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Featured Hostels in Queenstown

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JUCY Snooze Queenstown
JUCY Snooze Queenstown
3.0 out of 5.0 47 Camp Street, Queenstown
Free Cancellation
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$68
4.3/5 (231 reviews)

Location, arrangement and value for money out to it, including great social spaces.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Queenstown Mall and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
3.0 out of 5.0 5-11 Church Street, Queenstown
Free Cancellation
$63
4.0/5 (511 reviews)

Fast check in and check out. Center of town. Clean room with view. Very comfortable beds and sheets. Affordable.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019
Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hostel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Church of St Peters, Queenstown Gardens, and Skyline Gondola. ...
Base Queenstown - Hostel
Base Queenstown - Hostel
2.0 out of 5.0 47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Free Cancellation
$54
3.4/5 (316 reviews)

Fantastic area! WiFi local bars super friendly people. We got our own room with a shower high bath and bolcony! Great location and safe

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019
Situated in the entertainment district, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Fear Factory Queenstown, Skyline Gondola, and Queenstown Gardens. Toi o Tahuna ...
Tahuna Pod Hostel
Tahuna Pod Hostel
4.5 out of 5.0 11 Henry Street, Queenstown
$36
4.6/5 (97 reviews)

Great concept of private pods. Appreciated the free breakfast. Toilets and showers were clean, however the shower outside room 4 might have a bit of a drainage problem as you end up swimming after a couple of minutes

Reviewed on May 13, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Queenstown Arts Centre and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.
Pinewood Lodge
Pinewood Lodge
2.0 out of 5.0 48 Hamilton Road, Queenstown
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$50
3.7/5 (227 reviews)

We got diffrent room than what we booked, But all sorted when we said we weren't happy with our room. But there was an Indian guy who asked us to pay $84 to change room even it wasn't our fault. Then there was another white guy (don't remember his name) who said: "Sorry, the room isn't what you expected ...

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf and Skyline Gondola. Queenstown Gardens is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
3.5 out of 5.0 48 Shotover Street, Queenstown
$71
4.2/5 (228 reviews)

Staff is friendly and helpful. The common room view is spectacular. The bed, however, is time to change (become too soft in the middle) and there is no free locker provided inside the room.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Fear Factory Queenstown, Skyline Gondola, and Queenstown Gardens. Toi o Tahuna ...
Absoloot Queenstown Backpackers
Absoloot Queenstown Backpackers
2.5 out of 5.0 50 BEACH STREET, Queenstown
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4.4/5 (22 reviews)

Great location , value of money , nice view

Reviewed on May 4, 2019
Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola ...
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
2.0 out of 5.0 39 Robins Rd, Queenstown
$46
4.4/5 (14 reviews)

Came in after 8pm, so night manager took care of me. He wasn't too helpful and just gave me the key and pointed to my room. I did not get any information about things to do in the city. But the rooms were ok, a lot of bugs come in at night because the windows don't have screen protectors. Can use ...

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of CaddyShack City Mini Golf and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
3.5 out of 5.0 6 Henry Street, Queenstown
Free Cancellation
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$42
4.4/5 (195 reviews)

Nice location. It's near Queenstown's attractions by walking. Friendly staff.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Queenstown Arts Centre and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...
YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
5.0 out of 5.0 88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
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$56
4.0/5 (78 reviews)

Staffs are nice. The bathroom is unexpectedly clean.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this eco-friendly hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Steamer Wharf and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) away.
Bumbles Backpackers
Bumbles Backpackers
2.0 out of 5.0 Cnr Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, Otago
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$34
3.8/5 (25 reviews)

Lake front friendly retreat where all are made welcome

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
Situated in Queenstown, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Steamer Wharf, Skyline Gondola, and Queenstown Gardens. SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Creative Queenstown ...
Kinloch Lodge - Hostel
Kinloch Lodge - Hostel
4.0 out of 5.0 862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch
$65
4.0/5 (67 reviews)

Was great except for the sand flies

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
Situated on a lake, this eco-friendly hostel is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) from Routeburn Shelter and within 20 mi (32 km) of Glenorchy Golf Club and Glenorchy Waterfront ...
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    Millennium Hotel Queenstown

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      What Is a Hostel?


      If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Queenstown, one of its 13 hostels might be a great option. No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all have the following:

      • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
      • Budget-friendly prices
      • A social setting

      Hostels are a great way to stay in Queenstown for a lower cost, so you can save more for exploring. You'll find local tours and other activities to enjoy, and the lake views create an appealing natural setting.


      Hostels in Queenstown

      Ready to book a hostel in town? These options get the highest reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to look first:

      JUCY Snooze Queenstown - You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar.

      Nomads Queenstown Backpackers - Property features include a sauna, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. You'll find hair dryers in all rooms.

      Pinewood Lodge - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and tour/ticket assistance.

      Tahuna Pod Hostel - Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. You'll find showers and coffee/tea makers in all rooms.

      Base Queenstown - Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, a nightclub, and a bar. Rooms come with showers.


      When Is the Best Time to Visit Queenstown?


      Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:


      • The hottest months are typically January and December, while July and August are the coldest months
      • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 70° F and nighttime temperatures average 47° F
      • April-June: 64° F is the daytime average and 35° F is the nighttime average
      • July-September: Daytime averages are around 60° F and nighttime averages are around 35° F
      • October-December: The average temperatures are 70° F during the day and 42° F at night
      • Average rainfall is 1.42 inches in a year

      What Can I Do in Queenstown?


      Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places to visit:

      Natural Features
      • Queenstown Gardens
      • Queenstown Hill
      • Bob's Peak
      Cultural Attractions
      • Toi o Tahuna
      • Queenstown Arts Centre
      • Skyline Queenstown Complex
      Additional Attractions
      • Coronet Peak Ski Area
      • Fear Factory Queenstown
      • Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market

      In general, Queenstown is known for its:

      • Tours
      • Skiing
      • Mountain views
      • Wineries

      How to Get to Queenstown and Around the Area


      You can fly into the nearest airport in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. An alternative is Wanaka (WKA), which is 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away.