Backpackers & Hostel Accommodation in Queenstown

Queenstown is known for its great backpacker hostel accommodation.

Lively and friendly, Queenstown backpackers are typically located within walking distance of the town centre and provide kitchen, internet and laundry facilities. Some include a restaurant and bar.

Great for the budget traveller, backpacker hostels in Queenstown offer a range of room types including dorms, doubles, twin or family rooms, sometimes with private en suites.

Select your Queenstown backpacker hostel below.

 Queenstown hostel and backpacker accommodation

Queenstown Backpacker Tips

  • Price range: NZD$20 - $250 per room, per night.
  • Benefits: Social, budget options, central location.
  • Typical facilities & inclusions: Shared kitchen facilities, shared bathroom, communal living area.
  • Top Tip: Look out for discounts: when available, use the in-house activity booking office and dining facilities to get cheap backpacker deals!

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Scallywags Guest House

Queenstown
Small, personal, laid-back, uncrowded, civilised, comfortable quality oasis. The finest view on earth!

Fantastic 180 degree panorama - sunrise, sunset, lake, mountains, valleys. Peaceful haven 10mins pleasant walk to village....

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TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Based on 29 reviews

Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Queenstown
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is Queenstown’s new backpackers, which is situated in central Queenstown, just a five minutes walk to the town center where you will find supermarkets, shops and...

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TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Based on 219 reviews

Nomads Queenstown

Queenstown
This fantastic purpose-built property is located just metres away from the lake in central Queenstown, with views of the snow-capped mountains.

We have large and small dorms with or without en...

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TripAdvisor rating: 4

Based on 713 reviews

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$28 - $135

Hippo Lodge

Queenstown
Come and soak in the breathtaking lake and mountain views at one of the highest rated hostels in Queenstown.

Leave the crowds behind and relax into the welcoming atmosphere where strangers...

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TripAdvisor rating: 4.0

Based on 110 reviews

$25 - $96

Deco Backpackers

Queenstown
Deco Backpackers has free unlimited high- speed wireless internet, secure ski gear drying room, filtered water, quality beds, excellent kitchen facilities, free tea and coffee, nice hot showers and warm...

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TripAdvisor rating: 3.5

Based on 109 reviews

$29 - $88

BIG NIGHT OUT

Queenstown
Party from bar to bar with Queenstown’s favorite social nightlife experience. The original pub crawl that takes you and a group of fun people out to enjoy the vibrant nightlife!

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Pinewood Lodge

Queenstown
Nestled in picturesque alpine scenery, Pinewood is a convenient five-minute walk away from the dynamic and energetic centre of Queenstown!

We pride ourselves on being able to offer an excellent...

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TripAdvisor rating: 3.5

Based on 469 reviews

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$21 - $125

YHA Queenstown Central

Queenstown
Free 24 hour WiFi for YHA Members when they stay.
Centrally located in the heart of buzzing Queenstown, this recently redeveloped hostel is the perfect base for your stay amidst stunning...

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TripAdvisor rating: 4

Based on 181 reviews

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$34 - $130

Glenorchy Backpackers Retreat

Glenorchy
The Glenorchy Backpacker Retreat is located in the centre of Glenorchy township and adjacent to the Glenorchy Hotel. There is a self contained cottage and cabin - ideal for backpackers,...

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TripAdvisor rating: 4.5

Based on 57 reviews

$35 - $130

Butterfli Lodge

Queenstown
A 10-minute walk from town to our warm, cosy and clean hostel. Enjoy the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu from our spacious BBQ deck or have a free tea or...

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TripAdvisor rating: 4

Based on 94 reviews

$27 - $90
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