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  • 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.
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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.


Geeky Gecko Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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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, with free breakfast for all guests and 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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.2

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 7.1

  • Atmosphere 6.2

  • Cleanliness 3.1

  • Facilities 5.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    07 Aug 2018
    Incredibly friendly staff, a varied breakfast, relaxed and comfortable atmosphere especially in the lounge, one of the few hostels I honestly wished I'd had more time to just hang out in. Especially for the money, one of the best hostel experiences I've had.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 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
  • 8.0


    18 Sep 2018
    Funky place, not many blankets on bed - was pretty cold at night even with the heater! Good experience overall though, pretty quiet only saw 1 other person during stay..
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 4.0


    12 May 2018
    Dont stay there! The room was freezing. The cleaning staff came in herds into the kitchen and started spraying cleaning solution all over the kitchen as we were trying to finish our dinner and kicked us out right at the crack of 10 while food was still cooking. The cleaning staff also tried to come into our private room multiple times the day before we checked out. On check out we were a few minutes late and a blonde girl screamed at us and banged on the door to get us to leave.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 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 Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • 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
  • DVD's