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Kiwis Nest

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   597 George St., Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 54 hotels in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very homey, clean and crisp place for my wife and i to stay in Dunedin. Wendy did an exceptional job in finding us the right room and being extremely helpful to us during our stay in advising us of restaurants and places to see. We liked Kiwis Nest so much we stayed an additional day. The rooms and beds... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Within 15 minutes walking distance from Dunedin’s city center, the Kiwi’s Nest Backpackers hostel is a great choice to stay for any traveller on a budget. An extremely friendly couple that makes you feel welcome in the large, cozy house runs the place. The rooms are small and simple, but are satisfactory for any traveller. The single rooms include a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely lady came in and welcomed me and boyfriend into this large budget hostel/accommodation. We had had a very long journey so were a bit dazed and tired and Wendy could not do enough to make us feel both welcome. She showed us around and told us all the good places to go in the city. Large rooms with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The host was very friendly and helpful. Location was near city. The room is clean and big. There is no stove for cooking but microwave was available. It would be good if there is stove given that the common area is very big and spacious. Would recommend staying at Kiwis due to it'd cleaniness and affordable price. Thumbs up!

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Wendy B, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review & kind words We certainly pride ourselves on our cleanliness at Kiwis Nest There are two Kitchen areas for cooking Our apologies you weren't made aware of this on your arrival Safe Travels Kind Regard Wendy More

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wendy makes this place perfect. She is very accommodating, helpful, and understanding. I booked a single room which was perfect. I had a good bed, desk, and closet. There were plenty of hooks to hang things up. I had a space heater to warm up the room perfectly. There are numerous bathrooms available and the showers are really good. The... More

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Wendy B, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review It was a real pleasure having you stay with us Kind Regards Wendy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfy warm room (we were in female dorm, room 4, complete with sink, small fridge, table and TV) Friendly, cosy lounge area with free tea and coffee, good for talking to other guests. Free wifi! Great location - quick walk down George St to the Octagon, loads of eating and drinking places! Showers were fine, we didn't use the kitchens.... More

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Wendy B, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review It was a pleasure to have you stay with us I am glad you received you trainers before flying home Would love to see you back at kiwis nest if you are ever back in Dunedin Safe Travels Regards Wendy More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Standards of cleanliness have slipped since Steve sold. I was horrified to find someone else's toenails on the floor of my room, skirting boards in bathroom were dirty and bedside table had cup rings that I wiped off myself. If it hadn't been so late at night by then I wd've looked for somewhere else to stay. I was staying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't possibly rave about this place enough. Friendly, attentive staff, one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, great but quiet location and just that genuine warm and homey atmosphere one looks for when traveling (and the prices absolutely can't be beat). I was honestly so sad that I was only there for one night, and if... More

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Wendy B, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Kiwis nest I`m glad you enjoyed your stay with us & your kind words Safe travels & if ever back in Dunedin call in & see us Kind Regards Wendy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

awesome place! Wendy is a great host she makes the place feel very homely and makes you feel very welcome to stay. The whole hostel is very warm i didnt even need to use the heater in my room (12). very clean and quiet. love the idea of the kitchenettes around the house. kiwis nest is so close to the... More

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Wendy B, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you Robyn for your lovely review it was a pleasure to have you stay with us at kiwis nest looking forward to your return visit safe travels Regards Wendy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant hostel. Wendy, the manager, goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and help you out. Lovely common room, can help yourself out for tea. My only regret is that I paid for 4 nights but had to leave after 2 when I found an apartment! Great, great place.

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Wendy B, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank You very much for your very kind words in your review of kiwis nest Hope all is going well in the Flatting world looking forward to you calling in Kind Regards Wendy More

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Address: 597 George St., Dunedin, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwis Nest 3*
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Kiwisnest is like a home away from home,This huge villa is set in beautiful gardens on the main street of Dunedin . Surrounded by all the best Motels , accross the road from Otago University and Museum, a 5 min, flat walk from main shopping area, cafes , bars and restaurants. The ambiance of Kiwis Nest is suitable for a variety of guests from families to couples & singles. Rooms to suit all budgets. Friendly and helpful staff. Free WiFi. ... more   less 
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