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Southern Laughter Backpackers
4 Bed Share Room, Southern Laughter Backpackers in Queenstown
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7.7

Very good

527 reviews

527 reviews

Housekeeping11
Car Park1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 90 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Antipodean Trader

60 m

Mini Golf

130 m

Green Toad Snowboard & Ski Shop

130 m

Alta Snowboard Shop

140 m

AJ Hackett Bungy

150 m

Popular landmarks
Ben Lomond Track

220 m

Kiwi Birdlife Park

250 m

Queenstown Mall

260 m

Queenstown Gardens

400 m

Queenstown Hill

830 m

Closest landmarks
Queenstown Medical Centre

20 m

Medical Center

30 m

Man Street Parking Building

140 m

Asian mark

180 m

The Walk In Wardrobe

190 m

Southern Laughter Backpackers

4 Isle Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Queenstown City Center part of Queenstown, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Queenstown Gardens. This 4.5-star property features hot tub to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Located in heart of Queenstown

Check-in/out [express]

290 meters to public transportation

180 meters to Queenstown Cemetery

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Game room

Shared kitchen

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Queenstown every 11 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.9 km

Rooms available at Southern Laughter Backpackers

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Backpacker Double Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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4 Bed Share Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Backpacker Twin Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Room Premium
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    2 Beds
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      Room with Shared Bathroom
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Southern Laughter Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

        What is the smoking policy at Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        Southern Laughter Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station is The Queenstown Bus Station, 260 m away from Southern Laughter Backpackers.

        What restaurants are nearby Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        Southern Laughter Backpackers is located in Queenstown City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Bespoke Kitchen, Market Kitchen and Taco Medic.

        What popular shopping places are close to Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        Shopping options in Southern Laughter Backpackers’s Queenstown City Center neighborhood include Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market, Antipodean Trader and Green Toad Snowboard & Ski Shop.

        What are popular attractions near Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        Southern Laughter Backpackers is located in Queenstown City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Mall and Moa Statue.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Southern Laughter Backpackers?

        Southern Laughter Backpackers is located within Queenstown City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown Hill and Ben Lomond Track.

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        What people love about Southern Laughter Backpackers

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Location

          "Awesome location and great price for a double room."

          Craig

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          October 24, 2022

        • 7.6

          Very good
          Location

          "Probably a best price we can find in the great location"

          Komsan

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          April 3, 2020

        • 8

          Very good
          Location

          "Basic amenities with fairly good location within walking distance to waterfront, shopping area, food and beverages."

          Veng

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          September 1, 2019

        Property ranking|Compared to 725 Queenstown properties
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        Room comfort score
        7.4/10
        Location score
        8.7/10
        Value for money score
        7.8/10
        Service score
        8.1/10
        Better than
        93
        %
        of Queenstown properties
        Better than
        92
        %
        of Queenstown properties
        Better than
        89
        %
        of Queenstown properties
        Better than
        89
        %
        of Queenstown properties
        Overall rating:

        7.7

        Very good
        527 reviews
        Cleanliness
        7.1
        Facilities
        7.0
        Location
        8.7
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        More about Southern Laughter Backpackers

        More about Southern Laughter Backpackers

        Southern Laughter Backpackers

        Whatever your reason for visiting Queenstown, Southern Laughter Backpackers is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away. Variety is the spice of life. Southern Laughter Backpackers offers an abundance of choices in activities, with its location just 390 m from the Queenstown Gardens.
        Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Southern Laughter Backpackers. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage.
        The hostel's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Southern Laughter Backpackers. The hostel is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
        Rooms at Southern Laughter Backpackers are designed with the guest in mind. You may be assured to know that a coffee or tea maker is available in some select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
        Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Southern Laughter Backpackers has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Your winter escape is made perfect with ski slopes provided. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the hot tub. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


        Reasons to stay here

        Spend less here on rooms than you would at 97% of other accommodations in the city.
        Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 92% of accommodations in the city.
        This accommodation beats more than 92% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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        Amenities and facilities

        Very good
        Facilities

        7

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        12 mentions

        Internet

        8 mentions

        Car Park

        2 mentions

        Food & Dining

        1 mention

        Languages spoken
        • English
        Internet access
        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas
        Things to do, ways to relax
        • Game room
        • Garden
        • Hot tub
        • Skiing
        • Tours
        Cleanliness and safety
        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Doctor/nurse on call
        • First aid kit
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Shared stationery removed
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Temperature check for guests and staff
        Dining, drinking, and snacking
        • BBQ facilities
        • Shared kitchen
        • Vending machine
        Services and conveniences
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Elevator
        • Food delivery
        • Heating in public area
        • Laundry service
        • Library
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area
        Access
        • Check-in/out [express]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Smoke alarms
        Getting around
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [on-site]
        Available in all rooms
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Heating
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Non-smoking
        • Shared bathroom
        • Shower
        • Wi-Fi [charges apply]

