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Stafford Gables Hostel
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Stafford Gables Hostel

71 Stafford St, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Speight's Brewery
Within 490 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Speight's Brewery 490 m
Olveston Historic Home 1.6 km
Knox Church 1.7 km
Otago Museum 1.9 km
Baldwin Street 4.5 km
Tunnel Beach 5.3 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 10.3 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 21.3 km
Otago Peninsula 21.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Empire 230 m
Market Reserve 280 m
Bin Inn 320 m
Dunedin Freedom Camping 330 m
Murphy's Irish Bar 360 m
Broadway Medical Centre 380 m
Dunedin Casino 450 m
Speight's Brewery 490 m
Speights Ale House 490 m
Mill Park Industrial Estate 500 m
6.8

Good

Location rating score

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Garden

  • Laundry service

  • Smoking area

Value for money6.1
Distance to city center0.05 km
Location rating6.8
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.4 km

Rooms available at Stafford Gables Hostel

Bed in 6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Quadraple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 4 single beds or 2 single b...
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Double Standard
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Standard
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 single bed
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Family Standard
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Twin Beds Standard Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Suite Apartment
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Standard Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 3 single beds
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Family 4 People
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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Frequently asked questions

How do I get to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Stafford Gables Hostel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

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Room comfort score
5.4/10
Room size
18 sqm.
Location score
7/10
Value for money score
6.4/10
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Better than
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of Dunedin properties
Better than
75
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Overall rating:
5.8
Review score
95 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Facilities
4.6
Location
6.8
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More about Stafford Gables Hostel

More about Stafford Gables Hostel

Situated in City Center, Stafford Gables Hostel is the perfect place to experience Dunedin and its surroundings. Only 0.10 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. For those of you who want to venture out, Broadway Medical Centre, Speight's Brewery, St Joseph's Cathedral are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Dunedin hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, tours can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Stafford Gables Hostel is home to 21 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, heating. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as garden. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Stafford Gables Hostel.

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Internet
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Reviews of Stafford Gables Hostel from real guests

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5.8
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Review score
Cleanliness5.3
Facilities4.6
Location6.8
Room comfort and quality5.4
Service6.1
Value for money6.1
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (13)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (35)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (8)
Sep - Nov (13)
Dec - Feb (30)
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9.3
Exceptional
kok from Singapore
Business traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Fantastic place to stay !! ”

Friendly helpful staffs, clean and very comfortable .

Great stay in nice warm comfortable bed.Had a good sleep in a quiet charming place.Enjoy the great view at the roof terrace garden. Good value for money as it has all for any traveller. Big nice kitchen and plenty of space for privacy.Good free WIfi network. Place is just minutes to city center and all the great cafes and shops especially to Pak n Sav and take-aways. Will definitely come back to stay for few more days and would highly recommended to anyone looking for place to stay in Dunedin. Kudos to the new management for taking great care of the place and making all guest feel at home.

Reviewed September 11, 2014

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7.7
Very good
Marion from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Loved my stay here!”

The charm of the hostel, centrally located, clean kitchen.

I really liked this hostel! It's an older hostel, looks almost like a fort on the outside. There are many rooms inside for you to hang out in, including a TV room, two dining rooms, and a huge kitchen that is ACTUALLY clean. The room I was in (6 person dorm) had a massive balcony that connected with another room. The bed itself was comfortable, the room large, and everything was quiet at night which I really appreciate. Staff were nice, not overly so, but check in and out were extremely quick and easy. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it for anyone! An easy walk into the city too, like 5 minute walk to the city centre!

Reviewed December 12, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
BIN from China
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Nice house”

This is a good hostel in a very nice old house in a quiet area. Large kitchen. A good option in Dunedin.

Reviewed February 08, 2017

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7.7
Very good
john from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

quite but ok”

heating, kitchen, location

Very old hostel, comfortable but very quiet, only a handful of people staying. Room was heated, kitchen was big but way too many warning signs everywhere

Reviewed November 03, 2014

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3.0
Xin from New Zealand
Family with teens
Double Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Watzmann”

Close to the city centre

If you want to see what's the worst hostel, Stafford Gables is the best choice for you. The hostel is very cold and not clean. The host provides a heater, but the heater switch off every hour until next time you press the button. There is no hot water for shower between 10:00pm to 8:30am in the morning. The kitchen is as horrible as the staff. In one word, I would stay in McDonald's 24 hour restaurant instead of living in this hosts again.

Reviewed April 12, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
MARC from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Good value for money”

Location, price, free tea and coffee :-)

Very good stay, good sleep, good service, good shower, and free tea and coffee. Very central and easy access to the city centre

Reviewed March 03, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Sunggoo from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

location is good”

location is good. price is cheap.

Location is good. But room heating system is off after one hour from start. So room is pretty cold. Kitchen utensil also not enough to cook.

Reviewed June 11, 2015

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5.3
Chee from Malaysia
Family with young children
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

May not suitable for family with children”

location, warm blanket, friendly staff

Old hostel, no heater in shared bathroom. Good if you just need a bed to sleep. Not much parking inside the hostel. Heater in the room auto off after 1 hr.

Reviewed January 01, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Dahlia from Malaysia
Group
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Value for money”

Great wifi, spacious room, clean beds. Dodgy street though

Reviewed September 13, 2018

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7.3
Very good
Damian from Australia
Business traveler
Double Standard
Stayed 6 nights in December 2013

The Staff were welcoming and helpfu”

The rooftop balcony, great staff, cheap price

Very comfortable and great place for a very low price.

Reviewed December 16, 2013

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6.0
YT from Malaysia
Family with young children
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Good Location Hostel”

Good location and friendly staff

Great but run down hostel and poor maintenance.

Reviewed December 24, 2014

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3.7
Jens from Germany
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Owner did not care when my shoes where stolen”

The hostel is old, dirty and not well equipped. The dining room is for max. 10 people (if they squeeze themselves in). Internet connection is almost not working, After my shoes were stolen I got no support from owner. He did not even listen to me. I asked the owner (and earwittneses assured me of this later) whether I can use the phone in his office. When he saw me using it, he screamed at me wondering what I am doing in his office. Unfriendly, rude, not supportive owner. I will never go there again.

Reviewed February 14, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Hanjie from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Feel free in the hostel”

Very enthusiastic service,feel like at home.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

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7.0
Very good
CHERYL from Australia
Family with teens
Quadraple Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Comfortable and quiet”

Quiet, comfortable beds and good showers

The room was quiet with little outside noise, the beds were comfortable and the showers good with plenty of hot water.

Reviewed February 20, 2014

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7.3
Very good
Kim from Malaysia
Group
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Compact”

Kitchen was well equipped, centrally located hostel, clean rooms

The family room was compact but comfortable enough for our group of three.

Reviewed February 16, 2014

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4.7
Paula from New Zealand
Group
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Was not clean there was rubbish in the room ”

It was close to town centre

It was not clean there was rubbish in our room from other guests and bed linen was not fresh and clean very disappointing for the price it was. the toilets and showers did not have hot water until 8.30 am not good when you have to leave early and can not have a shower.

Reviewed November 20, 2015

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3.3
Lauren from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Twin Beds Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Disappointing ”

There was a bed, the room had a window and it had a roof

Disappointing as it advertises free wifi but this is only available in the front lobby, it also advertises free parking for cars but we had to park on the road, the room was tidy and the bed was comfortable but we had disturbed sleep due to other guests in the hostel the showers on the floor we stayed on were dirty and the water trickled out making it impossible to get washed properly, when we tried to report this there was no one around, we also got put on the top floor when we asked for a floor nearest to the ground fro medical reasons

Reviewed March 19, 2014

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2.8
Sam from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Do not stay here, the cheap price not worth it. Worst hostel I've ever stayed in.”

Filthy, cold, no security. The hostel is being run as cheaply as possible by complete misers for whom you staying there is an imposition even though you are paying. Lots of kiwis down on their luck staying there (were all nice in my experience) but presumably WINZ was giving the owners money for emergency housing even though it wasn't fit to live in. Zero security on the building, front door always wide open and no keys for rooms (my room was permanently open by having a piece of clothing in the doorway and although a it was a very cold building there was an adapter with chinese writing on it which allowed the plug in heater to only be turned on for 30 min at time.

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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6.3
Good
Isabella from Malaysia
Couple
Double Standard
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Just an ordinary backpacker”

shared facilities. no wifi connection inside the room

Female shower have drainage problem. The water will overflowed during shower. Double room equipped with 2 heater. A plus for the cold weather.

Reviewed January 14, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
wenbin from Malaysia
Group
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Excellent”

not that bad as mentioned.

Reviewed August 03, 2018

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