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Queenstown Backpackers

from $33 /night
Dorm Rooms, Private Rooms, Apartment
You are invited to stay at our upmarket backpackers in Queenstown; Haka Lodge! Opened just a few years ago, close to the CBD and kitted out with top of the line facilities, this lodge is an absolute stunner. We offer accommodation suitable for everybody from luxury bunks to private rooms. We believe in offering affordable accommodation that is premium and up-scale.

Premium Queenstown Backpackers

Featuring multiple kitchens, bathrooms, and lounges that are top of the line, you will feel like you are staying in luxury. We are just a street away from the main intersection in Queenstown (Shotover/Camp Street) and a short walk from the lake and the famous Fergburger! This means we are close to the action, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful at night! Our warm and friendly staff are ready to check you in today, and help you get the most out of your stay in Queenstown NZ.

Why Stay With Us

We provide quality Queenstown backpacker accommodation that focuses on putting our customers first! We feature multiple well equipped kitchens, numerous bathrooms, cosy lounges, outdoor chill-out areas, and more!

Our beds are super comfy; they have hotel quality mattresses and feature funky designs. Our bunk beds are top-of-the-line wooden bunks. No more squeaking as your bed buddy rolls over! They each have their own power outlet, reading light, lockable storage under the bed and a privacy curtain so that you can sit back and relax in your own private space!

Our private rooms feature their own flat screen TVs, quirky designs and matching chairs that you will sink into. We have the latest amenities so that you can get the most out of your stay; flat screen TVs, unlimited free wifi, free coffee & tea and so much more!

Amazing location – Just one street away from the main intersection (Shotover/Camp Street)

Amazing communal spaces – Top of the line kitchens, bathrooms, lounges, and bedrooms, all kitted out with great facilities for you to use!

Unlimited Free WiFi – While you browse the net, why not like Haka Lodge on Facebook?

Quirky Bunk Beds – Featuring privacy curtains, power points, a reading light & lockable storage.

Hotel Quality Mattresses – Who says cheap accommodation in Queenstown has to mean uncomfortable beds? We don’t! We have hotel-quality mattresses for a great nights sleep.

Eco-Friendly – We give all of our food waste to our hungry worms and they make some great compost for our garden! We recycle everything we can, with the help of our guests, and we try and discourage the use of single-use plastics. The water in our taps is great to drink, so no need to buy plastic bottles either!

Our office Hours – 8.00 am to 8.00 pm daily – late arrivals by prior arrangement – Check in time after 3.00 pm – Check out time 10.00 am. Please advise us of your arrival time prior to your stay at Haka Lodge.

Dorm Beds:


We guarantee that this will be the best dorm room that you will have ever stayed in! Our dorm rooms feature top-of-the-line bunk beds. These bunk beds are made of solid wood, meaning that won’t creek or squeak when climbing onto the top or rolling around while sleeping! They have expensive, quality mattresses so that you can get a good nights sleep, giving you the energy to go out and exploring the next day! Each bed has an accessible power socket, letting you use your laptop/phone/smart device without any worries. Need some light at night? No worries! Each of our bunk beds has a discreet night light. Need storage for your valuables? We got you covered! Each bed has lockable storage underneath it. Best of all, each bed has a privacy curtain.When you stay in our dorm rooms, you don’t just get a bed. You also get access to all of brand new, top-of-the-range facilities. We are a multi-storied building and have multiple kitchens, bathrooms and lounges for you to enjoy. Want to sit back, relax and watch a movie? We have a library of DVDs to choose from and NZ Freeview. We have free wifi for all of our guests so you can get back in touch with all of your friends and family. If you are looking for a fully-featured Queenstown hostel, you’ve found it!

Private Rooms: (Garden View/Mountain View with Shared Bathrooms)


Are you looking for a hotel quality room, but at a budget price? When you see our rooms, you’ll be shocked that you are staying in a hostel! Everything in our rooms screams quality. All rooms are fitted with hotel-quality beds, mattresses, duvets and sheets. Sit back and relax with our premium room furnishings. Sink into our comfy, stylish chairs while you watch your personal flat-screen TV that is fitted with a DVD player. Take advantage of our free wifi and stay connected to your friends and family back home. We love style and you will be sure to appreciate our quirky artwork and paintjobs. Each room is lockable, letting you store your luggage in peace and mind.When you stay with us, you get more than just a room. Take advantage of our high-quality, newly renovated facilities and rooms. Our shared bathrooms are kept shining clean and have brand new fittings. We have multiple kitchens that contain everything you need to get cooking. Kick back in our multiple lounges that have plenty of great kiwi artwork.

When you stay with us, you can feel good in knowing that you are staying with an eco-friendly lodge. We make sure to keep New Zealand clean and green; we make sure to recycle our rubbish and we make use of a clever compost system - Hungry Bin. We love our country and we love sharing it with our guests!

Private Apartment:


Looking for a bit more privacy and luxury when visiting Queenstown? Our one bedroom apartment sleeps 4 and is fully self-contained and includes a washer and dryer and kitchen with oven, microwave and all the cooking equipment you need. Beds consist of a queen size bed in the bedroom and two single beds in the lounge area. The lounge is large and spacious with a private balcony and mountain views, flat-screen and DVD player and a Heat Pump for heating and air conditioning. There is also FREE UNLIMITED WI-FI for all guests. The bathroom is fully equipped with a large shower.Our apartment is a fantastic place to base yourselves for your stay in Queenstown. If you are coming here to ski or snowboard, we have communal drying facilities downstairs. And our common areas are open for you to enjoy also and include a further 2 kitchens, lounge areas, large deck over-looking the Skyline Gondola and activity booking service at the front desk.