        Location

        4 Isle Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand
        Excellent
        Location

        8.7

        Airports
        • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
          6.9 km
        • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
          57.4 km
        Public transportation
        • The Queenstown Bus Station
          260 m
        • Arthurs Point Bus Stop
          4.3 km
        Hospital or clinic
        • Queenstown Medical Centre
          20 m
        Shopping
        • Remarkables Market
          7.0 km
        Convenience store
        • Alpine Foodcentre
          280 m
        Cash withdrawal
        • ATM
          190 m

        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks
        • Ben Lomond Track
          220 m
        • Kiwi Birdlife Park
          250 m
        • Queenstown Mall
          260 m
        • Queenstown Gardens
          400 m
        • Queenstown Hill
          830 m
        • The Remarkables Ski Area
          12.5 km
        • Coronet Peak
          13.1 km
        • Chard Farm Winery
          17.6 km
        • Gibbston Valley Winery
          20.3 km
        • Peregrine Wines
          23.1 km
        Nearby landmarks
        • Queenstown Medical Centre
          20 m
        • Medical Center
          30 m
        • Antipodean Trader
          60 m
        • Mini Golf
          130 m
        • Green Toad Snowboard & Ski Shop
          130 m
        • Man Street Parking Building
          140 m
        • Alta Snowboard Shop
          140 m
        • AJ Hackett Bungy
          150 m
        • Alpine Sports
          160 m
        • Ziptrek Ecotours
          160 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

        Property policies

        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-1 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 2-3 year(s)
        Must use an extra bed
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out
        • Check-in from13:00
        • Check-out until10:00
        The property
        • Number of rooms 9

        Reviews of Southern Laughter Backpackers from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        7.7
        /
        10
        Cleanliness7.1
        Facilities7.0
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality7.4
        Service8.1
        Value for money7.8
        High score for Queenstown
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (34)
        8-9 Excellent (30)
        7-8 Very Good (42)
        6-7 Good (22)
        <6 Below Expectation (23)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (22)
        Jun - Aug (39)
        Sep - Nov (49)
        Dec - Feb (41)
        All guests (277)
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        9.2
        Exceptional
        sudheer
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Nice place to crash for a night if you want to be in CBD”

        The twinbed room that we got is not as nice as that we see in the photos, there is no balcony as we see in the photo. We got it for like 400 RMB per night with shared bath (very clean bathroom and toilet). They also got free on-premises parking if you can park early in the evening. Good for crashing on the bed for a night, just don't expect 4-star or 5-star ambiance.

        Reviewed December 27, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Vanessa from Australia
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 1 night in April 2019

        Exceptional”

        Great vibe, loud party at night

        Reviewed May 08, 2019

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Aboobakar from United Arab Emirates
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

        I am satisfied with room and toilet. But the Wi-Fi connection sucks. ”

        Wi-Fi connection was so slow, that I couldn’t even use WhatsApp to send message

        Reviewed April 11, 2019

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Nuraida from Malaysia
        Group
        Backpacker Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018

        Just nice ”

        Facilities satisfying

        Reviewed January 29, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Veng from Malaysia
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Basic But Comfortable ”

        Basic amenities with fairly good location within walking distance to waterfront, shopping area, food and beverages.

        Reviewed September 01, 2019

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Terence from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Group
        Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        GOOD”

        GOOD AND NICE PLACE

        Reviewed October 20, 2019

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        7.6
        Very good
        Komsan from New Zealand
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2019

        great location”

        probably a best price we can find in the great location

        Reviewed April 04, 2020

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        7.6
        Very good
        BOO from Singapore
        Couple
        Backpacker Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2019

        Acceptable”

        Basically you'll get what you paid. Basic room with some facilities. However the washroom & kitchen is dirty.

        Reviewed January 30, 2020

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        6.0
        Samuel from Malaysia
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

        Great location”

        Location is good, nearby city and Gondola. However, wifi connection was slow and sometime not even can online although connected, improvement of Internet is required. Overall, satisfy with the stayed

        Reviewed July 16, 2019

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        6.0
        Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Solo traveler
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

        Not recommend”

        the room is small, not clean enough with many mosquitoes. There are also mosquitoes in toilets and bathrooms.

