Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.


Chalet Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Historic former hospital with lovely views of the city, harbour and peninsula, a short walk from the main street and city centre. Rooms are peaceful and spacious with excellent, unlimited, fibre optic WIFI. Alcohol restricted to the bottom floor in our pool table lounge and dining room. There is a sheltered but sunny courtyard with herb garden and compost system. The upstairs lounge is beautifully sunny and filled with books and games. Being a former hospital, most rooms have taps and sinks and there are plenty of bathroom facilities.

All linen is included, all rooms have heaters and are lockable. The building has a door code lock for 24 hour access.
There's complimentary tea and coffee in our large well-equipped kitchen. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2022
    I had a great stay. Everything was fine. It was icy outside but warm inside. It suited my need of accommodation at the last moment. Thank you Chalet.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    14 Apr 2022
    The place is a cool old building, that's kept very clean and tidy. There's a cool atmosphere. The hostel manager is super friendly and accommodating. Highly recommend! ☺️
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 Jun 2022
    The top floor kitchen that I used is a bit "tired" and could do with a bit of TLC to make it more inviting. The kitchen would benefit from some new tea towels too! I know this is very difficult when so few people are travelling. Otherwise, everything was good and I enjoyed my stay. I was very glad of the heater in my room as it was pretty cold outside!
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2021
    Lovely staff
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    05 Sep 2022
    Great place to stay in Dunedin, the staff is every kind and I got a free room upgrade.
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Oct 2021
    Great old building, staff seemed lovely. I didn't spend much time in communal areas because I had lots of work to do but from what I can guess, hostel is full of long term males. Every time I went to the toilet, the toilet seats were up and twice I put them down to find suspicious looking brown marks on them. Also it's a beautiful old building but be warned if you go on a windy stormy night and on the top floor literally everything rattles, from doors to windows and is pretty noisy.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2022
    The place has great potential, Perhaps it was super excellent once way back in the day. But now its in need of SERIOUS DEEP cleaning and major repairs, remodeling and upgrades. Its history is special and the place could be as cool as Hogwarts but right now its a shambles. Clearly the owners are absentee and its kinda just running itself on the bare bones operational grit of the live-in manager whose doing the best he can but without the support he deserves. A sad situation. Hope it gets better.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Nov 2021
    Interesting old building. Pretty basic accommodation and facilities, but adequate.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2021
    I stayed at Chatel backpackers for a week the accommodation is basic. But that's reflective in the price. Big open kitchen to cook in and Plenty of bathroom facilities. The staff are pleasant to deal with and very helpful I would recommend this place for people visiting Dunedin good location close to the CBD.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    19 Jan 2022
    The hostel located very handy walking distance to CBD that includes restaurants, malls, supermarkets and attractions. High Street where the hostel located, the long slope is little bit tough. They aren't provided guest car parking but there are limited off street parking beside the hostel. It will be hard to find sport when peak season.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table