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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great place to stay in Queenstown for few days or few weeks. They clean two times per day. It's very cosy with some couch and TV, it's like you have your own flat. The personnel is very nice. So come here.

Thank Arnaud K
HippoLodge, Manager at Hippo Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for staying Arnaud! Kind regards Colin - Hippo Lodge

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Not the classic crowded, dirty and noisy hostel! It's instead quite small, clean and nice, very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great and helpful staff! Few lodges with no more than 15 ppl per lodge with own toilets, showers and kitchen. Very good if u want to chill out and socialize. I never had to "cue" for showers or use the...

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HippoLodge, Manager at Hippo Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

We are happy you had a good time. Thanks kind regards Colin- Hippo Lodge

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I booked a single room (room 6)and normally if you book a single you want some privacy and at least quiet time during the night. Forget all that here. The kitchen is next to this room and on the other side the toilet. People coming and going all night long and you can hear everything. They have big signs all...

3Thank Copenhagen041
Markham, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Hippo is a nice hostel out of the hustle and bustle of the town center while still being only a few minutes away. It's clean, well maintained and has a great view. It's has 2 washers and dryers for 3 & 4 dollars respectively. My only issue was the pathway to the top building smelling quite strongly of diesel fuel....

Thank RawrrItsssAlexx
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

First off, this had one of the best views I've ever had from a hostel. Great vantage point high on a hill. It's far enough from town centre to stay quiet, but close enough to be there in a few minutes. I quite like that. It's not a party hostel, and unlike most places, they really enforce that. I mean...

Thank GoosefaceKillah
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Rooms were good an clean as where the showers however the Internet was limited and was up a steep hill the kitchen was small and no lockers in the rooms lost 2 shampoos and shower gels whilst I was there

Thank Ste D
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We got a private room in the whitehouse for two nights, which had a double bed and a set of bunks. There was one bathroom and an extra toilet between three of these rooms, but we never had issues with having to wait. The kitchen facilities were good too. Stephen in reception was really friendly and helpful and gave us...

Thank Kaitlin P
Berkley, Michigan
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Yes, the reviews are correct, the views are stunning up here! I had room 5, which is a 3 bed share and it had the best view in the place. My bed was soft and comfy, though the pillow needed improvement. Mickey at reception rocks and goes above and beyond to help you! I had the lower bunk and could...

Thank Sheri K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Thanks Hippo Lodge and in particular Robin. The location of this backpacker is fabulous - views are great and not far from town at alllllll, very short walk. Facilities were very clean and shower was excellent. Thank you thank you for last week. Chloe.

1Thank CMM0412
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stayed in the Hippo Lodge for 3 nights. + 5 min walk from the City Centre + Really nice reception guy + Spacious with a beautiful panorama + very clean + comfy beds + very warm + parking space available - internet is limited to 200MB. However the reception guy was okay with giving us a few free vouchers....

1Thank VanSmaak

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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: $32 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“get the ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles susiec20, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I don't knwo”
 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
“A bit of tough walk if you are with heavy luggage from town centre to the hostel, but the room and environment are quiet and comfortable. I stayed in a room that is upstairs and have a good view of the town.”
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 of 5 bubbles SiuLam_Chan, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
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