Best Places for Backpackers in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Enjoy backpacking around Dunedin, New Zealand without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Top 10 hostels in Dunedin, New Zealand.

These are the 10 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Superior Dunedin Apartments

95 /100

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Superior Dunedin Apartments

Superior Dunedin Apartments Situated in Dunedin, 8 km from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Superior Dunedin Apartments boasts a barbecue and terrace. Forsyth Barr Stadium is 10 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. All double glazed units have a f...
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Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios

90 /100

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Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios

You will find a restful, good night's sleep here at Hogwartz Backpackers and Studios! None of the impressively spacious bedrooms have more than six beds (no bunks!), offering guests loads of personal space and our private rooms range from single, twin, double to triple rooms and even for parties of...
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On Top Backpackers

87 /100

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On Top Backpackers

On Top Backpackers is situated in the heart of Dunedin City, just a minutes’ walk from The Octagon. With its very own Cafe& Bar with 19 pool tables, it is a fun, comfortable, unique, bright and sunny Hostel with a relaxed vibe. Guests can choose a variation of rooms, from female only and 6 and 8...
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Kiwis Nest

85 /100

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Kiwis Nest

Kiwis Nest is a warm and friendly environment for your next stay in Dunedin. Kiwis Nest offers a wide variety of accommodation options and a friendly and welcoming staff to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Dorm room - Dorm rooms sleep from 4 to 6 comfortably in bunk beds. Toilets and showers...
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Manor House Backpackers

84 /100

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Manor House Backpackers

WELCOME TO THE BEST BUDGET BACKPACKERS IN DUNEDIN! Manor House was created when two adjacent 1920's early colonial New Zealand homes were converted for use as budget accommodation. The hostel has rooms to suit everyone, we welcome travelers and we can cater for large groups. Situated on a quie...
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Central Backpackers Dunedin

82 /100

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Central Backpackers Dunedin

Free unlimited WiFi (super-fast gigabyte fibre optic), right in the city centre! Modern, cosy, upstairs in the heart of the city! Excellent location, powerful showers and Playstation4! Located right in the city centre (not up the hills!) Central Backpackers is just minutes walk from: Dunedi...
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Chalet Backpackers

79 /100

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Chalet Backpackers

Historic former hospital with lovely views of the city, harbour and peninsula, a short walk from the main street and city centre. Rooms are peaceful and spacious with excellent, unlimited, fibre optic WIFI. Alcohol restricted to the bottom floor in our pool table lounge and dining room. There is a s...
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8
Leviathan Hotel

78 /100

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Leviathan Hotel

The hotel has ample free parking and is located between the North and South arterial routes through Dunedin. Free WiFi internet facilities available in public areas and selected rooms. The Hotel is close to all major attractions ~ museums, movies, theatres, galleries, shops, cafés, bars, breweri...
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9
Globe House

74 /100

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Globe House

Small Family Style Backpackers, right in the heart of Historic Dunedin and only minutes walk to the City Centre! We are surrounded by Dunedin's oldest buildings and an easy walk to all of Dunedin's most famous attractions. We offer a comfy clean and relaxed place for an awesome Dunedin City experien...
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Geeky Gecko Backpackers

60 /100

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Geeky Gecko Backpackers

Geeky Gecko Backpackers is located in the heart of Dunedin's Street Art Precinct, just a 5 minute walk from the Octagon. Our small hostel boasts a fully equipped kitchen, with free breakfast for all guests and a large guest lounge with fireplace. Free unlimited Gigabit Fibre Wi-Fi, the fastest in...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Dunedin, New Zealand.

If you're already planning to visit Dunedin, New Zealand - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Heading into the Deep South

Driving south to Dunedin is slovenly scenic drive, and an eagle eyed driver can stumble upon some gems such as Timaru’s famous Caroline Bay Carnival which has been continuously running for over a hundred years. Moeraki boulders are a big draw, huge cylindrical boulders all along the shore, no one knows where they came form or how they were formed on just this tiny little stretch of beach. Worth a stop if you’re travelling through. There’s also the chance to stop in Oamaru for a lamington and a flat white before heading on down to Dunedin.

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