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Black Sheep Backpackers

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13 Frankton Rd,, Queenstown 9197 New Zealand
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#31 of 132 Speciality lodging in Queenstown
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Looking for a home away from home? The Black Sheep Queenstown Backpackers, located beside the historic Queenstown Gardens, offers guests a convenient place to stay in the heart of the stunning alpine resort. Our central location is one of the sunniest in town and offers 360° view of the stunning local mountain ranges including the famous Remarkables. Located just a short stroll from town, The Black Sheep has a lot to offer guests including: An awesome team of friendly staff, comfortable rooms and exceptional facilities – did we mention we have a spa pool? If you are looking for affordable accommodation in Queenstown and think staying in a relaxing and homely environment after busy days spent exploring the 'Adventure Capital of the World' sounds ideal, look no further, we've got you covered at The Black Sheep.
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Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
24-hour security
Car park
Wifi
Ski rentals
Skiing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Umbrella
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Oven
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, German and 2 more
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Ollie Lu wrote a review Nov 2020
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We stayed 2 nights at The Black Sheep Hostel and everything was perfect. We paid $60 per night and had a double bed with plenty of room and airflow from windows. There was a large selection of DVDs at reception we could watch on our TV for free, and a free spa plus free bike hire. Staff were friendly. Only downside is that other guests were quite noisy during our stay so it had woken us up a few times during the night
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from matthew price, Owner at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! We are super glad to hear everything was perfect. Our double rooms include all your linen, towels, tea/coffee facilities and a DVD player which we have a large selection of DVD at reception. Glad to hear you got to use 2 of our most popular facilities the Hot Pool and free bike hire. Thank you for complimenting our friendly staff, this is something we pride ourselves on. Please note we have a noise policy of no noise between 10pm and 8am, we expect all guest to respect this so everyone has a great time. Thanks again for staying with us at Black Sheep Backpackers, we hope to see you again one day soon. Thank you - Reservations Team :)
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Laurence wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a horrible experience this stay around. People were partying in the hostel until 5 am. The "live in staff" could not be reached and they did not intervened. We had to leave the hostel and go sleep in our campervan. The next morning no refund or replacement we're offered by the staff. Unfortunately I really do not recommend this place because of this experience. On top of this, the spa advertised was dirty and out of order, more of a hot bath without jets and the upstairs lady showers we're moldy and honestly disgusting. This place seriously need the attention of the local management instead of letting it run by young overseas travellers who doesn't seem to care.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from matthew price, Owner at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Hi, thank you for leaving us a review. Please have a read through all other reviews you will see the most popular comment is regarding how friendly and helpful our staff are. As discussed at check out our staff went out of their way to check security cameras to get to the bottom of any noise issues. We also spoke to our staff who live on site and they didn't hear any noise and were therefore unable to intervene. We have a noise policy of no noise between 10pm and 8am for the comfort of all guests, we also have a no drinking policy after 8.30 to ensure there is no late night parties at the hostel. We ask all guests to respect these policies and other guests. Our Hot Pool is only advertised as a Hot Pool we don't advertise it to have jets as it doesn't have any jets. The female bathroom upstairs has just had new ventilation installed and is cleaned day by staff. All our staff care deeply about the hostel and call Queenstown home, most have been in New Zealand for more than 2 years or are residents. Thank you - Reservations Team.
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Jamie wrote a review Oct 2020
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If I travel a lot, I don't want to spend too much money on accommodation. I found the cheapest accommodation and this was the place. But it was so noisy that we couldn't sleep until 12 to 1 at night, and I had to wake up again at 3 to 4 a.m. with the loud voice of a drunkard. It was mainly the noise of running around and screaming in a very loud voice. The staff were kind, and the bathroom and room were clean. You can also watch DVDs. We left it on so that we could hear less outside noise before we went to bed. I thank the staff for their kindness.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from matthew price, Owner at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 20 Nov 2020
Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for complimenting our friend staff, this is something we pride ourselves on along with our cleanliness. Regarding the noise we have a noise policy of no noise between 10pm and 8am, we are sorry to hear you experience noise during these hours. We expect all our guests to respect our rules and other guests in the hostel by not making noise during these hours. Any guests caught making excusive noise during these hours is told to leave the hostel as they are breaking their terms and conditions signed at check in. We want to ensure all guests have a wonderful experience at Black Sheep. Thanks again for staying with us. Safe travels :) - Black Sheep Reservations Team
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Wellytraveller wrote a review Oct 2020
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I'll definitely stay here again. The staff were very helpful and there are free bikes to use which is fantastic as the property is right down the road from the lakefront bike path. Super close to town as well. We stayed in sunny a private room which was simple but just what we needed. Note that it can get a bit noisy at times especially on weekends but that's a symptom of the fact that it is a backpackers and the people staying there at the time so not a fault of the hostel itself.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: The private rooms on the top floor are lovely and sunny.
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Response from matthew price, Owner at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Hi wellytraveller16, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are super glad you enjoyed the hostel and we would love to welcome you back again. Wonderful to hear you found our staff helpful, hostel clean and in a great location :) Great to hear you made the most of our facilities using the Free Bike hire, there is some fantastic bike tracks really close to Black Sheep. We also have a Hot Pool, BBQ Deck and computer for guest to use for free. Our private rooms are fully equipped with tea/coffee facilities, TV with DVD player, all linen/towels and central heating. Please note we do have a noise policy of no noise between 10pm and 8am for the comfort of all guests, our apologies if some guests weren't following this policy. Thanks again for staying at Black Sheep Backpackers, we look forward to welcoming you again. - Black Sheep Team :)
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Sam J wrote a review Sep 2020
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Myself and a mate came to queenstown for Mardi Gras festival which was postponed due to Covid but we came anyway. We had a twin room at Black Sheep and I could not recommend this place highly enough! When we arrived we jumped straight in the spa with a few beers and were soon joined by a bunch of other hostel goers and had a massive Wednesday night. The staff were very accommodating and the facilities were all clean and tidy. Mardi Gras has been postponed by a couple of months but we will be back to stay here again for it!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from matthew price, Owner at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Hi Sam, Thank you for your AMAZING review!! Our Hot Pool is definitely a favourite, its the perfect way to spend a day with new hostel friends, some drinks and good vibes. Our Twin rooms are a great option too for a bit more privacy and you have Tea & Coffee facilities, DVD player and towels provided. Thank you for complimenting our accommodating staff, the whole team do all they can to ensure you have a fantastic stay with us at Black Sheep. This includes ensuring we keep all our facilitates clean and tidy. We look forward to having you back at Black Sheep when the Mardi Gras is back on later in the year. Thank you - Black Sheep Team
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US$36 - US$92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the black sheep backpackers hotel queenstown
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionQueenstown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Black Sheep Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Black Sheep Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Lake Wakatipu (0.4 km), Queenstown Gardens (0.3 km), and Below Zero Ice Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Black Sheep Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Black Sheep Backpackers?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a view of a nearby landmark, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Black Sheep Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Black Sheep Backpackers?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Black Sheep Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience, Tatsumi, and Blue Kanu.
Is Black Sheep Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Queenstown.
Are any cleaning services offered at Black Sheep Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Black Sheep Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Swedish, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Black Sheep Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Vesta Design Boutique (0.3 km) and One Mile Power House (0.8 km).
Does Black Sheep Backpackers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.