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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean, good sized rooms, but no lockers and no curtains so it was light most of the time. Also quite difficult to shut the windows so pretty cold at night. Kitchen was fine, reasonably clean. Quite noisy til quite late from the balcony.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had a pleasant couple of nights here, staff were able to advise and book local activities and this staying in the hostel can play pool for free in the cafe downstairs. The room was small and the lacking ladders for the top bunks interesting. The communal area was good, clean and spacious for the size of the hostel. The...

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Wellington
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed here once before. is a great handy place to stay to the stadium and the octagon. I will happily stay here again. get to meet lots of different people from all over the world. will happily recommend staying here tobany one

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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive, kind review! We hope to see you again soon :) Kind Regards, Ontop Management

Mandal, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at a double room with bathroom, and it was a really nice place. The receptionist/barkeeper seemed to be in a middle ogmf a discussion with a guest when we checked in and was not very friendly and did not mske us feel very welcome exept from that this place had free breakfast from 7.30 and a loot of...

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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review :) We are happy to hear you enjoyed the additional facilities we offer our guests at the Pool hall and Bar and the complimentary breakfast we provide daily. We apologise if the receptionist did not make you feel welcome and appreciate that you brought this to managements attention. We hope you had a...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 dorms were tiny and had no storage space for bags what so ever. Bunk beds don't have ladders so it's pretty difficult to get into the top bunk. There is random wires sticking out of the walls. The windows were too high to shut and there was no curtain/blind. Kitchen tiny and not enough equipment for volume of people....

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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Gem. If you refer to the photos on all booking websites it does show what the bunk beds look like, they are a different style compared to a standard ladder. The random wires are due to renovations as we are in the process of installing night lights. We appreciate your feedback regarding kitchen supplies and...

Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

It a nice and really central place in Dunedin. They have a bar underneath so I was quite scared of having a lot of party people in the hostel. But it ended up being really lovely and respectful people. The hostel itself also makes sure it does not become a party hostel. Since you're not allowed to drink alcohol on...

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Ancona, Marche, Italy
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for few days and more in Dunedin, good position and it has all the things that a backpacker needs(showers, kitchen, nice pool bar downstair etc). Near here a beautiful cinema and the town hall!

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

There's not many hostels that can boast a location one street behind the main square. It's perfect to visit all of the central sights of Dunedin. Hostel wise is was in very good nick, clean, free 500mb of wifi, lots of bathrooms, generous kitchen area and the outside decking was great for reading books and hanging out. The bar was...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This place is rad. The accommodation is comfortable and the facilities are pretty good, although the kitchen is a little bit small. The best thing is you're situated right above a really cool pool hall, and your reservation gives you free games (unless it's super busy). They have friendly staff and some good beer on tap. Would stay again for...

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

Coming to a new country is always scary but the staff and people at this hostel made me feel right at home. Such a lovely place, close to the center of everything (2 min walk) clean and well maintained. Free pool and snooker, discount drinks, free breakfast and great free wifi, When ever or if I come back to Dunedin...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ontop is a purpose built backpackers, 100% compliant to the new earthquake building standard and situated above a cosy cafe & bar located in the heart of Dunedin. We aim to provide the ultimate Dunedin experience for all you young and hip or just plain hip travellers! We have rooms to suit everyone, from dormitories to private rooms with or without an ensuite. You can enjoy the Dunedin sun on our spacious sun deck or come downstairs and try our range of magnificent craft beers over a friendly game of pool or even watch a classic film in our very own stylish cinema! We are only a minute's walk to the city's best bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping. Our friendly staff will share inside knowledge of tours and the bountiful treasures Dunedin has to offer. Whether its roaming the spectacular coastline of the Otago peninsula or exploring Dunedin's array of historical and heritage architecture, with its great central location and excellent facilities, Ontop is a great place to stay, relax and enjoy the Deep South! So come join us and soak up Dunedin's atmosphere! ... more   less 

Additional Information about On Top Backpackers

Address: Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: RM80 - RM244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — On Top Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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“Every room is fine and free great wifi!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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“Dont get a top bunk”
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“If you go for a Deluxe Ensuite Room, you'll get the general wifi, plus the poolhouse cafe wifi password.”
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