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General Group Booking Terms

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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.


The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to the Flaming Kiwi!

We are situated 5 minutes walk to the town centre and 3 minutes walk to the supermarket.

We are friendly, cozy hostel with lots of great stuff for our guests to enjoy! Take our bikes (free of charge) for a cycle around the lake, borrow some of our Frisbee golf discs and try them out at the Queenstown Garden’s course, or indulge in our FREE UNLIMITED Wi-Fi.

Our three fully-equipped kitchens have a great layout for cooking and meeting other guests and they are all stocked with free tea & coffee. We also have a BBQ grill, games, books, puzzles, a TV, & lots of DVDs.

All of our dorm rooms have personal lockers with built-in power points so you can charge your electronic gadgets in total security. We also have USB plugs next to each dorm bed as well as a reading light.

We can book all your buses, tours, & activities and our friendly staff are more than happy to give you advice and information about the local area and the rest of New Zealand. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    Flaming Kiwi is definitely the best hostel in Queenstown, really cosy and chill, everyone is friendly, the staff is amazing always helpful, they know how to take care of people ! Definitely the best also for the cleanliness, 3 kitchens that make easier for cooking anytime during the day, private parking for your van/car, best location right to the playground for some workout early in the morning, and right next to town for party in the evening. I’ll recommend that place at 100%
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Sep 2019
    Awesome hostel! Very quaint and homely feel. Comfortable beds, and privacy curtains which are rare in NZ. Andre at reception was very friendly and helpful.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Me and my friend went to Queenstown for 1 night and stayed here. Although the check in time was around 2pm (?), they were kind enough to check us in early at around 11:30am and even gave us an upgrade to a twin room! I would definitely recommend staying here, and if you're travelling as a pair probably get the twin instead of a larger room, as you'll get more privacy. The bed was also really comfortable, and the insulation in the cabin was great. Also, the free bicycle hire was very convenient!
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2019
    The Flaming Kiwi was an amazing place to stay in queenstown, with a real sense of community and a lot of friendly faces! Has a good vibe and a nice common room, as well as a couple of guitars which always helps the vibe :) Special shoutout to André for your help with chords and playing 'stairway' :D The facilities there are good as well. would reccommend the flaming Kiwi to anyone planning on staying in queenstown.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2019
    First of all, the hostel look way better than the pictures. When I got there I was really impressed how it felt like living at a house, so comfy and cozy, 3 kitchens, WIFI was free and quick, Staff was super nice, always cleaning all the time making sure everything was in place. The bunk beds were nice and sturdy wouldn't even budge, outlets on the walls next to your beds with USB ports and a night lamp. Overall an amazing experience, one of the best hostels in NZ.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2019
    Very friendly, helpful staff. Very close to town, food, hikes, everything you need! Most people staying here (in September anyway) are long term guests, so they’re respectful and quiet. Clean restroom and showers. Can borrow bikes, locks, etc for free. Full kitchen. Free WiFi, strong. Can’t complain! Only thing might be limited parking if you have rental car. I struggled to find parking and it’s not even busy season yet. Staff was helpful though.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Had a great stay at flaming kiwi. Always clean and a good atmosphere, in perfect location too. Definitely would recommend!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2019
    Very lively hostel if that’s what you’re looking for, the owner has clearly travelled a lot as it has all the amenities you need, lots of bathrooms, good kitchens, parking, close walk into town, really great!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    This is by far the best hostel I’ve stayed in. It is clean and cozy. There is plenty of room to cook and a great living areas to relax, watch tv and be social (or unsocial if you prefer). Not to mention, the staff is exceptional and very nice. They make an effort to learn your name and be apart of you experience at the hostel. The beds are very comfortable and have a privacy curtain. Each bed has its own light and chargers which is the most convenient.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    07 Jul 2019
    Well kept with good facilities, was just very very busy when we were staying there. Most guests were there long term to work during the ski season (visited in July). Bit of a party hostel vibe but nothing too crazy, main problem was just that there wasn't much space in the kitchens to store food/cook
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Bicycle Hire
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi