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Geeky Gecko Backpackers

6 Stafford Street, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Speight's Brewery 350 m
Olveston Historic Home 1.5 km
Knox Church 1.5 km
Otago Museum 1.8 km
Baldwin Street 4.4 km
Tunnel Beach 5.5 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 10.1 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 21.2 km
Otago Peninsula 21.2 km
Nearby landmarks
Empire 90 m
Murphy's Irish Bar 190 m
Broadway Medical Centre 220 m
Bin Inn 270 m
Dunedin Casino 280 m
Portobello Marine Laboratory 330 m
Mill Park Industrial Estate 330 m
NZSG Dunedin Research 330 m
Speight's Brewery 350 m
Speights Ale House 350 m
7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
  • 910 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Smoking area

  • Fireplace

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Dunedin in the last 24 hoursCompared to 230 Dunedin properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money6.8
Distance to city center0.6 km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.5 km

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                Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
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                    Frequently asked questions

                    What time is check-in and check-out at Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                    Check-in is from 02:00 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 Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Geeky Gecko Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dunedin with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

                    What is the smoking policy at Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                    Geeky Gecko Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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                    4.7/10
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                    7.5/10
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                    7.5/10
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                    Overall rating:
                    6.9
                    Good
                    108 reviews
                    Cleanliness
                    6.1
                    Facilities
                    6.7
                    Location
                    7.5
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                    More about Geeky Gecko Backpackers

                    More about Geeky Gecko Backpackers

                    Well-placed in the sightseeing, culture, restaurants area of Dunedin city, Geeky Gecko Backpackers provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.6 km away, and it normally takes about 25 minutes to reach the airport. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Broadway Medical Centre, Speight's Brewery, Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop.

                    At Geeky Gecko Backpackers, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, fireplace, laundromat, luggage storage.

                    All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Dunedin, make Geeky Gecko Backpackers your home away from home.

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                    Reviews of Geeky Gecko Backpackers from real guests

                    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                    Cleanliness6.1
                    Facilities6.7
                    Location7.5
                    Room comfort and quality4.7
                    Service7.4
                    Value for money6.8
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                    9+ Exceptional (9)
                    8-9 Excellent (5)
                    7-8 Very Good (8)
                    6-7 Good (17)
                    <6 Below Expectation (18)
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                    8.0
                    Excellent
                    Asinate from New Zealand
                    Group
                    Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

                    2 night stay for a concert!!”

                    absolutely loved the stay at Geckos! highly recommend if you are a student looking for a place to stay and don't wanna spend much especially if you are coming in to Dunedin for a concert or any event, absolute value for money! Lovely staff and were really helpful throughout our stay, thank you your hospitality! wish that the kitchen stayed open after 11pm tho, especially for a cuppa before bed or to refill water but other then that would recommend and would book again for another stay if I need to come in to Dunedin again. Cheers!

                    Reviewed July 20, 2018

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                    8.8
                    Excellent
                    MD from Bangladesh
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in February 2017

                    Stay in Otago”

                    Its a good backpack hostel with supporting staff. We checked in after office hour. They left key and documents for us. One of the staff helped us after office hour. It is almost at the city center. Everything is at walking distance. There are no parking so you need to park elsewhere. They will tell you where the free parking is.

                    Reviewed February 11, 2017

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                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    Daiki from Japan
                    Group
                    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

                    Cheap!”

                    the most important thing to stay is price, and backpackers are more important than others. this is cheapest around dunedin i think.

                    Reviewed October 08, 2016

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                    9.6
                    Exceptional
                    remy from France
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

                    Good value for money”

                    Booked 1 night in private bunk bed room really basic but clean, hostel in the city center close to the octagon, friendly staff at the reception, free car park in the street 5 min walk to the hostel, good free breakfast, free wifi, for the price we paid and all the facilities I recommend this hostel

                    Reviewed December 25, 2016

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                    6.8
                    Good
                    preechaya from Thailand
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

                    Walk distant form hostel to Octagon but easy way.”

                    This hostel is look nice, cheap as it is. I booking online and can get 37 NZD for woman dorm shared bath room (stay only 1 night). My room was on the 2nd floor next to the smoking area. But compare the room with people in the morning the toilet and bath room is still not enough. I traveled form Wellington to Dunedin by airplane, arrive there about 10.30 am. Check in 2 pm, so we can stay in the living room and lounge. Staff there is kind,in my room we have TV, and Air con. But at the night time it is very noisy we can hear some people they on phone even it was 10.30 pm night time. The kitchen full with people also in the morning, at night after 10.00 pm kitchen close for cleaning . Some time we have not much time to eat coz an evening crowded with people. This hostel economic but some distant, if we take shutter bus form Dunedin airport it is easy taxi (cost 29 NZD) drop us in front off hostel. Distant walk about 800 meter to Octagon straight way, walking more distant about 1.8 Km to Dunedin Railway. My Trip in NZ is wonderfull, I do love This small town, prefer than Wellington city or other big city, few night may be good to explore this area. if some one take the bus (Intercity is better than Mana bus or Naked bus). Walk more distant form this hostel to the Intercity bus station. p.s My trip I book and traveler with Intercity and Manabus. But the Naked bus and mana bus late 4-5 hrs. Form Auk to WCC and form BUlls to WCC i have to spent more money to hire a car to WCC coz Mana bus late.

                    Reviewed April 18, 2017

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                    7.0
                    Very good
                    Hayley from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

                    Cheap and cheerful, just what we wanted.”

                    Close to Octagon/town, reasonably priced, tv in room good for hangover :)

                    We were looking for somewhere cheap and handy to lay our heads at night during a recent weekend in Dunedin, and found what we were looking for in Penny's. Only issue was that the first room we got checked into had a broken bed, fortunately we noticed this straightaway (and not when we returned home in the middle of the night). Went straight back downstairs to raise this with the friendly guy at reception and he immediately rehomed us. All in all, very happy.

                    Reviewed August 08, 2014

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                    6.3
                    Good
                    WU from China
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

                    The room looks old but big enough”

                    not explored yet

                    It's value for money with the price to have a single room. The hotel is about 8mins walk to city center, but I spent a long time to find it when I arrived. My room looks very old, and I always have to switch on the power plug every 45mins which is automatically set by the hotel. It always takes more than 45mins for charging my ph and camera, which I feel is not using friendly.

                    Reviewed January 15, 2013

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Cheng from Malaysia
                    Family with teens
                    Stayed 1 night in March 2017

                    Value for money”

                    It is great that it is located in the city but it's not easy to find parking. Aside from that, everything is great... friendly staff & good facilities

                    Reviewed August 15, 2017

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                    8.8
                    Excellent
                    Pui from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

                    Good value backpacker”

                    Private dorm room (room0)tad small. Could hear footsteps when people pass through the corridor, due to the ventilating holes and small gap between the door and floor. Shower near kitchen is nice and spacious. Steady hot water with good water pressure.

                    Reviewed March 10, 2020

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                    6.0
                    Jessica
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in October 2017

                    good stay”

                    me and my friend had a good and confy stay. rooms were clean, enough bathroom is available. nice kitchen. Parkingspace around the corner. city-center 10 min away.

                    Reviewed November 03, 2017

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                    9.2
                    Exceptional
                    Yuqi from New Zealand
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

                    helpful staff and pretty good facilities”

                    The room is pretty small but other than that we had a good experience. The kitchen and launge have pretty good facilities.

                    Reviewed November 16, 2016

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Jerrica from Australia
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

                    Great hostel in Dunedin”

                    Great location with street parking available on the next street, very helpful staff, nice warm lounge and a number of showers and toilets so I never had to wait in line long and free breakfast! Was perfect for my short stay :)

                    Reviewed May 29, 2017

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                    4.8
                    Emilie from France
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

                    Cheapest, free breakfast ”

                    If you leave the hostel before 7am you can't have your free breakfast. The hostel is not far to the city center, it's simple, the staff is nice but the place is not clean and the facilities are not very usefull. Good to stay only 1 night

                    Reviewed August 30, 2016

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                    4.0
                    Kirsty from United Kingdom
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

                    Disgusting”

                    1)It was in Dundedin. 2) it was close to the centre of dunedin

                    Being a solo, female traveller I opted for the double room rather than sharing. I beleived me and my belongings would be safer this way. While nothing was stolen, my window opened onto the fire escape, which also opened onto the smokers deck. The window did not close properly The curtains were literally hanging (falling)off the railing, and didn't even cover the entire window. The place was freezing and the heater blasted cold air at the floor. The place stank - I don't think it has been cleaned since it opened. There are grubby rugs over random bits of carpet, clearly hiding the source of some of the stenches. The toilets were covered every morning, and weren't cleaned until well into the afternoons. When I say covered, I am not exaggerating. The floors were flooded. I am a health care professional, I deal with body fluids and body parts daily, and this place made me feel sick. On top of this, the other residence didn't seem to have respect for other people. I can't comment on the kitchen, as I tried to avoid it at all costs. I opted to go for babywipes wash rather than enter the showers. There were three toilets and three showers for the entire place. I definitely wouldn't call it a hotel. I felt it was a complete rip off. Especially as I went there for the wifi, which was "broken" that weekend as "the computer needs a good kick". The staff were extremely nice and helpful, however, so that was the only positive.

                    Reviewed February 12, 2015

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                    6.8
                    Good
                    Shannen from United Kingdom
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

                    Typical Hostel ”

                    You pay for what you get, smell of damp and quite dirty, but for the cost of the room you can’t complain. The heater in the room was exstreamly noisy and a lot of renovations happening which was an inconvenience and tripping hazard. Friendly helpful staff

                    Reviewed June 24, 2019

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                    5.2
                    Weny from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

                    I never met one stuff she is very nice very friendly.She told us every thing very clearly.”

                    I know this is backpacker. I can't habit to stay in old buidding and not good smell place. Because too much people use toilet together.Not really clean.

                    Reviewed January 02, 2018

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                    10.0
                    Exceptional
                    Drishti from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

                    We were 2 friends opted for separate room with twin bed. Paid 50$ and included breakfast. ”

                    Very friendly staff, comfortable accommodation, good value for money. What else can you get in 50$!!

                    Reviewed July 04, 2018

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                    6.7
                    Good
                    Paula from Australia
                    Group
                    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

                    Good location”

                    Location

                    Was well located, only stayed a night. The rooms are pretty basic and the power shuts off after 45 mins, making it difficult to charge the electronics and warm the room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Free breakfast, can't complain about that!!

                    Reviewed August 25, 2015

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                    8.4
                    Excellent
                    Trinh from Vietnam
                    Solo traveler
                    Stayed 1 night in January 2018

                    Very nice hostel!!”

                    Staff is nice, close to Cowndown supper market. I really like the decoration inside the hostel

                    Reviewed January 17, 2018

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                    6.3
                    Good
                    Hayley from New Zealand
                    Couple
                    Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

                    Handy and affordable ”

                    Affordable, close to everything

                    Happy with most aspects of our stay but were disappointed that the television in our room didn't work, we really wanted to lax out in bed on the cold Winter's day. Raised this with the staff downstairs but they were unable to help - I think it was missing the satellite box so it wasn't necessarily easy fixed by them but something that needs to be addressed by mgmt.

                    Reviewed August 08, 2014

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