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There is no doubt that Queenstown is a beautiful place, as is all of New Zealand. However, flying there is not cheap, it is one of the remotest places you could go. Here are some instructions on where you should go there and where you should stay to save some money but still get to enjoy your holiday.


When should you go?

As Queenstown is located in the Southern hemisphere, the best time to visit is from November to March, the summer months.

The average highs during these months are in the range of 65°-70°F (18°-23°C)

Being there in summer, ensures that you’re comfortable when outdoors, and can enjoy the activities and sights of the location, without feeling frozen.

Where to stay?

Depends on your budget actually. There are many luxury hotels in Queenstown depending on your budget. Before you decide on your hotel, check online with at least 2-3 travel sites to understand the average rating of the hotel and the user generated feedback about their experiences there.

Even when it comes to backpacker accommodation Queenstown offers many options.

A list of Queenstown hostels is available with many hostel aggregator services. Search online for hostel accommodation to select any from the list.

However, if you plan to use one location as your base to explore the region, it always makes sense to rent out an apartment, or book a studio for a longer stay. This will proably be somewhat cheaper than staying at a hotel.

Queenstown has quite a few options on this, with many offering some mind blowing views and amenities. If you're travelling with companions or in a group, this works out even cheaper, because you can share the cost of the apartment, giving each of you an amazing experience, without costing you much.

As with hotels, refer to a list of excellent Queenstown hostels across multiple sites and read the reviews before you settle on the one you want to choose. We can recommend you to stay at Absoloot Value Accommodation, with great value (like the name indicates) for your money.

With reference to the cost for stay at options for backpacker accommodation Queenstown is not very expensive when compared with quite a few other destinations. But booking in advance is always advised. As with most tourist destinations the prices of accommodation, eating out and services vary depending on the season and the popularity of the place. Booking during off seasons, ensures that you get the best possible deal for stay, food and tourist activities. There are many attractive offers on pre-booking, which you could land through one of the many travel sites, travel agencies or directly from the hotels, hostels, B&Bs or homestays.

Queenstown is a great place to visit as a group, a couple, a family or alone. With the multitude of options it offers to tourists, it has gained popularity and is one of the most visited places in New Zealand. So when you’re backpacking across this beautiful country, make sure you stop here for an experience you will not forget in a hurry.



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