Southern Laughter Lodge

4 Isle StreetQueenstown7050New Zealand
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About Southern Laughter Lodge

Southern Laughter Lodge offers Queenstown budget travellers a hillside home just a five-minute walk away from the Skyline Gondola Terminal and the energy of downtown Queenstown. Guests can take a dip in the spa pool, help themselves to free popcorn, soup, tea and coffee and join weekly events like a bar crawl and a BBQ.

Mixed and female dormitory rooms feature a fully-equipped kitchenette and a shared bathroom, while private double and twin rooms also have shared bathroom access. All rooms are non-smoking and have free Wi-Fi.

Free parking is available, in addition to a tour desk, guest laundry facilities, a drying room, a deck terrace and two lounges with big-screen TVs and Freeview channels.

Guests will find themselves just a few minutes away from Fergburger, as well as close to a supermarket and a wide range of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Southern Laughter Lodge is a five-minute walk away from Queenstown Beach.


4 Isle Street, Queenstown, 7050, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)4418828 | Fax: +64(3)4418834 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Free soup and chilli, spa bath and deck

Guests mentioned that they appreciated the freebies here, and in particular, the free soup or chilli served up at dinner time, while the spa bath and the deck area were also firm favourites with the backpacker crowds.

Good backpacker and party atmosphere

The atmosphere of this hostel was thought to be great for those wanting to get to know fellow guests and get stuck into the adventure activities and nightlife Queenstown has to offer — especially the latter thanks to the hostel bar crawls. Furthermore, the staff working here was thought to be highly accommodating and friendly.

Walk to Queenstown gondola and downtown

Those who stayed at this hostel said it had a great location, close to all of the dining, bars and other attractions of downtown Queenstown and just a short walk uphill to the gondola.

Negative Reviews

Cramped rooms get a bit muggy

The rooms here were thought to be pretty cramped and there was said to be limited storage space and room to hang things up, so keep this in mind if you have a lot of gear. On that note, the rooms do also tend to get pretty muggy and can quickly smell of certain things depending on their inhabitants.

Thin walls and not-so-quiet guests

Reviews indicate that this is not the place for you if getting a good night's sleep is your number one priority, so perhaps bring earplugs, book elsewhere or join the party.

Cleanliness and bathroom situation not the best

It seems the overall standards of cleanliness here are not always amazing, the condition of the bathrooms were not thought very good and the washbasins considered a bit too small.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1035 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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    8.6 /10
  • Expedia
    8.2 /10
    4.0 /10
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    7.8 /10
7.7 out of 10 based on 1035 reviews