        Reviewed May 31, 2019

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        5.6
        Kelsey from Singapore
        Couple
        Double Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

        loud”

        Don't get me wrong, I like a good social hostel, but uncontrolled yelling and screaming from drunk guests from a pregame until midnight, then from 3am until 4:30am from an after party is unacceptable. Some guests need to wake up early the next morning for the next leg of their road trip, and the staff were absolutely useless in controlling the noise. We wouldn't recommend staying here to anyone.

        Reviewed August 01, 2019

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        5.2
        Alastair
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Above average”

        Good location to access central Queenstown. Nightmare parking as car park is extremely small and street parking is either pay and display or permit. Room basic but fair given price but shared kitchen was nothing less than disgusting. One night was enough

        Reviewed May 09, 2019

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        8.7
        Excellent
        Wan from Malaysia
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2014

        Value for money stay”

        Cost, Location, Cleanliness

        Rooms and toilets were clean and the place is located very near to the main street of the town (less than 5 minutes of walking distance). The toilet and kitchenette were right outside our room so there was no need for us to brave the cold to get to the toilets. Free spa and free soup available too. Overall a great value for money deal to stay in Queenstown.

        Reviewed August 15, 2014

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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Brittany from Australia
        Couple
        Double Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 8 nights in February 2017

        Really Good”

        we had a twin room, and for what we paid for, the facilities were great, we got privacy, and it was an overall great stay. The free Wifi was also good, and the other people staying there were fairly nice. Fairly close to everything in Queenstown, and easy to get to from the buses. Would definitely recommend.

        Reviewed February 22, 2017

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Alan from New Zealand
        Group
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017

        Value”

        Not the first time I've stayed here but this time was great. There were 3 of us and we were given the house next to main building which had two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. It is basically in the middle of town. Couldn't have asked for better. Will always stay here, best value in Queenstown for anyone on a budget.

        Reviewed November 17, 2017

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        8.0
        Excellent
        Bill from China
        Solo traveler
        1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

        Generally good, but have bad moments during stay”

        Self-contained kichen in each dorm; close to centre; mountain view

        Generally good; but I met a group of party goer, they hold party in the dorm, drink,play music and talk aloud in room 26 untill midnight or even later, I can't remember that, I felt angry and terrible with that. That can really prevent me from choosing this backpacker if I go to Queenstown again. You should hang this kind of signs in the dorm to ask them to be more considerate to others.

        Reviewed August 08, 2013

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        7.6
        Very good
        nicole from Australia
        Solo traveler
        4 Bed Share Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016

        Room 24 far too small for 3.”

        My first stay in 3 bed mix dorm (in I think Rm 11) was satisfactory with plenty of room for people and luggage. My next stay on March 20 was totally unsatisfactory in Rm 24 as it was only big enough for 1 bunk just! And they had greedily squeezed in another bed leaving no room for luggage let alone 3 persons which I also feel this situation would be against OHnS. Certainly not worth $30 and would not recommend it unless it was the last room in town. Especially if its used as a mixed room with people unknown to each other. I think the Queenstown counsel needs to go through some of these backpacker accommodation and check if their space to bed ratio is legal. I would try another room in the lodge as it was very clean and orderly.

        Reviewed March 28, 2016

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        7.7
        Very good
        Kok from Singapore
        Couple
        Backpacker Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2015

        Nice backpacker place”

        location, staff and free food

        The location of this backpacker hostel is quite good. while it is not situated in the center of queenstown, it is near the gondola and also a 5-10 mins walk from the town center. There's also free soup in the evening.

        Reviewed February 18, 2015

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Jose from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Backpacker Twin Room
        Stayed 7 nights in August 2016

        Good value for money”

        I went to Queenstown to snowboard for a week with a friend ant this place was ideal for our purposes. 3 mins walk to the buses for Cardrona and the Remarkables; 5 mins walk to all restaurants and bars.

        Reviewed August 29, 2016

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        8.3
        Excellent
        Haitham from Saudi Arabia
        Couple
        Backpacker Double Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

        Great service and location ”

        Size of the room is reasonable for its price. Facilities are clean and taking care of by the staff

        I had a great time staying at the Southern loughter BP. Definitely I am going to book again in my next trip to Queenstown

        Reviewed August 28, 2012

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