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On Top Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel was really easy to find, very close to the Octagon/city centre and looked pretty fancy for a backpackers even though it's price was very average. Contrary to what others have said, reception was friendly, attending to us when we needed to store our bags before checking in and after checking out. We had the room at the end of... More

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

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all the positive comments. We truly appreciate them and we would love to have you stay again! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The area is nice but hospitality is far below par, owner is very unkind. Ourselves as well as MANY people currently staying there had nothing good to say about the main guy in charge. When we got there we were not shown around or hardly told where most things were, they charge for towels and if you don't remind them... More

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

Hi. Thank you for your great comments giving Ontop Backpackers top marks for Cleanliness, Value, Rooms and Location. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our hospitality as we pride ourselves in providing good service. There are signs everywhere so people can easily find their way around the Hostel. The Manager whom you met for the first time... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

On Top Backpackers doesn't feel like a backpackers, it felt more like an upmarket lodge and was very well looked after. The staff were polite and accommodating. Excellent location for the city and for parking.

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

We are very delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the feedback and we hope to see you again! More

Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in a deluxe twin room. The room was clean and very comfortable, especially with adjustable heating available. The property is a minute's walk from the centre of the Octagon, so it's very easy to get around. Free wifi is provided to guests on request, with a data limit of 50-100mb per day. Staff were very... More

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

Thank you for sharing your great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the various aspects of your stay. The Ontop team truly appreciates your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back More

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stayed at On Top for a while in May/June and had a very positive experience. The location is excellent, the building itself modern and comfortable, a nice view 'on top'. All staff members were friendly and helpful. Huuge pool bar downstairs. Free breakfast. I would recommend and stay here again.

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

We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay a soaked up the atmosphere! We hope to see you again, Thank You! More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I stayed at the Hostel back in March with my friend and we both loved it! The kitchen is spacious with lots of places to sit and there is even a roof terrace, which is nice when the sun is shining. We found the staff to be really friendly and enjoyed chatting with the cool dudes behind the bar over... More

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

Thank you for all your positive comments as we pride ourselves on providing the best! And I am sure the 'cool dudes' will continue to be cool! More

Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for a week and liked it very much. The buidling is quite modern and quite original (everything is on the top floor, above a huge bar/pool tables area). The dorm I stayed in was clean and bright. Same with the bathrooms even though you might have to wait for a shower at busy times. The... More

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

Thank you very much for the great comments! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate the feedback. Thanks Again More

Tokyo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've stayed in several backpacker hostels and know not to expect much but this one fell way below the low expectations I had. The location was good, and the check-in guy in the bar was cool, but these are my only positive comments. The beds, linens, and pillows were disgusting. There wasn't a table, lamp, dresser or any furniture/amenities in... More

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

Hi Thank you for making the effort to comment on this Hostel I will pass on to the 'Cool dude' downstairs your appreciative comment although there are two young blokes down there they can decide which of them you are referring. The beds have Hotel Style quality mattresses and in fact that is what the name is on the mattress.... More

North Shore City, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We had an ensuite room which was basic as we expected for the price but had everything we needed including tv, linen and towels. Our room was very clean and the bed was comfy with a nice soft duvet. There was free breakfast in the kitchen with bread for toast, spreads, cornflakes, milk, etc all provided. You just had to... More

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

Thank you for your comments we really appreciate them and we look forward to seeing you again More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I stayed for one night in an ensuite room. I liked the fact that it was very central, and it was clean and comfortable enough, but there are certainly no frills. The deluxe ensuite rooms are geared towards the backpacker end of the market, but then it is essentially a backpacker hostel. I was surprised that there seemed to be... More

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Address: Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — On Top Backpackers 4*
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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 
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