• Lake view
  • BBQ facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Bathroom
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Baggage storage
  • Heating
  • Parking on site

Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with views of the lake and Remarkables mountain range, YHA Queenstown Lakefront features a fully equipped shared kitchen and a drying room for ski equipment. Just a 10-minute walk from the center of Queenstown, this hostel is a 30-minute drive to the Remarkables Ski Field. Queenstown Lakefront YHA Hostel is a 25-minute drive from Coronet Peak. The spacious common areas offer stunning lake views and a fireplace. Guests enjoy free use of the BBQ area, plus free movies, and board games. Private rooms are available, along with shared dormitory accommodations. Guests have access to shared bathroom facilities and all bed linen is provided.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

YHA Queenstown Lakefront has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 6, 2012
Hotel chain/brand:
Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Queenstown, this property has an excellent location score of 8.5!

Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
3 twin beds
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
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  • Sergio
    Costa RicaCosta Rica
    Close to the city center (8min walk) Free parking on premises Everything looks like new Staff is very helpful
  • Serena
    Quiet, good location in front of lake,close to town
  • Hung
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Staff are helpful and friendly. The entire facility is warm enough during winter. Location is good and the city center is within 10 minutes walk.
  • Chelsea
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The bed was comfy and the kitchen was large enough to accommodate many of the guests at once.
  • St
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location on the lake was very relaxing. Access to city was a short walk. Took a dip in the lake for a cold plunge and felt amazing.
  • Rachel
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Loved the little on suite the dorm room had. Wonderful kitchen lots of room and hobs.
  • Carolyn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    location is 10 min walk to downtown, kitchen and lounge areas are nice
  • Lindy
    I loved the location… right across from the lake with a nice walk along the lake to the centre of town. A bit away from the bustle of the centre. The hostel has a great dining room and a nice space for relaxing. I also loved the lovely modern...
  • Sharon
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Decent lounge area, really spacious kitchen with outside seating. I liked that two of the beds were not bunk beds which made the room seem a little bigger. Convenient laundry facilities and nice views of the lake.
  • Lei
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    Always stick with YHA in nz so you never come cross some undesirable persons paid by Work and Income

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes! We have luggage storage and a storage shed for bikes and outdoor gear too.
    Answered on 16 November 2019
  • Hi. How can I go from the Queenstown airport to the hostel? and is there any day tour to Milford Sound to book at there (if I don’t do it online)?

    Kia Ora, the number 1 bus drops you a few minutes walk from the hostel, it is $5 from the airport and they only accept cash on the bus. We do not cur..
    Answered on 9 February 2023
  • Hello, do you have kitchen?

    Yes, of course!
    Answered on 19 April 2023
  • Do you offer lockable luggage storage large enough to store a bicycle?

    Yes, we have a shed on the terrain which is big enough to store several bikes.
    Answered on 16 March 2023
  • Hi, do you have heater?

    Kia ora, Yes we have heaters in each room and in common areas as well.
    Answered on 14 July 2023
  • Do you have a Tv in the queen rol

    Yes our Queen rooms do have a tv.
    Answered on 15 May 2023
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Amenities of YHA Queenstown Lakefront
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Laundry
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski storage
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and charges may apply.
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Lockers
    • Baggage storage
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Board games/Puzzles
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key card access
    • 24-hour security
    • Smoke-free property
    • Heating
    • Carpeted
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    YHA Queenstown Lakefront takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    From 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children not allowed.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are not allowed.

    Mastercard Visa Cash YHA Queenstown Lakefront accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    If you expect to arrive outside reception opening hours, please contact the YHA by email or phone at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. Contact details can be found on your confirmation, please note late arrivals credit card may be charged prior to arrival.

    WiFi is Free and limited to 2GB per day for all guests.

    Guests aged 17 years or younger are not permitted to stay in dormitory accommodations unless that dormitory is private; where all beds are booked in the room and a minimum of one responsible adult is part of the booking party. All guests aged 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult for any booking and that adult is responsible for actions of all the youths within that booking party. Please contact the property direct for further information.

    Please note due to limited availability at the time of booking, multi-share accommodations for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms.

    Please note that there is a 2.5% charge when you pay with a credit card.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about YHA Queenstown Lakefront

    • The prices at YHA Queenstown Lakefront may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • YHA Queenstown Lakefront offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Hiking
      • Skiing

    • The nearest beach is 3,100 feet from YHA Queenstown Lakefront. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • YHA Queenstown Lakefront is 0.7 miles from the center of Queenstown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at YHA Queenstown Lakefront is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.