Kia ora, welcome to the #1 backpackers in Queenstown. We have upmarket dorm room accommodation for those travelling on a budget, and luxury private rooms with ensuite bathrooms for guests who like their own space.
Located in the heart of Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world, our accommodation is close to all the action, but on a quiet residential street – perfect for a peaceful night’s sleep.
We have 15 rooms with a wide selection of shared dorm rooms (with bunk beds) and private rooms (some with ensuite). Dorm rooms have either 4 or 6 bunk beds per room.
Meet the Haka Team
When you stay with us, you’ll meet our insanely helpful Haka Lodge Queenstown team. They’ll go above and beyond to make your time with us feel like a home away from home.
Queenstown Lodge Manager
Aoife has been in New Zealand for 5 years after leaving home in Ireland. She loves living the easy life; spending time exploring the hills around Queenstown and surfing the southern coast on the weekend (when she’s not keeping our awesome Lodge ticking along, of course). Fi loves Queenstown; especially the characters she gets to meet. Her favourite phrase: “’we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” There’s no stress allowed at Haka Lodge Queenstown!
BACKPACKER ACCOMMODATION IN THE HEART OF QUEENSTOWN
Located just a street over from the main intersection in Queenstown (Shotover/Camp Street) and a short walk from the lake and the famous Fergburger, our backpacker accommodation is close to the action, but far enough away to get a good night’s sleep.
Haka Lodge Queenstown opened in 2012 after we significantly renovated the premises which used to be a radio station. Everything was custom built or bought specifically to meet the needs of the lodge’s guests. We have 15 rooms (a mixture of shared dorm or private rooms) with 37 beds and space for up to 48 guests.
OUR WELCOMING CULTURE
When you stay with Haka Lodge Queenstown, you may notice that much of ou signage is in Māori. This is to encourage our wonderful guests to explore the Māori language. It’s also a reminder to ourselves of our commitment to manaakitanga. Manaakitanga is the traditional Māori value of showing hospitality where people arrive as manuhiri (visitors) and leave as whānau (family). This is also why we opened the lodge with a powhiri (Māori welcoming ceremony and blessing).
Queenstown is best known for being the Adventure Capital of the World – and boy does it live up to its name.
From the moment you arrive in Queenstown expect to feel its excitable energy; jet boats zooming over the Shotover river, people paragliding off of the skyline, and — depending on the season — mountain bikers and skiers filling the local slopes and bars.
Queenstown really is a force to be reckoned with, but the adventure doesn’t stop in the city centre; within just a few hours drive you have the Milford Sound – one of nature’s most impressive phenomena. This stunning fjord features waterfalls and rainforests and is home to dolphins, penguins and fur seals. Take a boat cruise on its misty waters, or better yet – see it from above on a scenic flight.
Nestled in the surrounding Queenstown hills are multiple award-winning vineyards and historic mining towns. There really is something for everybody who has a keen sense of adventure. It’s fair to say that we love it here and know that you will too.