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Hostels in Queenstown

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Featured Hostels in Queenstown

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
4 out of 5
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$50 per night

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St Peters and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola are ...

4/5Very Good! (557 reviews)

"Brilliant location and very helpful staff! Luckily had a room away from the bars but only because I had to wait for nearly 2 hours to check in due to my original room not being cleaned on time."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar. 2020

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
2.5 out of 5
50 BEACH STREET, Queenstown
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Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is steps away from Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)

"Great location, clean rooms and good for kids with a fab kitchen. Free parking not far away."…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
5 out of 5
88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$70 per night

Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Steamer Wharf, Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Queenstown Gardens is 0.9 mi (1.5 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (89 reviews)

"I was very happy with my stay here - lovely hostel at a lovely location on the lake. Would recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
JUCY Snooze Queenstown
3 out of 5
47 Camp Street, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$70 per night

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queenstown Mall and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (367 reviews)

"Inexpensive, very centrally located. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Staff was available 24 hours. There was a communal kitchen, laundry and a restaurant. I booked and in-suite room. Quiet after 10pm"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

JUCY Snooze Queenstown
Pinewood Lodge
2 out of 5
48 Hamilton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$106 per night

Situated in the mountains, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf, Skyline Gondola and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens is 1 mi ...

3.7/5Good! (287 reviews)

"We booked a double room with a single bed. The room was very dark as the window faced a brickwall which was about 50 cm from the window. We upgraded to a wonderful sunny and spacious cabin with terrace"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020

Pinewood Lodge
Kinloch Lodge
4 out of 5
862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch
The price is NZ$148 per night

Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly hostel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lake Wakatipu and 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Routeburn Shelter. Glenorchy Golf Club ...

4/5Very Good! (70 reviews)
Excellent location for Great Walks

"Great location and fantastic way to start our trek up the Caples and Routeburn tracks. We loved that the hotel was close to the start and conclusion of both tracks. In addition, we were away from the noise of Queenstown. Well worth it."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Kinloch Lodge
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
2 out of 5
39 Robins Rd, Queenstown
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf, Skyline Gondola and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens is 0.8 mi ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
Good for one night stay

"Room was good. Second floor with private outside balcony.Close to downtown Queenstown. Staff friendly and helpful"…"

Reviewed on 28 Feb. 2020

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Base Queenstown - Hostel
2 out of 5
47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$49 per night

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Fear Factory Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens ...

3.4/5 (363 reviews)

"Good location, easy to access, good sized room. Comfy bed! No remote for TV!!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Base Queenstown - Hostel
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
3.5 out of 5
6 Henry Street, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$56 per night

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queenstown Arts Centre and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens ...

4.3/5Excellent! (215 reviews)

"Good value for basic accommodations. Kitchen was well equipped and stocked with cooking essentials (plates, cups, flatware, etc). Walking distance to town core."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
3 out of 5
48 Shotover Street, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$90 per night

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Fear Factory Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown ...

4.2/5Excellent! (241 reviews)

"very good, quiet, fast, friendly services, clean, traffic ok,"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
Bumbles Backpackers
2 out of 5
Cnr Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, Otago
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The price is NZ$59 per night

Situated on a lake, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens are also within 15 ...

3.7/5Good! (36 reviews)
Great place

"I loved my stay at Bumbles. I ended up extending another 5 days after my initial reservation of 2 nights. The staff were so helpful and knowledgeable. The location was beautiful and minutes from downtown, we loved walking across the street and lounging at the lakefront in the afternoons. Great for ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2020

Bumbles Backpackers
The Black Sheep Backpackers
2 out of 5
13 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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Situated in the mountains, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (8 reviews)
Amazing stay

"This is a great place to stay while visiting Queenstown, this was my first solo trip and obviously I’ve heard some weird stuff about hostels, I was hoping to stay at some weird crazy place but it was actually more than what I expected! Cool installations, nice and respectful people while I stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

The Black Sheep Backpackers
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Other property types in Queenstown

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$199 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,422 reviews)

"We stayed for 7 days 6 nights at this resort. We loved it, very clean, we had maid service every day and they were wonderful, the pool/jacuzzi/sauna was amazing. Staff was always greeting us anytime passing one, and it was overall a beautiful stay! Would definitely reccomend."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$210 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (1,121 reviews)

". We have stayed there before and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.However We mainly dined in the town where honestly the food choices were superior to that at the Novotel and considerably cheaper in most cases. I think they need to lift there game in that regard.The buffet breakfast was fair to average. ..."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
4.5 out of 5
327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$195 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (1,172 reviews)

"Excellent location and lake view ,had amazing experience. Looking forward to visit again in future .It was perfectly match our expectations and all staffs were quite humble ."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2020

Oaks Queenstown Shores Resort
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Queenstown?
If you’re looking for a low-cost place to stay in Queenstown, one of its 15 hostels might be a great option for you. Hostels are a great way to stay for a good value, so you can save more for sightseeing. You can enjoy activities in this destination like skiing and hiking trails.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget-friendly prices and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Queenstown?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the highest reviews from our travellers and might be a good place to start looking: Absoloot Hostel Queenstown - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and an arcade/games room. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries and lockers. JUCY Snooze Queenstown - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with linens. Kinloch Lodge - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries and hairdryers. Nomads Queenstown Backpackers - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Property features include free breakfast, a sauna and a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with hairdryers and linens. Base Queenstown - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and a restaurant. You’ll find showers in all rooms.
What's the seasonal weather like in Queenstown?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats about the local climate: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Queenstown is 997 mm.
What is there to see and do in Queenstown?
In general, Queenstown is known for its local tours, skiing and mountain views. Major attractions include Skyline Gondola, Queenstown Gardens and Shotover Jet. Get out into nature with places such as Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Hill and Bob’s Peak. Cultural attractions include Lakes District Museum, Toi o Tahuna and Queenstown Arts Centre.
What's the best way to get around Queenstown?
You can find the nearest airport in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. Another option is Wanaka (WKA), located 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away.

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