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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel was 50 shades of great! A five minutes walk from the center, incredibly spacious rooms (no bunk beds!), free wifi, comfy mattresses, indulging rain showers (!), huge DVD collection, well equipped kitchen... we were devastated to leave the last day! Partially because being the Harry Potter geeks that we are, we couldn't get enough of the references scattered...

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

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! You don't have to be devastated! You can always come back! :D

Darlington, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Am currently sitting writing this review on a very comfortable couch on a lovely raised balcony above the main lounge whilst listening to someone playing the hostels own piano and this is just the perfect way to relax at the end of a busy day. From the moment we checked in the staff were so friendly and helpful, the hostel...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We would be happy to welcome you again!

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the triple room (1 double + 1 single) which is very spacious for us. The room and whole building make you feel like a big vintage house and they put Harry Potter stuff and name on the things around which may not so matched but quite enjoyable. Almost of facilities are good. A sink in the kitchen...

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Dunedin 1 night b/c there is nothing much to do there (as backpackers), BUT i would have stayed even more JUST for the hostel! Very warm, clean and cosy. Cost us 30$ each and we got separated beds! The only downside is the limited 200mg wifi. Other than that it's heaven

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

Thank you very much for your kind review! On a side note: there are quite a lot of things to do in Dunedin - even for backpackers (like free things as walking up the steepest street in the world, visiting our great and free museums and art galleries, seeing the penguins and albatross on the peninsula, enjoying the fabulous street...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Caring hosts, awesome facilities, big rooms, relaxed guest, cute dog, and of course, fun theme! Hogwartz has the perfect recipe to make your stay in Dunedin unforgettable. We've been here before, we are here today and we'll be back next time. Love it!

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

Can't thank you guys enough! Very best wishes, and looking forward to seeing you on your next trip through Dunedin!

Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Super friendly owners nice clean rooms great facilities is in very good location has everything you need cool little dog good deck outside on a sunny day reading room sunny window seats lots of movies

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

Thank you both for your stay and your lovely review! We hope your friend is recovering ok, and we will definitely look you up next time we are over your way!

Katoomba, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016

So many hostels tell you to be "a home away from home". Hogwartz doesn't tell it but was it for me. Cosy, very clean, relaxed, amazing stuff and very welcoming hosts. Have not yet found any hostel which I liked so much. Just didn't want to leave any more.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to welcome you again!

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly, super clean room and bathrooms, beautiful old building, and best of all, no bunk beds! What a welcome change that was. Dunedin was still cold at this time, but there was a heater in the room and the hostel was cosy.

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

Thank you very much for your review. It is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you again!

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place was highly rated and it was really enjoyable. It was so cold outside that I invited my friends into the movie lounge to watch some films.its not brand new but its a really got a lot of character this old building. It's like an old Victorian boarding school or something. You feel like you're in another time period.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

One if the better hostels in new zealand. Excellent rooms with views over the city. Brilliant kitchen and dining room as well as a wide selection if dvds to rent for free. The only issue i could imagine would be the steepness if the steps to the front door might be a hinderance for those who have difficulty with steps.

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

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. And indeed, Dunedin is hilly and we are located on a hill. To avoid the front steps though, guests can come up through our driveway - no steps involved! ;)

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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“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!”
 of 5 bubbles 5arleneb, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs are the more quiet rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Tirikitrauki, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with the view of the old Cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles Ba8ydriver, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Top floor, overlooking the cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles 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 :)”
 of 5 bubbles MarjanG73, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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