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Hippo Lodge Backpackers

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We stayed in one of the double, non-ensuite rooms, and it was great. One floor of the house just has three rooms on it, one with an en-suite, so you only share a bathroom with one other double room, and a kitchen between three rooms. The kitchen was well-equipped and clean, and the bathroom was clean too. Nice big queen...

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

Hi Grace, First off, thanks for staying with us at Hippo Lodge. AND thanks so much for the lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!! We truly care about the comfort of our guests. Cleanliness is a big part of being comfortable so it is important to us. If you come back to Queenstown, let us know! We'd...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 17, 2013

The room was acceptable, but the toilet/shower did not look too clean. Plus there was only one of each, so had to queue. The kitchen has a really strange smell and the TV is in there, so if your room is around that area, you won't get much sleep. It is very noisy, which obviously is dependent on who stays...

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

Hello and thank you for your comments. In regards to cleaning, our cleaners’ work is checked daily to ensure that it is done to our high standards. I have not noticed any strange smells in the kitchen, but our rubbish bins are emptied daily and must have taken care of what you smelled. We want our guests to be happy...

Surfers Paradise, Australia
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Hippo lodge has a great view over Queenstown but as other reviews have mentioned this means a bit of a steep climb up from the bottom and then a number of stairs to the dorms. The hostel itself was okay nothing fantastic to rave about and it appears that there are quite a few long term residents in the hostel....

Thank SunTan12
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed December 2, 2012

The friendly staff gave me some great tips for places to eat and check out around town. The location was good (if you don't mind a bit of a steep walk) and the view was great. Decent price and the room was nice. So, despite the fire alarm going off a couple of times at inopportune times (read very early...

Thank AlexisMorand
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed September 9, 2012

I first stopped in looking for a hostel around town and came right back to this one. Stayed 2 nights in a dorm and we had the place almost to ourselves! Great views, very spacious dorm rooms, great kitchen/lounge area. Riley was really welcoming and helpful which made our stay that much better! Only downside is that it was always...

1Thank Tracy C
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed August 22, 2012

I loved this backpackers in Queenstown. The climb was worth every step for the absolutely fantastic views. On check in the guy on reception was really helpful and had a lots of ideas on stuff to do. Hippo offers you 50MB free WIFI with EVERY activity. I wasn't quite sure what a MB was but it works out at about...

Thank allagoo
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed July 23, 2012

Okay price and large private room but shower had long black hair all over it when we arrived. Really grossed us out. Complete kitchenette in our room saved us a ton of money on food. But the guy at the reception was totally trying to sell us on stupid activities, promising us if we booked with them they could give...

1Thank Customer931
makutamonster, Manager at Hippo Lodge Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for leaving a review about us. There is always room for improvement and we take your opinions and experiences seriously. First off, I am really sorry about the black hair in the shower. We pride ourselves at Hippo Lodge at being a clean hostel. We like to take on Cleaners who have pride in their work...

Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed July 9, 2012

It was a bit of a hill to climb to Hippo, but worth every step. Very cozy little backpacker place with friendly staff, good lounge, clean kitchen and nice balcony for a dinner or have a drink. And nice hostel dog hanging around too! Unbeatable view over the but only few minutes walk to centre. Hippo was all good.

Thank TomiFin
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed May 29, 2012

I stayed at the Hippo Lodge for 2 weeks. For me it was the ideal place...very affordable with an excellent location, clean, great view, comfortable, and really friendly helpful staff. Thanks for a great stay! -Dan V. USA

1Thank Daniel V
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed March 8, 2012

I would definetly recommend this place for anyone looking for a quiet place to rest your head in Queenstown. I made some very good friends and travel buddies here. The staff and cleaners working at the time I was there were extremely friendly and very helpful. It may be a bit of a hill to climb to get there, but...

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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
Price Range: $24 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“the view on the second floor is amazing and the rooms are quiet”
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“White house with the double rooms was great.”
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