8.6

Excellent
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Housekeeping18
View8
Shops3
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Queenstown Mall 140 m
Queenstown Gardens 210 m
Ben Lomond Track 410 m
Kiwi Birdlife Park 460 m
Queenstown Hill 860 m
The Remarkables Ski Area 12.4 km
Coronet Peak 13.2 km
Chard Farm Winery 17.6 km
Gibbston Valley Winery 20.3 km
Peregrine Wines 23.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Fear Factory Queenstown 30 m
Rockies 30 m
Patagonia Chocolates 30 m
Aspects Day Spa 40 m
Out There Clothing 50 m
TravelPharm 60 m
Wilson Gallery 70 m
The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown 70 m
Central Art Gallery Julia Milley 70 m
Earnslaw Park 70 m
YHA Queenstown Central

"The staff was really nice and helpful with good recommendations."

Katrin - November 24, 2018
1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only YHA Queenstown Central
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YHA Queenstown Central

48 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand - See map
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the hygiene measures
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Close to Queenstown Mall
Within 140 m of property
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 240 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Queenstown

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Skiing

Value for money8.5
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.9 km

Rooms available at YHA Queenstown Central

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.6
Room with 1 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed and En-Suite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Lake View Quad
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Apartment
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  • Shower
  • 2 double beds
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Single Bed in 4 Bed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 5 Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Deluxe Triple Room with Lake View
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  • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at YHA Queenstown Central?

Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to YHA Queenstown Central?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, YHA Queenstown Central has a car park that's close to the hostel.

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What people love about YHA Queenstown Central

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Will definitely be staying here again"

    Caitlin

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    October 25, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Its good here coz its in the centre."

    Michelle

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    October 9, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "Been here before and will go again!"

    Sjoerd

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    November 22, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 670 Queenstown properties
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Location score
9.5/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Service score
8.7/10
Room comfort score
7.6/10
Better than
98
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Better than
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Better than
92
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Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
398 reviews
Cleanliness
8.2
Facilities
8.0
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
It is conveniently located at the Queenstown.
Choo from Malaysia
Family with older children
More about YHA Queenstown Central

More about YHA Queenstown Central

Resting between Wakatipu Lake and Shotover Street, right in the heart of the resort town of Queenstown, is this charming YHA property. Set a stone's throw away from the town’s entertainment, guests will have easy access to cafes, bars, restaurants, and the waterfront. YHA Queenstown Central is well-known as one of the first hotels in Queenstown. All units boast en-suites, a TV, tea and coffee in private rooms, and a number of units are presented with balconies overlooking the lake. Relax in the upstairs lounge for a picturesque environment. Travelers to Queenstown can ensure a relaxing, comfortable stay at the YHA Queenstown Central.

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Housekeeping

18 mentions

Car Park

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

What they offer

9.6

Exceptional

"Well worth the extra for the Lake view room."

Ronda

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August 14, 2020

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Reviews of YHA Queenstown Central from real guests

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8.6
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Cleanliness8.2
Facilities8.0
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service8.7
Value for money8.5
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8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (61)
6-7 Good (13)
<6 Below Expectation (8)
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10.0
Exceptional
Kristel from Philippines
Group
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

A Pleasant Stay”

We had a pleasant stay at YHA. Their place is at the center of Queenstown and can be accessible by bus. All the famous restaurants including Fergburger are within reach. There are also a lot of activities nearby (skydiving, bungee, skyline, shotover, etc). Their shared kitchen has a nice view. Their wifi is fast as well. Their staff are very helpful as well. We just had a problem with their sink in our bathroom since the hot water has a separate faucet from the cold water. It's hard to mix the 2. Also, there's no elevator which is a bit hard when you are carrying a big luggage. All in all, we had a good stay. I recommend this to anyone who wants to stay in Queenstown.

Reviewed April 22, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Herman from Indonesia
Group
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

Location is good, clean and great for staying”

The location is very central where you can just walk around the city area, price is a bit higher for budget travelers but it's quite cleaner compared to some hotel nearby. No parking space offered, not many people staying here i think because of its highly priced for budgeters, that's the plus side where you can use the kitchen as you please and anyway it's queenstown where everything is so expensive.

