Southern Laughter

Free Phone: 0800 5284 4837 Email:

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A friendly & warm backpackers located in central Queenstown in quiet
surroundings. We have plenty of off street parking and it is just a 2 minute walk to bars, supermarkets and shops.

Our rooms are made up of cozy 3, 4, 6 or 8 bed dorms as well as 5, 6 and 8 person self contained units with kitchens. We also provide comfortable, private, double and twin rooms.
The welcoming staff offer some of the best independent advice on all the great activities and attractions in the region. Our team can also advise you on the many bars and restaurants to suit your budget.

Over its 15 year history, Southern Laughter has been renowned for its hospitality. The original and unique décor still makes it one of the most interesting places to stay in Queenstown.

A people place, filled with youthful energy where friendships and more are made with others

Na reira- Nau mai,haere mai ki te Whare Katakata o te Waipounamu

Welcome one and all to Southern Laughter.

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Dorm/Room Options

Bed in shared room // NZ$29.00 per person

Bed in dormitory // NZ$26.00 per person

Double ensuite room // NZ$82.00 per person

Double share // NZ$70.00 per person

Twin share // NZ$70.00 per person

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What do we offer

•    2 fully equipped kitchens
•    2 warm lounges with big screen TV’s and SKY
•    Book exchange and video library
•    Guest laundry & a ski storage/drying room
•    Decks & BBQ with awesome views
•    Off street parking
•    FREE Wifi
•    FREE luggage storage and safe for valuables
•    FREE hot bubbly spa pool
•    FREE boil up meals (Maori cooking method) or vegetable soup in evenings
•    FREE popcorn for munchies
•    FREE vegetables and herbs when in season (grown on site)
•    FREE tea and coffee
•    Full booking office and excellent advice


4 Isle Street, Queenstown
From the airport, head north on Kawarau Rd/Highway 6 toward Gray Street. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Frankton Road/State highway 6A and keep going until you get onto Stanley Street. Keep going down Stanley Street to the end of the road.  Turn left into Man Street. At the roundabout turn right onto Camp Street go up to the end of the street then turn left at fire station onto Isle Street.

The office is open from 7.30am to 9pm daily.

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