Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Nomads Queenstown is backpacking in style and is the winner of multiple awards since we opened our doors 10 years ago

This fantastic purpose-built property is located just metres away from Lake Wakatipu in central Queenstown, with views of the snow-capped mountains.

We have large and small dorms with or without ensuite and family suites. All dorm rooms have lockers which can hold a computer (and charge it at the same time) as well as hanging space and reading lights for every bed.

Our amazing hotel-style king rooms come with flat-screen televisions (with SKY and sports channels, very important when the rugby is on!), fridge, iron and ironing board. Our hostel is sure to impress.

The property also has a fully equipped modern kitchen, a movie room, an amazing lounge with a fireplace, a sauna, internet access with free WiFi throughout, a travel desk and ski storage.

We have our very own travel gurus at both our information desks, who can help book all your crazy activities and forward travels.

This amazing property is an experience in its own right and a must-do on your trip in New Zealand. We want to make sure people have a great time with us here and our friendly staff will make that possible.

We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation.

Please note we are a dry hostel, but we're lucky enough to have our own bar so you can get your locals deals!

Please be aware that whilst we try our best, we cannot guarantee reservations will all be allocated in the same rooms.

We love our hostel we hope you love and respect it as well. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    02 Oct 2019
    Pros: •So nice we extended our stay, and then came back again! •Super helpful staff (big up Kieran) with booking stuff •Well stocked kitchen •Clean room with gadget lockers •Great location •Nice shower facilities •Chilled vibe with great music •Left my towel and they‘ll post Cons: •Really damp tea towels ALL THE TIME •Men’s bathroom closed on our floor for both visits (over 2 weeks worth of being closed???) •Seemed to be lots of long term residents, so a bit clique-y and difficult to integrate
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Oct 2019
    Good hostel, not too loud, but plenty of people to meet as well. Pretty terrible WiFi though during busy times especially
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    26 Sep 2019
    Had a great stay at Nomads. Special shout out to Kieran who went above and beyond on numerous occasions booking excursions and helping plan our trip onwards from Queenstown.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Sep 2019
    Super clean and great location!
    Japan, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Sep 2019
    This was definitely a place I will rebook and brag about...Convenient and helpful in all your needs and extra knowledge about different tours and things to do. Jake was very helpful from helping me get back on a tour that left me due to a mix up on booking to also finding out information on operational hours of different tours! Only downside was the charging outlets were opposite to the beds and WiFi wasn’t very reliable. Will still recommend and come back!!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2019
    The party downstairs doesn't help but with airplugs quite nice. Also stupid number locks don't work and Wifi doesn't connect sometimes.
    Lithuania, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Oct 2019
    Not as clean as previous stays. En-suite over due a good clean but communal bathrooms were better. Our room we were checked into was a tip, partially due to other travellers but it seemed like some of the mess/ rubbish had been there longer than those sharing our room. Room still needed a decent vacuum etc too. Can’t beat the location and good value for money.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2019
    If you want to stay up late, party, hangout and meet other people who wanna party this is a great hostel If you are mellow & want some relaxed atmosphere and to feel more homey or clean this isn’t the best option
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    16 Sep 2019
    Extremely noisy atmosphere. I don't understand what this hostel is trying to accomplish by not allowing its guests to drink alcohol. Just go all the way and turn it into a party hostel, because that's essentially what it is already. I can definitely see this hostel appealing to some people, but I did not have a pleasant time. Due to noisiness at all hours of the night (music playing, etc literally until 3-4 A.M.), was able to get just 3 hours of sleep.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    05 Oct 2019
    Extremely dirty and messy kitchen, it is over crowded and unhygienic. The rooms are nice and clean, but there is a nightclub next door that we were not informed about. The beds were shaking because of the music from the nightclub and party in the next door room. It was impossible to sleep and the loud music went lasted until 4am, only to start again at 6 am when people staying at the hostel had a party on the balcony. The staff did not really care.
    Norway, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Sauna
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2013

    2nd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2012

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners New Zealand

  • 2011

    2nd, Continent Winners Oceania


  • 2014

    Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

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