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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Central Backpackers Dunedin

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

2 minute's walk from the bus-hub, city centre, free unlimited WiFi.
Modern, cosy, upstairs in the heart of the city!
Excellent location, powerful showers and Playstation4!

Located right in the city centre (not up the hills!)
Central Backpackers is just minutes walk from:

Dunedin Art Gallery
Dunedin I-Site
Speight's Brewery
Regent Theatre
3 cinemas
6 escape room games
Main street shopping
Supermarket, 4 shopping malls

Customisable Otago Peninsula tours are available, picking-up from reception.

Relax with a movie or PS4 game in our lounge, or step outside to explore Dunedin's busy night-life!

The local staff have plenty of inside knowledge and tips on the best eating places and local attractions.

All linen is included, all rooms have heaters and lockers and/or are lockable.
There's complimentary tea and coffee in our large well-equipped kitchen.
We also have a popular, indoor cat (Gizmo!) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Oct 2019
    Lovely place really chilled vibe and everyone here was nice, including staff. Always clean and space is really comfy and homely. Have a PS4 which is unique for hostels so can play games watch Netflix. Gizmo the cat is lovely. Wish I could’ve stayed longer.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 Aug 2019
    Ok so the hostel cat ignoring me kind of broke my heart but apart from that, there is nothing negative I can say about this hostel. It was central indeed, clean, with great common areas (and a PS4), plenty of outlets by the beds and Christopher the receptionist was one of the friendliest person I have met in the South Island. I would definitely come back.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in during my time in New Zealand
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Sep 2019
    A very central hostel in this lovely uni town. The staff was the most amazing, very helpful and informative. The rooms were beyond expectation and bathrooms were clean. Lastly, all hail Gizmo 😀
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Aug 2019
    Amazing friendly staff, great kitchen facilities. Friendly atmosphere and not too loud for being in the city centre. Definitely recommend.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    20 Sep 2019
    An amazing friendly team with their chill helpful and happy almost constant presence, enhanced my stay. They set a really great atmosphere for everyone. Nothing was too much trouble. Clothes hooks outside the showers would be great for keeping things off the floor and dry for changing. The lounge was a nice cosy place. I felt very safe and the location was so great, close to everything. Nice clean sheets and pillows. I'll be back. 😊
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2019
    Nice well maintained hostel with decent facilities and a good location. Spacious kitchen. Doesn’t offer much more than that.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2019
    Pros: •Received a free upgrade to a private twin room as they weren’t busy - this was a very nice touch •Adorable cat •Well stocked kitchen with actual dry tea towels (not a common fixture in hostels it seems) •Clean room with drawers •Helpful staff •Close to local supermarket and bus station Cons: •Cracked window which was a bit concerning
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    29 Aug 2019
    Incredible value for money! Heater in double room didn’t seem to work, but not a bother because they give you lots of layers of sheets, enough for those Dunedin winters. Close to town, but that means loud Friday nights. Gizmo didn’t seem at all interested in me 😢
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2019
    Nice lounge with fire to keep you warm. The kitchen is a good size too. The dude on reception was a little dry and not very approachable.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi