Travelling to New Zealand? Read all updated requirements before you book.
Chalet Backpackers
Chalet Backpackers
Chalet Backpackers
Chalet Backpackers
Chalet Backpackers
Chalet Backpackers
Chalet Backpackers

Removed from saved list

8.2

Excellent

435 reviews

435 reviews

See map

8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Speight's Brewery 460 m
Olveston Historic Home 1.6 km
Knox Church 1.6 km
Otago Museum 1.9 km
Baldwin Street 4.5 km
Tunnel Beach 5.3 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 10.4 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 21.4 km
Otago Peninsula 21.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Empire 350 m
Broadway Medical Centre 400 m
Murphy's Irish Bar 400 m
Market Reserve 440 m
Speight's Brewery 460 m
Speights Ale House 470 m
Dunedin Casino 480 m
Bin Inn 480 m
Dunedin Freedom Camping 480 m
St Joseph's Cathedral 490 m

Chalet Backpackers

296 High Street, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016 - See map

Conveniently situated in the City Center part of Dunedin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

490 meters to Speight's Brewery

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Garden

Laundry service

Smoking area

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Chalet Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Game room

Laundry service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money8.2
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.3 km

Rooms available at Chalet Backpackers

Standard Double Room
...
  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
...
  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
...
  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Standard Twin Room
...
  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
Enter dates to see prices
Single Room
...
  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Chalet Backpackers?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Chalet Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Chalet Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Chalet Backpackers?

Chalet Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

See map

Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Chalet Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Kitchen is well equipped and staffs are really helpful."

    Zinmar

    |

    May 31, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This is a very good place to stay, good parking and welcoming."

    Bob

    |

    May 16, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "I would recommend this to anyone visiting Duneden and looking for a budget accommodation ootion."

    Rusiru

    |

    December 24, 2021

Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
47 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
8.0
Location
8.1
Read all reviews >
More about Chalet Backpackers

More about Chalet Backpackers

Boasting a garden, Chalet Backpackers is situated in Dunedin in the Otago region, 1.4 km from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum and 3.2 km from Otago Museum. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features a tour desk and luggage storage space for guests. At the hostel the rooms have a shared bathroom and bed linen. You can play billiards at Chalet Backpackers. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include The Octagon, Dunedin Railway Station and Dunedin Casino. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 28 km from Chalet Backpackers.

Show more
Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • First aid kit
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by stairs
  • Carpeting
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared bathroom
  • Socket near the bed
  • Trash cans
Location
296 High Street, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016
Excellent
Location

8.1

Airports

  • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
    23.3 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    161.6 km

Public transportation

  • Dunedin Railway Station
    1.1 km
  • Dunedin Railways
    1.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Broadway Medical Centre
    400 m

Shopping

  • Otago Farmers Market
    2.0 km

Convenience store

  • City Mini Mart
    730 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    560 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Speight's Brewery
    460 m
  • Olveston Historic Home
    1.6 km
  • Knox Church
    1.6 km
  • Otago Museum
    1.9 km
  • Baldwin Street
    4.5 km
  • Tunnel Beach
    5.3 km
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
    10.4 km
  • The Royal Albatross Centre
    21.4 km
  • Otago Peninsula
    21.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Empire
    350 m
  • Broadway Medical Centre
    400 m
  • Murphy's Irish Bar
    400 m
  • Market Reserve
    440 m
  • Speight's Brewery
    460 m
  • Speights Ale House
    470 m
  • Dunedin Casino
    480 m
  • Bin Inn
    480 m
  • Dunedin Freedom Camping
    480 m
  • St Joseph's Cathedral
    490 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Property announcements

Please inform Chalet Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

Reviews of Chalet Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities8.0
Location8.1
Service8.7
Value for money8.2
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (7)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (4)
6-7 Good (3)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (4)
Jun - Aug (2)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (9)
All guests (47)
All room types
All languages
Showing 18 verified guest comments
10.0
Exceptional
Satomi from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Excellent stay”

I just booked one night but ended up staying for 3 nights. The building is historical and beautiful. It's old but very clean and well maintained, and nice and quiet all the time. The mattress is great and slept well every night. Close to the city centre. The staff is very helpful and told me where to go when I was looking at an information board in the hallway. I'll definitely come stay here when I visit Dunedin again!

Reviewed February 10, 2021

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Tomasz from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 8 nights in April 2019

Excellent value for the money”

Great hostel for the money. Large old house with nice views. I also got upgraded from an 8 bed to a 4 bed dorm for free which was nice. There is some wear and tear and things that could use an upgrade/fixing/replacement. The mattress was not the most comfortable and the bunk bed I was in transferred a lot of the movement of the person below me. It is a bit of an uphill walk from the city center but that also means nice views. The wifi sometimes would be very slow and it didn't work the same in all of the common areas. However, for the price I paid it was an excellent value.

