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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

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Shared Dormitory (12 Beds) | Balcony
Double Room, 1 King Bed, Ensuite | Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

2.0 star property
City centre hostel in Queenstown City Centre
8.0 out of 10 Very good
8.0/10 Very good

599 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Ski facilities
The price is AU$139
Price available on 18/6/2023
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, 9300
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Ski storage
  • Sauna
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Reception fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Vending machine
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
Feel at home
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Lift
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Hairdryer

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Queenstown City Centre
  • Lake Wakatipu - 1 min drive
  • Skyline Gondola - 2 min drive
  • Coronet Peak Ski Area - 16 min drive
  • The Remarkables Ski Area - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 9 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cookie Time - 2 min walk
  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • Pig and Whistle Pub - 2 min walk
  • 1876 Bar & Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Brazz Bar - 2 min walk

About this property

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers is only 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for NZD 24 per person one-way. Guests can enjoy the sauna, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking and mountain biking are nearby. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 78 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until midnight
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms (speed: 25+ Mbps)


  • No on-site parking
  • Off-site parking nearby (NZD 4 per hour)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2009
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • Sauna
  • Reception hall


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Visual alarms in hallways

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Complimentary wireless Internet access (speed of 25+ Mbps)

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 24 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Airport shuttle service for children costs NZD 15


  • Parking is available nearby and costs NZD 4 per hour

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Nomads Queenstown Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Nomads Queenstown Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
As of 9 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers on 18 June 2023 start from AU$139, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is NZD 24 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Skycity Queenstown Casino (4-min walk) and SKYCITY Wharf Casino (5-min walk) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Nomads Queenstown Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities such as ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and in warmer months, enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Nomads Queenstown Backpackers also has a sauna.
What's the area around Nomads Queenstown Backpackers like?
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers is located near Queenstown Beach in Queenstown City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from Queenstown Mall and 3 minutes' walk from Lake Wakatipu. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.



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8/10 Very good

Good backpacker stuff
The location is great. A good backpackers environment.
Jim, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Danica, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Was just like a hotel as we had a private room, only downside is there is a nightclub round the corner which goes till 4am but was such a nice stay
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6/10 Good

Very convenient to shopping and dinning, but very noisy at night due to many beer houses and night clubs near by the building, there is one just at the ground floor of the building.
Portia Y, 4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I understand that Queenstown is expensive, but for a small ensuite room with no external windows and an air-conditioner that not only didn't work but sounded like an aircraft was flying over the room, the value was terrible. The location however was great.
Louise, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Everything was as to be expected from a backpacker but they put me in a room right next to a bar that didnt close till 3am... Then a person in my room got up at 5am. I had to wake up at 6 am. No sleep!
Matt, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Roland, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

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2/10 Poor

The Surrounding Scenery
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8/10 Very good

Nhu hoa, 1-night trip
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