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“Got to be one of the best hostels in Queenstown - with one small hiccup”

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Absoloot Value Accommodation
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“Got to be one of the best hostels in Queenstown - with one small hiccup”
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Check-in 2pm with Luggage room facilities.
$64.00 paid at check-in for two people for one night, each given individual key cards on a lanyard with really good food and drink deals for World Bar and no deposit required for the 2 keys.
Free clean fresh towel given on arrival no charge.
VERY clean, soft, matching sheets and pillows with clean, fresh matching duvet presented nicely rolled up at the end of the bed.
Next to each bed was your own individual power socket with room for 2 plugs where you could charge your expensive devices safely in your bed while you slept.
6 bed dorm has its own en-suite with clean shower, clean toilet, vanity, rubbish bin and mirror. Hygienic, private and functional which made checking out a breeze. Kitchen so clean and tidy with free tea, coffee and milk, amazing view of lake and remarkables from kitchen. On the water front, so close to town.

We went out for a few drinks and came back at 2.30am, our key cards got us into the front doors but neither mine or my friends would work to get us into the door of our room. We went back down to reception to see if there was someone there or a number we could call but nothing, went back up to try our cards again and still not working, finally we had to knock and wake up someone sleeping in our dorm to let us in which was highly embarrassing for us and very disruptive to them. We let them know in the morning and they informed us there is a security phone number written outside the hostel on the street to call if you can't get in but because our keys had worked to get into the hostel from the street, we never thought to go out on the street again. Best if you guys put a phone number on the reception desk too in future and have the cards looked at so it doesn't happened again to someone else.
Also some weird long horn noise went off for hours early in the morning, have no idea what it was, but I immediately got up closed the windows and could still here it, alas still managed to fall back asleep but not easily.

Besides the hiccups which I'm sure wouldn't happen to everyone and they will try their best to improve, it is an absolute fantastic Hostel, much better than others. Amazing value for money! Keep up the good work guys!

Room Tip: DOUBLE CHECK your key card works for your room before you go out!!!
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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed here a couple of times during our trip to the South Island. We had a private double room on our first stay and a 4 person shared room on our second stay. Both were very clean and well appointed. The kitchen is stunning. Our neighbours were a bit noisy during our first night but once we'd told the security pixie on duty, she shut them up right away (until they came back at about 5am).

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 4 nights on the 2nd of Jan this is my second time staying here . best place to stay so close to everything . only thing is I am gutted the pool table is not there anymore but love the new kitchen. The place is nice and clean and staff are nice . will definitely be back next time i am in Queenstown thanks heaps

Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Very good! Good beds, kitchen, location is exceptional in the heart of Queenstown. Staff is very friendly. There is just one issue, the wifi is really bad. Why not change to a better router?
We were three sharing a 4 bed room with private toilet and bathroom. Good place with value for the money. Excellent!

Stayed January 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed at Absollot Value Accommodation for one and it was awesome!

Location: In the middle of everyting, very convenient.
Staff: Over friendly
Room: Basic and small.
Bed: bunk bed, not the most comfortable but perfect for a few nights.
Bathroom: Nice.
Internet: Good wifi connection.

it exceeded our expectations ! If you want great value for your money and be in a central location in Queenstown choose Absollot Value Accommodation.

  • Stayed December 2016, travelled with family
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Property: Absoloot Value Accommodation
Address: 50 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price range (per night): $31 - $114
Number of rooms: 23
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 
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