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Featured Hostels in Queenstown

JUCY Snooze Queenstown
3 out of 5
47 Camp Street, Queenstown
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AU$96
per night
1 May - 2 May

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queenstown Mall and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola are also within 2 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (352 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
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
4 out of 5
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown
AU$41
per night
2 May - 3 May

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! (552 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
Base Queenstown - Hostel
2 out of 5
47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
AU$55
per night
5 May - 6 May

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

3.4/5 (354 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
AU$98
per night
4 May - 5 May

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

4.4/5Excellent! (210 reviews)

"The property was great. Staff was nice and accommodating. Everything was clean, the bunks were private and had curtains. The only thing was that there was no dish soap in the kitchen. Could have been an over site. Overall a lovely hostel."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2020

Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
Pinewood Lodge
2 out of 5
48 Hamilton Road, Queenstown
AU$87
per night
4 May - 5 May

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! (282 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
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 and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (36 reviews)

"I liked the plantings around the property and the staff was very helpful. The room was pleasant and bathroom was clean. The kitchen needed attention but was not an issue for us as we weren’t using it. It was just that residents hadn’t cleaned up from dinner."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov. 2019

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Bumbles Backpackers
2 out of 5
Cnr Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, Otago
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AU$48
per night
14 Apr. - 15 Apr.

Situated on a lake, this hostel is steps away from Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

3.8/5Good! (32 reviews)

"Great views and friendly staff. Rooms basic but nice bedding and comfortable mattresses. Good position by lake and close to township"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2019

Bumbles Backpackers
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
3 out of 5
48 Shotover Street, Queenstown
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Located in the heart of Queenstown, this eco-friendly hostel is steps from Fear Factory Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens ...

4.2/5Excellent! (240 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
Kinloch Lodge - Hostel
4 out of 5
862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch
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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! (69 reviews)
Trip down memory lane

"Fantastic place to stay that has a range of accommodation to suit most budgets.I especially like the heritage lodge. Great location, especially if you are a keen walker. The Routeburn track and other hikes are close by. So nice to stay somewhere with plenty of character and history. Lovely meals ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Apr. 2019

Kinloch Lodge - Hostel
YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
5 out of 5
88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
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Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Steamer Wharf, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.5 mi (2.3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (86 reviews)

"This place is amazing. Loved the kitchen, big and spacious, great vibe, Location is good and staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov. 2019

YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
Earnslaw Villa with Lake View
2 out of 5
29 Earnslaw Terrace, Queenstown, Otago
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of St Josephs Parish and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Great place nice view. Allowed us an early check in"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2019

Earnslaw Villa with Lake View
Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
2.5 out of 5
50 BEACH STREET, Queenstown
AU$93
per night
24 Apr. - 25 Apr.

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is steps away from Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"Loved the location cannot get any better. Had a private bathroom, rooms arranged for lots of space . Well thought out. Quiet and had everything we needed"…"

Reviewed on 28 Dec. 2019

Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
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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
AU$187
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,398 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
AU$171
per night
7 Apr. - 8 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,398 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
DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
Kawarau Village 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
AU$140
per night
10 Apr. - 11 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,596 reviews)

"Loved water taxi ride. Staff extremely helpful. Bathroom needed improving and decorating."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown
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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: JUCY Snooze Queenstown - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with linens. Pinewood Lodge - Located within a 20-minute walk of Skyline Gondola and Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with linens. 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. The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers - Located within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Property features include free WiFi, free parking and free bike hire. You’ll find showers and linens 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 21°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 2°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.