On Top Backpackers Hostel - Dunedin

12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016  show map
 3 stars
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On Top Backpackers Hostel - Dunedin

Wi-Fi
Parking

NZD 18 per day

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee shop

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

On Top Backpackers Hostel is a comfortable venue offering a non-smoking accommodation not far from Dunedin Botanic Garden, Signal Hill and Carisbrook. On Top Backpackers Hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere.

The hostel is conveniently placed minutes away from Dunedin Public Art Gallery train station. Paasha with Middle Eastern and European specialties is just around the corner.

25 km to Dunedin International airport.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms like 6-bed Dorm, 8-bed mixed Dorm, Twin Room and Apartment featuring television, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board, a work desk and a separate toilet. This property has en suite bathrooms.

Services

A designated place for smoking, a car park and a meeting room can be used on-site.

Relax

A rooftop terrace, a safe deposit box and a sun deck will make a stay in Dunedin a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at NZD 18 per day.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden furniture

Bathroom

  • Shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out 07:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
Extra bed NZD 30
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel On Top Backpackers Hostel - Dunedin Dunedin location
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Hostel Address:

12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016

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City Center
  • Dunedin
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Dunedin International (DUD)
    15.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Scotia (cuisine: Scottish)
    600 ft
  • Nova Cafe (cuisine: European)
    800 ft
Parks
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
    600 ft
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
    2300 ft
Beaches
  • Dunedin Beach
    900 ft
  • First Church of Otago
    1300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-10:00 

Rooms and availability

On Top Backpackers photos Room
Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Media:TV
On Top Backpackers photos Room
Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
On Top Backpackers photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV

On Top Backpackers Location

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Local attractions

  • Dunedin Botanic Garden1.4 mi
    Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin
  • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens4.0 mi
    430 Portobello Road, Dunedin
  • Penguin Place10.1 mi
    45 Pakihau Road, Harington Point, Dunedin
  • Tunnel Beach4.0 mi
    End of Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin
  • Otago Peninsula6.7 mi
    DunedinNew Zealand

Near the hostel

  • St. Paul's Cathedral600 ft
    228 Stuart St, Dunedin
  • Natures Wonders Naturally900 ft
    Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
  • First Church of Otago1300 ft
    415 Moray Place, Dunedin
  • Moana Pool1800 ft
    Cnr Littlebourne Road & Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery800 ft
    30 The Octagon, Dunedin
  • Dunedin Beach900 ft
    Dunedin, Dunedin
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum1800 ft
    31 Queens Garden, Dunedin

Restaurants nearby

  • Scotia600 ft

    Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street

    81% likes this, based on 65 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Angus Resaturant & Bar500 ft

    Address: 7 St Andrew St
    Phone: 03 4792018

    75% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 29

  • Paasha600 ft

    Address: 31 St Andrew Street

    82% likes this, based on 64 reviews
    Cuisine: Middle Eastern

  • Nova Cafe800 ft

    Address: 29 The Octagon
    Phone: 03 479 0808

    77% likes this, based on 157 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 29

  • Tall Poppy Cafe500 ft

    Address: 36 George Street (Port Chalmers)
    Phone: (03) 472 7779

    69% likes this, based on 25 reviews

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-10:00 
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On Top Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at On Top Backpackers

Average guest rating

8.2out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 27 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Closeness to city centre and reasonably priced.

    No cup of tea making facilities in the room.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Centrally located, easy access to everything, there seems to be a never ending stream of cleaners working constantly around the clock, so very clean.

    The staff are odd and rude (not the cleaners, they were lovely).

  • Family with children
    5.8

    Good value for the price. Very close to Central City.

    Kitchen was not clean because some people left mess

  • Family with children
    10.0

    the manager was so very friendly after my cancellation of 2nd room for 1 night

    when we arrived would have been nice to be told of another form of entry to get to our unit as we are older clients but was great.

  • Single
    7.4

    clean and comfortable very quiet close to the central

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The friendliness and helpfulness of staff. Meeting other travellers. Convenience of 'On Top Backpackers' to all amenities

    Nothing about "On Top", just many of the backpackers left the kitchen benches and tables in a mess after meals. Not sure whether they didn't understand ALL the notices that were posted on the walls.

  • Couple
    5.4

    Location and price (got a discount as I'm YHA member). Security good too.

    Staff were not very friendly, room wasn't very comfortable - tiny as well, bathroom got dirty towards end of the day (water on the floor from showers), cramped toilet cubicles and "school style" bathroom so no privacy much, kitchen too small for everyone to cook in and not many places to sit down. After you check out, you cannot access communal areas which means you cannot cook breakfast or lunch after you've checked out as in many hostels you can.

  • Single
    8.8

    I really enjoyed the wildlife tour! The staff was friendly and the beds and showers were good and clean.

    Nothing

  • Couple
    8.8

    Cleanliness, Staff, Location

    Absence of lift to goto the hostel rooms.

  • Single
    7.4

    I was in a double room, which was a bit like a hotel, but pretty much the same price. Big kitchen. Very good location. Parking free at night right next to it.

    Noise from the other rooms and people passing by, and don't expect much from the free breakfast (toasts, if you have bread left). No free wifi (not cool considering the price of the room), and the air-remover from the bathroom was malfunctionning.

  • Single
    9.2

    room and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. Complimentary breakfast was a great bonus though not advertised. Kitchen always clean at the start of the day.

    Lighting in the kitchen and communal area was very poor. torches needed for cooking. Very high window in bedroom inaccessible.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Great service and super friendly staff! Clean room and a great location on the octogone

    The free breakfast was disappointing. Better not do it if it is of this standard: you need more than a jar of jam and some bread to make a breakfast :-)

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Kitchen was well equipped and clean-plenty of clean tea towels. Hostel was well designed in terms of access to rooms long outdoor corridor allowed guests to socialise and felt spacious. Hostel was within easy walking distance to the Octagon, tourist attractions and restaurants.

    . Our first weekend the room was not ready and we had to ask for towels even though we had booked in. However when we returned the following weekend the room was immaculate and all services were provided. This was I believe a staffing issue and it was good to see it was resolved immediately.

  • Couple
    5.8

    The bed was comfortable, the room was minimalistically furnished. It was satisfactory for budget accommodation.

    We were checked into a room that had not been cleaned. The shared bathrooms were not the cleanest and the entire floor was wet from the showers and possibly also dripping from the ceiling after a day of rain. The rooms were very small but reasonable for the price that we paid.

  • Single
    7.0

    The price and the nice bar next door. About 3 minutes walk from the center of town. Excellent locale for a quick cheap city stay.

    I couldn't figure out how to close the top windows, too high for anyone but a giant to reach. As such the room was freezing. One of my pillowcases had a stain on it, However that may have been permanent, not a hygiene issue.

How to reach hostel

hostel On Top Backpackers Hostel - Dunedin Dunedin location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016

Get directions
City Center
  • Dunedin
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Dunedin International (DUD)
    15.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Scotia (cuisine: Scottish)
    600 ft
  • Nova Cafe (cuisine: European)
    800 ft
Parks
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
    600 ft
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
    2300 ft
Beaches
  • Dunedin Beach
    900 ft
  • First Church of Otago
    1300 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-10:00