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.


On Top Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

On Top Backpackers is situated in the heart of Dunedin City, just a minutes’ walk from The Octagon. With its very own Cafe& Bar with 19 pool tables, it is a fun, comfortable, unique, bright and sunny Hostel with a relaxed vibe.

Guests can choose a variation of rooms, from female only and 6 and 8 bed mixed dorms, comfortable single and double rooms with shared facilities, or our deluxe double private rooms with en suite. All rooms are heated and linen is provided. Rooms are very secure with individual key card accessibility.

On Top provides a fully equipped kitchen and FREE barbecue facilities for all guests' use, which is a lovely way to enjoy a clear Dunedin day out on our sun deck looking over the city.

FREE WiFi and a FREE breakfast is included daily.

There are laundry facilities onsite and FREE bag storage on request. Parking options are available.

The friendly staff at our reception can assist with any bookings or inquiries regarding shuttle services, tours or site-seeing, and will also help you with any other questions or queries you may have during your stay.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Great stay - awesome set up.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 May 2019
    Awesome location, facilities clean and excellent was so good to have a tv in the room
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 Apr 2019
    Great little place with a darling kitchen and lovely views. Beds were very very creaky but that’s pretty standard for hostels in NZ.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 May 2019
    awesome stay at On Top.... Prime location, great atmosphere, and good company.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    29 Jun 2019
    Location is great. I had roommates who came into the room at full volume at 12:30 and 3:30 in the morning one night, unfortunate but not the hostel’s fault. Also kept coming back to the dorm’s door being propped open, security would’ve been great otherwise—again, more about my roommates than the hostel itself.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Apr 2019
    Good hostel, perfect location, only stayed a night but it was good for that, and pretty easy to talk to people.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    12 Jul 2019
    Super friendly and helpful staff - I was running very late into Dunedin and contacted them to ask about late check-ins. Although not needed as reception is open until late, they got back to me straightaway and were lovely on arrival. Location is fantastic - right in the centre of Dunedin. But also in quiet location. Bed really comfy! All-in-all the best hostel of the numerous I’ve stayed at in Dunedin.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 May 2019
    I stayed for one night and it was fine for that - convenient location, clean facilities etc but Had no atmosphere whatsoever. A positive though was that it was super quiet. Probably the worst bed I’ve had in a hostel - uncomfortable, was so creaky and unstable every time I moved. Also the top bunk didn’t really have a ladder so was extremely difficult to get up and down.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Apr 2019
    Only stayed one night but ticked all the boxes for that stay
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Jun 2019
    Good location just a short walk from the centre of town. Right on top of a pub/ pool bar where you get discounts. Nice open kitchen/ lounge area but was pretty quiet when we were there & also got freezing in the evenings! They were doing maintenance on the showers which meant one of the blocks was out of order but the other one was still fine to use. Free tea & coffee + cereal/ toast for breakfast was good.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi