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Sherwood Queenstown
Sherwood Queenstown
8.5 Excellent
554 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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2.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Sherwood Queenstown is located in Queenstown and features a Jacuzzi. It also offers a beauty centre, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
9.1 Excellent
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Strategically located in the heart of the town, this 5-star resort makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

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Peppers Beacon Queenstown
Peppers Beacon Queenstown
8.1 Excellent
34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Conveniently located in the middle of the town, this 4.5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It has a gym, as well as a lake, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

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Bluestone On George
Bluestone On George
9.6 Excellent
571 George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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1.1 km from city centre, Dunedin, New Zealand 

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 5-star motel makes for an excellent base in Dunedin. It is ideally positioned for guests wanting to visit local attractions.

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Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
8.3 Excellent
6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Strategically located in the middle of the town, this 4.5-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Queenstown. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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Ibis Christchurch
Ibis Christchurch
7.9 Good
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 

This Christchurch hotel is situated next to Chief Post Office. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from the Bridge Of Remembrance.

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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
377 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments provides sophisticated 5-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop terrace, free wireless internet access in all areas and a private dock. The various facilities this charming hotel features include a shuttle service, conference rooms and ski lockers.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
8.3 Excellent
Corner Of Earl And Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is an easy drive from Frankton and offers 24-hour room service, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the town.

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Pinewood Lodge
Pinewood Lodge
7.6 Good
Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Situated in Queenstown, Pinewood Lodge and Apartments is a short drive from Frankton and provides complimentary Wi-Fi, ski lockers and a swimming pool. This lodge is set in the heart of the town.

$17
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Jucy Snooze Christchurch
Jucy Snooze Christchurch
8.4 Excellent
5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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8.3 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located moments from Christchurch International Airport, the hostel offers comfortable accommodation in Christchurch. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$18
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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
7.8 Good
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Located in Queenstown, Nomads Queenstown Backpackers is a short drive from Frankton and provides a sauna. It is conveniently situated in the town centre.

$18
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Yha Queenstown Lakefront
Yha Queenstown Lakefront
8.8 Excellent
88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Situated in Queenstown, YHA Queenstown Lakefront is an easy drive from Frankton and offers a tour desk, luggage storage and ski lockers. This hostel is set in the heart of the town.

$19
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Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel
8.3 Excellent
6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the middle of the town, this 4.5-star hostel makes for an excellent base in Queenstown. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$19
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Hotel Give
Hotel Give
8.4 Excellent
12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Situated in Christchurch, the hostel is within a 20-minute drive of Christchurch International Airport and provides a sauna. It is located just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$21
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Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
8.4 Excellent
Te Anau, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a Jacuzzi. It is also within walking distance of Te Anau's popular attractions.

$21
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Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast
8.2 Excellent
Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Situated in Queenstown, Melbourne Lodge Bed & Breakfast is a short drive from Frankton and features a swimming pool. This modern lodge is set in the heart of the town.

$40
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Hotel prices in South Island

2 stars or below

$19 - $58

Hokitikas Kiwi Holiday Park And Motels

No. 1 most popular

$58
Avg. per night
Tahuna Pod Hostel

No. 2 most popular

Tahuna Pod Hostel
8.9 Excellent
$22
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Haka Lodge Queenstown - Hostel

Best value

$19
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3 stars

$17 - $98

Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak

No. 1 most popular

$69
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Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

No. 2 most popular

$18
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Jucy Snooze Queenstown

Best value

$17
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4 stars and up

$18 - $160

Nugget Point, A Thc Group Hotel

No. 1 most popular

$92
Avg. per night
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

No. 2 most popular

$100
Avg. per night
Jucy Snooze Christchurch

Best value

$18
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in South Island

About South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is filled with natural marvels, from snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes to rugged headlands and tranquil wine country. This diverse region is also popular with adrenalin junkies looking for snow sports and bungee jumping, as well as foodies seeking world-renowned wine and farm-to-table produce.

Things to do

Nature around the South Island is incredibly diverse, ranging from the towering peaks, waterfalls and glacial fjords in Fiordland National Park to the sandy beaches, granite cliffs and coastal hiking trails in Abel Tasman National Park. Don’t miss Milford Sound, known for the iconic Mitre Peak and penguin sightings, or Fox Glacier, where you can hike across 13 kilometres of maritime glacier.

Those seeking authentic Maori culture and local wildlife should visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Here you can see kiwi birds, dine on authentic Maori cuisine and witness cultural and dance performances. Step back in time to the 1860s New Zealand gold rush at Shantytown, which recreates this era with steam train rides, gold panning and live shows.

Do you love getting your blood pumping? Queenstown should be your South Island destination of choice, thanks to its sky-high bungee jumping and fast-paced swings. You’ll also find multiple skiing and snowboarding mountains with night skiing, terrain parks and experienced schools for beginners. Don’t forget about the exhilarating jet boats and semisubmersibles that traverse around Lake Wakatipu.

For something more low key, venture up to the Marlborough region, a world-famous wine-growing area known for its Sauvignon Blanc and fresh seafood. Indulge in king salmon and mussels on a Marlborough Sounds cruise, browse the local artisan markets or tour over 130 wineries and 37 cellar doors.

Getting around

The South Island has a number of international and domestic airports in major cities, such as Queenstown and Christchurch. You can get around with domestic flights, land tours or by renting a car and driving yourself.

South Island travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in South Island?

    When visiting South Island, consider checking out Queenstown, Nelson, and Christchurch as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in South Island?

    One of the most popular hotels in South Island is Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak, which has been reviewed by 1,363 users and currently has a rating of 7.9/10. Other top-rated locations include Nugget Point, A Thc Group Hotel and Villa Del Lago, which have received 8.2/10 and 9.2/10 ratings from our users, respectively.