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YHA Managed YHA Queenstown Central


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Ross Lardner

Check in: 2:30 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 442 7400 Email this hostel

Reception: 7am - 10pm

Location 48 Shotover Street,


In the heart of Queenstown


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How to get here

Find us on Shotover St next to the Night ‘n Day. There is no on-site parking and street parking is limited. Please have a chat to staff so they can direct you to the nearest carpark. The closest free parking is 15 minutes’ walk from the hostel and is subject to availability. It is highly advised to carry snow chains at all times during winter.

Bus/Shuttle: Pick up and drop off at the hostel is available, let your driver know upon boarding that your destination is YHA Queenstown Central on Shotover St.

Airport: Queenstown Airport is 8km from the hostel. Shuttles and taxis operate door-to-door. The local Connectabus leaves twice an hour to YHA Queenstown Central upon request.

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This hostel couldn’t be more aptly named – nestled between the Wakatipu lakefront and Shotover St it’s right in the rapidly beating heart of this famous little resort town of Queenstown. Everything is on your doorstep – cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront with all its activities.

Previously part of the ‘Old Mountaineer Hotel’, one of Queenstown's first hotels, YHA Queenstown Central enjoys stunning views from the communal lounge and features ensuites in every room. Our staff are super-friendly and clued up about getting you the best possible deals on activities in Queenstown, which they’re happy to book for free on your behalf.

Please note there is no bike storage or onsite parking at the hostel.

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Guests love:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free movies

Shared facilities:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Recycling stations
  • Drying room
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Games available
  • Book exchange
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies


  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Convenience items for sale
  • Hair dryers
  • Towel hire

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our Queenstown highlights:

  • Get your adrenaline up with a bungy jump, skydive, jetboat ride, luge or canyoning
  • In winter go skiing at nearby Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or Cardrona ski fields
  • Take a day trip from Queenstown to the magical Milford Sounds or Doubtful Sounds

Want to know more about Queenstown? Find out more

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