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On Top Backpackers

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lucy is always there when you need her most! Need beer she's got it, need food she's got, need a game of pool she's there. Absolutely smashing it on the tunes as well 11 out 10 would come again. Free pool for people staying on top. 5 DOLLAR BEER!! That's what backpackers want to hear. I've been staying here every...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I liked the hostel. The Room was clean, the staff friendly and its right in the city centre. It also has a bar with a lot of pool tables and guests staying at the hoste can play pool for free. Good hostel.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with a friend. Nice hostel in a good central location. The kitchen is big and clean and rooms are ok. There's a pool bar under the hostel with cheap drinks. We had to move room one night as there was a guy who was snoring so loudly and the receptionist was so understanding and gave...

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Kaikoura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very close to the city center and supermarket. Just like it's name, it's on the top of the building. The kitchen is quite big and provide free breakfast. I stayed in the single room, it's very cosy and good value for the price. It's included limited free wi-fi, (500MB) average quality, just need to re-connect sometimes. The reception will...

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Thank Mei H
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we came to dunedin had stayed at on top.. always great central located place, great enviroment and great attention.! Last time, with my parents, the awesome lucy was at the desk... she was super helpful in everything we couldve need from around.! Highly reccomended in dunedin and of course will keep coming!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 4 nights staying in a 8 bed dorm! Hostel is kept very clean, spacious rooms and comfy beds! Hostel staff were very helpful especially Lindsey who made my time in OnTop very enjoyable, very "accommodating"!

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1Thank mileshellier
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed at OnTop for about three months now. The bartenders are pretty damn cool, especially the American girl with red hair and the always happy general manager. The location is perfect. This is the right spot to stay in Dunedin.

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Reviewed April 19, 2017

It is a cozy place with great location. It is just located at the Octagon and very accessible to most of the attractions at Dunedin. The room is clean and cafe & pool is just downstairs. Staffs are friendly and helpful.

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Gumi, South Korea
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for three days. It is a high two floors without elevator. There were many stairs. I went up carrying a heavy carrier. The corridor smelled disgusting shoes. To use electricity, press the button every hour. I was stressed to charge the battery. The toilets and showers were far away. The window should be closed on the bunk...

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

It is a shame to hear that not only Dunedin but NZ was the worst place you have visited as it is a very captivating and beautiful country. Ontop Backpackers is a Hostel across one level Ontop of a Poolhall. There is no elevator. This is very clear on our websites when you book. There was no reports of smelly...

Reviewed March 23, 2017

Clean, good sized rooms, but no lockers and no curtains so it was light most of the time. Also quite difficult to shut the windows so pretty cold at night. Kitchen was fine, reasonably clean. Quite noisy til quite late from the balcony.

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

Thank you for your review Emily! :) You can pull the windows shut from the top bunk. This is how the woofers open the windows daily to allow some fresh air into the rooms. If any guest feels uncomfortable closing them just let reception know and we will send someone to assist as soon as possible as we do not...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $18 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — On Top Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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“Every room is fine and free great wifi!!”
, Dec 1, 2016 | Read review
“Grab an Emersons beer downstairs!”
cameronh358, Dec 13, 2015 | Read review
“Cheap, yet great value for money!!!”
kjandlmwerderw, Oct 3, 2015 | Read review
“Dont get a top bunk”
s0phiem13, Sep 23, 2015 | Read review
“If you go for a Deluxe Ensuite Room, you'll get the general wifi, plus the poolhouse cafe wifi password.”
CarlosSalazarCamus, Sep 10, 2015 | Read review
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