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Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Hippo Lodge Backpackers
Hippo Lodge Backpackers

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8.3

Excellent

376 reviews

376 reviews

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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Queenstown Lakes District Library

210 m

Four square supermarket

290 m

Queenstown Arts Centre

300 m

Dart River Jet Safaris

310 m

Med Market

340 m

Popular landmarks
Queenstown Hill

380 m

Kiwi Birdlife Park

570 m

Ben Lomond Track

600 m

The Remarkables Ski Area

12.1 km

Gibbston Valley Winery

19.9 km

Closest landmarks
Ivan Clarke Gallery

380 m

Double Decker Bus

380 m

Queenstown Hill

380 m

O'Connells Shopping Centre

380 m

In The Pink

390 m

Hippo Lodge Backpackers

4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Queenstown City Center part of Queenstown, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

330 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

370 meters to Queenstown Hill

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Value for money8.0
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.5 km

Rooms available at Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Lake view
  • 1 single bed
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Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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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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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
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Hippo Lodge Backpackers?

    Check-in is from 02:00 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 Hippo Lodge Backpackers?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hippo Lodge Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests.

    What is the smoking policy at Hippo Lodge Backpackers?

    Hippo Lodge Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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    What people love about Hippo Lodge Backpackers

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Highly recommended for groups!"

      Kim

      |

      April 6, 2021

    • 9.2

      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great place nicely located near the city centre, and it is perfect for a solo traveller like myself to stay overnight before hopping on the plane next early mor..."

      Ka

      |

      September 23, 2020

    • 7.2

      Very good

      "then, once you arrive at the lodge with the nice view, it worths the hard work."

      Ka

      |

      February 21, 2020

    Overall rating:

    8.3

    Excellent
    30 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.2
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    8.1
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    More about Hippo Lodge Backpackers

    More about Hippo Lodge Backpackers

    Located in Queenstown on the side of a hill, just 500 metres 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 accommodation, 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 900 metres from Hippo Lodge Backpackers, while AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Queenstown Airport, 6 km from Hippo Lodge Backpackers.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.4

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Cashless payment service
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Invoice provided
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • CCTV outside property
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [nearby]

    Available in all rooms

    • Carpeting
    • Complimentary drinking water
    • Computer
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • Linens
    • Shower
    • Socket near the bed
    • Toiletries
    • Trash cans
    • TV [flat screen]
    • Window
    Location
    4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300
    Excellent
    Location

    8.1

    Airports

    • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
      6.5 km
    • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
      57.0 km

    Public transportation

    • The Queenstown Bus Station
      330 m
    • Arthurs Point Bus Stop
      4.0 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Unichem
      530 m

    Shopping

    • Remarkables Market
      6.5 km

    Convenience store

    • Alpine Foodcentre
      310 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      400 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Queenstown Hill
      380 m
    • Kiwi Birdlife Park
      570 m
    • Ben Lomond Track
      600 m
    • The Remarkables Ski Area
      12.1 km
    • Gibbston Valley Winery
      19.9 km
    • Peregrine Wines
      22.6 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Queenstown Lakes District Library
      210 m
    • Four square supermarket
      290 m
    • Queenstown Arts Centre
      300 m
    • Dart River Jet Safaris
      310 m
    • The Queenstown Bus Station
      330 m
    • Med Market
      340 m
    • Ziptrek Ecotours
      360 m
    • Asian mark
      360 m
    • i-SITE Visitor Centre
      360 m
    • Hetties Rock & Crystal Shop
      370 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

    Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

    Others
    • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until23:00
    • Check-out until10:00

    Reviews of Hippo Lodge Backpackers from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.3
    /
    10
    Excellent
    Cleanliness8.2
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.1
    Service9.1
    Value for money8.0
    High score for Queenstown
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (4)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (2)
    6-7 Good (1)
    <6 Below Expectation (2)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (1)
    Jun - Aug (2)
    Sep - Nov (4)
    Dec - Feb (3)
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    Showing 10 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

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ka from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Good for value”

    Great place nicely located near the city centre, and it is perfect for a solo traveller like myself to stay overnight before hopping on the plane next early morning.

    Reviewed September 23, 2020

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Sai from Hong Kong SAR, China
    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

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    6.0
    shafiq from New Zealand
    Couple
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in July 2020

    it's alright”

    The friendly staff makes up for this old and dirty backpacker. Kitchen was unkempt and the showers was not inviting. The bedroom was basic. Not far from town but up a hill.

    Reviewed July 10, 2020

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    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

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    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

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    4.0
    Taeuk from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2021

    So dirty hostel”

    If you choose here because you need money! Don't need to worry. I spend one night in here. They dont care room and kitchen is dirty or not. Looks like 2 days during didn’t clean. The floor was dirty. Kitchen was terrible because all dish and cup was every where.

    Reviewed January 07, 2021

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kim from Philippines
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room with Extra Bed and Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

    Amazing Stay”

    Highly recommended for groups! Very clean amazing views and well managed! Will come back soon

    Reviewed April 06, 2021

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    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

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    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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