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Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed here in April 2017. Had some high expectations because of the reviews. Beds are comfy but basic needs as a washing machine and normal WiFi (= very limited data and not on the rooms) where missing.

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Just to clarify, we do have all the "basic needs" that are mentioned there. We provide a service laundry, which means we do the laundry for our guests (for a fee) and as the guest who left this review only asked about that after check out time (where we had to friendly remind him that check-out means checking out -...

Bozeman, Montana
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Cozy little hostel in Dunedin. It rained most of my stay, but at least I had a nice hostel to spend my time in! Great movie selection, well stocked kitchen, clean bathrooms, and most importantly a home-y atmosphere. Thanks Hogwartz!

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful and kind review! We hope to welcome you again sometime (with nicer weather ;))!

New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a comfortable hostel. We had a double room with a bathroom which was clean and tidy. There is a nice lounge area and kitchen and it had a laundry service. There are some doors and skerting boards that could do with a bit of a paint and WiFi for us was none existant, we tried and tried to...

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Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This felt more homey and less like a hostel. The rooms are large with lots of space. The kitchen was large as well. They could use more sitting areas but the loft is very cool and fun to sit up in. Staff was super helpful. We enjoyed our time in Dunedin!

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review!

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Super cute, lovely little hostel! Comfy beds and super clean. Lovely chill vibe and lots of cute little places to sit and do your own thing :) Rain shower was a super nice touch! Haven't been to many hostels but if all are like this backpacking around the country is gonna be awesome :)

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, it is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you again!

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Limited wi-fi has not been a problem, staff friendly and smiling, good vibe in the air with a lot of young people chatting, singing and playing...unfortunately many guests were very messy, leaving dirty dishes on the tables, not washing kitchenware, etc. so it could be better to write some ads in capital letters...I know it's not an host fault, but...

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for pointing out that your review has nothing to do with us as hosts but the guests that were staying at the time! We are doing as much as we can with signs, "educating" our guests and cleaning up after everyone during daylight hours. And believe me, it is very frustrating having to do mountains of...

Parksville, Canada
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this gem of a place. Super clean, organized, and comfy. Staff were super helpful and it is very close to the town centre. We were in the coach room and our kitchen had everything we needed. Great place for couples or individual backpackers.

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Service: + Dorms: + Price: -/+ Location: + Cleanliness: + Wifi: - Friendly staff, big dorms and the hostel is pretty much clean. I didn't liked that the wifi was limited. But besides that I didn't had anything to complain. Hogwartz is nearby the city center.

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Bern
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you are already in NZ, other teavellers will recommend this hostel to you. If you plan your trip from abroad, book Hogwartz in Dunedin. The hostel has character, nice rooms, very helpful staff, beautiful terrasse and will keep you fit, as to get there you'll make a nice 10 minutes walk on a quite steep street. I recommend!

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review!

United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really lovely and warm feeling hostel with a cute atmosphere! Our room was huge too and full of single beds (nice break from bunk beds) and very cosy. It's not too far the city centre also (although it is uphill all the way so a nice workout) Probably one of the best hostels we have stayed in New Zealand !

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HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! :)

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hogwartz is a Backpacker Hostel with a wide spectrum of room types. Budget travellers enjoy their shared rooms with up to six beds (no bunks) or the private rooms with shared facilities. For those who prefer a little bit more privacy and luxury, they have a beautifully rebuilt, self-contained cottage (the Coach House) available with two en suite rooms and a shared full kitchen. And at the top end of the spectrum, there are two stylish, fully self-contained studio rooms (the Stables) to spoil yourselves with. Per person prices range from $26 to $58 per night, and there is some complimentary wifi at fibre-optics speed. Located a short distance uphill from the city centre, Hogwartz is a hostel for grown-ups: it is not suitable for party crowds or for small children (minimum age 12years). Free car parking is available on surrounding streets, and the walk into the Octagon takes roughly 5min. There are no gimmicks, no false promises here, just genuine quality accommodation and service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel

Address: 277 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Hogwartz Backpacker Hotel Dunedin
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Downstairs room in Coach House has its' own private door leading out to Rattray St. Helpful if you're trying to avoid walking up hills!”
5arleneb, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs are the more quiet rooms”
Tirikitrauki, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with the view of the old Cathedral”
Ba8ydriver, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Top floor, overlooking the cathedral”
769hermanc, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We didn't look at the rest of the accommodation but for couples travelling together we can recommend the Coach House. Wifi only worked near reception in the main building, so not in our accommodation but that wasnt a problem. Like everywhere else in New Zealand, you get a limited amount of MB (50MB per night per room), which is just enough to do your emails and maybe have a look on Facebook... It might frustrate Europeans who are used to a lot faster and more wifi access :)”
MarjanG73, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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