Nestled between the lakefront and Shotover St, YHA Queenstown Central is right in the rapidly beating heart of this stunning resort town. The hostel is close to all pick up points for activities with bars, clubs, cafes and restaurants just a stone’s throw away.

All rooms include en-suites and TVs (with free movies) and some have their own private courtyard. The views from the comfortable upstairs lounge make for a most picturesque chill-out zone. The staff are super-friendly and clued up about getting you the best possible deals on activities in Queenstown, which they’re happy to book for free on your behalf. There is 24h Internet access.

Guests can take part in activities like: rafting, river surfing, combo trips, scenic tours, wine tours, horse riding, paragliding, jet boating, Milford Sound trips, Mt Aspiring flights and so much more in New Zealand!

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What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Unique atmosphere

Green rating



I once discovered the back/fire door open and told reception. The woman on duty thought it had been (accidently) left open by the cleaners. This is bad security lapse.


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Thu 15 May 2014

The location would have been ideal except for the number of drunks outside the hostel in the middle of the night. In this respect the central location of the hostel was a bit of a disadvantage but for the rest of my trip the location proved excellent. Not being able to sleep was the only bad part. The hostel is a bit dated in decor but was clean and convenient for me, and good value as well, so I would definitley stay there again and recommend it to people. The staff were fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the town, the trips available and tour providers etc. I found the staff knowledge about trip/tour booking the most welcome and useful part of staying there.


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Mon 24 Feb 2014

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Gondula, Arrowtown, Milford Sound, Mount Cook

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Thu 15 May 2014

Where next?

Milford Sound / Te Anau

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Thu 15 May 2014