Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Our iconic Queenstown backpackers hostel is a small and pleasant group of buildings 5 minutes walk from town with spectacular lake views. Join us for your grand adventure abroad to enjoy the comforts of home. We offer free Wi-Fi, tea, and coffee.


Per night
$28.00 - $98.00
TripAdvisor traveler rating
Based on 124 reviews


There are 3 houses that make up Hippo Lodge: The Top House, Bottom House and White House.

The Top House has the best view but there are a few steps to the front door. Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, a large dining and lounge area and laundry facilities.

The Bottom house is easy to access and houses the larger dorm rooms and a double room. It has a large bathroom with showers and toilets, a lounge and fully equipped kitchen.

The White House is the most spacious, with two deluxe double rooms and an ensuited double room. The ensuited room has its own bathroom and the two deluxe doubles share a bathroom and 2 toilets. All three rooms share a lounge and kitchen. Come see the view of Lake Wakatipu and Walter Peak!

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Physical address

4 Anderson Heights, Central Queenstown, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $28.00 - $98.00
Further pricing information:
Free Limited Wi-Fi, with Unlimited Wi-Fi given if you book activities through Hippo (nearly all available including bungee, skydive, rafting, etc).
Cancellation policy:
All confirmed bookings must be modified or cancelled at least 2 full days before the booking date (a booking on the 23rd is non-refundable by the 21st).

Facilities and Features

  • BBQ Facility
  • Laundry
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
Proximity to town:
5 Minutes Walk
Number of rooms:

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Opening times

Business hours:
8:30am to 8:00pm in Summer, til 6:00pm in Winter
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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