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“Dunedin For Ever”

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Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Ranked #30 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Dunedin
Cayenne, French Guiana
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Dunedin For Ever”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

This is a great place to Stay in Dunedin (5 mins Walk from the Octagon). Furthermore this is the best value for money in Dunedin and the Manager is very Friendly.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2011

We stayed here while Elton John was playing and we were struggling to find a place to stay. The receptionist was very helpful and found us a decent room. The kitchen and bathrooms were of a high standard of cleaness. The TV room had a cool interior and the internet is free for paying guests. The only thing is that the mattress is not that great but the great customer service and facilities make up for it.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2011

We were promised a double room to ourselves but by the time we arrived they were all taken and there was no offer of a refund. We were given a mattress on the floor to sleep on, in a huge room with about 30 other mattresses. Gross. The manager [Barry] was rude and (I'm pretty sure) drunk and extremely unprofessional. The hostel itself is really run down and grimy; the bathrooms were dirty and the "free" internet is only for 20 minutes. I would definitely not recommend Penny's to anyone and will be telling everyone I know heading down to Dunedin to STAY AWAY! Very disappointed.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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The manager here is nice and very friendly
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

We really had a good experience especially with a good deal. Loved the free bikes as well. I just hate that _they're located so far from the city

  • Stayed June 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2011

This probably the worst backpacker I had been stay in NZ. The room was not clean, floor mat was wet and many hairs found on the floor. Not many bath room and some bath room was not clean. The hot water was not consistent in some bath room, so must choose the right one. Many funny idea had been implement here, exp : 45 min usage of the electrical power point, words like " Penny is not your mother", bath not more then 10 mins, free Internet not more then 20mins.... and others not friendly rules...
Overall was acceptable, try to avoid this if you have any better choice in the town.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2011

great location, right next to George street which is where all the main shops are.
free Internet, well equipped kitchen and lounge room with a big new tv screen with cable. nice staff!
only problem would be the parking- u have to park 1 or 2 blocks away to find free parking, but that's how it is when the hostel is located in the center of the city!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Address: 6 Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Penny's Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #30 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Dunedin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Geeky Gecko Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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