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On Top Backpackers - Dunedin

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

NZD 18 per day

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Sports activities

Billiard tables

Overview

The comfortable On Top Backpackers Hostel offers a non-smoking accommodation located within a 20-minute walk of Forsyth Barr Stadium. On Top Backpackers Hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere.

The hostel is conveniently placed minutes away from Dunedin Public Art Gallery train station. The café Paasha Turkish Cafe can be reached after a 5-minute walk.

Dunedin International airport is at a distance of 25 km.

Rooms

Providing 6-bed female Dorm, Double Room, 8-bed mixed Dorm and Twin Room, On Top Backpackers Hostel ensures a comfortable stay for guests. Many rooms of On Top Backpackers Hostel have heating, a TV, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and high ceiling as well as beds with electric blankets and linens. Some of the rooms provide en suite bathrooms with guest toiletries and bath sheets. They feature showers and bidets.

Eat & Drink

A free breakfast is served every morning.

Services

On Top Backpackers Hostel boasts a designated place for smoking, a tour desk, a car park and a business center for guests' needs providing airport transfer, laundry and newspaper service.

Relax

A rooftop terrace, a safety deposit box and a sundeck 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
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Children

  • Board games

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Patio

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

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

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel On Top Backpackers - Dunedin Dunedin location
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Hostel Address:

12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016

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Airports
  • Dunedin International (DUD)
    15.2 mi
Train
  • Dunedin Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Scotia (cuisine: Scottish)
    600 ft
  • Nova Cafe (cuisine: European)
    800 ft
Parks
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
    2300 ft
Beaches
  • Dunedin Beach
    900 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-10:00 

Rooms and availability

On Top Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Double or Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Private room has a TV. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

On Top Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Electric blankets
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

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).

On Top Backpackers photos Room
Bed 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

On Top Backpackers photos Room
Bed 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared. Please note that this is room can accommodate female guests only.

On Top Backpackers photos Room
Bed 6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Bunk bed

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  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
On Top Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • General:Patio
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Private room with a single bed. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared.

On Top Backpackers Location

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Local attractions

  • Moana Pool1700 ft
    Cnr Littlebourne Road & Upper Stuart Street
  • Speight’s Brewery1900 ft
    200 Rattray St
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden2300 ft
    Corner Rattray and Cumberland Streets
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum1900 ft
    31 Queens Garden
  • Otago Farmers Market 2000 ft
    Anzac Avenue

Near the hostel

  • St. Paul\'s Cathedral600 ft
    228 Stuart St
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery800 ft
    30 The Octagon
  • Cadbury World Experience1300 ft
    280 Cumberland Street
  • John Wilson Drive700 ft
  • Dunedin Beach900 ft
    Dunedin, Dunedin
  • First Church of Otago1400 ft
    415 Moray Place

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 
Cities nearby

On Top Backpackers Reviews

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

8.0
FabulousBased on28 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 - Dunedin Dunedin location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016

Get directions
Airports
  • Dunedin International (DUD)
    15.2 mi
Train
  • Dunedin Railway Station
    2000 ft
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Scotia (cuisine: Scottish)
    600 ft
  • Nova Cafe (cuisine: European)
    800 ft
Parks
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
    2300 ft
Beaches
  • Dunedin Beach
    900 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 07:00-10:00