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8.6
Excellent
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8.1
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
Parking
FREE
  • Queenstown Mall470 m
  • The Skyline Gondola620 m
  • Queenstown Gardens1.02 km
  • Moke Lake8.21 km
  • Lake Wakatipu11.38 km
  • Queenstown Trail11.95 km
  • The Remarkables Ski Area12.15 km
  • Arrow River16.9 km
  • Chard Farm Winery17.16 km
  • Gibbston Valley Wines19.83 km
  • Hostel
    Free Wi-Fi

    Hippo Lodge Backpackers

    4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300 - See map
    "it was a great place!"
    erin - October 14, 2017
    Exceptional service
    9.2 rating for service
    Excellent facilities on premise
    8.8 facilities on premise
    • 330 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Garden

    • Skiing

    Value for money8.2
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
    Distance to airport6.0 km

    Rooms available at Hippo Lodge Backpackers

    Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
    Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Reviews of Hippo Lodge Backpackers from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      Agoda Reviews (18)Booking.com Reviews (343)
      8.6
      /
      10
      Excellent
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.8
      Location8.1
      Service9.2
      Value for money8.2
      High score for Queenstown
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (2)
      8-9 Excellent (1)
      7-8 Very Good (2)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (0)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (0)
      Jun - Aug (1)
      Sep - Nov (3)
      Dec - Feb (2)
      All guests (18)
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      Showing 6 verified guest comments
      7.2
      Very good
      Ka from Germany
      Couple
      Double Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

      Nice lodge with good view”

      Hippo Lodge Backpackers is located up in a small hill. For those without a car (like us), it was a bit harsh to drag the large suitcase up to a very steep road. But then, once you arrive at the lodge with the nice view, it worths the hard work. So, I highly recommend those with a car to book this lodge. Or, if you are physically fit and don't mind the steep slope to the lodge, it's a very nice place to stay. The common room and kitchen are also spacious with a nice balcony.

      Reviewed February 21, 2020
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christophe from France
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 6 nights in November 2019

      Absolutely well”

      I spent 1 week in Hyppo. Nothing bad to say. Be sure you won't be disappointed. Very cooperate with customers.

      Reviewed December 17, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sai from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

      Nice facilities with less people”

      Not overcrowded like those in CBD area but the price is a bit higher. Facilities are nice.

      Reviewed August 13, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      erin from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

      awesome room & friendliest staff, Miki”

      Just know that it is located in a bit steep & up slope area!! Other than that, it was a great place!

      Reviewed October 14, 2017
      6.4
      Good
      Hiroki from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 7 nights in February 2020

      質と値段がミスマッチ”

      洗練されていない人間も混じるバックパッカー用ホステルなので、問題点を挙げるとキリがない。結局、値段に見合っているかどうかが大事なんで、このホステルについて言えば、3000円ならアリ、4000円超ならアウトという感じ。  4人部屋に7泊した。特に廊下、それに部屋のカビ臭がきつい。ベッドはボロく、タオルなど各種アメニティーは一切なし。朝食はもちろんコーヒーもお茶もない。何もないならないで、もっと安くできんか?  2日目の朝、部屋の床のド真ん中に図体のデカいガキが堂々と寝ていたのには、すごく驚いた。ルームメイトの英国人ガキ2人連れが勝手に招き入れたらしい。一番安い8人部屋になると、長期滞在者がウザいらしい。できるだけ少人数部屋を選んだほうがよさそう。  他方、キッチンの掃除は毎日行われ、冷蔵庫の整理整頓も及第点。洗濯機4ドルというのもお得(洗剤1杯1ドルは割高)。バス・トイレは許容範囲だけど、男女兼用。そもそも部屋も男女兼用のみ。  ダウンタウンをすぐ間近に見下ろす高台にあり、心臓破りの急坂を登る必要あり。建物は崖に張り付くように点在していて、部屋にたどり着くまでこれまた結構な運動になる。駐車場は狭く、ハイシーズンは路駐(無料)を余儀なくされることもある。  オーナーMiki(♂)は日米混血で、姓はニシハタさん。日本語は話せないが、とにかくナイスガイ。  ホステルなので、快適さがルームメイトに左右されるのは仕方ないし、オーナーの素晴らしさを考慮に入れても、やはり4000円超の価値はないと思った。

      Reviewed February 15, 2020
      8.4
      Excellent
      LI from Taiwan
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      很棒的體驗,房間很大間,廚房乾淨!”

