It might have a reputation for being a bit heavy on the wallet, but there are some reasonably priced places to crash into the adventure capital of Queenstown.
48 Hamilton Road
Steps from the main town and nestled on a hill overlooking Queenstown, Pinewood Lodge offers budget accommodation in a relaxed 1.2 hectare property.
A range of chalets, houses and studios are offered, as well as shared dormitories. There is also the temptation of a âclassic Kiwi BBQâ and a spa pool to relax after a day of exploring. See: pinewood.co.nz
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Haka Lodge Queenstown
6 Henri Street
The modernization of hostels has made giant strides over the years, and Haka is one of the leading companies in their move upmarket in New Zealand.
The Queenstown site is located close to the city and offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets; from traditional dorms to superior double / twin rooms and a one bedroom apartment. See: hakalodges.com/queenstown
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
27 Stanley Street
Located very close to all the action is this three star hotel. The Swiss-style chalet accommodation has 81 rooms and some offer spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu.
There are a range of rooms to suit budget types and there’s a brasserie serving breakfast and dinner and a lobby bar to unwind after a hard day of adventure. See: scenichotelgroup.co.nz
JUCY Snooze Queenstown
47, rue du Camp
For the discerning budget traveler who wants to spend less on their accommodation so they can spend more on their activities, this new wave of hostels is worth checking out. Pods, which start at just $ 29 a night, may not be ideal for everyone, but sometimes wasting a few nods to save a few bucks is fair trade.
Private rooms cost more than three times as much but, for such a central location in Queenstown, they still represent good value for money, combining the comforts of a basic but clean and comfortable hotel with the social and independent benefits of a hostel. For the low-maintenance traveler, they’re pretty hard to beat. See: jucysnooze.co.nz
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Smart mid-pad hotel
4 Henri Street
The mid-pad Smart Hotel in Queenstown claims to be smarter than your average accommodation. Guests download a digital concierge to their smartphones, which enables self-check-in and eliminates the need for room keys.
The rooms are designed in a modern, minimalist style with all the basics of a good hotel room and the hotel is in the center of Queenstown and within walking distance of many of the most popular attractions. See mipadhotels.com
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