Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Rental with Free Wi-Fi

3 stars

4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown

+64 3442 5785

based on 215 reviews

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About Hippo Lodge Backpackers, Queenstown

Value for money
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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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Computer use available
  • Skiing
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans


  • Window
  • Lake view
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Mountain view
  • Ski storage
  • Storage available


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Garden

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Skiing

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shared kitchen
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Laundry facilities


  • Socket near the bed


  • Computer use available

Places of interest near Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Attractions in Queenstown, New Zealand curated by momondo

Hippo Lodge Backpackers location: 4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown

Top landmarks

Ivan Clarke Gallery0.2 mi
Skycity Queenstown Casino0.3 mi
Queenstown Beach0.4 mi
Kiwi and Birdlife Park0.4 mi
Lasseters Wharf Casino0.4 mi
Queenstown Gardens0.7 mi
Chard Farm10.7 mi
Skippers Canyon3.5 mi
Queenstown Event Centre3.6 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Madam Woo - Queenstown0.3 mi
Threesixty Restaurant and Bar - Crowne Plaza Queenstown0.5 mi
QT Queenstown - Bazaar0.7 mi

Hippo Lodge Backpackers Reviews

GoodBased on 215 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Great staff and wifi. (in 40 reviews)
  • Nice warm cozy room! (in 37 reviews)
  • Great staff and amazing views. (in 33 reviews)
Cons -
  • And definitely not enough parking. (in 14 reviews)
  • Bathroom had a strong musty/mildew smell along with the bedroom. (in 5 reviews)
  • Steep walk up from town. (in 4 reviews)

Hippo Lodge Backpackers room booking info

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Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Hippo Lodge Backpackers compare to other 3 star hotels in Queenstown?

    Hippo Lodge Backpackers is $303 cheaper than the average 3 star hotel in Queenstown. You can usually find a nightly rate of $29 when staying at Hippo Lodge Backpackers.

  • How far is Hippo Lodge Backpackers from Queenstown Intl?

    Drive distance from Queenstown Intl to Hippo Lodge Backpackers and vice versa is 3.8 mi and the overall drive time is about 11min. Driving time can vary based on the time of day and traffic.

  • What is the best way to get to Hippo Lodge Backpackers from Queenstown Intl?

    Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to Hippo Lodge Backpackers. The nearest airport to the hotel is Queenstown Intl.

  • Does Hippo Lodge Backpackers have a pool?

    Unfortunately, our data does not specify if there is a pool at Hippo Lodge Backpackers. We would recommend calling the hotel’s front desk to confirm. The phone number for Hippo Lodge Backpackers is +64 3442 5785.

  • How close is Hippo Lodge Backpackers to Queenstown city center?

    When staying at Hippo Lodge Backpackers there is just 0.2 mi between you and Queenstown city center. While making your way to the center of Queenstown, you should plan to visit Queenstown Event Centre, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • What is the phone number for Hippo Lodge Backpackers?

    You can reach the main line at +64 3442 5785.

  • Does Hippo Lodge Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Hippo Lodge Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Hippo Lodge Backpackers?

    10:00 AM is the check-out time at Hippo Lodge Backpackers. Late check-out may be available at the hotel's discretion.

  • How much is a room at Hippo Lodge Backpackers?

    Depending on the room type you prefer and your travel dates, the cost will differ. Average price per night at Hippo Lodge Backpackers, Queenstown is $101, but you may find great deals as low as $27. You can find rates for your trip in the form above.

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