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Hippo Lodge Backpackers

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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2 reviews
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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Warrandyte, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2016

After spending a week doing a solo hike in the Mt Aspiring National Park, it was fantastic to spend 2 relaxing nights at Hippo Lodge Backpackers. I booked a private room which was located in the upper building of the complex. While the room was small, it was certainly clean and comfortable and had everything needed for my stay. The...

2Thank richard3109
Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Spread over 3 buildings each further up the stair strewn hill than the last Hippo lodge is a delight. After your climb up the steep hill from central town you will be rewarded with stunning Vistas of the hills and lake around Queenstown. This alone makes it worthwile. Add to this fabulous staff like Shana (sp?) who was working on...

1Thank Rebecca2016
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff and backpackers who can give you guides on fantastic to do activities in Queenstown, clean and comfortable kitchen, living room, restrooms and bedrooms with complete facilities such as laundry service and dryer service. Located on Anderson height, great view over the lake and Queenstown Gondola as well!

Thank JebsenLee
Florianopolis, SC
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, in center of the city. Recommend it. 😉 Book for 2 months. Excellent place. Nice folks and very good laundry, cheap. The view for city is unbelievable. Have a little stairs, no big problems ;) The internet only 300mb / day. If you need use more you pay for it.

Thank Giuliano S
Reviewed 9 July 2016

i stayed at the hippo lodge for my winter trip. finding the place was no issue, for it's at the heart of queenstown. the lounge area and the kitchen are open 24 hours, so i had no problem fixing something up late at night

Thank Susie C
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We booked online but there was no indication that double room was located right next to living room and kitchen... Not a good place to be if you want to sleep. Little consideration from manager and kept up by drunk folks. Not recommended

Thank auspcr
Reviewed 16 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 3 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 10 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

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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: $33 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“the view on the second floor is amazing and the rooms are quiet”
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“White house with the double rooms was great.”
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