This is a fantastic Hostel. Period. From the greeting we got from the owner as we walked in the door (complete with a walk-around of the hostel and local knowledge about how to spend our time in Dunedin) to the incredible well stocked and laid-out kitchen, the WATERFALL shower downstairs (!!!), cosy TV room and the nook upstairs to read above the dining room, this hostel really punched above its weight. For our proximity to the kitchen and dining room, it was also very quiet which pleasantly surprised us. The only reason I'm giving it four stars is that our double bed was really, really bad. Very soft, lumpy and uncomfortable, and the pillows were lumpy too. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this to everyone!
The owners were super lovely and helped with all they could, loads of information about what to do while in Dunedin and suggestions where to go to see our wildlife etc. Lovely atmosphere, feels very home like, huge kitchen and loads of showers/bathrooms. Really cool movie room and tones of movies to choose from, great for a crew night or getting to know the other travellers! Such a beautiful view over city lights at night and a 15 minute walk to the mall/supermarkets! All in all, I absolutely loved my stay here. Would definitely reccomend!
I have stayed 3 different weekends at Hogwarz in three of their individual units, -each of the two Stables, and also the Coach House. The accommodation is all spotlessly clean, well heated in winter, and well equipped. -There is even a choice between coffee plunger or percolator! The Stables are spacious studios, each having stylish exposed brick walls, ensuite shower rooms, kitchenettes, and private parking. Both have a double bed (or were theyv queens, I can't remember) and one has an extra single. There is a communicating door that can be unlocked so they can be combined to sleep a family of 5. The Coach House is more of a complete apartment, -we stayed upstairs with a double bedroom, full kitchen-dining room, bathroom and toilet. I believe downstairs with a double bedroom with ensuite can be added to make a 2 bedroomed house. It also has private parking for 1 or maybe 2 cars. Beds are firm, linen is crisp and clean. The area is on a hill, but not an excessive hike up from the city. Walking distance to Speights Brewery -and of course very close to the Cathedral. The owners are friendly and accessible. This has become my favourite short term accommodation in Dunedin. …
One of the best Hostel where I stayed while my NZ trip It s like a home with some touch of Harry Potter stories It s well located, the welcome was so nice , they gave me some good tips , there is a free car park near by, kitchen, bathroom are clean and Practical The common dinning room is cosy And there is a lovely doggy
We spent 4 nights at this centrally located hostel. Well run and in an interesting, funky, huge old house on a hill. Clean with nice amenities. A bit of a haul walking up steep hill to and from downtown but worth it. Especially for Harry Potter fans!