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8.5

Excellent

594 reviews

594 reviews

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8.4

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 150 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Med Market

110 m

Mediterranean Market

130 m

Queenstown Top10 Holiday Park Creeksite

150 m

Fresh Choice Supermarket

210 m

Fresh Choice

240 m

Popular landmarks
Ben Lomond Track

410 m

Queenstown Mall

570 m

Queenstown Hill

670 m

Queenstown Gardens

720 m

The Remarkables Ski Area

12.4 km

Closest landmarks
Medical Center

390 m

Queenstown Medical Centre

390 m

Skyline Queenstown

390 m

Four square supermarket

400 m

Ziptrek Ecotours

400 m

The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker

39 Robins Road, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Queenstown City Center part of Queenstown, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Queenstown Gardens. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Located in heart of Queenstown

450 meters to public transportation

390 meters to Kiwi Birdlife Park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Skiing

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Queenstown every 11 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center0.7 km
Location rating8.4
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.7 km

Rooms available at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Budget Twin
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Budget Double
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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BUNK BED 2 BEDS 1 TWIN BED
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    BUNK BED 2 BEDS
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      ECONOMIC DOUBLE ROOM DOUBLE BED SHARED BATHROOM
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        2 Beds
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          Check-in is from 01:30 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 The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

          What is the smoking policy at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          The closest train, metro, or bus station is The Queenstown Bus Station, 450 m away from The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker.

          What restaurants are nearby The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker is located in Queenstown City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Raeward Fresh, FastFatChef and Suma's Sushi.

          What popular shopping places are close to The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          Shopping options in The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker’s Queenstown City Center neighborhood include Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market, Mediterranean Market and The Bead Shop.

          What are popular attractions near The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker is located in Queenstown City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Mall and Moa Statue.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker?

          The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker is located within Queenstown City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Kiwi Birdlife Park, Queenstown Hill and Ben Lomond Track.

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          What people love about The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Facilities are amazing, everything was clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful."

            Ben

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            February 20, 2020

          • 9.6

            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Clean and cozy place."

            Hsueh-Chen

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            September 18, 2019

          • 8.4

            Excellent
            Location

            "Easy 15 mins walk to centre of town."

            Si

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            November 10, 2022

          Property ranking|Compared to 725 Queenstown properties
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          Room comfort score
          10/10
          Service score
          8.8/10
          Value for money score
          8.3/10
          Location score
          8.4/10
          Better than
          99
          %
          of Queenstown properties
          Better than
          93
          %
          of Queenstown properties
          Better than
          91
          %
          of Queenstown properties
          Better than
          90
          %
          of Queenstown properties
          Overall rating:

          8.5

          Excellent
          594 reviews
          Cleanliness
          7.8
          Facilities
          7.7
          Location
          8.4
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          More about The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker

          More about The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker

          The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker

          Wake up to the wonder of Queenstown with a stay at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker, located only minutes from the heart of the city. The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker puts numerous activities at your fingertips, with its convenient location just 710 m from the Queenstown Gardens.
          The facilities and services provided by The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
          If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
          Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
          Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker. The hostel provides linen service in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. The hostel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker and bottled water in some rooms.
          The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker also provides towels in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


          Dining and things to do

          Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
          To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker. The hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Ski every day of your trip with an easy access to on-site ski slopes. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


          Reasons to stay here

          Rooms here are cheaper than 97% of accommodations in the city.
          This hostel's food and dining score higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.
          Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 99% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities

          Very good
          Facilities

          7.7

          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          3 mentions

          Internet

          2 mentions

          Languages spoken
          • English
          Internet access
          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas
          Things to do, ways to relax
          • Game room
          • Outdoor recreational features
          • Skiing
          • Ticket services
          • Tours
          Cleanliness and safety
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          Dining, drinking, and snacking
          • BBQ facilities
          • Kitchen
          • Restaurants
          • Shared kitchen
          • Vending machine
          Services and conveniences
          • Elevator
          • Fireplace
          • Heating in public area
          • Laundry service
          • Library
          • Luggage storage
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace
          Access
          • CCTV in common areas
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed
          • Smoke alarms
          Getting around
          • Bicycle parking
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Car park [on-site]
          Sports equipment rental
          • Bicycle rental
          Available in all rooms
          • Free bottled water
          • Heating
          • Internet access – wireless
          • Linens
          • Shared bathroom
          • Towels

