Stayed at Hippo Lodge for 5 nights recently and really liked it.
It is a bit if a trek up the hill to get to it but well worth the effort.
Arranged as a number of buidlings over different levels, it offers great views over the lake and surrounding countryside.
I stayed in the "top house" which has about 5 rooms over 2 levels - toilets and showers on both levels. Big lounge dinner with picture windows over town.
It is nice and quiet and removed from the hustle and bustle of town below whilst only being a 5 minute walk away.
One of the best hostels I have stayed in during my NZ trip!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hippo Lodge Backpackers Hotel Queenstown