We stayed at Alpine Lodge for about a month as we were settling into town for the winter season. Have to admit that staying in a dorm for almost 5 weeks isn´t the greatest thing in any hostel, but it also could have been better... ok, the tv-room is very comfy and awesome, the woodburner cozy and warm and the size of the hostel is very nice (not too big). There is not the usual Queenstown-partycrowd and it´s situated close to (but not IN) town!
Why does this hostel only get 3 stars? Well, the whole place looks a bit run down, the owner (who´s by the way a seemingly nice but in reality very grumpy guy) doesn´t seem to invest much into the place, as you can see in the kitchen! Oh, one more upside: Free, unlimited Internet... that will get us to almost 4 stars ;)