          Location

          39 Robins Road, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300
          Excellent
          Location

          8.4

          Airports
          • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
            6.7 km
          • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
            57.1 km
          Public transportation
          • The Queenstown Bus Station
            450 m
          • Arthurs Point Bus Stop
            3.9 km
          Hospital or clinic
          • Medical Center
            390 m
          Shopping
          • Remarkables Market
            6.7 km
          Convenience store
          • Alpine Foodcentre
            420 m
          Cash withdrawal
          • ATM
            190 m

          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks
          • Kiwi Birdlife Park
            360 m
          • Ben Lomond Track
            410 m
          • Queenstown Mall
            570 m
          • Queenstown Hill
            670 m
          • Queenstown Gardens
            720 m
          • The Remarkables Ski Area
            12.4 km
          • Coronet Peak
            12.6 km
          • Chard Farm Winery
            17.4 km
          • Gibbston Valley Winery
            20.1 km
          • Peregrine Wines
            22.9 km
          Nearby landmarks
          • Med Market
            110 m
          • Mediterranean Market
            130 m
          • Queenstown Top10 Holiday Park Creeksite
            150 m
          • Fresh Choice Supermarket
            210 m
          • Fresh Choice
            240 m
          • Queenstown Lakes District Library
            270 m
          • Kiwi Birdlife Park
            360 m
          • Warren Park
            360 m
          • The Bead Shop
            360 m
          • Antipodean Trader
            370 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.

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

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

          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out
          • Check-in from13:30
          • Check-out until10:00
          Getting around
          • Distance from city center0.7 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)11
          The property
          • Number of rooms 11
          Parking
          • Daily parking fee0 NZD

          Reviews of The Flaming Kiwi Backpacker from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          8.2
          /
          10
          Cleanliness7.8
          Facilities7.7
          Location8.4
          Room comfort and quality10.0
          Service8.7
          Value for money8.2
          High score for Queenstown
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (23)
          8-9 Excellent (5)
          7-8 Very Good (5)
          6-7 Good (4)
          <6 Below Expectation (6)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (10)
          Jun - Aug (3)
          Sep - Nov (15)
          Dec - Feb (15)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ben from Australia
          Couple
          Budget Twin
          Stayed 1 night in February 2020

          Awesome hostel!”

          One of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. Facilities are amazing, everything was clean, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Free bike hire is great too! One comment would be that the washing machines are in one of the shower rooms meaning when someone is in the shower you can't access them. I would recommend moving them elsewhere if you can find space.

          Reviewed February 20, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Hannah from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Nice hostel, good location.”

          The staff was pleasant and helpful. There was plenty of common space and the location was easily walkable to the city center without being so central that it was loud or hectic. I stayed in a newly renovated room and the bed was super comfortable. The room was a little small but there were nice big storage cabinets under the bunk to help keep things tidy. As long as people used them it left plenty of space to move around in the four bed dorm at least.

          Reviewed April 14, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Anonymous
          Group
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in November 2019

          Super Nice staff!”

          Super Nice staff. they allow earlier check-in and help to keep the luggage in their place. They have 3 kitchens and the rooms are clean! Will back again if travel to Queenstown New Zealand!

          Reviewed November 16, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Oscar-Oliver from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Had a great stay, highly recommended”

          Good value for money and super friendly staff who quickly respond to all queries. There is a spacious common area with telly and heaps of board games; lots of outlets to charge personal devices, large kitchen area, and multiple bathrooms. It is around 8 min walk away from the central area and Camp Street but at the same time it is much closer to FreshChoice which is the bigger and better supermarket in the city.

          Reviewed April 04, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Hsueh-Chen from Taiwan
          Couple
          Budget Twin
          Stayed 1 night in September 2019

          friendly and lovely hostel ”

          The staff so friendly and helpful. Clean and cozy place. 員工友善熱情,環境舒適乾淨。推薦👍

          Reviewed September 18, 2019

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Adriana from New Zealand
          Family with teens
          Budget Twin
          Stayed 7 nights in January 2022

          Good budget Accommodation”

          Good value for money, easy walk to the lake front, supermarket nearby, friendly staff

          Reviewed March 11, 2022

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          7.6
          Very good
          NURUL from Malaysia
          Couple
          Budget Twin
          Stayed 1 night in November 2019

          Very good”

          Room is not sound proof. Friendly staff. Good facilities provided.

          Reviewed December 03, 2019

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          6.8
          Good
          muhd from Malaysia
          Couple
          Budget Double
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

          Good location”

          When raining the cabin outside downstairs getting wet when i enter the room. Need to make a roof to avoid water. No dryer, only washer. Internet speed very good. Kithen is noisy at night. Free bike rental available, free coffee and tea

          Reviewed December 06, 2019

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          5.6
          Gustavo from Peru
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

          You can choose better and cheaper”

          It is indeed a house turned into a hostel, while they tried to keep everything that way it seems that they haven't tried to improve the appliances in all the spaces, such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc. All floors got different kinds of spaces but everything seems to be tight enough, laundry and dryer in the basement inside one bathroom, old bathrooms, in my opinion, there are better hostels with much cheaper prices in Queenstown.

          Reviewed January 05, 2020

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          4.4
          Anna from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Queen Room
          Stayed 6 nights in February 2020

          Really basic and dormlike”

          If you are on a budget or a backpacker or like a dorm type set up, you can hack this place. No privacy whatsoever unless you get most expensive solo room. Yet you have to share toilets and showers with a dozen other people. Toilets were only cleaned once in the morning so they got really nasty by evening. They should be cleaned more frequently with amount of people using it. Also they should have seperate toilets for male and female. Location was good though. There was also inadequate parking for cars. Most cars that were already parked hardly moved not giving room for more cars. Nope not going back to this place.

          Reviewed March 07, 2020

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Vu from Australia
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

          Great place”

          One of the best I have been to, good location with just a bit of walking to town center, free bike and super nice staff, room is clean and cozy. Totally recommend this place to anyone looking for an affordable but super service accommodation:)

          Reviewed December 21, 2017

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Charley from China
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

          Well equipped for backpackers”

          Reading light, power points, usb points for every single bed, very handy for the electronic devices charging. I stayed in 8-bed room, it even with in-room toilet and shower facility, room mates were nice and considerate. 2 kitchens and 1 lounge plus some more bathrooms and toilets would be sufficient for many people staying

          Reviewed October 26, 2017

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          7.6
          Very good
          Chung from Hong Kong SAR, China
          Solo traveler
          Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

          So far so good”

          A budgeted accommodation in queenstown

          Reviewed April 21, 2016

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          NAI-TZU from Taiwan
          Couple
          Queen Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Awesome”

          Very good! It has public kitchen, free parking, free hair dryer hire and even free bicycle hire! The room is clean and staff is also friendly. Highly recommended!

          Reviewed December 12, 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Keetaya from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in November 2017

          Clean hostel”

          They definitely need more toilets & showers but the place was clean and tidy. They have the friendliest staff and they're super close to town. Street parking was convenient & easy to find.

          Reviewed November 30, 2017

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          8.0
          Excellent
          Kimberly from Taiwan
          Family with young children
          Queen Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2017

          Good common living area. ”

          The common living area is great. Just the room is much smaller than we expected so we couldn't really enjoy much.

          Reviewed August 29, 2017

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Yongqin from United States
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in November 2016

          Quiet pl, staff is wonderful”

          Wifi is good everywhere. Like the place and location.

          Reviewed December 06, 2016

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Glen from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

          Exceptional”

          Nice room Amazing staff Would stay again!

          Reviewed March 06, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          YIMJIN from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 1 night in May 2017

          very nice anyting”

          Quiet and friendly staff Good WiFi.

          Reviewed May 03, 2017

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Sumin from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          Perfect”

          Everything is perfect.

          Reviewed December 15, 2017

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