Reviewed July 20, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Hedzri from Malaysia
Couple
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

Great value and comfortable hostel in city center”

Affordable price. Great location and walking distance to most things in Queenstown city center. Clean and comfortable. Great to have coin-operated laundry and dryer especially for long travels since you'll definitely have some dirty clothes to wash. Free internet is a big plus.

Reviewed May 09, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Catherine from Malaysia
Family with teens
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Strategic near City but a bit expensive”

Strategically located in the centre of the Queenstown. There is a 24hr convenience store few shops away. Fergburger and Skyline Queenstown (Bob’s Peak) are within few minutes walk. Self service laundry and kitchen available but with limited time until 1030pm. You may store food in their fridge and use the kitchen utensils freely, providing you clean everything properly. Hot water dispenser, hot water, heater and towel are provided too. You need to bring your own toiletries. Overall, it is a bit pricey but it is a nice place and recommended for group of 4.

Reviewed October 24, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Steven from Malaysia
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Good location”

The location is good. Right smack in the center of Queenstown. Facilities are good too and staff are courteous and helpful. Highly recommended place to stay in Queenstown.

Reviewed November 14, 2018

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Kia Ora Steven, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are indeed super lucky to have such a prime location in the heart of Queenstown. We have an awesome team here who work super hard to ensure a clean, comfortable and friendly stay for all our guest so I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team :) Thank you for "recommending" us that is always lovely to hear! Safe onward travels. Best wishes, Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manager

Responded November 25, 2018
YHA Queenstown Central
9.6
Exceptional
Ronda from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Triple Room with Lake View
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Lake View Triple Room”

Well worth the extra for the Lake view room. Warm, clean and comfortable room, friendly staff, and the best kitchen facility I have seen in a "backpackers" with that amazing view and right in the middle on town, across the road from all the Jetboats, the Earnslaw and all the other wonderful things in Queenstown. Excellent place to stay!

Reviewed August 14, 2020

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Thank you for your kind words. We hope to see you next time you visit beautiful Queenstown. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded October 10, 2020
YHA Queenstown Central
8.0
Excellent
Margaret from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in November 2013

Good value for money”

Location, price and comfort

The only negative about my room at the YHA Central Queenstown was that there were very rowdy young people outside on the street below my window all night long. When I closed the window, that blocked out most of the noise but the room became very stuffy and there was no aircon.

Reviewed December 03, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
NIK from Malaysia
Group
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2017

Good location”

Three of us stay in this hotel. Located about 5 minutes walking distance to Queenstown mall. There were many souvenier shops, halal foods, cookies time within this area. We'll comes here again next time. But there is no parking available within this area. You need to walk about 10 to 15 minutes for free parking.

Reviewed December 21, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Diane from Australia
Couple
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Great YHA spot”

Thumbs up for cleanliness and top notch staff that were very friendly and helpful. Central location +++ within Queenstown.

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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Kia Ora, Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you had a "thumbs up" experience and in particular found the hostel clean and comfortable throughout your stay along with a helpful team to assist you :) From all of the team, we wish you safe onward travels and hope to see you next time you visit beautiful Queenstown. Eve Atkinson-Assistant Manager

Responded November 11, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
8.4
Excellent
Lilian from Australia
Group
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 6 nights in June 2017

Excellent”

Great location and value for money. Rooms were a little older but everything was working and clean, so all good - bathroom was also renovated and newer. Lovely and helpful staff, which is a plus because I've met a couple of shockingly rude hotel staff in Queenstown.

Reviewed June 26, 2017

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7.3
Very good
Han from Indonesia
Family with teens
Lake View Quad
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Located in perfect location”

Location, central, good price

Hotel located just in the heart of Queenstown city. It's a good stay with the affordable price, especially if you go solo or with family ,there is a family room to book that can sleep four with private bathroom. But if you a hard sleeper this hostel is not for you, because it's located in a very central with a night life.

