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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 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Dec 2019
    A small friendly hostel with good staff and facilities as well as the welcome from Gizmo the cat! Central but quiet . Recommended
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    Great place- such a sociable atmosphere and great cooking facilities. Comfy rooms aswell.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    Quiet hostel with good social life. No alcohol allowed on premise, but that adds a safe touch to the hostel. Good lounge with big tv. We watched a few movies together and almost felt like a little family. Kitchen is good, but no oil or salt. Staff is amazing and super helpful. Gizmo (cat) is a nice touch, but did not fall for my charm. Bed comfortable and lockers in big dorm. Good location and great hostel for single travellers. Guitar in the kitchen as well!
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Dec 2019
    Friendly staff who had helpful hints for things to do and see, they provided a sheet with highlights and gave me a map which made it easy to find my way around. Gizmo the cat is a welcome addition to the facilities and is as friendly as the staff who spoil him rotten! Kitchen is well equipped and was always clean as were the showers and toliets. Rooms were comfortable and warm. I highly recommend a stay here!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    16 Nov 2019
    Good location, short distance from the coach stop
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    19 Nov 2019
    Very friendly staff and very helpful about things to do in the area. My bed was a bit small for me but comfortable. Kitchen and kitchen area was big and had all the necessary utensils. As well as the bathroom and showers. The only knock on the places was the wall outlets were situated weird so I had to use my charge bank most of the time and there is no on site park and the street parking is a ways away. But other than that it was a positive experience at Dunedin Central Backpackers!!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    19 Dec 2019
    The kitchen kind of sucked because it was very messy and many of the stove burners didn’t work. You also have to light the gas burners with matches. I also didn’t love that I could hear music from the bar downstairs in my room at night, but that being said if you want a hostel where you can party this is probably a good one. The bedrooms and washrooms were all very nice, and excellent location as well.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Dec 2019
    Stayed for 3 nights, not a bad hostel but not really much interaction between guests. In my room the turnover was very quick so didnt really get to hangout with anyone. The beds in the rooms are questionable in terms of cleanliness, not sure how often that duvet is washed and seemed a bit grubby. Generally well kept hostel otherwise and the location was good. Was fine for a few days.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    03 Jan 2020
    I stayed for a weekend. Great position, just a few steps from the octagon, but you don't hear any noise even from the windows on the street. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm, there was enough room for luggage and huge lockers (only for 3 lucky people though). Didn't like the room doors though, they aren't self-lockable and nobody locks them, so everybody in the hostel can come in. The hostel was pretty quiet, they could improve the vibe with some weekly activities to entertain the people and socialise
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    05 Dec 2019
    Wouldn’t recommend this hostel! Smelt like damn the whole time and you have to go through the reception to go to the showers/toilets! Staff very unhelpful
    England, Female, 18-24
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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