Private Room
3.9Overall Score

The closest thing we got to bungy jumping while in the “adventure capital” of New Zealand was staying at the Bungi Backpackers Hostel. The hostel provided a nice stay for us as we explored downtown and took a tour to Milford Sound while in Queenstown.

Private Room:

Our private room was in a small cabin outside of the main hostel. I thought it was kind of weird at first, but I liked the idea after realizing it meant we didn’t have to listen to the trafficked hallways of the main building. The room had a bunk bed with a double-sized bed on the bottom. The mattress sunk in the middle when we both laid on it, so eventually I moved to the top bunk because it was more comfortable. There was a small heater on the wall of the room that we used, as well as an additional space heater that we never turned on.

Bungi Backpackers Hostel in Queenstown


We had free WiFi that worked in our cabin, but worked faster when we were in the main lounge area. The lounge area has a nice view of the lake with a TV and an impressive collection of VHS movies. Every night at 6 pm the kitchen had free homemade soup. We eventually learned to get there early if we wanted the free bread as well since that seemed to run out within minutes. Once a week there is also a free BBQ party. Another cool feature is the slack line outside that we tried out a few times. There is also an on-site laundromat that we used for an extra fee.

Bungi Backpackers Hostel in Queenstown


For a six-night stay we paid a total of $315 USD, which was comparable to other nearby hostels private room rates.

Bungi Backpackers Hostel in Queenstown


Bungi Backpackers is set on top of a small hill from downtown so that meant we often walked up and down to get to our hostel and out to the shops or the lake. It was about a 5–10 minute walk each time.

Next hostel on our travels: PATAGONIA B&B IN PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE!

About The Author

Britnee traveled around the world with her husband on a shoestring budget for a year. A few of her favorite destinations include Scotland's Isle of Skye, Chile's Torres del Paine, Bolivia's Salt Flats and Nepal's Annapurna Circuit.