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The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

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Front of property
Queen Room | Balcony
Queen Room | Balcony
Queen Room | View from room
Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Queenstown City Centre

9.0/10 Superb

44 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
39 Robins Rd, Queenstown, 9300
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Stovetop
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited housekeeping
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free self-parking

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Queenstown City Centre

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 10 min drive


  • Bespoke Kitchen - 6 min walk
  • Habebe's - 7 min walk
  • Bella Cucina - 7 min walk
  • Mrs Ferg - 7 min walk
  • Fergbaker - 8 min walk

About this property

The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Enjoy your visit to Queenstown with a stay at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking and downhill skiing. Free bike rentals and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 11 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (17 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Free bike hire


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Toaster


  • Limited housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Hostel Queenstown
Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Hostel
Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Queenstown
Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Queenstown
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Skycity Queenstown Casino (8-min walk) and SKYCITY Wharf Casino (10-min walk) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers also has a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Bespoke Kitchen (6-min walk), Habebe's (7-min walk) and Bella Cucina (7-min walk).
What's the area around The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers like?
The Flaming Kiwi Backpackers is a short 9-minute walk from Skyline Gondola and 8 minutes' walk from Kiwi and Birdlife Park. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

It’s location
Ravinder, 4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Feng Ling, 5-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff was really nice
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Wry comfortable bed 2 kitchens plenty of bathrooms
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great backpackers hostel!
Peter, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good for one night stay
Room was good. Second floor with private outside balcony.Close to downtown Queenstown. Staff friendly and helpful
Larry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

generally clean and comfortable
Friendly hostel, a bit worse for wear but generally clean and comfortable. The owner is quite a character. Good location easy walk to town
Lucy, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

I liked the plantings around the property and the staff was very helpful. The room was pleasant and bathroom was clean. The kitchen needed attention but was not an issue for us as we weren’t using it. It was just that residents hadn’t cleaned up from dinner.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review