Base is a good option for the budget traveller visiting Queenstown. The hostel is located centrally next to all the bars and a stone’s throw from the lake. It’s not expensive and has some of the best deals in Queenstown!
The facilities are what you would expect from a quality hostel. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, while the facilities are top-notch.
The kitchen is huge, there’s a common area to relax and a bar downstairs should you wish to socialise.
I would recommend staying at Base in Queenstown if you’re travelling alone. It’s a social hostel and it would be a great place to meet fellow backpackers!
Sir Cedrics is a quirky choice for accommodation in Queenstown. The clue is in the name. The pods are what you sleep in! Instead of traditional bunks, you get your own pod to sleep in! How cool!
The hostel has a distinct Maori theme throughout the building! Maori decorations and statues are present all around the building, which adds character to the place.
The facilities at Sir Cedrics are top-notch. There is a large communal area with a balcony and BBQ. From here there are amazing views of Queenstown! There is also a large kitchen for you to use as well.
One of the best things about the hostel is the number of freebies they have. Apple TV, Breakfast, Netflix and Nightly soup are just a few of the free things you can enjoy during your stay!
The guys at Sir Cedrics certainly go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable!
I loved my time at this hostel. If you’ve not guessed from the name, the YHA Queenstown Lakefront is right on Lake Wakatipu. A 2-minute stroll out of the door and you are right next to the lake.
It’s ideal if you want to be slightly removed from the centre of Queenstown. The hostel itself is beautiful. The rooms were lovely if a little small. The kitchen was big and had more than enough space for everybody.
What really sold it to me was the friendliness of the staff. They were always willing to help, and answer our somewhat, stupid questions! They had the patience of saints.
If you want to stay in one of the most chilled and relaxed Queenstown hostels, this is the place for you! It was one of the best places I stayed at during my working holiday in New Zealand!
Despite being a small town, there is a lot of cheap accommodation in Queenstown. I often found it overwhelming at times to decide where to stay on my numerous trips there. Thankfully, trial and error led to me find some great hostels in the town, which I’ve run through above!
These are the best hostels in Queenstown in my opinion, and ones I highly recommend you stay at during your trip. Have you been to Queenstown? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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