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Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This was the best hostel I stayed at in NZ. We booked a private double and it was fantastic - spacious room with a large balcony. Our friend said the dorms were really good too. The hostel offers free unlimited wifi (unusual in NZ) which worked really well. There are three different kitchens to choose from and multiple bathrooms. Location...

1Thank NinaL331
Blacksburg, Virginia
Reviewed 20 April 2017

I really liked staying here, the staff were really friendly and helpful, the common area was always full of fun people to hang out with and the place was neat and clean. I wish I could stay longer but they are always full, so book in advance!

1Thank qspaghetti
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I love the Flaming Kiwi! I will be recommending it to all of my friends in the future. It is so clean, the beds are comfortable, there are 3 kitchens and a really nice living area, and there is free unlimited wifi. The most incredible part to me: every bed has 2 outlets, 2 USB ports, and a small lamp...

1Thank meganfantes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is in my opinion a quite good hostel. It's a bit a older accomodation, but you can barrow cool stuff just for free. Furthermore, if you have got your own car, you could park it here free. Dorms are good to sleep where everyone could charge their phone easily.

1Thank Jeroen P
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I spent a couple nights in a mixed 8 bed room with an ensuite bathroom. The room and bathroom were clean and well maintained. The wifi was some of the fastest I experienced in New Zealand. And it's free & unlimited. The location was about a 5 min walk from the city center, and since Queenstown is small that means...

1Thank asbhat
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I have been in the 'Flaming Kiwi' for seven nights and later another night and it is the best Hostel I have stayed in New Zealand my entire trip! Everything is clean, spacious rooms, friendly and open staff, very good location and free stuff! I really enjoyed my stay there, probably also because I met nice people there. One of...

1Thank MichaelDeters
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The hostel is located an easy walk out of town meaning that it is a little quieter but still totally accessible. We had a private room which was clean. Felt a little self-conscious to get to the bathrooms and showers as these were accessed through the communal area and kitchen. One bathroom also houses the laundry facilities. The dryer was...

1Thank Rachel K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The Flaming Kiwi is by far my absolute favourite hostel in New Zealand! I've travelled the country for a good few months and no where else was as amazing! Great facilities; all cleaned twice a day so super spotless and loads of free stuff like wifi, bikes, frisbees :) really friendly and homely so felt welcomed straight away and the...

1Thank megan12294
Ubud, Indonesia
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A fantastic hostel - I stayed there on two separate occasions, second time was because the first time was soooo good. The staff are excellent - very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful throughout the stay - thank you belinda and andre. The place is extremely clean and has good kitchens - a big plus for the hostel - thanks to all...

3Thank lucyaddison87
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I had a really great stay at Flaming Kiwi, I was only there for 2 nights but felt quite at home by the end of my stay! The staff were super friendly and gave me fantastic advice on Queenstown must do's & local restaurants. Can't fault cleanliness at all, they have managed to keep it perfectly clean and tidy, but...

2Thank Sarah R

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Address: 39 Robins Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $27 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Flaming Kiwi Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Comfortable beds, great atmosphere”
qspaghetti, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Communal rooms are "ensuite," so don't worry, no need to walk the halls in a towel”
meganfantes, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 3 is a ensuite, and it's a really cool room!”
liatamir14, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lovely places to hang out and chill upstairs in the living room”
sburgess4, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Best for Solo travellers”
Aan1310, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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