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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

On Top Backpackers Hostel features excellent services in addition to a sundeck and barbeque. The hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere. Such amenities like a designated smoking area, a luggage storage, a business center, parking and a tour desk are provided.

Guests may find Forsyth Barr Stadium within 1.6 km and Carisbrook within 2.6 km of the property. A 5-minute walk takes guests to Tall Poppy Cafe.

This hostel is conveniently located close to Dunedin International airport.

Rooms

Guestrooms like Twin Room, 6-bed female Dorm, 6-bed Dorm and 8-bed mixed Dorm are provided with heating, a separate toilet, multi-channel TV and a dressing area. Rooms are fitted with single beds. Guestrooms feature access to en suite bathrooms.

Services

Guests can take advantage of laundry and newspaper service.

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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables

Services

  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Board games

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/TV room

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Steam shower

Kitchen facilities

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from 13:00-22:00 

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

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
  • 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 13:00-22:00 
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-10:00 

Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
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Double Twin Room

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 13:00-22:00 
    • 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
      DunedinNew Zealand

    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 13:00-22:00 
    • Check-out:
      until 07:00-10:00 
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    4 stars
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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 13:00-22:00 
    • Check-out:
      until 07:00-10:00