Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations made within 2 weeks of arrival will incur first night's charge.

No show will incur full charge.

No reduction in numbers allowed within 1 week of arrival.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Full payment is required 2 weeks prior to arrival.

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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Geeky Gecko Backpackers is located in the heart of Dunedin's Street Art Precinct, just a 5 minute walk from the Octagon.
Our small hostel boasts a fully equipped kitchen, a large guest lounge with fireplace. Free unlimited Gigabit Fibre Wi-Fi, the fastest in New Zealand is available in all public areas of the Hostel and every guest room. There are also PCs in the lounge for guest use.
There are 4 bathrooms giving a total of 6 showers and 6 toilets, abundant facilities for a small hostel! A large laundry with coin washers and dryers is also available for guest use.
We offer a great mix of room layouts, from single and double beds in 6 Bed Dorms, small private twin bunk rooms to private Queen Bed rooms.
We have a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by eclectic artworks, including our famous 2.5 m high Alien made totally from car parts.

Reception is open 8 am to 8 pm daily. (late check-ins can be arranged)
Check-in from 2:00 pm
No photo ID, No entry (International passport or NZ photo Drivers License only) No exceptions
Payments accepted: Mastercard, Visa, EFTPOS, Cash
Guests can cancel free of charge until 1 days before arrival. Guest will be charged the first night if they cancel in the 1 days before arrival (unless specified otherwise in the booking)
Children cannot be accommodated
No pets are allowed
Alcohol Policy: No excessive drinking at all times, quiet time is 10pm and after.
Laundry Hours: 7 am to 10 pm daily View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 8.0


    27 May 2019
    Really nice vibe, the staff was friendly and people sat together and had a good time. Really nice and cozy common room. I did sleep good tho my room was next to a bathroom and you could hear everything clearly from people using the bathroom and walking outside the hall. The bathrooms are in desperate need of renovation and deep cleaning.
    Sweden, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    18 Jan 2019
    DIrty bedsheets and curtains
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    10 Feb 2020
    Smell of old food everywhere. My bunkroom had been smoked in recently.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 5.7


    08 Feb 2020
    Bed bugs!! We had hoped that it had been dealt with since the previous reviews. Thought it could have been handled better from the staff as they didn’t really seem bothered or surprised. No apologies, even implying that we brought them. 50% refund didn’t really seem fair as we barely got any sleep, heaps of bites and having to wash all of our clothes. We know these things can happen but there would have been a nicer way to go about it. Generally not a clean place, hair and stains on bedding
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 5.7


    24 Apr 2019
    It did not meet the cleanliness expectation at all.
    Germany, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 4.9


    15 Mar 2019
    Worst hostel as far as our NZ . Dont have any great positives to point but many negatives . My ratings are below average for dis hostel
    India, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.3


    27 Feb 2019
    You don’t pay a lot to stay, but you also get what you pay for...
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    20 Apr 2019
    This hostel is quite dirty.. the room was very smelly and had bed bugs, staff was rude when i mentioned about that.. next time i would definitely stay somewhere else.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4


    29 Nov 2018
    There were bed bugs! DO NOT STAY HERE, they got into everything. Place is a dump, pain in the a**.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 3.1


    05 Jan 2019
    This place was beyond disgusting, not even remotely clean did not shower during our stay, recommend demolishing the building
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi