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YHA Queenstown Central

48A Shotover St, (formerly Mc Fees), Queenstown, New Zealand

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Overall Rating 89%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 97%
Cleanliness 87%
Location 93%
Security 87%
Service 90%
Comfort 83%
Green rating 90%

Located between the lakefront and Shotover St, we are right in the rapidly beating heart of Queenstown.

  • Private
    From €69.94
10 or more people?

Queenstown Hostel

Hostel Queenstown

Welcome to our hostel

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!


Prices are non-member prices

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  • Limited
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Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


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  • Limited
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Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Charges Apply
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

From 07:00 to 22:00
From 14:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64-3-442 7400

Fax. +64-3-442 7403

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Lake Wakatipu with myriad boating activities (Less than 500 m)
  • Skyline Gondola Restaurant and Luge (500m to 1km)
  • AJ Hackett Bungy (500m to 1km)

See the full list of attractions



Excellent location, friendly staff


Avatar for Rozsa


Thu 25 Feb 2016

it would be more comfortable if a lift was fitted As carrying bags over the staircase is tiring.


Avatar for VINITA


Wed 24 Feb 2016

Hi Vinita Thank you so much for such a wonderful rating. Only sorry the lack of a lift spoiled it a little for you. Unfortunately, YHA does not own the building so the installation of a lift is not likely at this point. Safe travels!

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YHA Queenstown Central,

Fri 26 Feb 2016

Rooms are very clean. It would be good to - at least - offer one towel for drying your hands in the dorms as my roommates did not wash their hands after toilet due to the missing towel! I understand the policy of closing the kitchen during nighttime, however there is then no public space available where people can gather. As some people in a dorm are already sleeping at 10.30pm it is not possible to work or talk in the sleeping room. Another public room would be great!


Avatar for Stefan


Wed 11 Nov 2015

街の中心部で、とても便利で、室内も綺麗で、受付の方もとても親切でした。また滞在したいです。 ありがとうございます。 This hostel is in the centre of town. And it is cleaness. The receptionist is really kind. I would like to stay again. Thank you!


Avatar for HIROYUKI


Fri 22 May 2015

I liked very much that it was in a central location in small town Queenstown.


Avatar for Francis


Thu 14 May 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (Less than 500m)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500m)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (Less than 500m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Ski area (5 to 10km)
  • Swimming pool (5 to 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500m)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (500m - 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Queenstown airport 9km from town centre. Local bus drops off 5 minutes walk away from hostel (approx $5)
Booked buses drop off at hostel or close by
No parking available onsite. Secure carpark 2 minute walk away

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas


  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet

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