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The Black Sheep Backpackers

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526 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Black Sheep Backpackers offers guests a convenient place to stay in the heart of the stunning alpine resort. Our central location is one of the sunniest in town and offers 360 view of the stunning local mountain ranges including the famous Remarkables.

Located just a short stroll from town, Black Sheep has a lot to offer guests including: An awesome team of friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and exceptional facilities did we mention we have a spa pool? Bike Hire and Bike facilities, Unlimited WIFI, Ski and Luggage Storage use, Travel Desk for your Activity bookings all for FREE!

Guest will also have access to a fully equipped kitchen and laundry, plenty of bathroom facilities, BBQ deck, lounge with free Netflix, fireplace to keep you warm during the colder months, game boards and free use of computers.

Go solo, pair up or get in the mix and meet some like minded travelers in our dorms Check out the range of room options which include: dorm rooms, doubles, twins, super kings, triples and family rooms.


Beside the historic Queenstown Gardens, 15 minutes drive from the Airport, if you take the bus from the airport, it will take 20 minutes and your stop would be the Millennium Hotel which is 2 min walking to Black Sheep.
Limited parking is available on site as plenty free on-street carpark around the hostel.
13 Frankton Road
(Really close to town!)
Queenstown 9300

Reception is open from 8am to 9pm


* Please note that room and bed numbers are not guaranteed and can be changed as required by the property.
* There will be 3.5% surcharge if payment will be on the credit card/ international card.
* We request $20 for a key deposit on arrival. Fully refundable on check out. Cash is preferred and deposit will be refunded in cash.
* Booking over $500 will be pre charged. if card declines booking will not be valid. Refund will be given if booking cancelled outside 48 hours unless non-refundable rate booked.


* If the guest doesn't show up on the first night of their booking, they will be charged the total price and the booking will be cancelled the next day and are non-refundable.
* 48 hours cancellation policy applies to regular bookings.
* Group bookings are non-refundable and no cancellation.
* Bookings over $500 will be fully refunded if canceled outside 48 hours cancelation policy.
* We do not provide refunds for weather events, travel delays or road closures. We recommend that you take out travel insurance for your vacation.
* If you booked via another booking website you will need to cancel with them directly and adhere to their terms and conditions. *New Year's booking and group bookings are nonrefundable no cancellation even if you book it with 3rd party Booking Website*


This applies for when booking for 6 persons or more for the same time period of stay. For group bookings please confirm this with reception direct. These booking should be made direct and full payment required by the time of the booking.
For a group of 6 people or more we will require the following:

* $50 CASH deposit per person on arrival and needs to be paid as security deposit for the whole group (example.6 Adults x $50 = $300), refundable after the room is checked (straight after check-out).
* Full payment is required at the time of making the reservation and it's non-refundable from this stage
* One credit card per room as a security for hostel damages.


* Weekly rate and Hot deals are non refundable, no cancellation and non transferable under any circumstance before or after check in. Upfront payment required.


* 5 Night minimum required
* New year's booking will be charged in full at the time of making the reservation, at this stage it is nonrefundable, under any circumstance.
* We allow no one under the age of 18 for New Years 28/12 - 03/01
* I.D must be provided at check in. We accept a passport, drivers license or HANZ 18+ card ONLY.
* There will be a liquor ban in place and liquor cannot be consumed on the premises.
* Maximum 6 guests per group/booking, any bookings which are made separate that are deemed to be together and are more than 6 people will be cancelled before or whilst here at the full discretion of The Black Sheep Backpackers. We require address, contact telephone number & email address of each guest to book.

*Black Sheep Backpackers recognizes the Queenstown Lakes District Council Liquor Ban on Special Holidays and Events*

On all other days the Black Sheep's alcohol Policy applies, which is no drinking after 8:30pm.

*There will be some changes on the Operation Hours in lieu of special Holidays, please contact the property in 48 hrs in advance at minimum especially for Late Arrivals.*

Booking terms and conditions. Please Contact the Property directly if you have questions.

Reviews & Ratings

526 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Nov 16, 2022
Filthy chaos. Staff were incompetent and unhelpful. One bathroom was under renovation so the herds of people were all cramming to use the other one, the layout of which was already cramped and inefficient. They were painting right outside my room creating toxic smells in the room all day/night - then my bed was given away to someone else and they couldn't fit me anywhere but a basement troll closet which they then saw was being used by a guest who wasn't supposed to still be checked in. LOUD!
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Female, 25-30
Very Good
Nov 16, 2022
The rooms themselves were nice. Comfortable beds, good privacy curtains, and lots of storage for all your things. Even had a little light, outlet, and USB port for charging. The layout of the hostel was interesting as each room opened out to the courtyard, and you had to walk outside to get to the bathrooms, kitchen etc. Kitchen had decent amount of space to prep and make food although there could’ve been a bit more seating room. the lounge was nice although the chairs could have been slightly more comforta
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Female, 18-24
Nov 10, 2022
Great staff! Room a little cramped and the window bracket was broken. Room was very warm so people opened the window... not so safe. Could do with air con in the room. 5 min walk to town is perfect... close enough to access everything, far enough away for peace and quiet.
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Wi-Fi