We stayed at Hippo Lodge for 2 nights in December. The room and bathroom was standard but nice and clean, the kitchen was nice. There was a lovely view over Queenstown from the dinning area/sofas!
Like most places in Queenstown, it was up a big hill! However the location was actually really good as it was only a 5 min walk into town.Everything in Queenstown is pretty close together so no need to drive at all, which was nice.
The staff were very nice and chatty and gave good information about the area and activities. However be warned, it is not a nice 30 min walk up that hill like we were told. We decided to walk up rather than take the lift and it took us nearly an hour and I was wearing flip flops, which were not really suitable.
Hippo lodge had a nice location and was reasonably priced so as long as you are not too worried about having a really nice room and bathroom then I would recommend staying here.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hippo Lodge Backpackers Hotel Queenstown