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Queenstown is a popular choice for backpackers and there are numerous centrally located hostels, where the budget conscious can stay and socialise with like-minded travellers.

Room types are standard with shared dorms, twins, doubles with shared bathrooms, and some have family rooms with private ensuites.

Hostels often have shared kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as free Wi-Fi (for sharing your adventures on social media of course).

Full of fun most nights of the week, most hostels are within walking distance to Queenstown’s centre, and if you’re at backpacker accommodation with a restaurant or bar, you can warm up there first.

Handy hint: Some hostels offer free breakfast as part of the nightly rate, look out for this when booking!