10 Budget Hotels In Queenstown, New Zealand - Updated 2022

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A trip to Queenstown, New Zealand is for every outdoor enthusiast but with a reputation for being a hot spot amongst extreme adventurers, as well as those looking to enjoy some spa time in between skiing, it can quickly become an expensive vacation. But with great budget friendly options available ranging from innovative pod hostels to themed bed and breakfasts, Queenstown has a bustling downtown area with accommodations that won’t break the bank as well as a picturesque countryside with the mountains at your doorstep for less than one hundred dollars a night. However you choose to spend your downtime while in Queenstown, these options will give you the ability to rest and relax in great comfort between all of your excursions.

1. Platinum Queenstown (from USD 210)

If you’ve got a crowd together and each of you can pitch in for a comfortable stay then consider staying at Platinum Queenstown. These villas offer you the amenities of a hotel and a house with full service kitchen, parking, and a dreamy location right next to the lakefront. This highly rated property charms a lot of its visitors with the private balcony views, so don’t miss an opportunity to make this your home during your vacation.

Platinum Queenstown

Wifi Available

Address: 96 Fernhill Road
Accommodates: 6

Parking Tennis court Garden Non-smoking rooms Babysitting/child services Laundry Dry cleaning Skiing

2. Absoloot Hostel Queenstown (from USD 13)

When your travels bring out the desire to meet new friends then consider staying at Absoloot Value Accommodation. This wonderful hostel has a communal kitchen and private rooms as well as dormitories. This is definitely a spot for fun seekers as there are options to connect to the gaming room via the free WiFi access and it is just a short walk to the beach.

Absoloot Hostel Queenstown

Wifi Available

Address: 50 Beach Street
Accommodates: 6

Tennis court Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry Skiing

3. Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hostel (from USD 38)

What is a “Pod Hostel”? Imagine sleeping in a train compartment and its pretty much along the same lines. But this pod hostel boasts a lot more than a train ride! This innovative hostel is a great way to spend time having fun rather than spending money. With strong ties to the Maori culture and a central location, this hostel will delight you with its many characteristics that will make your stay unique but comfortable.

Tahuna Pod Hostel

Wifi Available

Address: 11 Henry Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Skiing Free parking Internet services Safety deposit box

4. Haka Lodge Queenstown (from USD 25)

With just a short walk to Queenstown Gardens, the Haka Lodge Queenstown is a great accommodation that will make your stay enjoyable for its amenities and its location. This lodge gives the option of staying in a shared dormitory style room or in a private room with shared, fully equipped kitchens to prepare your meals in. And when you stay in comfort without overspending, your stay in Queenstown can be filled with memories of all the activities that the front desk is more than willing to help you organize.

Haka Lodge Queenstown

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Henry Street
Accommodates: 4

Non-smoking rooms Laundry Internet services Hiking BBQ facilities Heating Luggage storage WiFi Available

5. Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde (from USD 93)

Queenstown is a hub for outdoor activities so if you’ve brought your gear then check out this accommodation that will help you store everything from ski gear to biking gear. The Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde have a central location with private bedrooms for you to get some quiet rest in, but it stays under budget with shared bathrooms and common spaces.

Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde

Wifi Available

Address: 54 Robins Road
Accommodates: 12

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Sauna Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Business centre Babysitting/child services

6. Butterfli Lodge (from 28 USD)

This beautifully located accommodation is a lodge with a cabin feel. You will feel right at home if you’ve decided to vacation here for the ski amenities. Spend your downtime on the sun terrace or make some friends barbecuing. Bet you won’t be able to tear yourself away from the view!

Butterfli Lodge

Address: 62 Thompson Street, 9371 Queenstown, New Zealand (see map)

Price: from 28 USD

7. Breakfast at Tiffany's B&B (from USD 137)

This bed and breakfast is way better than Miss Holly’s apartment in the movie! With robes in the rooms, views of lakes and mountains and a fantastic breakfast waiting every morning, this is an incredible place to stay while you play in Queenstown. Although it is a bit of a splurge if you’re on a budget, this is a great space to treat yourself in.

Breakfast at Tiffanys

Wifi Available

Address: 16 Golden Terrace
Accommodates: 2

Parking Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry Skiing

8. Mercure Queenstown Resort (from USD 194)

When you have exhausted yourself and been good with your budget throughout your holiday then maybe it’s time for a special treat. This resort is a great way to stay somewhat in budget but still have the luxury that will give you just that right amount of refreshment before you head back into busy life. With amenities such as a spa, pool and a gym, this is definitely a stay that will require some relaxation and one that you will definitely appreciate.

Mercure Queenstown Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Sainsbury Road
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

9. Mantra Marina Queenstown (from USD 65)

Spend the day in bed staring outside at gorgeous Lake Wakitipu at the Mantra Marina Queenstown. This aparthotel has private rooms that come equipped with all the amenities you need to make your stay as close to home as possible. With a great location and quality comforts this is one accommodation you will want to consider.

10. Shotover Lodge (from USD 92)

Spend your stay in private while still being able to mingle and hang out in spacious community spaces like the lounge or kitchen at Shotover Lodge. This budget friendly lodge is right across the way from the hot pools and so if you choose to explore all the fun activities Queenstown has to offer, then relax at the hot pools before you settle in for the night!

Shotover Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 157 Arthurs Point Road
Accommodates: 2

Parking Garden Non-smoking rooms Laundry Facilities for disabled guests Games room Free parking Internet services

Playing hard in Queenstown doesn't mean you can't rest easy

With options aplenty for a budget friendly stay, Queenstown is a great getaway that will allow you the freedom to choose how you spend your day and how you rest at night. This is a great vacation town that you can either spend your time in your lodging making friends in shared spaces or relaxing with your coffee while staring into the mountains. Whatever your limits regarding your budget, if you choose to stay in any of these accommodations, you won’t leave with a tired wallet.

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