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On Top Backpackers
4 stars

On Top Backpackers

12 Filleul Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
See location+64 3477 6121

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based on 1301 reviews
1,301 reviews
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About On Top Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free
On Top Backpackers is situated in the heart of Dunedin City, just a minutes' walk from The Octagon. Guests can choose from a variety of room types to suit any type of traveler. All rooms have heating, Rooms are secure with individual key card accessibility. facilities are spread along our beautiful sundeck, which captures the sun and overlooks the city. On Top Backpackers is situated up one flight of stairs above The Poolhouse Bar & Cafe and provides a fully equipped kitchen and free unlimited highspeed wifi & complimentary continental breakfast included daily" There are laundry facilities on-site and free luggage storage is available on request. The staff at reception can assist with booking a shuttle service or a tour and can also help with site-seeing information as well as parking options. Public parking close by both paid and free options available which vary depending on time and day. Wheelchair accessibility is very difficult at this hostel. but it is possible. only if you book a private ensuite room.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.
Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at On Top Backpackers

  • Adults only
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenware
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner


  • Fireplace
  • Seating area
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Privacy curtain
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Adults only
  • Lowered sink
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Evening entertainment
  • Pool table


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine


  • Electric blankets
  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Services and conveniences

  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Key card access

Parking and transportation

  • EV charging station
  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dining table

Family friendly

  • Books, DVDs, music for children
  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Fax/photocopying

Health and safety

  • Safe

Reviews of On Top Backpackers

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:It was some what new.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Great and helpful staff, gave me a map and suggested cool things to see in the city. Great atmosphere, everyone staying here is friendly.
Cons:Only 1 outlet (2 plugs) in a room for 6 people. AND the outlet is on a 30 minute timer so forget about charging your phone at night while you sleep. I'm all for conserving electricity, but this is excessive.


12 Filleul Street, Dunedin 9016

What's nearby

  • Dunedin Town Hall165 m
  • Regent Theatre270 m
  • Otago Settlers Museum0.5 km
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden2.2 km
  • Baldwin Street3.5 km
  • St. Clair Beach4.3 km
  • St. Clair Golf Club4.7 km
  • Tomahak Beach5 km
  • Glenfalloch Gardens6.4 km
  • Mount Cargill7.6 km
  • Boulder Beach9 km
  • Larnach Castle9.3 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 28% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 34% rise in price.
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When to book a room at On Top Backpackers

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Top tips for your stay at On Top Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at On Top Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in September and June.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at On Top Backpackers, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Thursday. The most expensive day is usually Saturday.
  • The cheapest price a room at On Top Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $73, while the most expensive was $107.
  • How long should you stay at On Top Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at On Top Backpackers

  • Where is On Top Backpackers located?

    On Top Backpackers is located at 12 Filleul Street in Dunedin CBD, 0.2 km from the centre of Dunedin. Dunedin Town Hall is the closest landmark to On Top Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at On Top Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at On Top Backpackers.

  • Does On Top Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, On Top Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is On Top Backpackers from the airport?

    On Top Backpackers is 23.9 km from Dunedin.

  • How does KAYAK find such great On Top Backpackers hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at On Top Backpackers in Dunedin and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at On Top Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for On Top Backpackers.

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Distance to city centre

0.2 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

24.0 km