Set against the dramatic Southern Alps, Queenstown is popularly known for a range of adventure sports and also a place to discover historic mining towns and vineyards. There is plenty of budget accommodation in and around the town that will cost you less than 100 dollars a night. Here are a few you can consider. If you are travelling in a big group, choose cheap bus hire in Queenstown for a convenient airport transfer.

 

Reavers Lodge

Located within close proximity to central Queenstown, Reavers Lodge offers sophisticated accommodation with a variety of room types, each containing an ensuite bathroom. You can also relax with expansive views of the Remarkables Mountain Range, while enjoying a meal at the bar. After a day of extreme activities, relax in a friendly atmosphere at the communal living space. Sit by the open fire place, use the internet kiosks, play a game of pool or simply watch a movie on the big screen TV.

Other facilities include complimentary continental breakfast, Guest Laundry, BBQ, Outdoor Spa, Onsite Ski rental shop and free on-site parking. The hotel is 10-minute walk from the town center and has some great mountain views to boast of. Book a room in advance!

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Offering expansive views of the snow-capped mountains, this property is situated just a little distance from the lake in central Queenstown. There are family suites, as well as small and large dorms with or without en suite. All dorm rooms are equipped with reading lights for every bed and lockers with hanging space and a place to hold and charge a laptop. The chic rooms come with iron, ironing board, fridge and flat screen televisions with all sports channels.

There’s a fully equipped modern kitchen, ski storage, travel desk, high speed internet access, a sauna, an amazing lounge with a fireplace and a cinema. For all your crazy adventures and activities, you have the Mad Travel shop, which will make all the arrangements for you. If you are lucky enough, you might even get some free beers.

Lakeside Motel

Within a short distance walk from the Steamer Wharf and the SKYCITY Wharf Casino, the Lakeside Motel is located in Queenstown City Centre. The elegant rooms at this motel include TVS, coffee makers, ironing boards, hair dryers, high-speed WiFi and refrigerators. The Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market is also nearby. Front desk staff will assist you with tours and luggage storage.

Room options include standard ground floor studio and upstairs studio with a queen bed, along with upstairs unit special and standard suites with a couple of bedrooms.  There are self-contained family cabins, deluxe rooms with private bathrooms and dormitory rooms as well. Barbecue facilities are also provided in the open garden area.

Pinewood Lodge

Hardly a 15-minute drive from the Queenstown International Airport and a 10-minute walk from Lake Wakatipu, the Pinewood Lodge offers a variety of budget accommodation, including dorms and deluxe rooms. Other nearby popular spots include the Remarkables ski area, mountain bicycle trails and Coronet Ski Fields.

The real fun here is the mountain biking experience, with bicycles available to rent, along with washing and storage facilities as well. The tour desk can boo local activities for you, including helicopter rides, bungee jumping and jet boating. All rooms are centrally heated and have easy access to the lounge area, with some rooms offering a private bathroom and kitchen. Parking is available free of cost, and no reservation is required. It’s a good place for couples, in case you are looking for recommendations.

Haka Lodge Queenstown

Just a 12-minute drive from the International Airport and 200m from the central city, this reasonably priced lodge is worth every penny spent on it. Not only do you get free on-site parking and internet access, but also an extensive range of private rooms and dormitory rooms to choose from. The dorms are equipped with an under-bunk storage space in a customized wooden bunk beds with privacy curtains as well. The private rooms feature a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, a seating area and panel heaters. Bathrooms and toilet facilities are common for all rooms.

In any one of the two fully stacked kitchen, you can prepare your own meals, without any time constraint. The person at tour desk will assist you in booking local activities like wine tours, bungee jumping and jet boating.

Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde

Just a 10-minute walk from the Skyline Gondola and a 4-minute walk from the vibrant city centre, Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde enjoys a central location in Queenstown, offering accommodation at unbeatable prices. If you are looking for some skiing experience, the Coronet Peak Ski Field is also nearby.

With a garden setting alongside the Horne Creek, the property houses self-contained lodge rooms and motel apartments with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Other services and facilities include, free parking, internet access, sauna, spa bath, ski storage, laundry facilities, bike and luggage storage and car wash. Guest can have direct access to 4 BBQ zones, several lounges and shared kitchens equipped with stove tops, microwaves and refrigerators. Extra kitchenware including pans and pots are available for hire as well. The staff will also help you in booking local activities at the best prices.

Tahuna Pod Hostel

Located in the heart of the city, Tahuna Pod Hostel offers affordable, yet premium accommodation in a relaxed ambiance. This modern, clean and spacious facility offers a variety of private rooms and superior pods for a quality stay.  It also houses a large BBQ area with a balcony providing expansive views of the city skyline. There is a cultural touch to this backpacker hostel, which blends Maori heritage and custom values in its appearance, and sharing the culture with guests through entertainment, food, movies, art and music.  

There are a variety of free stuffs that come along with pod-style dorms, including complimentary breakfast, tea, coffee, onsite parking and free entry to Queenstown ice bar. The staff will be more than happy to book tickets for some local activities in town.

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