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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

It feels like there's a lot of people staying long term there. Quite difficult to mingle with people there. Free breakfast is a plus. Rooms are not entirely clean, but not dirty either. Wobbly beds which is noisy. Lovely lounge to hang out if there's space for you.

Thank frolicker_leon
Reviewed 20 March 2016

It's was such a good hostel. It was in the middle of Dunedin and close to absolute everything. The staff was so nice and friendly and helped you out with everything you needed.The only thing was that when it was loud out on the street you heard everything in your room. But that´s no surprise, because it's in the center...

2Thank saran760
Staines, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The location of the hostel was superb, in close proximity to the centre. I stayed in both an eight person dorm, and a twin private room. Both of these rooms were good, particularly the private room for the price. The Wi-Fi was operating at a good speed, and the breakfast was pleasant. Friendly staff too, games console and movies definitely...

1Thank Nowar Y
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We spent 3 nights here in a private twin room and had a great stay. The room was spacious and clean, with very comfy beds! The staff were very helpful and friendly. the whole hostel had a really good atmosphere. There was a tv lounge area which is a good place to meet other travellers, the only snag is you...

1Thank Heather N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

greeted by nice staff during check in and she kindly let me know the free parking area. This is so important as free parking is hardly found in downtown. it is just few blocks away but uphill. free breakfast is good and served at 8.30am sharply. I stayed in dorm room no. 8. it was noisy at night because it...

1Thank Choonhong C
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Good place to stay. I was there as part of a sports team and you could not fault this place very helpful staff and nice and quiet. I normal don't stay a back packers but this place was value for money and could not fault it at all. Staff were great and good to met other people from around the...

1Thank paul_teddy
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I have spent 2 nights in a 6 bed dorms with my girlfriend. POSITIVE: Quality/prize: so good! Not really expensive Position: in the middle of the dunedin's cdb!!! Cleaning: not bad,all is clean GIZMO: hahaha this cat it s awesome! Staff: so cordialy and nice NEGATIVE: Bathrooms: no bathmaths / too small! People: a lot of student spent all of...

2Thank Luca B
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Felt like I was at home as soon as I walked through the door. Lovely family run hostel, everyone was friendly, even the cat. I booked a sightseeing tour and it was the dad that took us out, he was great and very knowledgable. Loved the TV area. Could do with a couple more extension leads or plug sockets in...

Thank Embojane
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in a 6 bed mixed dorm. The hostel is moderately clean, could be a bit better. They have a great living room with space to hang out and watch tv and movies. The kitchen is nice and large with lots of cooking utensils and sitting area. They have free breakfast from 8:30am which is...

Thank tayk9
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Only stayed for one night in a twin room but it was very cheap. Free wifi in the hostel and a homely feel to it. They offer free breakfast. About a 5 minute walk to the bars and supermarkets so it has great location. It does have a resident cat for those who are allergic. Nice little hostel for a...

Thank Davebrannen8

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Right in the centre of town, Central is minutes walk from most of the attractions, pubs and restaurants in Dunedin! FREE WIFI internet for guests, PlayStation3, Bluray, DVD. Recently renovated with great beds and excellent showers, the friendly local staff are happy to help you with info on the city and its things to see and do. All linen included, complementary tea and coffee, free WIFI available. Relax with a DVD or game in our TV lounge or step outside to explore Dunedin's busy nightlife! Check-in before 9pm, check-out before 10am (unless arranged otherwise). We have a lovely indoor cat, Gizmo :)Minutes walk (within 2-3 blocks, or closer!) from:- Cadbury's Chocolate Factory- Speight's Brewery- The Dunedin Public Art Gallery.- 'Hair Raiser' historical 'ghost' tours- 3 movie theatres- 3 shopping malls, 2 supermarkets- The main strip for Dunedin's pubs and clubs!We are situated on the corner of the main shopping street in Dunedin. Tours to the peninsula leave from outside the Visitor's Centre and Town Hall, just across the street from here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Central Backpackers Dunedin

Address: 243 Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $23 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 56
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“if you extension lead doesn't work its probably that someones unplugged it to plug in the heater, seen so may people think their cable is broken”
jojo568, 18 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Bring earplugs if staying over the weekend.”
AaronWonju, 2 Feb 2014 | Read review
“I liked room #3 It was a dorm with six beds (three bunks) and is close to the kitchen, but a little further from the bathrooms.”
454NickL, 17 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Stay away from room 6, window does not close!”
Jessie045, 3 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Get one away from the road if they have them.”
Mzteeree, 11 Feb 2013 | Read review
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