On Top Backpackers

Corner Filleul Street & Moray PlaceDunedin9016 New Zealand
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About On Top Backpackers

Located in central Dunedin right by The Octagon, and just three minutes from St. Paul's Cathedral on foot, On Top Backpackers features a sunny deck area with comfortable seating.

A range of rooms are available to choose from, including private rooms with an en-suite, a shared female dorm room, and a mixed dorm room, all of which include fresh linen and towels.

Guests staying at On Top Backpackers will have free access to the pool tables downstairs. There is also a mini on-site cinema where guests can enjoy movies at night. Other facilities include baggage storage and laundry services.

PoolHouse Cafe & Bar offers special discounts for guests staying at On Top Backpackers, which can be found just downstairs. There is also a fully equipped kitchen for guests to share.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum can be found just ten minutes away on foot, while Dunedin Casino is only 700 metres away. Dunedin Chinese Garden is situated about 15 minutes away from this hostel on foot.


Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place, Dunedin, 9016 , New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)4776121 | Fax: +64(3)4776141 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business center
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient, central location

Located right by The Octagon in central Dunedin, guests find this hostel's location quite convenient when exploring the city. There are several popular attractions in the surrounding area, as well as restaurants and shops, making getting around the city quick and easy.

Clean and tidy

Guests are pleasantly surprised with the cleanliness levels found throughout this hostel, especially since hostel's are usually not as clean as one would hope. The housekeeping staff do a great job in maintaining a high level of cleanliness, both in the public living areas and the shared dorm rooms.

Excellent service

According to reviews, the staff do a great job in looking after guests. The service experienced at this hostel is certainly memorable, as guests have plenty of compliments for the staff. Nothing is too much for the staff, and they are always willing to go the extra mile to make sure guests are kept happy.

Negative Reviews

Some rooms could be bigger

Guests are disappointed to find that some of the rooms are smaller than expected, which especially affects guests who are travelling with larger groups of friends or family. The rooms can feel slightly cramped at times, which is uncomfortable for those who enjoy their own space.

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Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 387 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 387 reviews