I realized that I’ve never written about the hostels I stayed with, while traveling, although I think that it might be worthwhile to share those experiences as well.
So let’s start with my first hostel in Queenstown: “The last Resort”
It is a rather small hostel and an odd one indeed.
Apparently it used to be a brothel before it got converted for its current use.
The place itself is quite cosy. Small rooms only with max 4-5 beds. The staff was nice and you get some free amenities as well.
Most importantly Internet is free and fairly fast.
Coffee and tea are freely available, which is quite the standard, but free breakfast, how they are offering it is not.
Furthermore, they have a decent DVD library and a very nice multimedia system in the living room for rainy days.
Another oddity of this place is the two nights minimum rule. Since it is so small, they can’t afford to host you for just one night, because their laundry facilities are rather basic. That’s why they came up with this unusual solution to this problem. So don’t get disappointed when they reject you, because you are only for one night in Queenstown. Oh yes, and you can only stay for 7 days in a row. Fuck knows why.
The rates are 30 dollars/night, which is the upper range, but when you deduct the additional offers you will find it a considerable deal. Besides, BBH members get 4 dollars off.
Summary: Nice place to stay for a couple of days, if you are happy to accept the house rules. Not a party hostel. I’d go there again.