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4.2 out of 5

"Great location and very friendly staff. I have stayed there for 5 nights. I had private king room with the bathroom and the balcony. Room and bathroom ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers puts you in the heart of Queenstown, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens.

All 78 rooms feature WiFi and hairdryers.

This ski hostel offers a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff. Other amenities include a sauna, WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Queenstown hostel include Skyline Gondola and Shotover Jet.

Combi/Twin Bunk Interior Room (Does Not Have Balcony)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$90* Per night/room 12 Oct. - 13 Oct.

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (6 Beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (4 Beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (6 Beds)

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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers ratings based on 107 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Everyone (81) Couples (20) Students (1) Family (5)
4 out of 5
Really impressed with the King Room with en-suite on the third floor. Like a hotel room. The only downside was the noise from the nightclubs in the alley below. Especially loud on a Friday night.

Posted by on 17 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5
Had a private double room, with en suite - so not typical hostel experience. Very nice room and facilities - basic, but good clean "motel" quality. Good view from upper floor and balcony. Nice and central in Queenstown. But expensive (paying for the location, of course).

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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5 out of 5
It was close to everything that we wanted to do. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 1 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 May 2019 by Nomads Crew

Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again in the future

4 out of 5
Noise from external / patrons on balcony's late at night

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
Not really much to say as we missed out pre paid nights stay here after being stuck by flooding on a track. We booked and paid for another night but staff couldn’t seem to care less about our situation.

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
Good location, close to shops and restaurants. The property is in good condition. Has everything a motel would have in a private room. However we had to basically shout at staff when checking in the music was so loud repeating ourselves three times. The room was so small there was nowhere to put bags other than beside the bed and the hot water ran out in the shower. There were only 3 tv channels to choose from as the others didn’t work. Quite disappointing for $150 a night.

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
Close to the lake Would prefer to have control over the controls of the air con units Rooms walls and furniture looking tatty needs updating toilet was broken reported it and no one came

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from Brisbane on 14 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely hotel in centre of town. A flat walk to everything. Lovely view from balcony.

Posted by , from Gold coast, au on 28 Jan. 2019

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About the Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Location 5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, 9300

Property Features

As a guest of Nomads Queenstown Backpackers, you'll find a sauna, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Nomads Queenstown Backpackers also features ski equipment storage, coffee/tea in common area, and a fireplace in the lobby. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Queenstown hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 78 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 2009
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (7.6 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers offers 78 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a hairdryer and blackout curtains. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge.

  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 7 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled time 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Nearby parking fee: NZD 4 per hour

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Nomads Queenstown Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.