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Warrandyte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After spending a week doing a solo hike in the Mt Aspiring National Park, it was fantastic to spend 2 relaxing nights at Hippo Lodge Backpackers. I booked a private room which was located in the upper building of the complex. While the room was small, it was certainly clean and comfortable and had everything needed for my stay. The... More 

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spread over 3 buildings each further up the stair strewn hill than the last Hippo lodge is a delight. After your climb up the steep hill from central town you will be rewarded with stunning Vistas of the hills and lake around Queenstown. This alone makes it worthwile. Add to this fabulous staff like Shana (sp?) who was working on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff and backpackers who can give you guides on fantastic to do activities in Queenstown, clean and comfortable kitchen, living room, restrooms and bedrooms with complete facilities such as laundry service and dryer service. Located on Anderson height, great view over the lake and Queenstown Gondola as well!

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Amazing place, in center of the city. Recommend it. 😉 Book for 2 months. Excellent place. Nice folks and very good laundry, cheap. The view for city is unbelievable. Have a little stairs, no big problems ;) The internet only 300mb / day. If you need use more you pay for it.

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Thank Giuliano S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

i stayed at the hippo lodge for my winter trip. finding the place was no issue, for it's at the heart of queenstown. the lounge area and the kitchen are open 24 hours, so i had no problem fixing something up late at night

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We booked online but there was no indication that double room was located right next to living room and kitchen... Not a good place to be if you want to sleep. Little consideration from manager and kept up by drunk folks. Not recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great place to stay in Queenstown for few days or few weeks. They clean two times per day. It's very cosy with some couch and TV, it's like you have your own flat. The personnel is very nice. So come here.

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

Thank you for staying Arnaud! Kind regards Colin - Hippo Lodge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Not the classic crowded, dirty and noisy hostel! It's instead quite small, clean and nice, very relaxed and friendly atmosphere, great and helpful staff! Few lodges with no more than 15 ppl per lodge with own toilets, showers and kitchen. Very good if u want to chill out and socialize. I never had to "cue" for showers or use the... More 

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

We are happy you had a good time. Thanks kind regards Colin- Hippo Lodge More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I booked a single room (room 6)and normally if you book a single you want some privacy and at least quiet time during the night. Forget all that here. The kitchen is next to this room and on the other side the toilet. People coming and going all night long and you can hear everything. They have big signs all... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Hippo is a nice hostel out of the hustle and bustle of the town center while still being only a few minutes away. It's clean, well maintained and has a great view. It's has 2 washers and dryers for 3 & 4 dollars respectively. My only issue was the pathway to the top building smelling quite strongly of diesel fuel.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hidden away on Queenstown hill our elevated site offers stunning lake and mountain views over Queenstown- and just minutes away from town, bars and food! Our backpacker hostel caters for travellers looking for a relaxing experience. We are the warmest, cosiest and friendliest hostel around. Comfy beds are made up with fresh linen in centrally heated rooms to keep you toasty. Facilities include an outside barbeque area, 24hr internet, cheap wireless (FREE wifi voucher upon checkin), dvds, and coin-op laundry. Tramping? Use our secure storage area for your excess stuff. Winter sports? Use our locked drying room for your gear and our centrally heated rooms to warm your toes after a day off piste! Enjoy making new friends over a hot cup of free tea or coffee. We are family friendly! We are Queenstown's best kept secret! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Address: 4 Anderson Heights, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Hippo Lodge Backpackers Hotel Queenstown
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