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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 2 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 8.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2020
    Welcoming staff, great location - city centre but not too noisy or busy. Small, friendly, clean hostel. Nice cat and comfy beds
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 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+
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2020
    I love this place! The only bad thing g I can possibly mention is that the staff could do a bit more to socialize the guests.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Feb 2020
    Loved meeting the people. Showers and toilets were clean. But one can always clean in such a place in general because it is constantly busy with people. I would come again. Lovely interesting conversations. Very convenient location although I walked right by the place on first approaching it.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    13 Jan 2020
    Highly recommend this hostel. It’s a small hostel but very cosy. Got a free upgrade from the lady at the reception when I arrived :-)
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    25 Feb 2020
    Lockers were broken, otherwise happy with my stay. One of the better hostels in NZ.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    15 Jan 2020
    Awesome central hostel with a nice cosy atmosphere, almost library-esque! They also have the board game Stratego which is great fun!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 6.9


    20 Feb 2020
    Alright hostel. Would be made a lot better if staff lseemed like they actually cared more. Hostel is clean enough. Though the hostel is pretty depressing as there’s basically no windows in the place. I was shown my room & the receptionist was taking a nap in a newly made up bed and she tried to cover it up when she realized I was in the room. Someone then took that bed so maybe not the cleanest. Certainly Not the worst hostel I’ve been in but not the best.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    29 Jan 2020
    Few things I’d recommend to improve at this place. 1. Some air freshener for the rooms would go a long way. The 10-bed dorm stank. 2. If somehow the floor boards could be looked at under the carpet? Seems to squeak everywhere you step! On a positive note, I loved Gismo the cat and the kitchen area was nice and big.
    Australia, Male, 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