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Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Geeky Gecko Backpackers

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6.9

Good

108 reviews

108 reviews

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7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Excellent for walking
Walkable places
Empire

90 m

Bin Inn

270 m

Dunedin Casino

280 m

NZSG Dunedin Research

330 m

Portobello Marine Laboratory

330 m

Popular landmarks
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

Closest landmarks
Murphy's Irish Bar

190 m

Broadway Medical Centre

220 m

Mill Park Industrial Estate

330 m

Dunedin Freedom Camping

400 m

Queens Gardens

480 m

Geeky Gecko Backpackers

6 Stafford Street, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the City Center part of Dunedin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Otago Peninsula.

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Highlights

910 meters to public transportation

350 meters to Speight's Brewery

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Smoking area

Facilities

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Kitchen

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Library

Rental car

Value for money6.8
Distance to city center0.6 km
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.5 km

Rooms available at Geeky Gecko Backpackers

Twin Standard
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      Shared room (Dormitory)
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        Room Assigned on Arrival
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          Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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            SHARED ROOM 6 BEDS DOUBLE BED
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              Single
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                Frequently asked questions

                How much does it cost to stay at Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

                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.

                What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                The closest train, metro, or bus station to Geeky Gecko Backpackers is Dunedin Railways, 910 m away.

                What restaurants are nearby Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                Restaurants including Sew Hoy Oriental Foods, Purple Rain Retro Cafe and Curry2nite are popular in Geeky Gecko Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as City Center.

                What popular shopping places are close to Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                Shopping options in Geeky Gecko Backpackers’s City Center neighborhood include Otago Farmers Market, Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop and Milford Galleries.

                What are popular attractions near Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                Guests at Geeky Gecko Backpackers can easily visit First Church of Otago, Dunedin Chinese Garden and The Octagon located in the City Center area.

                What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Geeky Gecko Backpackers?

                Geeky Gecko Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Dunedin Freedom Camping and Dive Otago located in the same City Center area.

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                What people love about Geeky Gecko Backpackers

                • 10

                  Exceptional
                  Staff 

                  "Nice staff good facility's"

                  Ella

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                  July 9, 2020

                • 8.8

                  Excellent

                  "Shower near kitchen is nice and spacious."

                  Pui

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                  March 10, 2020

                • 8

                  Very good
                  Staff 

                  "Lovely staff and were really helpful throughout our stay, thank you your hospitality!"

                  Asinate

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                  July 20, 2018

                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

                Geeky Gecko Backpackers

                Take everything available in Dunedin with a comfort stay at Geeky Gecko Backpackers.
                Geeky Gecko Backpackers provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Exploring Dunedin is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the hostel. Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs.
                If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the hostel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundromat provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
                Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.


                Dining and things to do

                Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
                Geeky Gecko Backpackers lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


                Around the property

                Geeky Gecko Backpackers provides an excellent base for exploring the sights of Dunedin in-depth. Engage in the city's best art at Otago Museum located 1.7 km away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. Get a photograph of yourself in front of Larnach Castle & Gardens located 10.1 km away, a must-see for anyone visiting Dunedin.


                Reasons to stay here

                Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 91% of the city's accommodation.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Good
                Facilities

                6.7

                Most talked about facilities

                Housekeeping

                6 mentions

                Breakfast

                5 mentions

                Internet

                2 mentions

                Car Park

                2 mentions

                Languages spoken

                • English

                Internet access

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

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Tours

                Dining, drinking, and snacking

                • Kitchen
                • Shared kitchen

                Services and conveniences

                • Daily cleaning
                • Elevator
                • Fireplace
                • Laundromat
                • Library
                • Luggage storage
                • Smoking area

                Access

                • Pets allowed

                Getting around

                • Car park [nearby]
                • Rental car
                Location
                6 Stafford Street, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand
                Very good
                Location

                7.5

                Airports

                • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
                  23.5 km
                • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
                  161.8 km

                Public transportation

                • Dunedin Railways
                  920 m
                • Dunedin Railway Station
                  920 m

                Hospital or clinic

                • Broadway Medical Centre
                  220 m

                Shopping

                • Otago Farmers Market
                  1.8 km

                Convenience store

                • City Mini Mart
                  540 m

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  310 m
                What's nearby

                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
                • Mill Park Industrial Estate
                  330 m
                • Portobello Marine Laboratory
                  330 m
                • NZSG Dunedin Research
                  330 m
                • Speight's Brewery
                  350 m
                • Speights Ale House
                  350 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.

                Infant 0-5 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                Children 6-12 year(s)
                Must use an extra bed
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 13 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 from14:00
                • Check-in until20:00
                • Check-out from06:00
                • Check-out until10:00
                • Reception open until20:00

                Getting around

                • Distance from city center0.6 km
                • Travel time to airport (minutes)35

                The property

                • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
                • Number of rooms 14
                • Year property opened1853

                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
                High score for Dunedin
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (9)
                8-9 Excellent (5)
                7-8 Very Good (8)
                6-7 Good (17)
                <6 Below Expectation (18)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (11)
                Jun - Aug (17)
                Sep - Nov (8)
                Dec - Feb (21)
                All guests (108)
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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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