On Top Backpackers is situated in the heart of Dunedin City, just a minutes’ walk from The Octagon and boasts an on-site cafe and a bar with 19 billiard tables.

Guests can choose from a variety of room types, such as female only rooms, mixed dormitory rooms, rooms with shared facilities or deluxe private rooms with en suite bathrooms. All rooms are heated and linen is provided. Rooms are secure with individual key card accessibility.

On Top Backpackers is situated up one flight of stairs above The Poolhouse Bar & Cafe and provides a fully equipped kitchen and free barbecue facilities for all guests’ use. Free WiFi and free breakfast are included daily. There are laundry facilities on-site and free luggage storage is available on request. Parking options are available.

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. 

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Hostel Amenities

  • WiFi - WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Parking - Public parking is available, please inquire at reception to be directed to the nearest available park.
  • Smoking - Non-smoking rooms
  • Laundry - Guest laundry on site, coin operated.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.