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8.1

Excellent

1,050 reviews

1,050 reviews

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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
toi o tahuna

260 m

Vesta Design Store

280 m

Silver Fern Gallery

280 m

St Peter's Anglican Church

280 m

Paddy Burton Memorial Park

300 m

Popular landmarks
Queenstown Mall

430 m

Queenstown Hill

670 m

Ben Lomond Track

910 m

Kiwi Birdlife Park

930 m

The Remarkables Ski Area

11.9 km

Closest landmarks
Queenstown Post Shop

330 m

Dart River Jet Safaris

380 m

Double Decker Bus

380 m

Bardeaux Wine Bar

380 m

Queenstown Arts Centre

400 m

The Black Sheep Backpackers

13 Frankton Road, 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. This 4-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

Highlights

Located in heart of Queenstown

460 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

340 meters to Queenstown Gardens

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Announcements by hotel (1)
In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes. Please note that the reception is open from 08:00 until 21:00. Late check-in is available until midnight/24:00. Please let the property know your expected time of arrival, in advance, using the special request box when booking or using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that there is a 3.5% charge when you pay with a Visa or MasterCard credit card. If you wish to pay an alternative way you must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival. You must show a valid photo ID upon check in. Please note that this property requires $20 for a key deposit. Fully refundable on check out. Please note for bookings of more than 5 people, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note room number is not guaranteed and can be changed as required by the property. All guests must sign the property's Terms of Stay. All bookings with a value over $500 will be pre charged, they are still fully refundable if cancel outside the 48 hours cancelation policy. We also have available towels available $10 deposit + $2 cleaning fee.

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Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Hot tub

Sauna

Bicycles

Game room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Queenstown every 12 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.5 km

Rooms available at The Black Sheep Backpackers

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Single Pod in a Mixed Shared Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Pod in Shared Dorm
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Pod in a Mixed Shared Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Pod in a Mixed Shared Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Single Pod in a 4 Bed-Mixed Budget Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Pod in a Mixed Shared Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 bunk beds or 6 bunk beds ...
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Black Sheep Backpackers?

Check-in is from 03:00 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 The Black Sheep Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Black Sheep Backpackers has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at The Black Sheep Backpackers?

The Black Sheep Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about The Black Sheep Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "I sat on the floor haha Things were clean and well equipped kitchen."

    Megan

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    February 9, 2021

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "Clean and comfortable room."

    Emily

    |

    April 10, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Wonderful location and good service"

    DAFEI

    |

    January 23, 2020

Overall rating:

8.1

Excellent
1,050 reviews
Cleanliness
7.5
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.2
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More about The Black Sheep Backpackers

More about The Black Sheep Backpackers

Situated in Queenstown, 700 metres from Skyline Gondola and Luge, The Black Sheep Backpackers boasts a hot tub and ski storage space. The Black Sheep Backpackers features free WiFi throughout the property. Each room includes a shared bathroom. A flat-screen TV with DVD player is featured in private rooms, along with tea and coffee making facilities. The dormitory rooms feature pod beds with a private charging outlet, reading light and curtain for privacy. There is a shared kitchen at the property. You can engage in various activities, such as skiing and cycling. The hostel also offers free use of bicycles. Shotover River is 1.6 km from The Black Sheep Backpackers, while AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - Kawarau Bridge is 6 km away. Queenstown Airport is 6 km from the property.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.2

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Sauna
  • Skiing
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Playground
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]

Location

13 Frankton Road, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports
  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
    6.5 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    57.3 km
Public transportation
  • The Queenstown Bus Station
    460 m
  • Arthurs Point Bus Stop
    4.6 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Unichem
    410 m
Shopping
  • Remarkables Market
    6.5 km
Convenience store
  • Alpine Foodcentre
    490 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    330 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Queenstown Gardens
    340 m
  • Queenstown Mall
    430 m
  • Queenstown Hill
    670 m
  • Ben Lomond Track
    910 m
  • Kiwi Birdlife Park
    930 m
  • The Remarkables Ski Area
    11.9 km
  • Coronet Peak
    13.2 km
  • Chard Farm Winery
    17.1 km
  • Gibbston Valley Winery
    19.8 km
  • Peregrine Wines
    22.6 km
Nearby landmarks
  • toi o tahuna
    260 m
  • Vesta Design Store
    280 m
  • Silver Fern Gallery
    280 m
  • St Peter's Anglican Church
    280 m
  • Paddy Burton Memorial Park
    300 m
  • Artbay Gallery
    330 m
  • Queenstown Post Shop
    330 m
  • Queenstown Gardens
    340 m
  • Minibar
    350 m
  • Cookie Time Shop
    360 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until23:30
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Property announcements

