There are 3 houses that make up Hippo Lodge. We have aptly named them the Top House, the Bottom House and the White House.

Top House

The top house arguably has the best views but there are a few steps to the front door. Facilities include fully equipped kitchen, several bathrooms, a large dining and lounge area and laundry facilities.

White House

The white house is the fanciest and most spacious of the three houses – it houses the deluxe double rooms and an ensuited double room. The ensuited room has its own bathroom and the two deluxe doubles share a bathroom and 2 toilets. All three rooms share the lounge, kitchen and dining room. The views of Lake Wakatipu and Walter Peak from the common area are spectacular!

Bottom House

The bottom house is easy to access and houses the larger dorm rooms and a double room. It has a large bathroom with showers and toilets, a lounge and fully equipped kitchen.

Other Facilities

Storage/drying room

Hippo has a storage room for your excess luggage when you go tramping in summer and used as a drying room during winter for your ski/snowboard gear.


Hippo has several coin operated washing machines and dryers for your convenience. We also have an outdoor clothesline available year round.


We have limited on-site parking on a first come first serve basis.


Guests receive a limited free wifi voucher for each day they stay!

Other Treats

Tea and Sugar – all provided free to guests while they stay at Hippo.

Activity Booking Agent

Hippo staff can book all your Queenstown activities and ensure you get the best possible price often with bonus offers.

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