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Auckland, New Zealand
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131 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really had a lovely time when staying at the Chalet Backpackers. The old converted hospital has a lot of charm and the staff is very caring and attentive. We also loved that the kitchen was very well equipped, with even a fresh herbs garden. Free Unlimited WiFi and Pool table were just the cherry on top of the sunday!

Thank Robin_Laura
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The new owners are doing a great job. The place is beautiful, the dorm beds are really confortable and the staff is lovelly. I stayed for 2 nights, they were still figuring out the heating but the receptionist provided me a heater for the room. The place is also very clean and have really good Wi-Fi, seriously, internet was great.

Thank CT1na
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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49 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We immediately felt at home thanks to the warm welcome we had by the owner. It's a beautiful old building, very well maintained. There's a big sign with "backpackers" on the side, but it totally didn't feel like a backpackers. So I loved it even more. Very spacious kitchen with literally everything you need, even a scale! Nice little garden... More 

Thank Sanfey85
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Spent 3 days in this lovely old hostel. The Manager and her daughter we charming and very informative. We had a double room which was clean and quiet. There was lots of room for making meals in the kitchen and eating in the dining room. I was really impressed at how quiet it was at night, even with people coming... More 

Thank gigikingo
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This place is freezing cold. Lots of charm though. The owner is a bit eccentric, but full of great information. Nice kitchen. The rooms and bathrooms were clean as well. I wouldn't stay here again in the winter as it was just TOO cold.

Thank griffin8888
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66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The room was a good size and facilities were generally good but unfortunately there was no heating except for a small bar heater to our room which didn't cope with the high ceilings. The place was virtually empty so I can understand why they don't want to rack up big heating bills but then the coldness would keep you away... More 

Thank joleema
Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at Chalet in March 2014. We were appreciative of the staff who stayed late to accommodate our later arrival. It is a very neat old building and each room is uniquely decorated. The kitchen was nice and we also liked the large dining room. We had a room in the front (street side) and the traffic... More 

Thank Gomore
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is a very nice old building with comfortable high-ceilinged rooms and clean communal areas. The kitchen in particular was very good and the staff very friendly. As usual in New Zealand, wifi was very slow and expensive and bordered on the unusable most of the time (run by an external company bent on gouging backpackers). We stayed in a... More 

Thank Clinton B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Chalet provides clean, friendly and very affordable historic building located near central Dunedin. Cheryl and staff are helpful and approachable. Excellent value for the cost. Sadly didn't see any ghosts, but the building has an interesting history. Thoroughly recommend it. Heather

Thank Heather S
Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed with my fiancé here for two nights although wish it had been longer! Fantastic little place which is comfy and inviting on the inside, as well as having a very well equipped kitchen and comfy beds too! No bunks as far as I'm aware too! The stories of a ghost of an old man smoking a pipe in the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

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Address: 296 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Number of rooms: 80
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“1st floor, double room. close to washrooms”
 of 5 bubbles gigikingo, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Our room was the old theatre so big and with basins, close to the lounge and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles heathersQ2880XU, 11 Dec 2013 | Read review
“I found the 4 person door just great!”
 of 5 bubbles Ash_Halpin, 3 Apr 2012 | Read review
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