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes. Please note that the reception is open from 08:00 until 21:00. Late check-in is available until midnight/24:00. Please let the property know your expected time of arrival, in advance, using the special request box when booking or using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note that there is a 3.5% charge when you pay with a Visa or MasterCard credit card. If you wish to pay an alternative way you must contact the property at least 48 hours prior to arrival. You must show a valid photo ID upon check in. Please note that this property requires $20 for a key deposit. Fully refundable on check out. Please note for bookings of more than 5 people, different policies and procedures may apply. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Please note room number is not guaranteed and can be changed as required by the property. All guests must sign the property's Terms of Stay. All bookings with a value over $500 will be pre charged, they are still fully refundable if cancel outside the 48 hours cancelation policy. We also have available towels available $10 deposit + $2 cleaning fee.

Reviews of The Black Sheep Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.6
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Cleanliness7.5
Facilities7.2
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.0
Value for money7.3
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7-8 Very Good (10)
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9.6
Exceptional
Fatma from New Zealand
Group
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

A good value for money”

But the toilets can be small. For ladies, the shower upstairs is broken so only one shower and 2 toilets can be used. Otherwise have to go to parking-level washroom which is downstairs. The most critical thing here is that the walls are thin. Every creak and chats can be heard clearly from inside your room so I didn't have a good sleep until everyone is asleep. Otherwise, I'm happy with the stay

Reviewed May 21, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Ian from New Zealand
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Pleasant stay (twin room)”

As two people staying in a private room (shared bathroom), we had a nice stay for one night. The room itself was fine: clean but nothing special. The shared bathroom and kitchen were good, although don't expect sharp knives to cook with. The outdoor seating area is a nice place to relax and hang out. The staff were super friendly. They have a big collection of DVDs that you can borrow. :)

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Megan from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Good but better options available ”

Stayed one night as our first choice that we had been to before wasn’t available. It was fine but I wouldn’t go back with other options that are available. Bit of a strange set up where you have to go outside to get to the lounge area, kitchen and bathrooms.... fine on a good day but not so great in the rain. You also need to remember your key to open the bathroom doors. Lounge area seemed to have garden chairs? Weird. I say on one and it creaked a bit too much to trust it.... I sat on the floor haha Things were clean and well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed February 09, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
DAFEI from China
Couple
Triple Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

wonderful location and good service”

wonderful location and good service

Reviewed January 24, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Julia
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Great hostel”

Good shower, very clean and organized kitchen, good location, with parking on site. The only cons was that the private room we were on was on the entrance so it was a bit noisy especially with the noisy neighbor we had.

Reviewed November 07, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Emily from United Kingdom
Group
Triple Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Good for short stay”

Clean and comfortable room. No parking as advertised (free on street parking available if you’re lucky). Small bathroom. Only shower curtains in female bathroom and very little space.

Reviewed April 10, 2019

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7.2
Very good
I from Taiwan
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Very noise at night ”

It’s good location. But the building is crowded and the wall is very thin so very easily to hear the noise from outside. Could not fall into sleep until late night. Very frustrated. If you need a good sleep quality place don’t give it a chance here.

Reviewed August 31, 2019

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7.2
Very good
James from New Zealand
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2020

You get what you pay for”

Has all the basics, heater was essential for Qtown but the walls are paper thin so you can hear your neighbour fart, floorboards are creeky, and since it's cheap all the teenagers stay here so are busy jumping around till midnight.

Reviewed July 30, 2020

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6.8
Good
PING from Taiwan
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Deluxe Double not deluxe actually ”

Roomtype: Deluxe Double Good: Nice location Bad: Noisy because the whole building is made by wood but not solid enough. Whenever someone walks or did some movement in the shared room nextby, the wall of the room could not prevent people inside from hearing the noise!

