On Top Backpackers Hostel - Dunedin

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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 property offering a sundeck and barbeque. The hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere.

Carisbrook, Larnach Castle & Gardens and Signal Hill are within walking distance from On Top Backpackers Hostel. The café Paasha can be reached after a 5-minute walk.

This hostel is conveniently located close to Dunedin International airport.

Rooms

The hostel offers rooms like Twin Room, 6-bed female Dorm, 6-bed Dorm and Deluxe Double Room featuring heating, a separate toilet, multi-channel TV and a dressing area. Guests can find en suite bathrooms.

Services

Airport transfer, newspaper service and laundry as well as a designated smoking area, a luggage storage, a business center, a tour desk and a safe deposit box are at guests' disposal.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site 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

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden furniture

Bathroom

  • Steam shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until 07:00-10:00 

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of NZD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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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
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
    1000 ft
  • 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
Double or Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed
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Private room has a TV. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

Room facilities
    On Top Backpackers photos Room
    Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    Private room with a TV and an en suite bathroom. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

    Room facilities
      On Top Backpackers photos Room
      Bed 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
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      Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

      Room facilities
        On Top Backpackers photos Room
        Bed 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
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        Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared. Please note that this is room can accommodate female guests only.

        Room facilities
          On Top Backpackers photos Room
          Bed 6-Bed Dormitory Room
          Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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            Single Room
            Bed type: 1 Single bed
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            Private room with a single bed. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

            Room facilities

              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

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Dunedin
                2700 ft
              Airports
              • Dunedin International (DUD)
                15.2 mi
              Train Stations
              • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
                1000 ft
              • 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 

              On Top Backpackers Location

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              Local attractions

              • Dunedin Botanic Garden - 1.4 mi
                Corner of Great King Street and Opoho Road, Dunedin
              • Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens - 4.0 mi
                430 Portobello Road, Dunedin
              • Penguin Place - 10.1 mi
                45 Pakihau Road, Harington Point, Dunedin
              • Tunnel Beach - 4.0 mi
                End of Tunnel Beach Road, Dunedin
              • Otago Peninsula - 6.7 mi
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              Near the hostel

              • St. Paul's Cathedral - 600 ft
                228 Stuart St, Dunedin
              • Natures Wonders Naturally - 900 ft
                Taiaroa Head, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
              • First Church of Otago - 1300 ft
                415 Moray Place, Dunedin
              • Moana Pool - 1800 ft
                Cnr Littlebourne Road & Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin
              • Dunedin Public Art Gallery - 800 ft
                30 The Octagon, Dunedin
              • Dunedin Beach - 900 ft
                Dunedin, Dunedin
              • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum - 1800 ft
                31 Queens Garden, Dunedin

              Restaurants nearby

              • Scotia - 600 ft

                Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street

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

              • Angus Resaturant & Bar - 500 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

              • Paasha - 600 ft

                Address: 31 St Andrew Street

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

              • Nova Cafe - 800 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 Cafe - 500 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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              3 stars
              0.7 km
              Dunedin Palms Motel
              4 stars
              0.8 km
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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
              • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
                1000 ft
              • 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