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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I must say that I absolutely disagree with Dries D. The stay at Hippo Lodge improved my Queenstown experience so much, especially because of the very helpful and lovely managers and staff! They are honest people and look after the place with dedication. Also, I found that whenever I had questions, requests, etc. I've received help/advice immediately, no matter what...

Thank Obiwan K
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I arrived here just for 3 day but cause it has sich a homely atmosphere I have extend for more, this place is very nice, great people and very close city center, shop and activity. people very friendly also the staff. great panorama of Lake and Montains :).

Thank celinealice2017
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed at hippos for 2 nights because the top 10 holiday park was full in popular Queenstown. If not we wouldn't have stayed here not even 1 night. The hippy owner charged us 50$ for our campervan per night just to stand on the steep parking spot in front of the hostel and to use their very basic facilities....

2Thank Dries D
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Views are awesome, place is homely and people is very nice, ask Mark one of the managers to show you all the best wine spots in Queenstown or what ever you need and he will definitely help you. As for the other manager, I try to reach him twice and never appear:( He has poor communication skills and I think...

Thank carolina m
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2017

A great place to stay at a great price. The hostel is situated on a hill, so the view of the lake and mountains is truly exceptional. When you wake up to it, you really do feel like you're in paradise. That is a feeling you don't get in other hostels I've stayed at in Queenstown. The manager is very...

Thank ChrisLWH
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Views from this hostel are amazing. Do note you have to walk up a very steep hill to get there from the centre - fine if you're fit enough! Parking is free but limited. Staff friendly. Room was basic and clean. Bathroom soap was disgusting and separated, plus there were hundreds of dead flies on the ceiling. Lounge and kitchen...

Thank EE15
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I don't usually stay in hostels and was a bit apprehensive about this one after seeing other reviews. We had a private room which was in a separate part to the dorms. Was a really good location as there were only two other private rooms in this part of the hostel,so very quiet. Presumably, the noise that other reviews refer...

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We checked in with friendly and helpful staff, but were only there for several hours before we were searching for other accomodation (but unfortunately everything else was full because of the peak season) so we had to stay 4 of our planned 5 nights. The lodge is two old houses repurposed into a hostel, and it does have a haphazard...

Thank Skyetikei
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed there for 4 night, and the only good thing there was the from the reception (Mark if i'm not mistaken). The room we got was also nice. The kitchen was dirty, the lounge was dirty, the rest of the staff were unfriendly and just ignored us. didn't want to spend a minute in there, and we also ate...

Thank 37halel
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The location was great with everything in Queenstown in walking distance. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The bathroom was a little smelly. Otherwise, this lodge was one of our better experiences during our trip in NZ and I would recommend it.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hidden away on Queenstown hill our elevated site offers stunning lake and mountain views over Queenstown- and just minutes away from town, bars and food! Our backpacker hostel caters for travellers looking for a relaxing experience. We are the warmest, cosiest and friendliest hostel around. Comfy beds are made up with fresh linen in centrally heated rooms to keep you toasty. Facilities include an outside barbeque area, 24hr internet, cheap wireless (FREE wifi voucher upon checkin), dvds, and coin-op laundry. Tramping? Use our secure storage area for your excess stuff. Winter sports? Use our locked drying room for your gear and our centrally heated rooms to warm your toes after a day off piste! Enjoy making new friends over a hot cup of free tea or coffee. We are family friendly! We are Queenstown's best kept secret! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Address: 4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: ₹ 1,567 - ₹ 4,423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“Top house has Amazing Sunsets views and balcony”
 of 5 bubbles celinealice2017, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“get the ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles susiec20, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 35arnaudk, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“the view on the second floor is amazing and the rooms are quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 875christianf, 4 Jul 2015 | Read review
“White house with the double rooms was great.”
 of 5 bubbles coolcatstravel, 1 Feb 2015 | Read review
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