Welcome to Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand! Known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities, Queenstown is a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. If you're looking for affordable and comfortable accommodation, there are many great hostels to choose from.
From modern facilities to cozy, rustic vibes, the best hostels in Queenstown cater to a variety of tastes and budgets.
Whether you're traveling solo or in a group, staying in a hostel is a fantastic way to meet fellow travelers and explore everything Queenstown has to offer.
Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.
Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.
Adventure Queenstown Hostel is the ideal accommodation for independent travelers from around the world. With a maximum capacity of around 50 guests, the hostel offers shared rooms and in-house activities 7 nights a week to make it easy to meet fellow travelers.
Located in the heart of Queenstown, just a few minutes' walk from everything, AQ features custom-made hand-built timber bunks with ultra-comfortable innerspring mattresses, USB charging ports, electrical outlets, and privacy curtains.
Guests can enjoy spacious balcony spaces, a superbly equipped kitchen, lounge and dining areas, as well as a tour desk and secure storage/locker room. Operated by a well-traveled owner, Adventure Queenstown Hostel combines the best ideas from hostels in dozens of different countries to create an amazing experience for guests.
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Adventure Q2 Hostel caters to young independent travelers from all over the world and offers mostly shared room accommodation. The hostel also hosts in-house activities most nights a week to facilitate social interaction among guests. The location is fantastically central and just across the street from The Village Green, which is a great spot to enjoy a drink in the sun.
The hostel's common areas are large and ideal for engaging with fellow travelers. Adventure Q2 Hostel is a smaller hostel with a maximum capacity of just 55 beds. The beds are custom designed timber bunks with comfortable innerspring mattresses, lights, USB & power charging outlets, curtains, and all linen and towels provided free of charge.
In addition to all the free stuff on offer, such as sporting gear, bikes, and tablet computers, the hostel provides a simple laundry service to free up more time for guests to make the most of Queenstown. Adventure Q2 Hostel also has a separate storage/locker room on each floor and secure bicycle parking and ski & snowboard storage on the ground floor.
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Absoloot Hostel is a traveler's haven that provides a range of accommodation options for independent explorers, families, and groups. With an unbeatable location in Queenstown, guests can enjoy stunning views and easy access to top-notch amenities. This owner-operated hostel has been designed by travelers for travelers, and features everything one could ask for. From a fully-equipped kitchen to expert advice on the coolest adventures in town, Absoloot Hostel has got you covered.
The custom-made beds are sustainably designed, with power-points and reading lights for every guest. Rooms have double-glazing and shutters to keep the noise and chill out. Private rooms are also available for those who seek privacy and comfort, and the en-suite bathrooms come equipped with all necessary essentials.
Guests can access free unlimited Wi-Fi, a lounge with gaming consoles, board games, and a travel nook. The commercial on-site Laundromat has brand-new machines, ensuring guests' clothing stays clean and fresh.
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The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is a friendly and cozy hostel located just a short 5-minute walk from the town center and 3 minutes from the supermarket. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities, including free bike rentals for a scenic ride around the lake, Frisbee golf discs to try out at the Queenstown Gardens course, and free unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers features three fully-equipped kitchens with free tea and coffee, a BBQ grill, games, books, puzzles, a TV, and lots of DVDs.
Dorm rooms come with personal lockers, built-in power points, USB plugs, and reading lights. The hostel's friendly staff is always ready to offer advice and information on local activities and tours in the area and throughout New Zealand.
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YHA Queenstown Lakefront is conveniently located just a short stroll from Queenstown's vibrant town center and only 30 minutes away from Remarkables Ski Field. For those looking to hit the slopes at Coronet Peak, the hostel is a 25-minute drive away.
YHA Queenstown Lakefront offers stunning lake views from its spacious common areas, which feature a cozy fireplace. Guests can enjoy free use of the BBQ area, board games and movies. The accommodation options include both private and shared dormitory rooms, with shared bathroom facilities and all bed linen provided.
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Haka Lodgeis a charming backpacker's retreat in Queenstown, providing a warm welcome to travelers from all over the world. With free unlimited Wi-Fi, custom-designed wooden bunks with privacy curtains, and hotel-standard beds in private rooms, every aspect has been carefully considered for a comfortable stay.
Haka Lodge also features flat-screen TVs, an extensive DVD library, two fully equipped kitchens with complimentary herbs, spices, tea, and coffee, and a lounge for guests to unwind. Despite being spread over three levels,
Haka Lodge has a small and intimate atmosphere, accommodating fewer than 50 people, making it easy to meet other travelers and plan your adventures in Queenstown. With an excellent location, the hostel is just a stone's throw from the town's activities while being tucked away on a quiet residential street for a peaceful night's sleep. The friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice and assistance in planning your stay.
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