The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is located in Queenstown. Free WiFi access is available and you can enjoy mountain views from the rooms. At The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers you will find barbecue facilities and a shared kitchen. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. The property offers free parking. The hostel is 1640 feet from Skyline Gondola and Luge, 2297 feet from Shotover River and 3.6 mi from AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers has been welcoming guests since May 8, 2014

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Queenstown, this property has an excellent location score of 8.9!

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Mitra
    I really enjoyed staying af Flaming Kiwi Backpackers! There was plenty of storage and the rooms/bathrooms/kitchen/sharing spaces got regularly cleaned. It had a very nice “homey” feeling. Especially the manager Emilia made you feel super welcome...
  • Michael
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Proximity, thoughtful staff, efficient use of space--what hostel should provide for travelers.
  • Greg
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Easy check-in process, even later in the day. The rooms were very quiet in the evening and night time. Two kitchens is also very nice to have available.
  • Kristyn
    New ZealandNew Zealand
    I loved the feel and vibe of this place. I keep returning! Staff warm and friendly, and location was ideal. Could have easily stayed longer!
  • Taqim
    The manager was friendly.Good and clean room.Plug beside me easy to charge phone
  • Jacob
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great hostel, lots of amenities; three well stocked kitchens and lots of clean bathrooms means it's never too busy and you don't have to wait to cook. The people are nice and they have more off-street parking than any other hostel I've seen in...
  • Guilherme
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was great, Andre really helped me out making sure I would have a nice stay at their facility
  • Pavlina
    great location - just next to the bus stop to ski resorts, grocery store nearby! , good facilities - hot water 3 kitchens, clean and tidy. Super comfy beds.
  • Nicole
    The hostel is in a great location. everything is within walking distance and a grocery store is right next door. The staff was friendly and helpful.
  • 蕎曦
    Reception service is perfect ~ Lovely reception dogs there :)

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is there a hair dryer available for guests?

    Yes we have hair dryers available.
    Answered on 17 November 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Hi there, Yes, the hostel is generally quiet at night and we do our best to keep it like that.
    Answered on 4 August 2019
  • Do you have dormitory for female only?

    Hi there!! All our dorms are mixed :)
    Answered on 30 June 2023
  • Hi do you provide linen and towels?

    Answered on 14 December 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we have free luggage storage.
    Answered on 5 September 2019
  • Hello, just wondering how much the laundry is?

    Hi there! We only have one washing machine and one dryer and the cost to use them is $4 each. You will also need $2 coins :)
    Answered on 27 July 2023
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Amenities of The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Mountain view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski storage
  • Skiing
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM


Until 10:00 AM



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

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash is not accepted The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

  • The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Skiing

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

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

  • The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is 1,800 feet from the center of Queenstown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.