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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 RM239 per night

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! (376 reviews)

"Inexpensive, very centrally located. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Staff was available 24 hours. There was a communal kitchen, laundry and a restaurant. I booked and in-suite room. Quiet after 10pm"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

JUCY Snooze Queenstown
Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
The price is RM245 per night

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)

"Great location, clean rooms and good for kids with a fab kitchen. Free parking not far away."…"

Reviewed on 31 May 2020

Absoloot Hostel Queenstown
YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM194 per night

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
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
4 out of 5
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown
Free cancellation
The price is RM167 per night

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! (559 reviews)

"Brilliant location and very helpful staff! Luckily had a room away from the bars but only because I had to wait for nearly 2 hours to check in due to my original room not being cleaned on time."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Kinloch Lodge
4 out of 5
862 Kinloch Road, Kinloch
The price is RM437 per night

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 Lodge
Pinewood Lodge
2 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM194 per night

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
Base Queenstown - Hostel
2 out of 5
47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Free cancellation
The price is RM206 per night

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) ...

3.4/5 (366 reviews)

"Good location, easy to access, good sized room. Comfy bed! No remote for TV!!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Base Queenstown - Hostel
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
3.5 out of 5
6 Henry Street, Queenstown
Free cancellation
The price is RM153 per night

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
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
3 out of 5
48 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM225 per night

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! (243 reviews)

"very good, quiet, fast, friendly services, clean, traffic ok,"…"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2020

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel
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
Lakeside Backpackers
The price is RM192 per night

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
The Black Sheep Backpackers
2 out of 5
13 Frankton Road, Queenstown
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Situated in the mountains, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Queenstown Ice Arena and Church of St Peters are also ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (8 reviews)
Amazing stay

"This is a great place to stay while visiting Queenstown, this was my first solo trip and obviously I’ve heard some weird stuff about hostels, I was hoping to stay at some weird crazy place but it was actually more than what I expected! Cool installations, nice and respectful people while I stayed ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 May 2019

The Black Sheep Backpackers
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Other property types in Queenstown

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is RM399 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)

"Fantastic hotel. The rooms were lovely. The beds were comfortable. Lovely outlook."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2020

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is RM437 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (996 reviews)

"Great location and easily walkable to all the downtown activities. Car parking is at a premium so suggest factoring in their valet service. Nice lobby area and the 360 restaurant breakfast was excellent. Rooms getting a bit tired but clean. Comfortable beds and a pillow menu made up for this."…"

Reviewed on 6 Jul 2020

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM327 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"The team was clearly working hard to make our stay enjoyable after a long shut down. Great conversations, good breakfast buffet, awesome people looking to make your stay memorable. Thanks guys."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2020

Millennium Hotel Queenstown
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find somewhere affordable to stay in Queenstown, one of its 13 hostels might be a great option. No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodation options all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too)
  • Budget-friendly prices
  • A social setting

Hostels are a great way to stay in Queenstown for a lower cost, so you can save more for exploring. You'll find local tours and other activities to enjoy, and the lake views create an appealing natural setting.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Queenstown?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically January and December, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 21° C and night-time temperatures average 9° C
  • April-June: 18° C is the daytime average and 2° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 15° C and night-time averages are around 2° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 21° C during the day and 6° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 36 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Queenstown?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Queenstown Gardens
  • Queenstown Hill
  • Bob's Peak
Cultural Attractions
  • Toi o Tahuna
  • Queenstown Arts Centre
  • Skyline Queenstown Complex
Additional Attractions
  • Coronet Peak Ski Area
  • Fear Factory Queenstown
  • Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market

In general, Queenstown is known for its:

  • Tours
  • Skiing
  • Mountain views
  • Wineries

How to Get to Queenstown and Around the Area

You can fly into the nearest airport in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. An alternative is Wanaka (WKA), which is 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away.

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. Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a shared/communal kitchen and tour/ticket assistance. YHA Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. You can take advantage of free parking and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as tour/ticket assistance. Base Queenstown - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and a restaurant. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Nomads Queenstown Backpackers - Located within a 5-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu. You can take advantage of a sauna and a shared/communal kitchen, as well as a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with hairdryers and linens.
What's the seasonal weather like in Queenstown?
Good weather’s definitely a plus 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 rainfall for Queenstown is 997 mm.
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 around Queenstown?
You can find the nearest airport in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city centre. Another option is Wanaka (WKA), located 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away.