When you stay with us, you can feel good in knowing that you are staying with an eco-friendly lodge. We make sure to keep New Zealand clean and green; we make sure to recycle our rubbish and we make use of a clever compost system - Hungry Bin. We love our country and we love sharing it with our guests!

Check in starts at 3pm, and checkout is by 10am. If you would like to checkout a little later please let us know and we will see what we can do. If you would like to leave your bags with us before/after your stay please let us know, we are happy to help.
We only have a small carpark due to our central Queenstown location; parking spaces are therefore allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. However, there is also free on-street parking opposite the hostel on Malaghan Street, and outside the hostel from 4pm-10am. There is no charge for our carpark. Please come and talk to us if you have any problems finding a space when you arrive.
Yes! All of our lodges have slightly different facilities, however most of our amazing bunk beds have large under-bed storage lockers big enough to fit a large backpack or medium-sized suitcase. You must provide your own padlock (most lodges sell these) & all luggage is stored at the owner’s risk. All of our private rooms are accessed via key.
You are very welcome to bring alcohol that you have purchased and drink it in the common areas. We ask that you please don’t bring it into the bedrooms, and please be mindful of other guests during your stay.
Haka Hostel Queenstown has a strict no-smoking policy throughout the lodge. Please feel welcome to smoke outside, but we ask that you smoke away from the building to be considerate to other guests.
We require credit cards as a security measure. Please note, we will charge this if you fail to show up for your booking, if you leave without paying, you cause any damage or you cause the fire alarm to go off (it is a $1,500 fine!). Please be careful around heaters and take care when cooking.
  1. We require full payment upon check in. Credit card details are required to confirm a booking.
  2. A deposit is not required, except for bookings over $300, which will be charged the first night’s payment at time of booking. This is refundable for cancellations made 48 hours before arrival date.
  3. All prices quoted are per person, per night, unless otherwise stated.
  4. Double and twin rooms sleep two people, but may be booked for one person only. In this circumstance the room rate will apply.
  5. Prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars, are subject to change without notice, and all persons are obliged to pay the overnight price current at the time of reservation.
  6. Haka Lodge, its employees and contractors accept no responsibility for personal accidents, injury suffered or loss or damage to personal property while on hostel property. Travel Insurance is recommended.
  7. The minimum age of guests is 18 years old but the Hostel Managers may accept bookings for under 18’s at their discretion.
  8. Haka Lodge, Haka Lodge Managers and staff retain the right to refuse accommodation at any time.
  9. Should your plans change, please contact the hostel directly as soon as possible.
  10. Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
  11. Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in.
  12. Bookings made through a third-party booking site are subject to that site’s terms and conditions. Please be aware these may differ from ours.
  13. During special events, or for the duration of a special offer, different terms & conditions may apply.
  14. Haka Lodge Group are not responsible for any loss or damage to property during your stay with us. If you feel something of yours has been stolen, please report it to reception and we will take you through the necessary steps to report this to the authorities.
  15. If you are caught using or stealing any other guest’s property and/or food, you will be asked immediately to leave the premises and charges may be laid against you.
  16. All non-guest visitors to Haka Lodges must make themselves known and sign-in at reception on arrival.
  17. Non-guest visitors are NOT allowed on Haka Lodge premises between 8pm-8am. Non-guests found on the premises between these times will be served with a Trespassing Notice and reported to the authorities where appropriate.
  1. Check in time is 15:00. If you arrive early, we offer free luggage storage until your room is ready.
  2. Check out time is 10:00. If you fail to check out on time, you will be charged a $50 late check out fee to the credit card you checked in with.
  3. Valid ID will be required at check in. Passports, driving licenses or government issues ID will be accepted.
  4. Any voucher given when booking pre-paid accommodation (from iSite etc) must be presented at check in. Full payment will be required if you do not have a voucher.
  1. Amendments to the date of arrival cannot be made on the day of arrival and will be treated as a same day cancellation. This is regardless of the time of booking.
  1. We will take full payment for the first night of your booking & the rest of your reservation will be cancelled.
  1. For cancellations notified 48 hours or later – no charge.
  2. For cancellations within 48 hours – we will take payment for the first night of your stay.
  3. We will take full payment for the first night of your booking & the rest of your reservation will be cancelled.
  4. If you have booked through a third party site and wish to cancel, you must do so through that third party site. We cannot cancel third party bookings.
  1. If the number of people in one room exceeds the number of beds paid for, Haka Lodge reserve the right to request payment for the extra guests and a trespass notice may be issued for everyone involved. In this case, no refund will be given.
  2. Any damages to the room or Haka Lodge property will be charged to the credit card given on check in.
  3. We accept moderate, social alcohol consumption on Haka Lodge premises, but management reserve the right to ask overtly intoxicated guests to leave the premises and refuse them future accommodation where deemed appropriate.
  4. Alcohol may only be consumed in communal living areas, such the lounge, kitchen or outdoor deck area and we ask that most drinking be done before 10:30pm in respect of other guests.
  5. Drugs are not permitted on Haka Lodge premises.
  6. Guests who set the fire alarm off with excess use of aerosol, use of matches or smoking cigarettes, will be charged the full fire service call out fee of $1500.


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