Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Address: 5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, South Island, 9300, New Zealand | 5 star hostel
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This 5 star hostel, located on 5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, is near NZONE "the Ultimate Jump", Ultimate Hikes, Skippers Canyon, and Milford Sound BBQ Bus.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsNomads Queenstown Backpackers

          Reviewed by jkod

          Unexpectedly great

          Reviewed Mar 19, 2016
          by (6 reviews) Rheda-Wiedenbruck , Germany Flag of Germany

          Better than expected! We had a 4bed room - with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Also a Balcony. It was really clean, the beds were comfy and the hostel is located in the middle of the town centre. Best place to stay - even though it hasn't got a carpark.

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          Reviewed by doragsxplorin8


          Reviewed Nov 17, 2015
          by (12 reviews) Vienna , United States Flag of United States

          FANTASTIC! Great rooms, comfy beds! Great "free" food options, really great staff, and good location. I could go on and on.....

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          Reviewed by selahrees

          Great Nomads!

          Reviewed Nov 14, 2015
          by (9 reviews) Where My Heart Is , United States Flag of United States

          I am often a fan of Nomads and this was no exception. With free snack sized dinner ($3 for full portion and $5 for a full portion and a drink) and free toast in the morning too, I was still quite pleased with my Nomads experience. They are centrally located but far enough from the bars that you don't get too much bumping bass if you crash early. Clean facilities and always a pleasure.

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          Reviewed by milenarachel

          Great hostel

          Reviewed Jul 14, 2014
          by (1 review) Maarn , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

          Great hostel. Clean, well organized, nice people. I had a female-only dorm, with a nice balcony and our own shower. There's a big TV-room, lounge spot with big sofas (ideal for reading a book). The location in town was perfect too! Loved it!

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          Reviewed by dt_panic

          Prowling around Queentown

          Reviewed Nov 22, 2013
          by (7 reviews) Bloomington-Normal , United States Flag of United States

          Check-in was fairly quick considering we arrived after a van full of students. The front desk help was very friendly and more than willing to answer questions and tell us about things to do in the area.

          We stayed in a private room with two twin beds. The room was nice, with a (tiny) balcony. Our private en-suite bathroom was compact but clean. It was nice to relax on the balcony (which had two chairs) and enjoy the fresh air. We carried the nightstand out there and played cards.

          They had a make-it-yourself meal available each night, and the variety was interesting. As with any backpacker, what the kitchen area is like kind of depends on who's staying there at the time, which in this case meant things weren't necessarily clean or put away where you'd find them. But that's not a reflection on the Nomads in my opinion - they cleaned it up between each meal.

          Only con was the loud bar across the street, but I brought earplugs so it wasn't too bad. that's the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5.

          Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't overlook the three bars across the street.

          View from our hostel balcony
          Queenstown, New Zealand

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          Reviewed by travel.bug.

          Dry Hostel

          Reviewed Jul 10, 2013
          by (20 reviews)

          Upon check-in, with our duty free bottles of alcohol clinking in our hands, we were told that this hostel had now become a dry hostel.
          It would have been nice to sit in the lounge in front of the fireplace with a mulled wine or Baileys & milk instead of having to go out anytime we wanted an alcoholic drink.
          Other than that the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Nomads offered daily events; varying from a hike to bingo and drinks offers at The Find.

          Would definitely recommend this hostel, just unfortunate that its dry.

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          Reviewed by cindy.thompson

          seriously good hostel

          Reviewed May 10, 2013
          by (29 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          its voted the best hostel in NZ for a reason. I had a room with a balcony, there's a TV room, lounge with sofas and fire, free tea/coffee and toast at breakfast, free dinner, sauna and a good location in town :)

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          Reviewed by germanmexican

          Clean, and great atmosphere

          Reviewed Jul 25, 2012
          by (5 reviews) , Turkey Flag of Turkey

          Awesome place, really clean, well organized, good people etc etc.

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          TripAdvisor Reviews Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Queenstown


          A travel blog entry by danielleking on Mar 10, 2016

          15 photos

          Known as the "adventure capital of the world", there's definitely no shortage of activities to do in Queenstown. Most people go for bungy jumps, canyon swings, jet boating, etc. However the unofficial nickname is the "party capital", as there are different parties and lots going on every single night. I've never seen so many liquor stores in my …

          Queenstown is incredibly beautiful

          A travel blog entry by hilaryramsey on Nov 30, 2015

          54 photos

          I met Leigh at Christchurch Airport and we flew into Queenstown together. It was only a 1 hour flight and was over the most beautiful snow capped mountain scenery. As we started to descend it was absolutely breathtaking as we flew in so close to mountains either side and there were massive blue lakes and rolling brilliant green hills. Never flown …

          Highs and Lows

          A travel blog entry by james.arnold on Aug 03, 2015

          6 photos

          So, after the luging with my parents on Thursday (30 July) afternoon up at the top of the gondola, we did go out for a nice meal. We wandered around for a little while to find a nice restaurant. Ferg Burger was really busy and it was too cold for a takeaway, so we went to Devil's Burger, which is just a couple of doors down from my hostel. The …


          A travel blog entry by doragsxplorin8 on Nov 17, 2015

          3 photos

          For those that have never been to Queenstown, its very much like a small European mountain town, with its ski/snow board resorts and many camping/outdoor stores. It is often called the Switzerland of the southern hemisphere for that reason. Due to our random arrival to Queenstown, we did not know about the marathon that was going to be held that …

          3, 2, 1, BUNGY

          A travel blog entry by keeleymclaren on Oct 11, 2015

          We had an early start to get to Lake Matheson in the morning light to see the mountains reflect on the lake. We did an hour circuit walk around the lake and although there were a few clouds we got some pretty good pictures. We had another stop later on at Blue Pools where we did a walk to (surprisingly) some very blue pools and spent some time …

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          Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
          Queenstown, New Zealand
          View from our hostel balcony
          Queenstown, New Zealand