      熱水會熱,暖氣很暖,訂雙人房,有一張雙人床,還有上下舖,很棒!浴室有暖氣!乾淨

      Reviewed October 25, 2017

      Reviews of Hippo Lodge Backpackers from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      Agoda Reviews (18)Booking.com Reviews (343)
      8.6
      /
      10
      Excellent
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.8
      Location8.1
      Service9.2
      Value for money8.2
      High score for Queenstown
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (2)
      8-9 Excellent (1)
      7-8 Very Good (2)
      6-7 Good (1)
      <6 Below Expectation (0)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (0)
      Jun - Aug (1)
      Sep - Nov (3)
      Dec - Feb (2)
      All guests (18)
      All room types
      All languages
      Showing 6 verified guest comments
      7.2
      Very good
      Ka from Germany
      Couple
      Double Room with Private Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

      Nice lodge with good view”

      Hippo Lodge Backpackers is located up in a small hill. For those without a car (like us), it was a bit harsh to drag the large suitcase up to a very steep road. But then, once you arrive at the lodge with the nice view, it worths the hard work. So, I highly recommend those with a car to book this lodge. Or, if you are physically fit and don't mind the steep slope to the lodge, it's a very nice place to stay. The common room and kitchen are also spacious with a nice balcony.

      Reviewed February 21, 2020
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christophe from France
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 6 nights in November 2019

      Absolutely well”

      I spent 1 week in Hyppo. Nothing bad to say. Be sure you won't be disappointed. Very cooperate with customers.

      Reviewed December 17, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sai from Hong Kong
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

      Nice facilities with less people”

      Not overcrowded like those in CBD area but the price is a bit higher. Facilities are nice.

      Reviewed August 13, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      erin from New Zealand
      Family with teens
      Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

      awesome room & friendliest staff, Miki”

      Just know that it is located in a bit steep & up slope area!! Other than that, it was a great place!

      Reviewed October 14, 2017
      6.4
      Good
      Hiroki from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
      Stayed 7 nights in February 2020

      質と値段がミスマッチ”

      洗練されていない人間も混じるバックパッカー用ホステルなので、問題点を挙げるとキリがない。結局、値段に見合っているかどうかが大事なんで、このホステルについて言えば、3000円ならアリ、4000円超ならアウトという感じ。  4人部屋に7泊した。特に廊下、それに部屋のカビ臭がきつい。ベッドはボロく、タオルなど各種アメニティーは一切なし。朝食はもちろんコーヒーもお茶もない。何もないならないで、もっと安くできんか?  2日目の朝、部屋の床のド真ん中に図体のデカいガキが堂々と寝ていたのには、すごく驚いた。ルームメイトの英国人ガキ2人連れが勝手に招き入れたらしい。一番安い8人部屋になると、長期滞在者がウザいらしい。できるだけ少人数部屋を選んだほうがよさそう。  他方、キッチンの掃除は毎日行われ、冷蔵庫の整理整頓も及第点。洗濯機4ドルというのもお得(洗剤1杯1ドルは割高)。バス・トイレは許容範囲だけど、男女兼用。そもそも部屋も男女兼用のみ。  ダウンタウンをすぐ間近に見下ろす高台にあり、心臓破りの急坂を登る必要あり。建物は崖に張り付くように点在していて、部屋にたどり着くまでこれまた結構な運動になる。駐車場は狭く、ハイシーズンは路駐(無料)を余儀なくされることもある。  オーナーMiki(♂)は日米混血で、姓はニシハタさん。日本語は話せないが、とにかくナイスガイ。  ホステルなので、快適さがルームメイトに左右されるのは仕方ないし、オーナーの素晴らしさを考慮に入れても、やはり4000円超の価値はないと思った。

      Reviewed February 15, 2020
      8.4
      Excellent
      LI from Taiwan
      Group
      Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
      Stayed 1 night in October 2017

      很棒的體驗,房間很大間,廚房乾淨!”

      熱水會熱,暖氣很暖,訂雙人房,有一張雙人床,還有上下舖,很棒!浴室有暖氣!乾淨

      Reviewed October 25, 2017
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      • Excellent location
      • Queenstown Mall
      • The Queenstown Bus Station is within 0.33 km