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4.2 out of 5

"Good value for money Could have a chair in the room Is probably the only criticism " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 21 Dec 2020

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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 Skyline Gondola. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

All 78 rooms feature hair dryers.

This hostel has free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include a sauna, laundry facilities, and ski storage. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Queenstown hostel, you'll be 16.2 km (10 mi) from Coronet Peak Ski Area and 23.7 km (14.7 mi) from The Remarkables Ski Area.

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

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$35* Per night/room 2 Feb. - 3 Feb.

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Beds)

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

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (6 Beds)

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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)

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

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers ratings based on 113 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 (84) Couples (22) Students (1) Family (6)
5 out of 5
Good value for money Could have a chair in the room Is probably the only criticism

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Dec. 2020 by Reception

Thank you for the review Tony. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and have taken your feed back on board. Safe onward travels and we hope to have you back in the future.

5 out of 5
This is fantastic, a location close to everything and the staff are brilliant and helpful. It's atmosphere is cozy and warm, everyone is friendly. It really is a brilliant place to stay. Highly recommended, you can go on your own and be playing piano, or sitting on the couches, it's spacious. The kitchens large, with plenty of space, large tables to eat on, and it's clean. The balcony over looks the nice bars.. it's great for a trip to Queenstown without paying the big bucks.

Posted by , from Auckland on 23 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Sep. 2020 by Nomads

Hi There Angie, What a fantastic review, thank you very much for sharing the love. We pride ourselves on having such a helpful team and amazing guests like you! We hope to see you back staying with us :) Thanks, Nomads

4 out of 5
Easy check in process. Room was very cold when we arrived and we had to go to reception to get them to turn on the heat pump power. The bed was very comfy and we slept well considering we were surrounded by bars. One negative was that there were no towels in the room.

Posted by on 3 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Jun. 2020 by Nomads Crew

Hi there, Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate the review as this gives us the best chance of making the hostel better for guests. We do offer towel rental down at reception for everyone. Once again thank you for your review Nomads Team

3 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Mar. 2020

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1 out of 5
Charged for three days when we had already paid for two via wotif. Probably a fault with Wotif. We have credit card details for this. Rip Off!

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
I liked the overall property. Didn’t like needing an app or really long password to open my door.

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Oct. 2019 by jack

Hello there, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently moved to a greener option rather than having key cards. We hope to see you back staying with us in the future

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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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Oct. 2019 by jack

Thanks for your awesome review. We are sorry you may have had a little bit of noise from the bar below. The next time you stay with us, please let us know and we can try and accommodate a quieter room. See you next time :)

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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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/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. WiFi is free in public spaces. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Nomads Queenstown Backpackers also features ski storage, a fireplace in the lobby, and laundry facilities. 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
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


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

Room Amenities

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers offers 78 accommodations with hair dryers and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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 onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: NZD 24 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: NZD 15
  • 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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  • Backpackers Queenstown
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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

This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

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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.