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8.5
Fabulous 209 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.4
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 8.1
  • Atmosphere 8.0
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.0
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8.5
Fabulous 209 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 8.4
  • Security 8.7
  • Location 9.4
  • Staff 8.1
  • Atmosphere 8.0
  • Cleanliness 8.6
  • Facilities 8.0
On Top Backpackers Located at 12 Filleul St, Dunedin, Dunedin.
On Top Backpackers
New Zealand
Dunedin 9016 12 Filleul St, Dunedin
85% 209
-45.8723293 170.5027484
On Top Backpackers
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  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
30th Apr 2016
8.6

A strategically located hostel, near to city center, Countdown and bus drop off point.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
8th Apr 2016
9.1

Definitely a good hostel! Great location, and nice rooms. The staff at the reception was not really friendly and the wifi is sometimes really slow, but I would still recommend it!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
31st Mar 2016
9.7

Great place to stay, the bar downstairs was cool and cheap, and right next to the city center. The wifi was good but it disconnects a lot and it doesn't reach the rooms. Also the bathroom floors always seemed wet. But I still highly recommend this place.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thanks for the comments. Pleasing you enjoyed your stay :)

  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 15 reviews
27th Mar 2016
7.7

Great location just off the octagon. Free breakfast (and if it runs out of bread, they will give you more. Not always the case with free breakfasts). It's above a bar and pool hall so there is some noise from that in the late evening. Nice common area. Internet works and you get 200mb per day free.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thanks for the comments

  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
26th Mar 2016
7.7

The kitchen was quite small for the number of people and the beds were pretty awful (very rickety) but it was fine otherwise. The breakfast in the morning was a huge bonus

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thanks for your comments

24th Mar 2016
8.6

The downstairs bar was very cool and convenient. It was a great perk to be able to play some free pool and buy discounted drinks. It had a great atmosphere too; good tunes and cool music posters on the walls.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
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Thanks for the comments, glad you loved The Poolhouse! :)

  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 18 reviews
24th Mar 2016
6.6

Great location, be aware it has external corridors so winter would be unideal.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
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Thanks for the comments. We have toilets at the end of all dorm corridors and it is only a 20 second walk outside to showers for the rooms shared facilities

  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 12 reviews
17th Mar 2016
7.1

Great location, nice bar and pool room. Closing kitchen and bathrooms from 10-1 seems a bit unreasonable though and I haven't experienced facilities being closed for this long in any other hostel. Rooms need more plug sockets.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
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Hello thank you for the comments. Glad you enjoyed the location and extras Ontop has to offer. The facilities are not closed for the full three hours of cleaning done daily between 10 am and 1 pm. One is closed while the other is still operational and vice versa. The Kitchen and Bathrooms are usually cleaned within an hour

  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 12 reviews
10th Mar 2016
9.4

Great little hostel in an ideal location, nice light rooms and cool common areas.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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Thanks For the great comments! Pleasing to hear you enjoyed :)

  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
1st Mar 2016
7.4

Place was nice but WAY to many rules! Offered cheaper drinks below but only $1 off. No drinking or eating in room and no alcohol after 8pm! Also they do cleaning in both bathroom and kitchen from 10am to 1pm which really messes with your day. Perhaps one then the other would be better as that is a long time. Free pool was nice.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
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Thanks for the comments. Sorry for the rules but this is to ensure there is a safe and respectful environment upstairs. It is standard in most hostels there is no drinking or eating in rooms as the mess and damage it can cause. Considering most hostels in Dunedin are dry hostel it is an absolute privilege to drink upstairs until 8 pm and any discount most backpackers jump at with drinks too. Sorry facilities are closed for 3 hours daily this is due to keep a high standard of cleanliness for guests to experience. So understandably this is why you gave us 5 stars for our cleanliness. Glad you enjoyed the pool!

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