Overview of The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
37 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry


Explore the area

Popular LocationKiwi and Birdlife Park8 min walk
Popular LocationSkyline Gondola9 min walk
Popular LocationQueenstown Hill13 min walk
AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)10 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

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    • 13 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

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    • 21 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • 27 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Queen Room

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Twin Room

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Queenstown, The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is near the beach. Shotover Jet and Coronet Peak Ski Area are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby kayaking, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kiwi and Birdlife Park - 8 min walk
  • Queenstown Mall - 8 min walk
  • Skycity Queenstown Casino - 8 min walk
  • Skyline Gondola - 9 min walk
  • Queenstown Hill - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 10 min drive

About this property

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Hostel with free parking, walk to Skyline Gondola
Along with a microwave in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a fridge in a common area and free use of bicycles. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 11 rooms provide conveniences such as full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves, plus free WiFi and hobs. Safes and showers are also available to guests. Bathrooms are shared and limited housekeeping is available.
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers offers 11 forms of accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers and microwaves.
Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Queenstown hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Things to do

Free bike hire

Family friendly

Full-sized fridge
Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Housekeeping (limited)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Hairdryer (on request)
Shared bathroom

Food and drink

Shared kitchen access





Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

generally clean and comfortable

Friendly hostel, a bit worse for wear but generally clean and comfortable. The owner is quite a character. Good location easy walk to town

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    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.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Exactly what a good hostel should be. Clean rooms and shared spaces including bsthrooms, kitchens and lounge/dining rooms. Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere, safe and very well maintsined. Staff have great local knowledge and Kent and the team were very helpful with suggestions reccommendations and assistance when needed. We were also lucky to have a virw of Coronet Peak from our room.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019