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YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown

3.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
48 Shotover StreetQueenstown9300New ZealandGreat location! See map

3.5-star hostel in Queenstown
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.4
  • My stay here exceeded my expectations. The location is so convenient and tge kitchen/…Nov 11, 2017
  • Our experience was great will be coming back for sure.Dec 1, 2017
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From 236 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown

from $23
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only (5 beds)
  • Deluxe Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (5 Bed)
  • Apartment, 2 Double Beds
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Double Room, Ensuite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:30 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown’s small print

Also known as

  • Queenstown Central YHA
  • YHA Backpacker Hostel Queenstown Central


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown


  • Fear Factory Queenstown - 0 min walk
  • Toi o Tahuna - 1 min walk
  • SKYCITY Wharf Casino - 2 min walk
  • Underwater Observatory - 2 min walk
  • Steamer Wharf - 2 min walk
  • Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market - 2 min walk
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship - 3 min walk
  • Queenstown Mall - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Free parking nearby
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 93 reviews

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown
Very Good8.0
Very central and handy location
It was an ideal and very central location, with numerous restaurants, cafes close by. A bottleshop plus a mini supermarket were both next door. The en-suite rooms are on the 2nd floor with no lift, so be careful if you have mobility issues
Mary, au2 night trip with friends
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown
Very Good8.0
Very central location
Ideal and very central location. Two flights of stairs and no lift so if you have mobility issues be careful. Comfortable beds and a roomy room.
Mary, au2 night trip with friends
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown
Great choice.
We are not used to staying in backpacker hostels, but stayed in 8 on this trip. Compared with the one we stayed in prior to this it was luxury. We had a private en-suite room well kitted out including a kettle, a TV, towels, soap, drawers and a wardrobe. There was both a double bed and a single in the room. One practical tip, like several other hostels no plug provided for the basin - take your own (we found that the foil seal from a 2 litre bottle of milk fitted quite well). The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The hostel was in an excellent central location. The real wow factor came from the view at the back from the common kitchen/ dining/lounge room, which had floor to ceiling windows/patio doors overlooking the lake - a stunning view.
Bernard, gb4 night romance trip
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown
Marvellous YHA Central Backpackers
YHA Central Backpackers is adjacent to the city town. Walking to the shopping mall, restaurants and Four Square Supermarket. The staff at the reception is sincerely helpful to show the way to my desired location. The room is tidy and clean. I specially like to have a big kitchen with many cooking tools to be used and self-clean by the user.
PING KWONG, as3 night trip with friends
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown
It's a nice place to stay
This is my first experience staying in a backpacker motel. it's clean and comfortable. Love the kitchen, it's so complete and convenient for those who stay in the motel.
Cheryl, as1 night trip with friends

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YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel, Queenstown

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