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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Can definitely say that On Top Backpackers is one of the best hostels that I have ever stayed at. Fantastic location, only a few minutes walk from the octagon and all the shops, bars and restaurants. Very clean and tidy, with great kitchen and bathroom facilities. The staff are amazing, always very friendly and helpful with any enquiries that you...

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Northern Argentina, Argentina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and well mainteined hostel, we got a deluxe room with ensuite, it was lovely, comfortable beds super clean, cool bathroom, free wifi, friendly staff, amazing location, right in the octagon. also.. Free pool!! :)

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Very well maintained and modern hostel. Really enjoyed my stay here and the pool tables in the bar are very high quality. Good promos on drinks and nice friendly staff to go with it. Would stay again if passing through

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived from Queenstown after a long bus ride to Dunedin we wanted to chill out. If was a walk up the stairs to our room. Nice views up the top. Very clean and inviting. Great bathrooms they were also clean. It did get messy Saturday night. I believe that was because of lazy guests not being courteous. The room...

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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad I chose this place! I stayed here on my own and within a couple of days I already felt at home. The location is perfect. The octagon and loads of shops, bars and restaurants are all a very short walk away. The backpackers itself is absolutely spotless. Cleaning is done every day so the place is always...

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Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great centrally located backpackers set over a pool hall in the central city. Was disappointed with the initial service and greeting as we were spoken to as if we were simple and actually an inconvenience, however evening staff were lovely and a real pleasure to deal with. Breakfast was provided daily which was a pleasant surprise. The facilities were good,...

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your positivity towards the features of the Hostel. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our central location and the free breakfast we provide to our guests. A high standard of cleanliness is something we work hard to maintain so thank you for your positive...

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed at on top backpackers long term 2 months in all and it was a great place to stay, nice and central walking distance from the octagon and shopping centres and the staff are all very nice and helpful and it's also a bonus having a Poolhouse and bar downstairs!

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

Thank you Alex for your kind review! It was lovely having you stay as a long term guest here at On Top over the winter. We really enjoyed hosting you and hope you have had the best time here in Dunedin! All the very best, On Top Backpackers

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I stay regularly at On Top Backpackers and it never fails to impress. Staff are nice, beds are comfy, pool hall downstairs and it's so close to the Octogan! The facilities are brilliant - the only thing I can find fault with is the level the loo roll is at, you may as well be a midget to access it......

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

Thank you very much for your kind feedback! It is so wonderful to hear you are consistently enjoying your experiences here at On Top, I have never noticed the toilet rolls but you are right! I will have the boss on about that one! :) We look forward to your return. Kind Regards, On Top Backpackers

Reviewed 29 July 2016

Stayed here with a couple of friends, the location is perfect and central in the city. It is clean and the staff are extremely friendly! The hostel has a huge pool bar. The showers are oke, bit low so the showerhead was against my head. Lot's of friendly people and the whole general atmosphere is relaxed! Really nice backpackers to...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review On Top! Your comments about the atmosphere and social experience is exactly what we aim to provide to our guests so it is lovely to hear. :) All the best for your future travels. Kind Regards, On Top Backpackers

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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: $48 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — On Top Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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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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