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The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

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39 Robins Rd, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand

Walking distance from Skyline Gondola
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Great backpackers hostel!Mar 10, 2020
  • Friendly hostel, a bit worse for wear but generally clean and comfortable. The owner is…Feb 8, 2020

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

from ZAR 613
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Queen Room
  • Basic Twin Room
  • Basic Double Room, 1 Double Bed

What’s around The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers


  • Lake Wakatipu - 10 min walk
  • Skyline Gondola - 9 min walk
  • CaddyShack City Mini Golf - 7 min walk
  • Toi o Tahuna - 8 min walk
  • Kiwi and Birdlife Park - 8 min walk
  • Queenstown Mall - 8 min walk
  • Skycity Queenstown Casino - 8 min walk
  • Fear Factory Queenstown - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Queenstown Intl. Airport (ZQN) - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • In-room safe

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers’s small print

Also known as

  • Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Hostel Queenstown
  • Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Hostel
  • Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Queenstown
  • Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
  • The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Queenstown
  • The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

  • Does The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bespoke Kitchen (6-min walk), The Lone Star (7-min walk), and Bella Cucina (7-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Skycity Queenstown Casino (8-min walk) and SKYCITY Wharf Casino (10-min walk) are both nearby.
  • What is there to do at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers and nearby?
    Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers also has a picnic area.

Recent reviews

Superb 9,0 From 37 reviews

Very good 8,0
Good for one night stay
Room was good. Second floor with private outside balcony.Close to downtown Queenstown. Staff friendly and helpful
Larry, us1 night trip
Very good 8,0
I liked the plantings around the property and the staff was very helpful. The room was pleasant and bathroom was clean. The kitchen needed attention but was not an issue for us as we weren’t using it. It was just that residents hadn’t cleaned up from dinner.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Exactly what a good hostel should be. Clean rooms and shared spaces including bsthrooms, kitchens and lounge/dining rooms. Friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere, safe and very well maintsined. Staff have great local knowledge and Kent and the team were very helpful with suggestions reccommendations and assistance when needed. We were also lucky to have a virw of Coronet Peak from our room.
au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
very clean nice and tidy freindly staff relaible nice scenery
au2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Came in after 8pm, so night manager took care of me. He wasn't too helpful and just gave me the key and pointed to my room. I did not get any information about things to do in the city. But the rooms were ok, a lot of bugs come in at night because the windows don't have screen protectors. Can use wifi in the room but you continuously have to log in when your phone screen shuts off. Bathrooms are ok and showers are strong. Nice large kitchen and lounge.
us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Nice staff and good location.
Very nice staff and free frisbee hire for the frisbee golf, which was a laugh. Beds were comfortable and bathrooms were clean. Free bike hire also, but we didn't get change to use this. Free tea and coffee, which is always nice but unfortunately no free cooking oil. Kitchens were clean and well stocked with crockery and pots and pans, not loads of space in the fridges though. Also the cleaning of the main kitchen was done around breakfast time which seemed a bit odd since. Decent enough though for our 2 night stay.
Collette, gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Good mix hostel of long term and short term stays. Short walk to center of town, yet away from the noise during the night. Mulitple kitchens keep space open.
tyler, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
The staff were very friendly, understanding and helpful!
us1 night trip
Good 6,0
For long-term stays
The Flaming Kiwi is better suited to long-term guests not those of us looking for a 1 or 2-night hostel stay. There is definitely a feeling among the "residents" that you are on their turf. This also means that your roommates are probably messy since they are living there. The kitchen areas upstairs were messy while I was there and there are not enough bathrooms/showers for everyone so unless you are getting up very early, expect to wait. The beds were very comfortable, though and there are small lockers to put your valuables in. The two people who assisted me at the front desk were both very nice and helpful!
Kate, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excellent place to stay
This is the perfect place to stay with a limited budget. Our room even has a large balcony for us to chill and watch stars. The common area is also spectacular to meet other backpackers. The area is within walking distance to the town centre, which is a good thing since the parking space is not easy to find in Queenstown.
Justin, au1 night trip

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers