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Discover Dunedin

Dunedin - Aotearoa - New Zealand

The architecture as well as churches and museums give out that old historic vibe which helps Dunedin stand out against other New Zealand cities.

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Things to do in Dunedin

Home to New Zealand’s first university, the University of Otago, Dunedin is a fantastic student town which makes this a great place for backpackers too. Dunedin’s nightlife is always buzzing with creative flair. During the day visitors can explore Dunedin’s history and there is plenty of it.

Stay at On Top Backpackers

Ontop is a purpose built backpackers, 100% compliant to the new earthquake building standard and situated above a cosy cafe & bar located in the heart of Dunedin. We aim to provide the ultimate Dunedin experience for all you young and hip or just plain hip travellers! We have rooms to suit everyone, from dormitories to private rooms with or without an ensuite.

You can enjoy the Dunedin sun on our spacious sun deck or come downstairs and try our range of magnificent craft beers over a friendly game of pool or even watch a classic film in our very own stylish cinema!

Our friendly staff will share inside knowledge of tours and the bountiful treasures Dunedin has to offer. Whether it’s roaming the spectacular coastline of the Otago peninsula or exploring Dunedins array of historical and heritage architecture, with its great central location and excellent facilities, On Top backpackers is a great place to stay, relax and enjoy the Deep South!

Hostel Features

  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Cafe
  • Communal kitchen
  • Luggage Storage
  • : Laundry Facilities
  • TV Room
  • Wifi


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Location and contact details

We are only a minutes walk to the city’s best bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping.

Address: 12 Filleul St, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 668 672
Phone: +64 3 477 6121

Terms and conditons


Changes and cancellations: Changes can be made up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed arrival, subject to availability. Bookings

cancelled at any time and up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed arrival will result in the loss of the deposit (10% of booking total). Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of arrival and no-shows will incur a 1-night penalty charged to your credit card.

Refer to your booking confirmation for non-accommodation bookings (tours and packages) cancellation policy. Contact the accommodation provider directly to make changes or to cancel your booking using contact details provided on your booking confirmation.