Queenstown Accomodation

Queenstown with some of the most stunning scenery that the South Island has to offer, from the Mackenzie District in Canterbury through to the breathtaking Fiordland National Park, there are a wide variety of accommodation options throughout the regions, for the budget backpacker, to those after a luxurious getaway.

Have a read of this article and learn about some of the best accommodation options available in each of these stunning locations.

Budget Options:


Known as the “Adventure Capital of New Zealand'', Queenstown attracts thrill-seekers, grandparents, families, and everyone in between. 

This resort town is usually crawling with tourists, and while COVID-19 has changed the landscape of this town, there are still many great and affordable backpacking options available for those who want to make the most of less crowds and capture the beauty of this paradise.

Adventure Hostel:

This award-winning hostel has everything you need at a very reasonable price, located in the centre of town, but away from the pumping bars and party venues (so you can actually get some sleep!)

With a laundry service, a range of private and dorm rooms, a playstation, free hairdryers, towels, go pros, and hair straighteners, a kitchen with everything you’ll ever need, tour bookings, and a balcony where you can sit and chat with other backpackers and take in the beauty of this magical place, this is one hostel that you will not want to leave.

Check out their sister hostel up the road, Adventure Q2, for just as good a stay in a slightly smaller facility.

Absoloot Hostel:

This family-owned and operated edgy hostel is one of the best located hostels in Queenstown, right on the lakefront and at the forefront of all the attractions this beautiful town has to offer.

With multi-bed rooms, privates, and family rooms, this is a budget accommodation that is great value for money, whether you’re down for the ski season, attending a festival, or there for a weekend getaway in the Adventure Capital of New Zealand.

Luxury Accommodation:

50 Aspen Grove:

This luxury rental in Queenstown has an eye-watering price tag of $1500 a night, but this architecturally award-winning home has the features and facilities of a luxury lodge. It’s even been on the cover of several exclusive lifestyle magazines!

With a lap pool, spa, sauna and gym, two lounge areas, an outdoor barbeque and open fire, a state of the art entertainment system and kitchen, and breathtaking views across Lake Wakatipu, this is one luxury rental that you will never want to leave.

Eichardt’s Private Hotel:

With 7 luxurious suites, 4 beautiful apartments, The Residence and The Penthouse, this five-star luxury hotel is everything you could dream of.

Boasting picture-postcard views of the alpine and lake surroundings, a premier bar and restaurant on site, and a first-class spa, this is one luxury accommodation that feels too good to be true.

Treat yourself to a night of luxury - you won’t regret it.

Mid-Range Accommodation:

One bedroom Apartment in Shotover 

This new one bedroom apartment in Shotover is located just 10km away from both Queenstown and the charming gold mining town of Arrowtown. 

This apartment features a fully fitted kitchen, stunning views, and the luxury of your own space at an affordable price - great for those wanting a middle of the range accommodation that won’t break the bank.


While this beautiful hotel could also technically be classed as ‘luxury,’ depending on the room you choose, staying at the Sherwood in Queenstown is more than just an accommodation; it’s a full-blown experience.

With wellbeing, the environment, and community at the centre of this stay, you can choose to book a facial or massage at the beautiful day spa, dine in at their locally sourced and rustic on-site restaurant and bar, or take part in their workshops or live music events.

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