Reviewed April 27, 2019

See room deals

6.4
Good
Luis from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Okay but stressful stay”

Property doesn't charge your card at check-in and makes several mistakes when gathering the info from it. I had several staff members after me through out my stay telling me that my card didn't work. And the demeanour was to claim that I didn't have enough money... completely ridiculous. In the end, after several attempts, I got one of my cards blocked by my bank and I had to make sure staff didn't misspell a number on the other. This saga lastest until my last day. This hostel is spacious and clean. Wi-Fi was spotty and there are plenty of common areas that are quiet. Lots of hostel staffers and work/holiday travellers live here making the atmosphere not ideal to welcome travellers. I also felt an unfriendliness as a traveller and felt like an outsider. Hostel is located on a very steep street and not the closest one to the main city center.

Reviewed November 28, 2018

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Stina from Finland
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Excellent 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹”

The best I have ever been on❤️ The Staf and the atmospher, the facilites and even a musicroom, big diningroom, Livingroom and nice and clean showers

Reviewed January 09, 2020

See room deals

7.6
Very good
Jessica from Singapore
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Better maintenance of rooms”

Facilities were convenient with a kitchen and bathrooms on every floor but the room we had was poorly maintained; the ceiling had cracks and black mould.

Reviewed July 12, 2019

See room deals

8.4
Excellent
Nicolás from Argentina
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Excellent”

I went during high season and it was really crowded. But the facilities we're good. Only the kitchen was too busy

Reviewed December 06, 2018

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Matthew
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Please tune the piano! Great place, will tell friends about it.

Reviewed January 03, 2019

See room deals

4.4
Linn
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

Okay hostel, very cold!”

The hostel was quite central, took us about 10-15 min to walk to “central” where the restaurants where. The bed was comfortable and we had our room upstairs in a more quite area and also had the balcony right outside and our “own” kitchen together with the others who lived in the upper floor. The bedsheets were very old and worn out. The room was really cold, the whole building did not have any heat on. Since it was summertime now, it was bearable with the heating machine beside but if it would be winter, we could not be able to sleep here! The staff was okay, did not say much and mostly when we walked by the reception, the receptionist sat with the computer and did not even great. Very few kitchen tools in the upper kitchen.

Reviewed January 27, 2019

See room deals

6.8
Good
Edna from Singapore
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Terrible bed in dorm”

The dorm bed is metal-framed and unstable. Any slight movement will irritate the lower/upper person. Kitchen is always dirty, not sure it's cleaned everyday.

Reviewed August 11, 2020

See room deals

2.0
Jacob from Israel
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Acceptable”

The property should make it clear that you have to walk up a steep hill for 500 meters for 15 minutes. Bathrooms had toilets and showers from the 1920s with nothing that was replaced. No towels and very small room. The property listing was very misleading stating the property was located in the city center which was not the case. For future guests, Buyer beware! You would be better off to stay at properties that are located close to downtown.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

See room deals

2.0
Paul from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Tight Scotsman”

Had pay on the spot . The guy had no balls

Reviewed December 06, 2020

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Zinmar from Nepal
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

Clean, comfortable and quiet place”

They have pretty much everything you need there. Kitchen is well equipped and staffs are really helpful. Rooms are bright, warm and clean. They have accommodations for both long and short term stay. Location is closed to many things as well.

Reviewed June 01, 2022

See room deals

7.6
Very good
Shane from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

Very good”

Solid. Good value for money. Well run

Reviewed May 29, 2022

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Bob from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

Exceptional”

This is a very good place to stay, good parking and welcoming.

Reviewed May 16, 2022

See room deals

6.8
Good
Julia from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Good”

Down stairs facilities were lovely. Noise at night with leaky toilet on 3rd floor and doors was not good. Bed was not very good but you get what you pay for.

Reviewed May 14, 2022

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Rusiru from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2021

Substantially clean budget hotel”

I would recommend this to anyone visiting Duneden and looking for a budget accommodation ootion. Rooms are clean but I think they should invest a bit more to replace the toilets, at least the toilet seats becauze they are pretty old. Otherwise, it is a good place and especially it's very easy to get to the town centre and a bus stop is just 10 feet away.

Reviewed December 24, 2021

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Michael from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2021

Exceptional”

Nice warm room, lovely soft bed, friendly staff.

Reviewed October 25, 2021

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
수연 from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

나쁘지 않아요”

겁나 언덕에있습니다 뚜벅이는 가다가 죽을지도 몰라요 주차장은 백패커 옆에 조금있는데 자리가 넉넉치 않아서 주차 빡쎄요 숙소는 그냥 조금 오래된 평범한 백패커였고 3층인가 그랬어요 저는 4인 도룸에서 지냈는데 2층침대 한개 싱글베드 두개있는 방이라 싱글베드에서 편하게 잘 지냈습니다

Reviewed February 24, 2021

See room deals

This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss