Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Hippo Lodge Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Hippo Lodge is a friendly and affordable hostel with an amazing, elevated view of Queenstown, from the side of Queenstown Hill, facing Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. Walk to town in only a few minutes and enjoy all of the region's best offerings, just be prepared for the short but steep ascent back!

We offer a mix of private rooms and mixed dorms, all of which feature views of the mountains, lake or garden. Guests have access to a fully-equipped shared kitchen and a communal lounge with TV.

We offer free WiFi and free (but limited) parking.

Card details will be required for all reservations but no payment will be taken until the day of check-in.
Any cancellation within our 1 day cancellation policy will be charged for their first nights accommodation.
All bookings made through Hostelworld, must be amended through the same channel.
Group bookings may be required to pay a security bond on the day of check-in. Guests will be contacted directly if this is the case. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2022
    Top notch hostel
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2020
    I absolutely love Holleh and Miki, they’re incredibly warm and inviting. The people, environment and staff are lovely and it’s clean. I highly recommend staying at the hippo Lodge not to mention it’s in a beautiful area
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2020
    Great view of Lake Wakatipu and super close to hiking trails and grocery and supply stores
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Feb 2020
    Very chilled out and lots of space to hang out with amazing views of QT. Good rooms with space to put your belongings. Clean kitchen. Loved the vibe.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    Nice clean room. Good facilities. Incredible view of queenstown and the lake. Killer walk up the hill from the town. Would recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Sep 2020
    Only stayed one night but really enjoyed it. Guy in charge was lovely, nice chill vibes and decent showers. Will stay again next time we're in town 😊
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Jul 2020
    Basic affordable accommodation near the township. I wasn't expecting the hill walk but it was achievable and a short trip to town. Very friendly staff and we had full use of the shared facilities.
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6


    25 Feb 2020
    Hippo Lodge is close to town, the staff are very helpful and friendly and it has a nice personal feel about it.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    17 Jun 2021
    Great little hostel with multiple zones depending on which room you’re staying in. We stayed in the 6 bed dorm and enjoyed it for it’s location and large kitchen. The manager of the hostel Miki is an absolute legend. He quickly became a friend to our crew and provided assistance with any query we had. Highly recommend if you’re after a more humble stay in Queenstown.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    18 Nov 2021
    Its bad experience im waiting for my refund bcoz when we reach there no one there and i have call staff they said they are doing renovation so u can opt other motel no refund still im waiting
    India, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi