Geeky Gecko Backpackers
 Geeky Gecko Backpackers
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6.8
Good
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7.4
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location
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FREE
  • Empire90 m
  • Murphy's Irish Bar190 m
  • Broadway Medical Centre220 m
  • Speight's Brewery350 m
  • Speights Ale House350 m
  • Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop490 m
  • Disk Den500 m
  • Milford Galleries500 m
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum530 m
  • Rialto Cinemas530 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Geeky Gecko Backpackers

    6 Stafford Street, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand - See map
    "Lovely staff and were really helpful throughout our stay, thank you your hospitality!"
    Asinate - July 20, 2018
    Very good service
    7.5 rating for service
    Good facilities on premise
    6.9 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Smoking area

    • Fireplace

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 4 hours ago

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    Review score - United States
    5.2/10
    Room comfort score
    4.7/10
    Location score
    7.4/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Dunedin properties
    Better than
    88
    %
    of Dunedin properties
    Better than
    84
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    of Dunedin properties
    Better than
    83
    %
    of Dunedin properties
    Value for money6.8
    Distance to city center0.6 km
    Location rating7.4
    Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
    Distance to airport23.7 km

    Rooms available at Geeky Gecko Backpackers

    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
    6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed & 6 single beds
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 queen bed
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    Twin Bunk Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Bunk Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
    • 2 bunk beds
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    Room with Shared Bathroom
    Room with Shared Bathroom
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      Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
      Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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        9.2
        Exceptional

        "The kitchen and launge have pretty good facilities."

        Yuqi

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        November 16, 2016

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        10.0
        Exceptional

        "Very good would stay again"

        amanda

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        January 31, 2016

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        Agoda Reviews (87)Booking.com Reviews (483)
        6.8
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        10
        Cleanliness6.0
        Facilities6.9
        Location7.4
        Room comfort and quality4.7
        Service7.5
        Value for money6.8
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (8)
        8-9 Excellent (3)
        7-8 Very Good (6)
        6-7 Good (14)
        <6 Below Expectation (16)
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        Mar - May (7)
        Jun - Aug (15)
        Sep - Nov (7)
        Dec - Feb (18)
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        123
        6.8
        Good
        Shannen from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        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
        4.0
        Amandine from France
        Solo traveler
        6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Acceptable”

        It was cold, only the lounge room was quit well heated. Also only in that room You could get wifi, outside bad coverage.

        Reviewed June 10, 2019
        6.4
        Good
        Jesse from Canada
        Couple
        Twin
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019

        Good”

        Every door was slamming when they should just be dampened or cushioned and cleaning the kitchen loudly at 10-11pm? Dishes slambing ect Maybe hang a few peices of art or somthing over the holes in the walls pls so doesnt look like a 20$ private room

        Reviewed February 22, 2019
        5.6
        Wai from Malaysia
        Couple
        Twin Bunk Room with Shared Bathroom
        Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

        Need more improvement”

        Cleanliness in kitchen & shower room need to be improved... Light in shower & toilet is not working & no one is there to repair it... You’ll need a torchlight if you go to toilet at night... Ventilation in kitchen is poor as all the windows are locked... Sound insulation is one of the issue especially you can hear anyone pass by your room...

        Reviewed December 18, 2018
        2.0
        yuhsuan from Australia
        Group
        Twin
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018

        awful”

        Terrible! Dirty bathroom and dirty room. The sound insulation is so bad that we can hear someone just laugh and scream all night.

        Reviewed November 18, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Asinate from New Zealand
        Group
        Double
        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
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Drishti from New Zealand
        Couple
        Twin
        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
        2.0
        Angus from New Zealand
        Group
        Twin
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018

        Got charged double at geeky geckos”

        First payed online, then in backpackers when they claimed no money had been sent through. Ended up paying 100 instead of 50.

        Reviewed June 05, 2018
        4.4
        D from New Zealand
        Couple
        Twin
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

        A bad nights sleep”

        A double bunk that shakes and squeaks at the slightest movement from either sleeper. Constant squeaking from bunks in other rooms. A room with no external windows and people thudding up and down the hallway all nights on creaky floors. A shower that leaks water all over the floor, and nowhere to put your clean clothes to keep them of the floor. Very bad experience.

        Reviewed April 22, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Lee from Malaysia
        Group
        Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018

        Good”

        Everything is good =)

        Reviewed March 20, 2018
        6.8
        Good
        riva from Israel
        Couple
        Double
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

        nice stuff. not clean”

        Not clean

        Reviewed February 14, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Trinh from Vietnam
        Solo traveler
        6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        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
        5.2
        Weny from New Zealand
        Couple
        Double
        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
        6.0
        Jessica
        Couple
        6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        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
        6.4
        Good
        Lim from Malaysia
        Group
        6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017

        Good”

        free breakfast and save the money

        Reviewed September 04, 2017
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Cheng from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Twin
        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
        8.0
        Excellent
        Lim from Malaysia
        Couple
        6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017

        Save money”

        have breakfast and save the money

        Reviewed August 10, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Jerrica from Australia
        Solo traveler
        Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        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
        6.8
        Good
        preechaya from Thailand
        Solo traveler
        Twin
        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
        8.8
        Excellent
        MD from Bangladesh
        Couple
        Double Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        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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