Reviewed February 09, 2019

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6.4
Good
Biljana from Serbia
Couple
Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Overpriced ”

Way too expensive for backpackers with shared bathrooms. But then places in Queenstown probably are in general. The prices are double those found elsewhere in NZ. If you don't mind that, the location is OK. Next time, we will probably stay somewhere else though.

Reviewed April 30, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Clement from France
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Top”

less than 5 min walk from city center, more quiet i think than other backpacks in center, free wifi, and staff like always in Nz

Reviewed July 30, 2016

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6.8
Good
Harlizawati from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Moderate stay”

Very suitable for backpackers. Smaller toilet and only 1 shower for female on upper level. Most of the guests were solo traveller and not suitable for family with kids. You can hear walking steps and also from other rooms. Great location to skyline or city center

Reviewed May 10, 2018

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4.8
Lilian from Australia
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 8 nights in June 2017

Acceptable”

The place is fine (decent price for facilities and location) until you have a problem. When I booked there was no indication that the kitchen was being renovated (I even checked after I arrived to make sure I didn't accidently miss this information). They had a temporary kitchen which consisted of two microwaves (one of which wasn't working), a kettle, a few fridges and a toaster. No sink, no cooktop. It was pretty dirty since it was in a tent outdoors and you had to leave your dirty dishes in a pile in the kitchen. My issue isn't the fact that they were renovating their kitchen, more that they didn't bother to inform their customers during the booking stage. When I asked reception about it, they 'apologised' that I wasn't happy about it. When I asked them to recheck their information online and ensure that others wouldn't have the same problem, they dismissed me. Definitely won't be coming back. There are plenty of better places around Queenstown at the same price point.

Reviewed July 05, 2017

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5.2
Philippa from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Cramped accommodation and terrible bathroom facilities”

First impressions were not great at check-in. The staff were hurried and processed people through with as little effort as possible. They seemed to be more concerned with cashing up than wecolming guests. Reception was unmanned after 7pm, which seemed crazy for such a busy hostel. Bunk beds were crammed in and very squeaky so turning over was a noisy act. The ladies shower room was always wet as the basin unit was split and the taps weren’t secure. Queenstown is very popular so this hostel doesn’t have to try hard to stay full.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

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7.2
Very good
Gemmel from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Good hostel but let downs”

Really good facilities and lots of potential. I emailed two days before to double check that they had a dry room for boarding equipment and it was confirmed. when we arrived we asked if we could put our stuff in there and were told that the dry room is under construction. We were told that since we had a private room we should just keep it in there - no way, we decided to leave it in the laundry room as our room was tiny and we dont went wet board and boots in there. It was also opening weekend, you can't close the dry room. Also, far too many long term guests. It made for a pretty uncomfortable atmosphere. Place has potential though. Get a cabin if you wany to sleep, w heard the private rooms in the main building ate unbearly load when people come home at 4am.

Reviewed June 17, 2016

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9.6
Exceptional
Faisal from Malaysia
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Overall Satisfied with the black sheep backpackers. ”

The location within walking distance to town. The room is neat & clean. All are ok except for parking.

Reviewed August 23, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Marga from Philippines
Family with teens
Twin Room
Stayed 5 nights in August 2016

Excellent”

First time checking in a hostel and it wasn't bad at all! Thank you the kind receptionist for making all arrangemebts for our last-minute booking with them.

Reviewed August 09, 2017

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7.6
Very good
David from United States
Couple
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

More good than bad”

Hostel was clean and comfortable. Some of staff was friendly, others not as friendly. Wifi was high-speed and reliable. Parts of kitchen were good (plenty of plates, cups, pots, etc), others not as good (limited space in refrigerators, refrigerators smell funny, not all the burners work). Even though there is free parking, it can be very difficult to find a place to park.

Reviewed April 11, 2017

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7.6
Very good
Joshua from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

Met some great people and the hot tub is amazing”

Hot tub. The only bad thing was my room was freshly painted and I had to sleep with the window open the whole time

Reviewed September 27, 2016

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6.4
Good
Tsz from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Deluxe King Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2016

Satisfied stay”

U can't expect more with this price

Reviewed May 27, 2016

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