10 Budget Hotels In Queenstown, New Zealand - Updated 2021

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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 235)

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

Address: 96 Fernhill Road

Ski storage Laundry Internet services Skiing Non-smoking throughout Ski equipment hire (on site) Contactless check-in/check-out Babysitting/child services

2. Absoloot Hostel Queenstown (from USD 22)

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

Smoke alarms Movie nights Non-smoking throughout WiFi Available Games room Fax/photocopying Ticket service Vending machine (drinks)

3. Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hostel (from USD 21)

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

Address: 11 Henry Street

BBQ facilities Luggage storage Lockers Internet services Parking Cycling Smoke alarms Non-smoking throughout

4. Haka Lodge Queenstown (from USD 15)

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

Cashless payment available Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Process in place to check health of guests BBQ facilities Contactless check-in/check-out WiFi Available Hiking Access to health care professionals

5. Shotover Lodge (from USD 84)

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

Address: 157 Arthurs Point Road

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Physical distancing in dining areas Table tennis Cashless payment available All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities First aid kit available Family rooms

6. Queenstown Holiday Park & Motels Creeksyde (from USD 88)

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

Free WiFi Daily housekeeping Face masks for guests available Contactless check-in/check-out First aid kit available All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Dry cleaning Tour desk

7. 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

8. Breakfast at Tiffany's B&B (from USD 81)

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 Tiffany's B&B

Address: 16 Golden Terrace

Indoor play area Non-smoking rooms Smoke alarms Kids' outdoor play equipment Snorkelling Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Children television networks Laundry

9. Mercure Queenstown Resort (from USD 91)

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

Address: Sainsbury Road

Bridal suite Room service Kid meals 24-hour security Express check-in/check-out Restaurant Vending machine (drinks) Snorkelling

10. Mantra Marina Queenstown (from USD 73)

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

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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