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Black Sheep Backpackers

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#8 of 20 hostels 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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Property amenities
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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Room features
Blackout curtains
Coffee / tea maker
Oven
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Room types
Mountain view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino, German and 2 more
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Stefan T wrote a review Dec 2023
6 contributions2 helpful votes
Good place to stay. Only 5 minutes away from city centre. Comfortable beds. I've seen complaints about the place being noisy, but that was not a problem during the 5 nights I stayed. There's a sauna as well as a spa pool you can use. Internet was excellent and staff was friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joanna M wrote a review Jan 2023
Lisbon, Portugal6 contributions3 helpful votes
Seemed like a lovely place to stay. Which on first impressions it was. Friendly staff, lovely communal areas however when we weren’t able to fall asleep by 3am the deafening noise from the toilets nearly drove us mad. We were in a private couples room next to the toilets on the first floor. The ladies toilet down the corridor had a awfully loud fan which turned on when the light was on. Trying to sleep was impossible, even with wax earplugs. Hopefully they fix this problem but it was unbearable.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If they put you in room 14 or 16 then ask to look at it first. The noise was just awful.
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Dan T wrote a review Jul 2022
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Expected to be here for a week or two while I found a place but have stayed a month now and might just loge here over winter! The staff are lovely and are always available to help out or hang out, the facilities are decent and reliable (mostly), the people who live here long term - and the people dropping in for a weekend - hang out in the social areas and play board games/watch netflix by the fire. Beds have curtains and a light/USB/socket which is actually so helpful. Would highly recommend anyone visiting or moving to queenstown to stop over here :)
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Samantha Hughes wrote a review Jul 2021
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This backpackers really made our winter stay in Queenstown very memorable. We stayed in one of the second-storey family rooms with fantastic views of the Remarkables. The room was always warm with comfy beds, plenty of storage space and a fridge. A few things stood out for us: very helpful and friendly staff (nothing was ever a problem), very clean bathrooms, clean kitchen with plenty of cutlery and crockery, free meal on Wednesday night, free bike hire (quality bikes!), spa and within walking distance to all major attractions in the town. I'd highly recommend this backpackers!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Kayla McDiarmid, Guest Services / Front Office at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 13 Oct 2021
Hi Samantha! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're so happy to know you have a good time during winter staying at Black Sheep, it's so good to know you enjoy the beds and the beautiful views of the mountains. We will keep working to give our guests the best experience when they come to visit Queenstown, and you are more than welcome to come back any time of the year. Have a great day The Black Sheep Team!
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James wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Came down for a little holiday to queenstown. Very affordable, i stayed 5 days and it cost me $180 for the whole time. Staff are very Friendly and are always there to help. The spa was amazing, and the kitchen was in great condition, i would recommend to bring your own cups, otherwise they tend to run out. Overall the experience i had the the Blacksheep was awesome, i would definitely come back. Thanks for your hospitality
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kayla McDiarmid, Guest Services / Front Office at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 13 Oct 2021
Hello! Thank you for the time you have taken to leave us a review we really appreciate. it's great to know that you could enjoy our facilities for such a good deal, our staff is always happy to help guests when they come to Queenstown and stay at Black Sheep Backpackers. Please come to visit us any time soon :) The Black Sheep Team
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Lloydiuss wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
We stayed here for 3 nights and had the best time. The staff were so kind and accomodating. All the guests were really respectful towards each other. Kitchen was clean and has everything you’d need for whatever you’re cooking. A bunch of gas stovetops and some ovens too. Bathrooms were really well maintained and cleaned. Cute lounge area with a bunch of movies and board games etc too. There’s also a cat that kinda just chills here and gets cuddles from whoever is around which was probably the highlight. Honestly 10/10 wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mark wrote a review May 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
You won't find a better hostel in queenstown, clean facilities, great location, awesome staff, plenty of parking, privacy with the dorm beds, free bike hires and free home cooked meals on Wednesdays. 🤤 If your looking for long-term accommodation or just staying for a short time there's no better place to be. I've met some of the coolest people at blacksheep and made life long friends. It's so good you won't want to leave, so what are you waiting for? book now!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: There's free bread (different types) once a week from the happyness house beside the hostel
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Michelle W wrote a review Apr 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Went to book in. No carparks within 200 metres of the place, so parked illegally. Staff reasonably apologetic. Ample street parking in their conditions needs to be adjusted to read beggar all parks, more suited to walking customer's. Not impressed. Paid for room and booked elsewhere.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Vannesa Sanchez, Marketing at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry to hear you were unable to find a car park. We have a car park onsite advertised as a first come first serve to make it fair on all guests. All streets surrounding the hostel have free all day parking which is very rare in Queenstown so close to the town center, our friendly staff can help point out the best street parking. Thank you.
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Comtois2570 wrote a review Mar 2021
Besancon, France48 contributions23 helpful votes
I stay there for 3 days. Very good pod bed with plugs and curtain (for a private space). Hot tube is very nice, I really appreciate it. The staff is very friendly. If you like cooking, you get the good place with a nice kitchen with free tea and coffee as well. The Wifi is good. And you can hire a bike for free. The price is correct. I recommend it because at this time is the best one that I have try in Queenstown.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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LightPacker233805 wrote a review Feb 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We were looking for good value double room and were very happy with clean room with view. Kitchen well stocked and organised and share bathroom no prob as just next to room and clean. People who run it were very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from matthew price, Owner at Black Sheep Backpackers
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Hi, thank you for your fantastic review! We are glad you found us a great value hostel in central Queenstown. Our double rooms are equipped with everything you should need (linen, towels, DVD player, central heating and tea/coffee facilities). Thank you for complimenting the cleanliness of the hostel and friendly/helpful staff, this is some we pride ourselves on. Thank you for staying with us at Black Sheep Backpackers, we hope to see you again one day in Queenstown. - Black Sheep Backpackers Team :)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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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 The Winery - Queenstown (0.4 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, Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown, and Tatsumi.
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.