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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Easy to find, and located nicely in the centre of the city where everything is accessible, it was a relief to find this hostel in a city where everywhere else at a reasonable price seemed to be fully booked. Sure, it was about $40 per person per night, which I still think is overpriced for a dorm room, but by...

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Marseille, France
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Felt like home, perfect location, close to the city center. Awesome living room with free access to computers. Good vibes. A bit noisy and cold in the room but we enjoyed our stay there. Helping and welcoming staff.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016

I stayed there with some friends for one night in December. I was just perfect. Nice place, nice owner (an australian), cozy, warm and perfectly situated in Dunedin. Really helpfull for some travel tips. I will come back !

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The guy at reception seems to really care, and knows the area well. We felt very welcome and looked after. The hostel is cozy, quirky and a great base for exploring the area. Rooms are basic, public areas clean and functional, parking is not an issue. Definitely an option for a visit in Dunedin.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Stayed for a couple of nights, here's my review: Close to City Center (5 mins walk) Extremely helpful and friendly staff Good rooms, clean and decent space (not cramped) Decent Kitchen Awesome Lounge Clean Toilets

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Thank Fs0ciety
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed there 4 nights in a bed dorm. You get a lot for your money - 26NZ$ and the staff was really nice and helpful. The kitchen was well-equipped and in the morning there was toast, jam and cereals and coffee and tea. The free internet was really good and there were also free computers available. It was just 5-10...

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Thank Rebecca B
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Cozy, very well spirited, quite rundown but charming hostel. The common room is perfect with loads of sofas, a fireplace, a tv with both cable and movies, computers to use and lots of tables. Kitchen is very well equipped for hostel standards and the rooms serve their purpose. The staff is super friendly and helpful :)

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Batley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I booked as a single night stay based on limited availability in Dunedin (turns out we were passing through during the fringe festival) but unfortunately I must reflect the views of some of the less youthful travellers (though at 28, I might be stretching it a bit) Cleanliness generally not up to scratch in the bathrooms, young...

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Sverige
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Nice place, very Close to The city center but i got a few major things to complain about. 1: our Room Was ice Cold and I think I got a cold and a huge headache. That sucks the last 3 days in nz. Why? Because the building is very old and the Window couldn't keep out the cold weather but...

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Vincentia
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I am surprised to read so many good reviews of this hostel as all four in our group agreed that it was the worst nights we had spent in all of our New Zealand hostels and motels. The rooms smelt very musty, no fresh air, the beds VERY basic and sheets didn't feel clean. The staff were all very friendly...

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Additional Information about Geeky Gecko Backpackers

Address: 6 Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Penny's Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: $37 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Geeky Gecko Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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“Go up early (7-7.30) to fully enjoy the free breakfast - it goes fast”
 of 5 bubbles AntonN703, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window, internal rooms very claustrophobic!”
 of 5 bubbles JoeN254, 27 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The rooms 1-9 are a little bit quieter since they are away from the lounge so if you want to be extra chilled then you can go down that way”
 of 5 bubbles KeiraHera, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Get one of the rooms 1-9, away from the kitchen and lounge”
 of 5 bubbles Lolaandola, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Ask for written verificatin in case you make a reservation for a doublebed room”
 of 5 bubbles 820arielv, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
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