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On Top Backpackers

Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Excellent cheap hostel with friendly staff, right in the city center. What more can you want?? Shout out to Lukey Z who's part of the staff here and the adjoined pool house downstairs. Gave perfect customer service. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for the comments on our backpackers they are all great! Especially Luke's personal mention Cheers! :) More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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137 reviews 137 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is a backpacker place primarily. My comments relate to the top end of the rooms available - no shared room, no shared bath. Just me with one bed and en suite bathroom. On the plus side, the staff was helpful, the location ideal, the room and common areas clean. On the negative side the walks are thin, the room... More 

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

We are glad you found our staff accommodating and the areas were clean. There was a fault with the fan of your room that has been rectified by an electrician recently. The complimentary breakfast is in the kitchen between 7.30 to 9 am and is self served. Thank you for your comments More 

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been staying here for two nights. The room i stayed was very hot during noon time and there is no window which i can open for air circulation. Met an inconsiderate roommate who cough in the room during midnight and the loud snoring sounds make the people in the room couldn sleep well. The toilet and showers are... More 

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

We're sorry you found your stay uncomfortable at times. We would have happily shifted you to another room if you had come and let one of our staff members know as your friend in the same room requested to be shifted and was moved to another room . In response to your comment about a lack of windows in the... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Smack-bam in the city centre of Dunedin, this downstairs-poolhouse upstairs-hostel has everything you need for a pleasant Dunedin-visit. With a daytime cafè, nighttime bar and all day poolhouse, this relaxed area offers endless of opportunities for socializing. With a state-of-the-art security system, the range of rooms has something to offer for both the party-seeking backpacker, as well as the family... More 

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

We are very pleased with your comments and happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. Jo and Luke are delighted with personal mentions and your positive feedback on the service provided. We'd love for you to come back anytime and relive the awesomeness of On Top :) More 

Wanaka
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fantastic location, very clean, roomy lounge/kitchen area. Lots of DVDs, tourist info, and nice travellers to talk to. Free adequate breakfast included. Couldn't get a better spot in the City. Bring earplugs tho', as the walls are paper thin and every noise from the next rooms can be heard...........especially the loud music from the Poolroom or bar at the rear... More 

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

Thanks for the positive remarks we are really pleased. Glad to hear you think its the best spot in the City! The issue regarding noise from the bar was also bought to our attention by number of other guests recently so thank you for commenting. The issue has been since resolved as we found staff members had been recently playing... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stayed with On Top on two separate occasions this month and they did not disappoint. The hostel is in a fabulous location - right across from the Octagon - and is one of only two backpackers in the town centre. All of the others are miles away! It's attached to a public bar which is pretty cool - albeit the... More 

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

We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your time at Ontop and soaked up the atmosphere we pride ourselves on delivering. All the lads are happy you named drop them! That was a big hit at the staff do. Thank you for all the positive comments we really appreciate them and hope to see you again :) More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very close to city centre. Stayed during offpeak season so was quite quiet when i stayed, which i liked since i had a room by the balcony. Not sure what was up with the hot water in showers tho.. but temperature of water constantly changed from hot to luke warm. Cheap laundry too compared to other hostels i've stayed at... More 

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

Thank you for the comments! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We will look into the issue of shower temperatures and look for a solution to rectify it. Again thank you for the positive comments :) More 

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Super easy spot to find, with good car park adjacent. Park is cheap too, so you can leave the car there for a very easy walk to main part of Dunedin. We stayed in one of the double rooms with ensuite, and although sparsely furnished it was tidy and comfortable. Room came with what you need, including tv, heater and... More 

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

We are happy you enjoyed your stay and for all the positive feedback. We would love to see you again More 

Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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 

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