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Featured Hostels in Queenstown

JUCY Snooze Queenstown
3 out of 5
47 Camp Street, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$74 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Queenstown Mall and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (387 reviews)

"I definitely rock with this type of accommodation. It’s affordable as hell and comfy . Pretty cute little pods aswell with a lot of room in them."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2020

JUCY Snooze Queenstown
Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
2.5 out of 5
50 BEACH STREET, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$80 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is steps away from Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.4 mi (0.6 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (52 reviews)

"Everything you need is here. Clean and tidy. Staff are friendly sky and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2020

Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
3.5 out of 5
6 Henry Street, Queenstown
Free cancellation
The price is AU$63 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Queenstown Arts Centre and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (217 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

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YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
3 out of 5
48 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$93 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

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 is 0.3 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (245 reviews)

"We got an en-suite room and it was bigger than some hotel rooms. Very warm, big bed and good tv. Walkable distance from town. A+"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
4 out of 5
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown
Free cancellation
The price is AU$41 per night from 11 Nov. to 12 Nov.

Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St Peters and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (560 reviews)

"Easy check in process. Room was very cold when we arrived and we had to go to reception to get them to turn on the heat pump power. The bed was very comfy and we slept well considering we were surrounded by bars. One negative was that there were no towels in the room."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2020

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
5 out of 5
88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$79 per night from 23 Oct. to 24 Oct.

Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Steamer Wharf, Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. SKYCITY Wharf Casino and Creative ...

4.1/5Very Good! (91 reviews)

"The hostel was very clean in the rooms, had a comfortable common area with couches and a kitchen with a nice view of the lake."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
Pinewood Lodge
2 out of 5
48 Hamilton Road, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$58 per night from 19 Nov. to 20 Nov.

Situated in the mountains, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of CaddyShack City Mini Golf, Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Kiwi and Birdlife Park and ...

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 Wilderness Retreat
4 out of 5
862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch
The price is AU$103 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

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.

4/5Very Good! (71 reviews)

"Comfortable stay at Kinloch Lodge in a 4 person dorm. Had a nice kitchen and lounge. Good wifi. There is a restaurant at the lodge however really not much else in Kinloch from what I could tell. It is however a budget location close to a lot of hiking if you don't want to camp."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020

Kinloch Wilderness Retreat
Base Queenstown - Hostel
2 out of 5
47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
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Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Fear Factory Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) ...

3.4/5Good! (367 reviews)

"Awesome location for the price. Very big and spacious room. Bed very comfortable, very nice small balcony with city view (this was a Plus) Overall for cleaness is good. Just some details like shower curtain not smelling good, also when you shower the extractor fan is just on top of shower and suction ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2020

Base Queenstown - Hostel
Lakeside Backpackers
2 out of 5
18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
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Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queenstown Golf Club and Lake Wakatipu. Remarkables Park Town Centre and Queenstown ...

Lakeside Backpackers
Bumbles Backpackers
2 out of 5
Cnr Lake Esplanade & Brunswick Street, Queenstown, Otago
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Situated on a lake, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (37 reviews)
Good stay!

"I book the double room and even was a private room, it was inside a dorm. It was like an apartmente with two private rooms, one bathroom and the "living room" would be the dorm area. The stay was good and the location is great, I was just only surprised by the concept."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Bumbles Backpackers
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, Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Toi o Tahuna and Kiwi and Birdlife ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (40 reviews)

"Great backpackers hostel!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

The Flaming Kiwi 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 AU$224 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.4/5Excellent! (965 reviews)

"It had a spectacular view and felt very luxurious. There was a great selection of food for breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

4.5 out of 5
32 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is AU$132 per night from 9 Nov. to 10 Nov.
4.2/5Very Good! (963 reviews)

"The property is in a great location, the restaurant is simple but suitable for dining in, the service is excellent"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is AU$167 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.4/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)

"The hotel is clean, friendly and in a great location."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Queenstown?
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. Absoloot Hostel Queenstown - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and an arcade/games room. Rooms come with towels, free toiletries and lockers. Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Property features include free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance. You’ll find linens in all rooms. YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with hairdryers and desks. YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free parking, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Queenstown?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Queenstown, one of Expedia’s 14 hostels could be a great choice for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Queenstown?
The weather is important 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 precipitation for Queenstown is 997 inches.
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 Lake Wakatipu, Skyline Gondola and The Remarkables Ski Area. Get out into nature with places such as Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Hill and Bob’s Peak. Cultural attractions include Skyline Queenstown, Toi o Tahuna and Queenstown Arts Centre.
What's the best way to get to and around Queenstown while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Queenstown in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can fly into the nearest airport, which is Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) away. Another option is Wanaka (WKA), located 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away.

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