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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Address: 6 Henry Street
Price: from 14 USD
Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay Access to health care professionals Smoke alarms Contactless check-in/check-out Fire extinguishers Shared kitchen Heating Cashless payment available
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!
Address: 157 Arthurs Point Road
Price: from 71 USD
Parking Library Family rooms Physical distancing rules followed Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Process in place to check health of guests Shops (on site) Fax/photocopying
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
Address: 54 Robins Road
Price: from 62 USD
Process in place to check health of guests Security alarm Free parking Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Parking Private parking Contactless check-in/check-out Tour desk
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!
Address: 62 Thompson Street, 9371 Queenstown, New Zealand (see map)
Price: from 28 USD
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.
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.
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.
Mantra Marina Queenstown
Address: 875 Frankton Road
Price: from 73 USD
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.
Get Trip101 in your inbox
You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from 140 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.
*5% off when you book with our promo code: TRIP101
*For our Canadian and US travellers, unfortunately due to financial services laws, we cannot provide a discount. This promotional code cannot be used with any other discount offer, including World Nomads Members’ discount for travel insurance policy holders.