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The Black Sheep Backpackers

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Exterior detail
Outdoor spa tub
Terrace/patio
Twin Room | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Triple Room | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Black Sheep Backpackers

The Black Sheep Backpackers

2.0 star property
Queenstown hostel in mountains

8.4/10 Very good

28 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Child-friendly activities
  • Ski facilities
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13 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Queenstown City Centre

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Halo - 3 min walk
  • The Bathhouse - 3 min walk
  • Botswana Butchery - 5 min walk
  • Rata Dining - 5 min walk
  • At Thai - 5 min walk

About this property

The Black Sheep Backpackers

The Black Sheep Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Queenstown. Other highlights include a hot tub, free bike rentals and a terrace. Fellow travellers like the location.

Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 13 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 7 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; access will be through a private entrance
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 13 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 7 days prior to check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

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

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited (max. 2 spaces per unit)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Hot tub

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Ski

  • Ski-in/ski-out access

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 20.0 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3.5 per cent

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 27 December and 6 January.

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 13 and over; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 7 days prior to check-in.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Black Sheep Backpackers Hostel Queenstown
Black Sheep Backpackers Hostel
Black Sheep Backpackers Queenstown
Black Sheep Backpackers
The Black Sheep Backpackers Queenstown
The Black Sheep Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Is The Black Sheep Backpackers currently open?
The property is closed between 27 December and 6 January.
How much does it cost to stay at The Black Sheep Backpackers?
As of 29 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Black Sheep Backpackers on 1 Mar 2023 start from AU$181, 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.
Does The Black Sheep Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Black Sheep 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Black Sheep Backpackers?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, 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 The Black Sheep Backpackers?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Black Sheep Backpackers?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Black Sheep Backpackers?
You can check in from 3 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Black Sheep Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Skycity Queenstown Casino (7-min walk) and SKYCITY Wharf Casino (9-min walk) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Black Sheep Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Black Sheep Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Halo (3-min walk), The Bathhouse (3-min walk) and Botswana Butchery (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Black Sheep Backpackers like?
The Black Sheep Backpackers is located near Queenstown Beach in Queenstown City Centre, a short 14-minute walk from Skyline Gondola and 4 minutes' walk from Lake Wakatipu. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Reviews

8.4

Very good

8.6/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

7.5/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.3/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Very clean, staff are welcoming and friendly.
Kyla, 3-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Teresa, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Good value for money
Sivam, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great backpackers, cosy lounge area, good kitchen, we stayed for one night but were really impressed with the facilities including a free dinner if you wanted it. Super close to town.
Keely, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Rooms were great, kids loved the beds
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Outside hot tub was a bonus. It was cheap in price but understandably...rooms are tiny, advertised free parking but this refers to "find your own on the street", advertised as "family room" but no toilet or bathroom as picture lead me to believe and bunks had no safety rails for the kids, lounge room full of foreigners lying over furniture talking innappropriately so not child friendly, stated no drinking after 830pm but everyone was. Friendly and helpful staff and cheap...get what you pay i guess
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

I loved the friendly staff and clean facilities I thought the double bed was quite uncomfortable and it was very noisy until late, think someone was cleaning very late at night as well
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean rooms. Lovely and helpful staff.
1-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

We enjoyed our time at The Black Sheep, close to town, friendly staff and very good amenities. The family room was very good and having the little bar fridge in the room was awesome. A bit bummed we missed out on the spa though but that was us just getting back too late.
2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review