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Hippo Lodge Backpackers

4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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#51 of 139 Speciality lodging in Queenstown
Hidden away on Queenstown hill our elevated site offers stunning lake and mountain views over Queenstown- and just minutes away from town, bars and food! Our backpacker hostel caters for travellers looking for a relaxing experience. We are the warmest, cosiest and friendliest hostel around. Comfy beds are made up with fresh linen in centrally heated rooms to keep you toasty. Facilities include an outside barbeque area, 24hr internet, cheap wireless (FREE wifi voucher upon checkin), dvds, and coin-op laundry. Tramping? Use our secure storage area for your excess stuff. Winter sports? Use our locked drying room for your gear and our centrally heated rooms to warm your toes after a day off piste! Enjoy making new friends over a hot cup of free tea or coffee. We are family friendly! We are Queenstown's best kept secret!
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Free parking
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Self-serve laundry
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Flatscreen TV
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Jay wrote a review May 2021
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One of the dirtiest places I’ve stayed at! Water was brown coming out of the taps which was undrinkable, kitchen was disgustingly dirty showers had mould all through them and toilets were dirty. The shady manager was never around and wouldn’t clean the hostel up when asked on numerous occasions...
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Rstuv wrote a review Nov 2020
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I loved staying at this hostel. It's old fashioned, but very CLEAN. And the VIEW is amazing. It's not a proper party hostel, but it's easy to meet PEOPLE and make friends. SHOWERS are hot and clean. Bedrooms are quite dark ar night, perfect if you want to SLEEP in the morning. Plus, the MANAGER is friendly, resourceful and always available; he will solve all of your problems! Only con : It's quite a high climb from town.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Julie M. R. E. wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark17 contributions1 helpful vote
First of all, it was way too expensive compared to what you get and the facilities. We had to leave two days earlier than expected because we couldn’t stand staying - even without being able to get our money back for the last two days. The people living there was staying for a longer period of time, therefore it felt like moving into a bunch of strangers house. They had their things stacked up everywhere in the room and in the bathroom - there was no space for us and our bags as newly arrived backpackers. Secondly, as soon as you entered the property you could smell weed. Some of the residents in this hostel smoked weed in the common areas most of the day and most of the night. We really felt uncomfortable. When this is said, the view was really beautiful!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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SleeplessinSD wrote a review Nov 2019
San Diego, California343 contributions203 helpful votes
We stayed in a private room with private bath, and we were amazed by how quiet it was at night. Maybe we just got lucky, but the lodge does post serious rules about quiet time. Our room was plain but clean and comfy enough, and the bathroom was enormous, with good shower pressure and water temperatures. The view of Queenstown is great, but the downside is that the hillside location, though close to the center of town, requires ascending a killer hill and staircase, if you’re on foot. Mickey was manning the desk during our stay, and we appreciated his curious mind and the engaging conversation.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Rob W wrote a review Sep 2019
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For the price you will not find a better place for the price in Queenstown, we stayed in the private rooms which is basically a 3 bed flat with stunning views over the lake. The staff are genuinely really nice and helpfully, I really don't want to leave!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Private rooms are awesome!
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USD 25 - USD 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Hippo Lodge Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Browns Ski Shop (0.5 km), Queenstown Hill (0.4 km), and Kiwi Crawl (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hippo Lodge Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and self serve laundry.
Is parking available at Hippo Lodge Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hippo Lodge Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Margo's Queenstown, Sal's Authentic New York Pizza - Shotover Street, and Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience.
Is Hippo Lodge Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hippo Lodge Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hippo Lodge Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.6 km) and One Mile Power House (1.0 km).