Reviewed January 26, 2015

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7.7
Very good
Robert from United States
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

For a hostel in Queenstown, it was very good”

Staff, location, free wifi

We stayed in a total dump called Pinewood Lodge for one night and then in Rydges for one night. Two extremes. YHA Central falls in between. Our room had a bathroom. Like most NZ hotels, motels, hostels, B and B, this one is also old and tired. However, it is clean. Kitchen was on our floor. It was reasonably well equipped. The dining area overlooks the lake which is nice. Every night (we stayed two nights) at least once there was some noisy people but it all became quiet soon. With the heater on Max, the room eventually became comfortable. Another one of NZ feature. Only really annoying thing was total lack of electrical outlets. There was ONE and one is supposed to boil water to make coffee exactly at the same place. There was no outlet even in the bathroom. TV was a joke because there is exactly one channel: Channel ONE. However, there was unsecure, infinite internet and hence we could watch France 24 and listen to SF's KDFC classical radio station. Our window overlooked a WALL. Wall with no windows and hence it was very private but a bit suffocating. The location of the hostel is perfect. Staff are knowledgeable, pleasant, friendly, efficient. We enjoyed our stay. Try a new Indian restaurant next block called Boliwood (yes, that is the spelling) where you can have yummy lunch for $10. Try the $13 dosa, it is delicious as well.

Reviewed July 15, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
Sathianpong from Thailand
Group
Triple Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

Great location and value for money”

This place is very closed to the most famous burger in Queenstown and not far from Skyline. You can get free-parking around the lake-side.

Reviewed January 27, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
RAJEEV from Australia
Business traveler
Lake View Quad
Stayed 6 nights in November 2016

Excellent”

Customer Service, Centrally Located, Met all Health and Safety regulations standard in Kitchen Lounge, Rooms Common area, Toilet stairs Open area, etc., Good value for money, Nice City Look out during day and night, Staff friendly and cooperative, Local shopping centre, Near by Eatery places, bar, Bus station near by. In summary Excellent. Keep it up

Reviewed September 18, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
ALICE from United States
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Queenstown YHA was great!”

Wonderful location, clean rooms and very helpful staff!

My adult daughter and I had a wonderful stay in Queenstown. We loved EVERYTHING!!!

Reviewed January 21, 2015

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7.2
Very good
Laila from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

Very good”

I have stayed in other dorm rooms before and I had difficulty during my stay in YHA QN Central particularly as regards the power outlets which are located far from the beds especially if you're assigned the top bunk bed as in my case (even if I requested for the lower bunk bed). I had to choose between charging my phone or keeping it beside me to use as alarm clock since I needed to wake up early for the tours/walks I joined. In the other hostels/dorms I stayed we had lights and power outlets for each bed/occupant. I also preferred a shower room with several cubicles than an en suite T&B in each dorm room to be shared by minimum 4 occupants. Hope this review helps in improving their facilities.

Reviewed November 15, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Raul from Romania
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Exceptional”

really good hostel in the centre of Queenstown. big kitchen with lake view

Reviewed March 18, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Chen from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Great location! Good value for money in Queenstown.

Reviewed September 26, 2019

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Kia ora, Thank you for commenting on your stay with us here at YHA Queenstown Central. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we can welcome you back on your next trip to Queenstown. Andrew Claughan - Duty Manager

Responded October 06, 2019
YHA Queenstown Central
10.0
Exceptional
Katrin from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Very nice hostel right in the center”

I was in a 4-bed dorm female only and we had our own bathroom. Everything was clean and spacey. The staff was really nice and helpful with good recommendations. The location in the city center is perfect, everything is close by. I can only recommend it and would stay there again.

Reviewed November 24, 2018

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Kia Ora Katrin, Thank you so much for your well rounded review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay at YHA QT Central and would reccomend us to fellow travelers. We are indeed very lucky to have such a central location just walking distance from most local activities, bars, restaurants and not forgetting the famous "Fergburger". :) Thanks again for your kind words and safe travels. Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manger

Responded November 27, 2018
YHA Queenstown Central
9.2
Exceptional
Inna from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 5-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Exceptional”

The location is convenient and very near the Fergburger, city center and QT skyline (cable car). But if you have big luggage, (just like me when I went here) it would be difficult to go up 2-3 floors. Qverall it was a nice stay.

Reviewed September 02, 2018

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Hi Inna, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We agree we have a super convenient central location in the heart of town- great for when exploring the area or sampling the famous "fergburger". Our awesome staff are always happy to help a hand with bags when necessary, so don't hesitate to ask. Thank you again for you well rounded review and we hope to see you next time you visit beautiful Queenstown. Best wishes, Eve Atkinson- Assistant Manger

Responded September 04, 2018
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