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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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.

All bookings are subject to a 2% credit card surcharge

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.

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Feel right at home at our fun and friendly – did we mention award-winning? – hostel, Nomads Queenstown. We’re perched on the lake in the middle of town, with envy-inducing views of the mountains. Take it easy with other travellers in the movie room or by the fireplace in the lounge. There’s also a sauna – just the thing to restore your muscles after a long hike. Every night we treat you to free food at the bar, and you can upgrade to get a drink and even more food! There’s a free breakfast every day too, because you'll need the fuel for mountain adventures.


Find us on Church Street, surrounded by cafés, restaurants and bars. Bit of a thrill-seeker? Get yourself to Kawarau Gorge (a 45-minute drive) for the ultimate adrenaline experience – bungee jumping. Or if you prefer to take it easy, the Central Art Gallery is only a 5-minute walk from us. It’s easy to get around in general, with the nearest bus stop (Blue Peaks) an 11-minute stroll away. Stay on the bus for just over 20 minutes to get to Queenstown Airport.

Rooms and Dorms

We have privates with or without en-suite, family rooms and mixed or female-only dorms. Charge your laptop and keep it safe in a locker, then read way past your bedtime in peace under your reading light. All that free breakfast means you might expand into one of our hotel-style king rooms, which come complete with flatscreen TVs (with Sky and sports!) and a fridge to keep your beer cold.

Extras and activities

Save cash and cook up your favourite dishes in our guest kitchen, then hit the games room for an epic pool and foosball tournament. You can book your onward travel plans using our free Wi-Fi, but if you need recommendations our knowledgeable gurus at the travel desk will do their best to help – plus we have free city maps. If you’ve come to hit the slopes, we’ll keep your kit safe in our ski storage.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    During New Zealand’s recent lockdown my two friends and I were stuck in nomads for the entirety. Deciding to stay rather than go home was a brilliant decision, facilities are well kept, Rooms are clean and the staff are particularly friendly. One staff member in particular ‘Sam’ was incredibly helpful in facilitating us for lock down, giving us an upgraded room, generally helping with information and organising some social activities within the hostel post lockdown. Would definitely stay again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    Great value for the price with helpful, friendly staff and all amenities nearby. I was in a dorm and it had a toilet and shower in it. There is a large kitchen with many hobs and lots of fridges. I would definitely recommend it.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    21 Jun 2020
    Wonderful social atmosphere during the day in the kitchen and lounge. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. One of the best value hostels in QT. However, do not expect to get great sleep. There are a lot of people in this hostel; people are coming and going at almost hours, especially on weekends. Wish the kitchen had ovens. If you are looking to party and meet amazing people, this hostel is for you. If you are working or trying to find work in QT, I recommend a more laid back hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    10 Mar 2020
    This hostel is in a great location, close to the water and right in the middle of town. The rooms were clean and when our shower had issues they sent someone right away to fix it. The kitchen was a mess although they would try to clean it and it would just get messy again. The staff were a little pushy about booking tours and selling us trip packages to Australia. They work on commission. The hostel is also a dry hostel but you can drink on the beach before 8pm.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 Mar 2020
    Stayed in the 4-room female dorm, which was nice and mostly clean. Location is right in downtown, which is great. However, will probably not be staying here again because the room I was in faced a bar that played extremely loud music late into the night. Earplugs didn’t help, since I could feel the bass reverberating through my body. Everything else was good, and maybe some rooms are more soundproof than mine, but wouldn’t recommend this ad a place to get a good night’s sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Mar 2020
    I stayed right at the start of COVID 19 craziness and I had a private room and din't utilize the common facilities. My room and bathroom were clean, great location. My only complaint is regarding the luggage storage. That storage room was pretty dirty and gross and wet. It was locked but the key was left on the counter and didn't appear to be monitored whatsoever, I rarely even saw a worker at that desk. Seems anybody could just go grab it and help themselves to the storage room.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    25 Jun 2020
    We came here twice. The toilets are a disaster zone: no toilet paper anywhere except full rolls unraveled on the floor or in a toilet you have to go down and ask an attractive dude for bogroll which is slightly awkward. The second time we got an ensuit- much better. The kitchen needs more mugs. Otherwise relatively well equipped but quite busy even post covid. Loved the people working there though. Very friendly and helpful although they had no idea how to use their own key app
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    29 Feb 2020
    The bathrooms were very dirty. Very central location but the hostel is extremely loud over the weekend with all the bars around etc. A lot of the hobs were broken so very difficult to cook and the kitchen was also dirty.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    06 Jul 2020
    The hostel messy and smelt. The floors on the first floor were lined with plastic and covered with debris. The bathroom in our room had no toilet paper or anywhere to dry your hands when we arrived. We stayed in two different rooms, in both of them our beds didn't have pillowslips when we arrived; had the sheets even been cleaned? The kitchen facilities were too small, making it difficult to find a spot to cook dinner. Reception almost always had a huge wait. Hostel lacked atmosphere.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 4.0


    07 Jul 2020
    Good location and cheap but the beds are horrible, the staff is not friendly and it's far from clean. Small, unequipped kitchen comparing to the size of the hostel.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
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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
  • 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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