Located in Queenstown on the side of a hill, just 1,650 feet from Skyline Gondola and Luge, Hippo Lodge Backpackers features a barbecue and a ski storage space. The popular bars and restaurants of Queenstown are within a 10-minute walk.

Offering a mix of shared and private accommodations, all rooms feature views of the mountain, lake or garden. Guests have access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen and a communal lounge with a TV. Up to 500 MB of free WiFi is available per day, per person. Free, limited parking is available.

Bike hire and car hire are also available at this hostel. For guests who enjoy snowsports, Coronet Peak is a 20-minute drive away and The Remarkables ski area is a 40-minute drive.

Shotover River is 2,950 feet from Hippo Lodge Backpackers, while AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge is 3.7 mi away. The nearest airport is Queenstown Airport, 3.7 mi from Hippo Lodge Backpackers.

This is our guests' favorite part of Queenstown, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

Hippo Lodge Backpackers has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 31, 2016

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Queenstown, this property has an excellent location score of 8.4!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Hippo Lodge Backpackers

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Queenstown Lakes District Library
    0.1 miles
  • Queenstown Chamber Of Commerce
    0.2 miles
  • Queenstown Hill
    0.2 miles
  • Queenstown Resort College
    0.3 miles
  • Skyline Gondola and Luge
    0.3 miles
  • Fear Factory Queenstown
    0.4 miles
  • Queenstown Lakes District Council
    0.4 miles
  • Real Journeys Office
    0.5 miles
  • Ben Lomond Walkway
    2.3 miles
  • Remarkables Park Shopping Centre
    3.9 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Bespoke Kitchen
    0.4 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Cowboys
    0.4 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Yonder Cafe
    0.4 miles
  • Restaurant Ferg Burger
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • Remarkables Park
    3.9 miles
  • Shotover River
    5 miles
  • Lake Wakatipu
    5.9 miles
  • The Remarkables
    7.5 miles
  • Walter Peak
    8.2 miles
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge
    11.6 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Queenstown Hill Trail
    0.3 miles
  • Lake Lake Wakatipu
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Queenstown Airport
    3.7 miles
How to get to Hippo Lodge Backpackers from Queenstown Airport
    Taxi
    Public transportation
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Ski
  • Ski storage
Activities
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Skiing Off-site
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Hippo Lodge Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Debit card Hippo Lodge Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Parking is subject to availability due to limited spaces.

FAQs about Hippo Lodge Backpackers

  • Hippo Lodge Backpackers is 1,500 feet from the center of Queenstown.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Hippo Lodge Backpackers by:

    • Taxi 15min
    • Bus 30min
    • Walking 1h 30min

  • Check-in at Hippo Lodge Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Hippo Lodge Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Skiing

  • The prices at Hippo Lodge Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.