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“Great hostel for young and old”
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Chalet Backpackers
Reviewed 2 April 2015

Spent 3 days in this lovely old hostel. The Manager and her daughter we charming and very informative. We had a double room which was clean and quiet. There was lots of room for making meals in the kitchen and eating in the dining room. I was really impressed at how quiet it was at night, even with people coming in and out all night, everyone was respectful. Great place.

Room Tip: 1st floor, double room. close to washrooms
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

This place is freezing cold. Lots of charm though. The owner is a bit eccentric, but full of great information.

Nice kitchen.

The rooms and bathrooms were clean as well.

I wouldn't stay here again in the winter as it was just TOO cold.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The room was a good size and facilities were generally good but unfortunately there was no heating except for a small bar heater to our room which didn't cope with the high ceilings. The place was virtually empty so I can understand why they don't want to rack up big heating bills but then the coldness would keep you away also. Wouldn't recommend for winter but outside that time it is probably quite good.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Chalet in March 2014. We were appreciative of the staff who stayed late to accommodate our later arrival. It is a very neat old building and each room is uniquely decorated. The kitchen was nice and we also liked the large dining room. We had a room in the front (street side) and the traffic was pretty loud. Overall nice place.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Gomore
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is a very nice old building with comfortable high-ceilinged rooms and clean communal areas. The kitchen in particular was very good and the staff very friendly. As usual in New Zealand, wifi was very slow and expensive and bordered on the unusable most of the time (run by an external company bent on gouging backpackers). We stayed in a big double room with a decent bed, and a sink. Location is very central.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Clinton B
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Address: 296 High Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
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Ranked #10 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
Price Range: S$46 - S$132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
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