room before you go out!!!”
aimeepassmore77, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors have better views, and are probably quieter.”
  • View from 3rd floor twin room
  • Well-appointed twin room
  • Twin room
  • Dirty and stained bed linen
pulcino3, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
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