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Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

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Welcome to the Flaming Kiwi! We are situated 5 minutes walk to the town centre and 3 minutes walk to the supermarket. We are friendly, cozy hostel with lots of great stuff for our guests to enjoy! Take our bikes (free of charge) for a cycle around the lake, borrow some of our Frisbee golf discs and try them out at the Queenstown Gardens course, or indulge in our FREE UNLIMITED Wi-Fi. Our three fully equipped kitchens have a great layout for cooking and meeting other guests and they are all stocked with free tea & coffee. We also have a BBQ grill, games, books, puzzles, a TV, & lots of DVDs. All of our dorm rooms have personal lockers with built-in power points so you can charge your electronic gadgets in total security. The dorms also include USB power points and reading lights by each bed. We can book all your buses, tours, & activities and our friendly staff are more than happy to give you advice and information about the local area and the rest of New Zealand. Cheers!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
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Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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The Flaming Kiwi is a great base for a long term stay in Queenstown, I lived here for 3 months through the winter season. The staff are all super friendly and all the kitchens and living areas are kept really clean. Most people staying are working so there’s a good mix between pe
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Response from belinda_vav, Manager at Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Sophie, Thanks for the shout! We miss you here at the Kiwi! Safe travels!! -FKB Team
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The people at the front desk were very helpful during a stay. Rooms were very clean and bathrooms were also nice. It’s very near the skyline and not too far from other locations. Would definitely recommended this place.
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Flaming Kiwi was a good find. I’ve stayed many places in Queenstown and am glad to have found this one. We had a private sleepout cabin with bunks. It was just opposite the door to the lower lounge and kitchen with toilets and showers handy. We could come and go around the outsid
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We spent five wonderfull days in the flaming kiwi backpackers. Staff is nice and very helpfull, common areas are warm, clean and tidy. And the view from the upstairs rooms is awesome.

Come and enjoy..
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Best hostel I have seen in new zealand. Welcoming and reasonable. Clean and convienent. Fun people to talk too.

I was in NZ backpacking and it was perfect for meeting people, cooking my own food, and doing activities around QT.
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"Great location great hostel"
"super clean, good location"
"Comfortable beds, great atmosphere"
"Communal rooms are "ensuite," so don't worry, no need to walk the halls in a towel"
"Room 3 is a ensuite, and it's a really cool room!"
USD 23 - USD 67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
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