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4.4 out of 5

"Very clean, well run, we were instantly given another room when the first one had people in it who took all the beds, not just the 4 they had paid for ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 06 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers puts you in the heart of Dunedin, steps from The Octagon and within a 20-minute stroll of University of Otago. Highlights at this hostel include free continental breakfast, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace.

Free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and rice cookers are featured in all 43 soundproofed rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops.

Poolhouse Cafe and Bar is the hostel's own bar. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free parking nearby.

Attractions within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Dunedin City Centre hostel include Forsyth Barr Stadium and Brighton Beach.

Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Six-Bed Mixed Dorm Room)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max
AU$22* Per night/room 8 Mar. - 9 Mar.

Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Female Dorm Room)

Bed Count 6 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Eight-Bed Mixed Dorm Room)

Bed Count 8 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Standard Twin Private)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony (En Suites Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Single Room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers

Everyone (47) Couples (20) Students (1) Family (4)
4 out of 5
Very clean, well run, we were instantly given another room when the first one had people in it who took all the beds, not just the 4 they had paid for. Just a couple more hooks in the shower cubicles, please.

Posted by on 6 Feb. 2020

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4 out of 5
Great central location so within walking distance of food, shopping and attractions

Posted by on 8 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Sep. 2019 by OnTop Backpackers

Thank you for your positive feedback!

4 out of 5
Great location, friendly service, and good breakfast.

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
We srayed in the room wirh ensuit and couldnt fault for the price. Batgroom was fresh and clean. Overall very happy would stay again

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Dec. 2018 by B

Cheers :)

5 out of 5
Very nice and clean. Great staff. Excellent location.

Posted by , from NZ on 15 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Nov. 2018 by Bianca

Thank you Craig! We appreciate your kind review :) We hope to have you stay with us again.

4 out of 5
Great location so handy to everything. Lovely sunny room.

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Sep. 2018 by Bee

Thank you for your positive review! We really appreciate it. We hope you stay with us again :)

5 out of 5
Fantastic stay, Backpackers were in a great location and the room and facilities were very clean and tidy, Would highly recommend.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Up Market backpackers

Pros: Its location, its cleanliness, the staff were very helpful, etc etc etc
Cons: The bed was a double and a little small. A queen would have fitted nicely;y in the room
Location: The octagon, the Museum,Cadbury Factory (Closing soon)
I haven't stayed in Backpackers often but I will now be using them a lot more in the future because of On Top Apartments. It was a great price with everything I needed for the over night stay equal to any Motel. Its location in the center of Dunedin is perfect for exploring the area and getting around Dunedin. I booked an en suite unit and I wasn't let down. The decor was fresh and very clean, it had its own TV, and the bed was comfortable. All toiletries were supplied and we even had complementary breakfast in the morning. Like I have already stated, I will now seriously consider using Backpackers more often because of the wonderful experience at On Top Apartments.

Posted by , from Palmerston North on 28 Jan. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Feb. 2018 by Bianca

Thank you very much Michael :) The hardworking staff here at Ontop Backpackers are very happy to read your review. It is refreshing to hear such positive comments. We are very pleased to have had such an impact on your travelling experiences. We hope to have you stay with us again in the near future. All the best and kind regards, Ontop Management

About the On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers

Location 12 Filleul Street, Dunedin, 9016

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Dunedin hostel.

  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) (28.8 km / 17.9 mi)
  • Train station: Dunedin Railway Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers offers 43 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and rice cookers. Full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Rice cooker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Local calls (free)
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 9 AM.

Poolhouse Cafe and Bar - Onsite bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Hotel Names

  • Top Apartments Hostel/Backpackers Dunedin
  • Top Apartments Hostel/Backpackers
  • Top Hostel/Backpackers Dunedin
  • Top Hostel/Backpackers
  • On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers Dunedin

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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