Bumbles Backpackers

Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Queenstown


A travel blog entry by leo_k_2012


Christmas and New Year is over, heading to Queenstown, bought a van and started to travel this beautiful country once more.I am overwhelmed and feel so good again. I just try to show you a little about my adventures and feelings while updating some pictures. All of the sudden we found an add for this really nice van for a more than decent price. …

R & R...In The Adventure Capital Of The World!

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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The day after Milford Track our legs were incredibly sore. Our calves were as tight as old rubber bands. We were literally saying "ouch" when we got off the bed.

We hobbled around making breakfast. Katie took a moment to coax Rebel, one of the hostel's free-range horses, over to the window where she fed him a cracker. He stood there for a …

Queenstown: Tans gone, I'm turning blue!!

A travel blog entry by stephwhittock


Getting out of Christchurch was really easy and I was soon on my bus heading for Queenstown. The journey took 8 hours but there was plenty of stops along the way. The views of the Southern Alps were so pretty. We stopped at Lake Tekapo along the way, which was stunning with the snow covered mountains in the back ground, my photos really do not do …

A Betrayal (ish), A Return and A Long Walk

A travel blog entry by jessandtom


Firstly, Merry Christmas. As a present to you from us, I'm writing nearly two whole weeks worth of blog!

So we arrived at Alina's house on Monday, having left Sally and Hugo's about midday and taken a leisurely drive down past Lake Wakatipu. Alina's a really nice lady originally from Poland, who came out here as a refugee 30 years ago. …

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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Heading further south we passed a few more stunning views of the sea followed by gorgeous forests and finally entered Mt Aspiring National Park. Surrounded by high peaks we tracked parallel to the Haast River and stopped at a couple of wonderful waterfalls before climbing over the Haast Pass. We descended down the other side and were greeted by the …

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This hostel, located on Cnr of Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, is near Skyline Gondola, Kiwi Birdlife Park, The Remarkables Ski Area, and Kiwi Discovery Milford Sound Tour.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBumbles Backpackers Queenstown

    Reviewed by paul_n_alex

    Great little find

    Reviewed Dec 5, 2011
    by (23 reviews) Leicester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Bumbles is just on the outskirts of town, a 5 min walk into the centre. This means it's quiet at night, but you can still walk in and out for the night life. Also, It looks out over the beautiful lake, which is nice.
    The rooms are also really clean and spacious. Instead of cramming 10 beds into our six bed dorm they had put in a table, and two singles (not bunk beds). Plus it was en suit.
    Great little place, would stay again.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Bumbles Backpackers Queenstown

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent