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8.4
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Excellent location
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  • University Book Shop190 m
  • Otago Museum210 m
  • Scribes240 m
  • Captain Cook250 m
  • Knox Church350 m
  • University of Otago400 m
  • Bog450 m
  • Bowler470 m
  • Olveston Historic Home520 m
  • Academy Cinema540 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

    597 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9010 - See map
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent service
    8.6 rating for service
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    • Laundromat

    • Shared kitchen

    • Car park

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    Cheapest price score
    Room comfort score
    8.4/10
    Value for money score
    8.5/10
    Service score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    99
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    of Dunedin properties
    Better than
    95
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    Better than
    92
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    of Dunedin properties
    Better than
    89
    %
    of Dunedin properties
    Value for money8.5
    Distance to city center1.9 km
    Location rating8.4
    Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
    Distance to airport24.8 km

    Rooms available at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

    8.4
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room with Shared  Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Double Ensuite
    Double Ensuite
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Room with Ensuite
    Single Room with Ensuite
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Self Contained Unit
    Self Contained Unit
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Agoda Reviews (225)Booking.com Reviews (709)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.9
    Location8.4
    Room comfort and quality8.4
    Service8.6
    Value for money8.5
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (46)
    8-9 Excellent (28)
    7-8 Very Good (27)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (11)
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    Mar - May (26)
    Jun - Aug (25)
    Sep - Nov (34)
    Dec - Feb (36)
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    7.6
    Very good
    Lai from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Convenient ”

    Nice location

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    7.6
    Very good
    Lai from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Convenient ”

    Is convenient to go everywhere

    Reviewed July 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    ng from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Good, clean, value for money”

    This is the second time i stay here, still satisfy as My first time stay, staff is good, room is big, although its an old style building, but facilities such as bath room , toilet and kitchen is enough, free unlimited wifi, free parking (few slot), will recommend for friend and come back again.

    Reviewed October 19, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Heong from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Budget Accommodation at Dunedin”

    This is second time I stay at Kiwi Nest. The building is a bit old now but still clean. Although with some crack on the wall. The heater wasn't working very well and cold in the early morning. Although the staff borrow us a small heater, but it is not strong enough for one big room.

    Reviewed May 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Stefanus from Indonesia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Good Backpacker hotel”

    I'm order room from Agoda with Bathroom and Kitchen inside the room, but unfortunately system is wrong booking to Double Standard. I have complain it, and the Hotel's staff help me, but there is no Room with Kitchen inside, only with Bathroom inside. And I have to pay extra 20 NZD. Overall the facility and everything is good.

    Reviewed May 30, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Pearl from Singapore
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Strategically Located near the High Street and Uni of Otago”

    We stayed here on our two visits to Dunedin. Convenient location as it is within walking distance both to town and to Uni of Otago. The staff were also friendly and were ever ready to lend a helping hand.

    Reviewed March 11, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    anijawati from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    Perfect 10!”

    Everything is nice about this motel. The staffs are friendly and helpful. The facilities are all complete. They have few kitchen that can be use if you stay in standard room. They have washer and dryer. Room is warm and cosy. Hot water is available all the time.

    Reviewed June 19, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    maria from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Backpackers? It's a really nice one then!”

    Comfortable Bed, Wifi, Nice Bathroom

    I had a really wonderful time at the Kiwi's Nest! The bed was so comfy, the shared bathroom was so clean, had hot water, the mini-kitchen in the second floor had a fridge, coffee, & tea. And the location was the best! Just 8-15 walk to downtown Dunedin. There was also parking on the sides, but it's limited so first come, first served. Will stay there again!

    Reviewed December 13, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Rebecca from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Fantastic little gem!”

    Quick wifi, great location, friendly staff

    Fantastic little hostel in a great location 3 minute walk from town. The wifi is super fast and the staff are really friendly and will do anything to help and make sure u have a great stay. Rooms are clean and tidy and really big with comfy beds a sink and fridge. Great kitchen facilities and shower facilities all clean. Unfortunately limited car parking spaces means u have to get lucky or pay for parking which isthe only down point to this place! Loved our stay here would definately reccomend!!

    Reviewed December 03, 2015
    8.0
    Excellent
    ELY from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Very good”

    good

    Reviewed April 17, 2019
    7.2
    Very good
    Selina from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Need little table side of the bed, need warm sheet i find too cold when enter the bed. Curtain ”

    The curtain in the room very thin need thicker curtain in this time of weather. Shower so beautiful, n toilets very good.

    Reviewed July 08, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    YOUNGMIN from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    old but clean and nice mood”

    it looks like a dormitory of school. and a little bit old. but it is so lovely and has good mood and good price. i want to rest again.

    Reviewed January 12, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Charley from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

    Great place meeting great people”

    Great value for money too, very nice and kind hostess. The only thing for me feel not very convenient is probably limited number of bathroom and toilet, due to the oldness of the house, anything else is just as great as.

    Reviewed October 26, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jean from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2016

    6 night in Dunedin ”

    Is the location of this place is perfect only five minute walk and you are on the restaurant I shopping you need is that place is very keen very quiet very friendly staff We have very good sleep I will recommend to anyone don't go there I wish that all my friends about this place and then we go back very soon

    Reviewed September 14, 2016
    3.2
    Hera from Japan
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2016

    Many longstayerd there”

    Almost students of Medical University there. Whim longstayer. They had monopoly own rocker in kitchin , Room's rocker also. Shawer was narrow,no miller. Cold. 1 old receiptIonist , very slow working. 1 woman's cleaner was very lazy and alogance, ill moner. Uncomfortable. Far from bus stop.

    Reviewed June 04, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Hoo from Singapore
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in February 2016

    Value for money”

    Clean, easy to locate and walking distance to restaurant or cooking area in the hostel

    We stayed in an ensuite room and it was sufficient and clean for the price we pay. It is value for money and Wendy is extremely kind and pleasant. Do note that the room has a musky smell as Wendy keeps a dog.

    Reviewed February 09, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Lucia from Malaysia
    Couple
    Self Contained Unit
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

    Decent place to stay, fully contained unit”

    Unit does not have a table, but has a countertop and 2 bar seats. Was okay for us, but some may find it odd. Room was cozy, only improvement I can think of is that it needs an additional window that can be opened for ventilation near the bed.

    Reviewed January 29, 2016
    8.7
    Excellent
    Aimee from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Fabulously friendly and cosy hostel”

    Comfy bed, good location, friendly staff

    I loved it and wish I'd stayed longer. I found the bed to be the most comfortable I'd stayed in. I was concerned if the room would be warm enough, but it was very cosy. Free wifi and coffee and tea - and the owner was a lovely friendly welcoming lady.

    Reviewed October 23, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lay from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    Feels like HOME at Kiwi's Nest.”

    Staff are very friendly. The place looks great and clean. Location is within walking distance to shopping and sightseeing.

    I felt very welcomed the moment i stepped in. Wendy has been wonderful and helpful to ensure my room is good and showed me all the facilities within the hotel if i needed them. She even recommended some of her favorite restaurants which helped a lot for a first time traveller to Dunedin. My stay at the Kiwi's Nest had been an awesome experience to remember. Not sure if this is typical of the town.

    Reviewed September 20, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Catherine from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Room with Ensuite
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

    wendy is wonderful”

    Wendy (manager). Comfort / cleanliness. Proximity to town and polytech

    Really enjoyed my stay and will return next time I need to be in Dunedin. Wendy is lovely, nonintrusive but happy to chat when you want to. Close to town, polytechnic and places to eat. Room was very clean and of a high standard. Kitchen available if required. Looking forward to returning. Food / dining got a low mark cos there wasn't a box for 'not applicable'.

    Reviewed March 02, 2015
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