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Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
“Best hostel in QT!”
Reviewed 2 December 2011

Stayed in a couple of hostels in Qt, and i found that Flaming Kiwi is the best. Really nice staff and awsome location close to town. Clean and nice with lots and lots of stuff in the kitchen.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

I stayed in a twin room which is spacious and clean. The toilets are very clean, so is the shower which is nice & hot. It takes about 8 mins to walk to town centre. They give you free internet which is a 50mb internet voucher, can easily use it all up in 20 mins just by surfing the net/checking email. The staffs are helpful in directions & luggage storage. Large common room with lots of board games & other entertainment. They also have free bike hire but I never have the chance to experience it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Great hostel, easy walking distance from the hub of the town. Really cosy and homely hostel, big living room for relaxing and watching tv, clean facilities, 3 kitchens, free wifi, really friendly staff. Would definately go back - ive not a bad word to say about the place.

Small independent hostels are streaks ahead of the big chain hostels - would definetely recommend the flaming kiwi to everyone. The only place to stay in queenstown!

Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

The value for staying at the Flaming Kiwi was very good and it is a more quiet place as it is out of the main town. That said, it's a tiny bit of a walk into town.

I cannot give it an excellent score because it was not as clean as other hostels I've stayed in and the restroom facilities were a bit lacking in the sense that they were filled to capacity at most times in the morning.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2011

This was my first hostel in New Zealand for this trip and boy was it great. Rosa was extremely helpful throughout my 3 nights there with the booking of my activities.

The bathrooms were extremely spacious and clean. There's a locker with powerpoints in each room.

Although the bunk beds were a little short on the bottom and I had to bend my head when sitting up.

They gave me a free wifi voucher with Zenbu each day I was there and I service was utterly genuine. Loved it!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

Staff were great here and room was nice and comfy. Also great, relaxed loungue where everyone could mix and meet each other. Also good location with drying room and plenty parking.

Room Tip: I had my own room outside which was great - nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

Nice location, very helpful and well informed staff, good rooms, clean facilities, really enjoyed my stay, would definitely go back again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
Address: 39 Robins Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Ranked #6 of 90 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
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Hotel Class:4 star — Flaming Kiwi Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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