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Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown

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48 Hamilton RoadQueenstown9300New Zealand, 800-491-6126
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  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) 14-min drive; 5.2 miles/8.4 km
  • Free self parking
Good3.5 / 5
  • Staff was amazingly helpful, kind and efficient. Rooms were clean and cute. Super…Dec 29, 2014
  • Close to everything without being right in the middle. Free parking which is great.Apr 30, 2014
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Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $19
  • Family Apartment
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Basic Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 27 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Ski storage
  • Spa tub
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library

In the room

Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Kitchen

Special features


The Hub - This restaurant specializes in pizza.

Recent reviews

Good 3.5 /5 from 54 reviews

Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown
Good3.0 / 5
askfor a updated room. not be given the slum.
old worn out room. heater didn't work.showers were disgusting old dirty .hairs all over the doors etc and this was after their daily clean. hairs were also on bedding .its like they never cleaned the sheets. staff. you maybe backpackers but foyour job. supervisors. do your job too. a real let down on a previous stay.
1 night trip
Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown
Good3.0 / 5
First time in a backpackers
Pinewood was pretty much the last affordable accommodation I could find in Queenstown during my stay. Decent enough rooms (4 to a room, 2 bunks). The bed was comfortable enough and the place provided fresh linen and pillow case for the beginning of your stay. Location of powerpoints were more ideal for lower bunk sleepers than top. Carpets could've done with a vacuum. And as with ALL other posters, the WiFi situation REALLY needs a review. Overall, a decent budget location for those travelling on a shoestring budget or wanting to save money to use on tour trips and other activities (NZ is not a cheap location!). The guys at front reception were very helpful. That would be the saving grace of this place. Kudos to them. They offered lots of advice of tours and helped with bookings (and were able to offer discounts to some). Would I stay again? Sure, it was quite the "experience" for a first timer in a backpackers lodge. Just lower your expectations haha
5 night trip
Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown
Outstanding5.0 / 5
This place is really great, unlike most backpackers. Big kitchen with good facilities. Room we stayed has toilet and TV. And free wifi here is the best so far. One password for 72hrs and it was really fast! Will go back to stay here again for sure!
3 night family trip
Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown
Good3.0 / 5
Nice....but could have been a LOT nicer!
The staff at Pinewood were flawless. I stayed there for 3 nights & I stayed in 3 different private rooms. This wasn't their fault as they were heavily booked & I booked at the very last minute. The location is fantastic & the bathrooms were very clean & the kitchens well-equipped. One disappointment was that no bathroom seemed to have a power outlet to plug in a simple electric razor. Frustrating! The biggest letdown was the cleanliness of the rooms. The first room had 2 dirty, wet towels thrown in the top of the wardrobe & the sheets on one of the bunkbeds had mould on them. The second room had a dirty sock & an old magazine just under the edge of the bed. And in the third room, I went to bed feeling just fine. I woke up covered in bites. NZ is known for being riddled with sandflies....but on this occasion, as I went to bed feeling fine, I have to wonder if that bed had bedbugs. To be fair, I don't know for certain. But I didn't see any bites on my legs before I went to bed! When I brought these issues to the attention of the staff, all I got was an apology. I wasn't after something for nothing, but they didn't even give me a can of Coke on the house. It's been over a week & I still have the bitemarks on my legs. Grrr....
1 night trip
Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great budget hostel option
Very affordable and fun place to stay, close to Queenstown centre. Facilities are pretty basic but the staff were really friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay again, it's a great place if you're on a budget.
1 night trip with friends

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Pinewood Lodge - Backpacker, Queenstown

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