Overview of YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel

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4.2 / 5Very Good
241 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


What's nearby

Popular LocationFear Factory Queenstown1 min walk
Popular LocationSkycity Queenstown Casino2 min walk
Popular LocationTSS Earnslaw Steamship4 min walk
AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)16 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (4 beds)

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  • Deluxe Twin Room, Ensuite

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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (5 Bed)

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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

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  • 4 Bed Apartment Private

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  • Double + Bunk Ensuite Private

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  • Lakeview Double + 2 Single Ensuite Private

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  • 4 Bed Female Ensuite Dorm

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About this area


Located in Queenstown, YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel is connected to a shopping centre. Shotover Jet and Coronet Peak Ski Area are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing, ski runs and ski lifts.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fear Factory Queenstown - 1 min walk
  • Skycity Queenstown Casino - 2 min walk
  • Steamer Wharf - 3 min walk
  • Queenstown Mall - 4 min walk
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 16 min drive

About this property

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel

3-star eco-friendly Queenstown hostel connected to a shopping centre
Along with a microwave in a common area, this smoke-free hostel has a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance and a reception hall are on-site. All 30 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers and TVs. Hairdryers and desks are also available to guests.
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel offers 30 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This Queenstown hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free nearby parking

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


No lifts
Reception hall
Vending machine

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property

Room amenities





Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Shared kitchen access





Check-in between 2:30 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Alcohol is not served at this property

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 3 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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Guest reviews

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Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

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very good, quiet, fast, friendly services, clean, traffic ok,

Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

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Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

My friends and I had a great stay here. We booked the room for 4 person and to our surprise it has its own balcony 😲 Sad that we were only able to book it for a night. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Convenient, Clean, Simple

On our entire trip, Queenstown was the one place that felt touristy. It's a backpackers haven, with a condensed town filled with food, activities, and people. As such, a great option for lodging is the YHA Queenstown Central, party of the YHA New Zealand group. They offer perks for worldwide members, so be sure to ask. This facility is nicer than a typical hostel, with private room and private bathroom options. Once you get past the checkin desk and sparse lobby, it feels like a hotel. Our room was clean, and even had a view of the lake. The restroom was spacious and very modern. There isn't much in the way of amenities here, it's just a cheap, safe, and clean place to stay. They do not have elevators, so be ready to carry your luggage. We had some issues with noise as our room was below the common kitchen area, which despite being closed, was cleaned early morning. More than anything, this place is convenient to everything worth doing in town. For people venturing outside of the town, Uber is the easiest bet. There airport shuttles to/from the Frankton Airport just a 15 minute drive down the road. The Skyline is also just a quick walk away. We'd stay here again!

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019