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Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
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Poznan, Poland
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“A lot of young people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Flaming Kiwi was one of the two places with good price and good quality that we considered. Hostel offers a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Communal kitchens are full of life and there is all time someone to talk to (kitchens are well equipped). We slept in a cabin outside the main building. Wi-fi signal is weak there. To enter the main building to the kitchen you need to enter the code on the door - it's a bit annoying. The location is very good, it's easy to get there by car, and it is just a short walk to city center. Parking is limited and with steep entry. Overall I would recommend.

Room Tip: Rooms are much better than the cabins.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

It is very near the Skyline Gondola and located in a quiet area of Queenstown, but close enough to the happening part of town (only 5 minutes walk). Free unlimited Wifi was a bonus too! Would recommend staying in this place if you are looking for a budget accommodation close to Queenstown.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Stayed here in Aug for 16 nights in an inside double room. Arrival and check in was friendly and hassle free. Room was on the bottom level so we had a kitchen to share with only 3 other rooms and the cabins outside, the bed was pretty noisy on the frame and. Two bathrooms and laundry facilities were also on our level which was handy all the time. Rooms came with linen and towels, hot water bottles (cute) and adjustable rooms heaters, we were also told on arrival to yell out when we wanted our linen changed which was great. Staff and working holidayers were always friendly and consistently tidying up the place. Favourite parts of this stay were the free wi-fi, available car parks, bike hire, free local calls to land lines internationally, and they have frizbees too so no walking the streets to buy one before frizbee golf, heated lights in the bathrooms are a treat also. Never used the spa because it's outside and too cold most of the time but others seemed to enjoy it. Cleanliness at a backpackers can vary from which guests are there at the time but we were pretty lucky on most occasions, if not it was always cleaned soon after. Plenty of room to store food in the fridges or freezers, lots of cutlery, kicthen utensils etc to go around.
All in all we had a great time and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, we would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: Would prefer to chose an inside room as the cabins are seperate from the building so you need to go...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Great place to stay. If you want a place close to town but not right in the hustle and bustle, this is the place. Lockers in your room(with power points in them for extra security), storage room, great clean kitchens. It has a very homely feel to it, unlike some other backpackers that just feel like lifeless apartments. Kent and the crew running the place are very friendly and welcoming to any needs. It's definitely worth the walk, plus it has heaps of perks, spa pool and a big attraction, free unlimited internet. If you are coming to Queenstown don't look past The Flaming Kiwi, you won't regret your stay here.

Room Tip: Any room is great, I stayed in room 5 and had a great time for my entire stay.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

Such a great hostel! It was the little things that made it exceptional, like having heated lights in the bathrooms (great after a shower) and lockers with plugs to charge electronics. The staff were amazing and went out of their way to make everyone's stay great! They even made the effort to remember guests by name, something I have never had happen at any other hostel, and it made me feel like I was among friends. The atmosphere was great and it was a fun place to meet people and the perfect home base to explore Queenstown and all it has to offer. My only regret at staying at this hostel was that my schedule dictated that I couldn't stay longer.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

The room was shocking it was located out side the main building. It was so cold when we arrived the windows were open and there was only 1 blanket that was very thin. we hardly slept due to the cold and the noise, it was like we were sharing a room with the people next door i could hear them clearly when they were talking. The staff were friendly and the wifi was free but apart from that one of the worst hostels i stayed at in my 2 week holiday.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Queenstown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Stayed here for 4 weeks but i was only planning to stay for a couple a days. So that should say a lot.

Staff is really friendly and laid back makes you feel like a familymember.
Accomodation itself is perfect everthing is very clean and the bathrooms are just like new, their are a lot of little extras like spa pool, free bicycle rent and free internet that makes it even more perfect.

The hostel/backpackers is located in a really good place, not far from town and supermarket. I would recommended to everyone!

Overall it was an amazing time really had troubles leaving the place.

Dutch Mike

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Address: 39 Robins Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Ranked #6 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
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Hotel Class:4 star — Flaming Kiwi Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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