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“Relaxing retreat just out of the main hustle and bustle”

Geeky Gecko Backpackers
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Relaxing retreat just out of the main hustle and bustle”
Reviewed 10 August 2010

I had a really nice stay here. friendly staff orgainsed some great games at night to entertain anyone who wanted to join. good facilities, the tv was out of service at certain times when the manager wanted to watch a program, but otherwise it was great. free dvd hire and playstation. had some fun times and would recommend it to anyone who is travelling to Dunedin.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
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Kent
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Reviewed 12 February 2010

This hostel is a must if you don`t want to pay for parking and have emails to write with Free WiFi, The Lounge area is large and clean, the Kitchen is a bit messy as nobody does the dishes, this could be due to the lack of dish cleaning products in the Kitchen. We did try and clean our dishes however the handle fell off the Tap. The Hobs could do with labelling, so you know which knob controls which hob. Unfortunately my room was next to the smoking area so always had a smell of smoke lingering. The Centre is only about 5 minutes away. This is a good no frills hostel with friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 September 2009

This was a nice hostel. A bit packed, but clean with very comfortable matressess and a nice TV room, where it is easy to meet people. Friendly staff as well.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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christchurch nz
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Reviewed 10 September 2009

I am surprised with the two negative reviews. I stayed there last year with the intention of getting a flat in Dunedin for a while. I arrived in August and left in December, and that was only because my family wanted me back for Xmas. I loved everything about it. It was clean, the staff were really helpful and I felt safe there. The kitchen did need things on the odd occasion like dish liquid, rubbish bags emptied, but all you had to do was tell the staff and they would fix the problem. The guy that owns it is a really nice guy (his names Des) who just seemed to want people to have a good time. I had a good room although there were noises on a Saturday night from the band down stairs that played.I intend to go back at some stage. While I was there several business people kept coming back to stay nights, and they had been doing so before I had arrived there. They liked it, found it cheap, comfortable, good location and safe. The descriptions I've read does not describe the place I stay at. If you are not enjoying your stay see the staff... I am sure they will help you fix what ever the problem is.

  • Stayed August 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 March 2009

Stayed for one night in a single room. For NZD 35 you can not expect much from a downtown place. The single room was just on top of the stairs, had no window and consisted of a bunk bed (linen provided). Period. Although there was plenty of ventilation - a vent window to the hall that was permanently open, so you could hear anyone entering the building, the kitchen and lounge all night long. Free (slow) internet was good, but reception only open 9-9 and was often closed even during the day. Only 2 showers and a few toilets (perhaps there were more hidden somewhere, since most doors were lacking numbers or signs....) for everyone is far from enough. I am sure there are better places around, but for a night it's kind of OK.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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Aachen
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Reviewed 25 January 2009

Good was the Lounge/Living Room. Big TV, DVD (but only a few per month, so if you stay there longer, it will be boring), PlayStation 2 and free Internet (also Free Wireless Internet).

BAD: Everything else. The kitchen was dirty (ok, depends a bit on the people staying there), you had to ask for soap and the bins were after one day full and nobody just cared about that. the fridges were realy dirty and i think the mold was as old as me.

the bathrooms were also dirty. one of the two showers was closed (you can imagine, what happened in the morning). the toilets run out of paper, but nobody cared about that.

the rooms are ok, but i have seen one without a window (only a small window to the floor for fresh air).

for a backpacker and one night it is ok.

I wouldn´t come back.
The YHA was ways better.

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Address: 6 Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Penny's Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #30 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
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Hotel Class:2 star — Geeky Gecko Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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