Free WiFi

UpTown Backpackers

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24 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

You cant get much better than a hostel right in the heart of Dunedin, a 1 minute walk to the Octagon's bars, restaurants, cinemas and just 3 minutes from the railway station

Uptown Backpackers is located up one flight of stairs above a convenience store and provides a fully equipped kitchen for all guests' use. Free WiFi and There are laundry facilities on-site
These spacious rooms are heated and include high quality innerspring Mattresses and bed linens. All guests have access to shared bathroom facilities.

By accepting these terms and conditions and completing the booking process you are entering into a legal agreement. We look forward to welcoming you to our hostel.

Booking Enquiries

We accept groups, families and 18+ travellers

We reserve the right to cancel bookings or ask the party to leave, without refund, if we find they are stag or hen parties.
We do not allow any type of large party groups.

A valid credit card and phone number must be provided in order to book. If these details are invalid, your booking will be cancelled.

Deposit and Cancellation Policy
Uptown reserves the right to charge the full cost of your booking prior to arrival on non refundable bookings to ensure payment with 2.8% surcharge for credit card transactions
Depending on when your booking is taken and the nature of your stay, payment may be taken prior to arrival or at check-in. Cancellation policy is 24 hours before latest checkin time, so 7pm day before arrival.
For no shows on standard bookings- please note that you may be charged up to the amount of your first nights stay.
FOR GROUP BOOKINGS: A 50% deposit will be taken at the time that your booking is made. The remaining 50% is to be paid upon arrival.

Room Allocation and Dorm Sizes
The allocation of rooms is subject to availability and the managers’ discretion.
If you are booking a dorm bed, dorm size cannot be guaranteed and may vary depending on bookings received. This also applies to our private rooms as each of them are different and allocation depends on what is available at the time of your booking.

Uptown Backpackers is a quiet, relaxed place. We ask all guests to be quiet in and around the hostel after 10pm.
Personal belongings within the hostel and grounds are your responsibility at all times.
No pets are allowed in the hostel.
Reception opens at 9 am and closes at 7pm daily.
CHECK OUT is from 7:30 am to 10am.
CHECK-IN is from 3pm – 7pm. If you arrive before 3pm, we have free storage available. If you are arriving after 7pm, you must notify us directly via email or phone and pre arrange a late check in.
No consumption of alcohol is permitted after 10pm.
Smoking is only permitted outside.

All guests staying at Uptown are required to provide a valid credit card upon arrival. Any damages, key loses, late check outs, disrespect, or failure to adhere to our policy will result in a fee being charged to the card.
Every guest must have identification in the form of a valid driver’s licence, 18+ card, or passport. You will be refused without photo ID and your booking cancelled immediately. We keep everyone safe.
No one may check in while intoxicated.

We expect guests to clean up after themselves and respect each other and the space provided.

If any of the terms and conditions or hostel rules are broken by you or your party, you will be charged a fee on the card provided.
We expect you to show consideration for other guests, hostel staff, the hostel premises, and our neighbours. The managers reserve the right to charge you further if there are any damages or breakages caused by you and/or your group during your stay.
Uptown has a maximum 1-week initial booking policy. You may only book initially for 7 days, and we offer the ability to extend, given availability.

Reviews & Ratings

24 Total Reviews
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  • Location
  • Staff
  • Atmosphere
  • Cleanliness
  • Value for Money
  • Facilities

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Latest Reviews

Feb 05, 2024
loved it! the owner was so kind also :) thanks for everything!
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Female, 18-24
Jan 19, 2024
Great location just a couple minutes from the Intercity bus. The staff is lovely and the women’s dorm is separate and has a code to enter. Has mostly everything you need but the common areas are not as nice as other hostels. Good place for what you’re paying!
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Female, 25-30
Jan 02, 2024
Friendly staff, kitchen clean and well equipped, shared bathrooms clean Beds and pillow confortable, there was no lockers in our room
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

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