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Hippo Lodge Backpackers

4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Beside the friendly staff this hostel is not very clean. The kitchen utinsels are not clean, and the room is full of dust. They say that it is a cosy hostel, but it's not. We slept in -what it felt was - a garage and for that money we think it is very expansive.

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

Thank you for submitting your review of Hippo Lodge. I regret to hear that we were not up to your standards. There is a great deal of renovations happening here at the moment with upgrading our facilities including the kitchen areas. I can only imagine this is why there was dust, which you spoke of, and I apologise for this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Hippo lodge got the best view to offer at queenstown! The staffs is super friendly even tho we came kinda late due to no vacancy ard queenstown! I guess it's blessing in disguise we found hippo lodge! All I can say is friendly staffs, best room for the lodge, cleanliness top notch & best view of queenstown! You guys should... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We arrived at this hostel with a warm friendly greeting, even booking this hostel on the phone was easy and friendly. The room was very spacious and we had our own private bathroom- a bit of a walk from town up a hill however it was very quiet which was great! We were put in a private quarters where 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had a relatively spacious room and it didn't get too loud. The kitchen and living area were fairly sizeable, so even with lots of people cooking at once there was space to move around. The lounge had a great view! The staff was very friendly and held our reservation even though we were a day late due to flight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed in the White House for 2 nights. Very clean and quiet with great facilities. The accommodation represents great value with views you might expect in an expensive hotel. Our only gripe was the wi fi. Add $5 onto the initial charge and provide a decent amount of downloads into the price and you'll be on a winner

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

Hi FlashPacker1964, Thanks for the kind review! The "white house" does have amazing views from the lounge. I think it's great value for money- especially in Queenstown. Thanks for the recommendation about the wifi, but we have a purpose to our limited free daily wifi voucher. We don't want our guests to just look at the view of Queenstown. We... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Like the review from Eva F, we stayed 2 nights and also in room 10 and 12 ! The ensuite room was $90 and the double $80. No need really to pay for an ensuite as you only share the bathroom with another bedroom. The view from the lounge was good. The location was 5/10min walk from town. Practical. Free... More 

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

Hi d-douze, Thanks for the review! You made some great points. I like that we are practical too :) Regarding the Facebook reviews, we are trying to get an internet presence. The free wifi voucher is incentive to leave a review- any kind, good, bad, neutral- even just a hello! We don't read the reviews either before we give the... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good size rooms, nice views and away from the busy downtown area. Actually really quite a bit down to town - steep road but gets the elevation over with quickly and the height allows for some great views. Not a nice walk up with a heavy backpack or two! Staff are really helpful and polite.

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

Hi Miloman 1, Thanks for the kind review! You mentioned a couple of our great selling points, thanks :) We are definitely away from the craziness of town. And we have gorgeous views of Queenstown and the mountains. You did mention the BIG hill and you're right, we are located one block up from the town level. However, certain things... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This place is up a steep hill but that gives it an amazing view. It's close to everything you need and easy to find (i arrived on foot in the dark and have a terrible sense of direction and still found it!) The staff were really helpful and friendly. The only down side is that it can be noisy -... More 

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

Hi Gayle, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Yes, the hill is a mission, but like you said, it gives an amazing view. It's great that we are just a 5 min walk to town, bars and supermarkets but just outside the hustle, bustle and noise of Queenstown Central. i agree, sometimes, depending on which unit... More 

Valencia, Spain
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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed at 2 different double rooms in the White house. Lovely views from the lounge, kitchen and balcony. Quiet and clean since you only share with 3 rooms. Room 12 was awesome. Great bed and spacious. Room 10 was ensuite (really not necessary) and bed was smaller and soggy and didnot have view. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed in the 'White House', which has the bigger double rooms upstairs, for three nights. We stayed during shoulder season, when everything was kind of winding down, so we got a free upgrade to these rooms. Reception was super friendly and didn't mind that I had to come in three times to get change for the laundry and purchase... More 

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

Hi Michelle, Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor! It is true, the White House is a really nice unit ... almost "Presidential" ha ha. We recommend the White House for those wanting a budget price point, but don't want to be surrounded by tons of people. It is a bit more expensive than our "backpacker... More 

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Address: 4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Number of rooms: 13
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