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Central Backpackers Dunedin

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is nothing fancy but has everything you need for your stay. I stayed in the female dorm which was much more spacious than dorms in other hostel and had lockers in the room which was great. Free wifi and free breakfast were both very much appreciated. Showers could probably be cleaner. Kitchen was well equipped and spacious.

Thank annieoctopus
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Good place that has a tc with tons of movies, centrally located and a decent kitchen. The breakfast is include in the price cereal and bread. Downfalls no alcohol allowed and no bar not the most social hostel fairly quit. Overall a good stay.

Thank dehizzy
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The staff here are so kind and friendly. They do everything to make you feel at home. They also have an adorable resident cat who is, like the staff, so friendly. The rooms are really comfortable and the whole hostel is very clean, including bathrooms and kitchen. There is free breakfast which is lovely, and eggs from the owners' farm...

Thank Izzy H
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a double room and it's more like a hotel than a hostel. Really nice size and very comfortable bed. It's right in the centre, so perfectly located. Showers could be improved, and that's the only downside (the guy blowing his snot into the sink for 10 mins didn't help matters either!)

Thank Rich H
United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hostel is in a great part of town, very central and not too expensive either. However the hostel itself just felt a bit weird, at check in behind the counter is signs such as 'no refund - no exceptions' which doesn't fill you full of confidence. The older lady behind reception seemed totally uninterested in the job and was far...

Thank MackemAbroad
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had private rooms. The building was quaint. The facilities were older but clean. The best aspect was the receptionist/guide. She knew all about the local area and gave us great advice on what was worth doing. Loved Dunedin because of it. Also, everyone loves gizmo, the resident cat.

Thank TomPrice1
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Bathrooms and kitchen were clean. Desk staff was friendly. Wifi was good strength. Rooms were nice and also clean. Great location. Moderate amount of street noise if you have a window facing the street, which can be troublesome given it is on the 1st floor. But LOVED that they have a cat.

Thank emjunck
Rome, Italy
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Cheap hostel really close to the citycenter, like two minutes walking! The price is really super too! Perfect place to relax after the day around the city or the peninsula, and it is a good spot to spend a couple of days: missing a little bit of vibe but really no complains :) say hello to the cat!

Thank andrea1311
New Zealand
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I called and booked a room after 6pm on a Saturday night. The lady at the desk had fantastic customer service and I got a free room upgrade as they weren't too busy. Very friendly atmosphere and so welcoming. The place was also clean and warm. I would recommend for anyone.

Thank Louise D
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Good hostel with friendly staff, you cant drink there which is annoying but its fine, located near everything and too pricey , clean aswell, you also get free brekkie which is good, and free tea and coffee

Thank RobDog33

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Right in the centre of town, Central is minutes walk from most of the attractions, pubs and restaurants in Dunedin! FREE WIFI internet for guests, PlayStation3, Bluray, DVD. Recently renovated with great beds and excellent showers, the friendly local staff are happy to help you with info on the city and its things to see and do. All linen included, complementary tea and coffee, free WIFI available. Relax with a DVD or game in our TV lounge or step outside to explore Dunedin's busy nightlife! Check-in before 9pm, check-out before 10am (unless arranged otherwise). We have a lovely indoor cat, Gizmo :)Minutes walk (within 2-3 blocks, or closer!) from:- Cadbury's Chocolate Factory- Speight's Brewery- The Dunedin Public Art Gallery.- 'Hair Raiser' historical 'ghost' tours- 3 movie theatres- 3 shopping malls, 2 supermarkets- The main strip for Dunedin's pubs and clubs!We are situated on the corner of the main shopping street in Dunedin. Tours to the peninsula leave from outside the Visitor's Centre and Town Hall, just across the street from here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central Backpackers Dunedin

Address: 243 Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: €15 - €42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 56
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“if you extension lead doesn't work its probably that someones unplugged it to plug in the heater, seen so may people think their cable is broken”
jojo568, 18 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Bring earplugs if staying over the weekend.”
AaronWonju, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
“I liked room #3 It was a dorm with six beds (three bunks) and is close to the kitchen, but a little further from the bathrooms.”
454NickL, 17 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Stay away from room 6, window does not close!”
Jessie045, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Get one away from the road if they have them.”
Mzteeree, 11 Feb 2013 | Read review
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