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Kiwis Nest - Hostel, Dunedin, New Zealand

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597 George St, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand

3-star hostel within walking distance of University of Otago
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • My stay was comfortable. The staff were lovely and it was close to everything. The…Feb 17, 2020
  • We didnt end up staying here despite confirming our stay and continued to…Feb 12, 2020

Kiwis Nest - Hostel, Dunedin, New Zealand

from NZ$82
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Deluxe Studio, 1 Queen Bed
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (4 Beds)
  • Single Room, Private Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Ensuite

What’s around Kiwis Nest - Hostel, Dunedin, New Zealand


  • In Dunedin City Centre
  • University of Otago - 6 min walk
  • The Octagon - 14 min walk
  • Forsyth Barr Stadium - 20 min walk
  • Otago Museum - 4 min walk
  • Olveston - 11 min walk
  • Dunedin Town Hall - 14 min walk
  • Hocken Library - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 32 min drive
  • Dunedin Railway Station - 19 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 19 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Kiwis Nest - Hostel, Dunedin, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

  • Kiwis Nest Hostel Dunedin
  • Kiwis Nest Hostel
  • Kiwis Nest Dunedin
  • Kiwis Nest
  • Kiwis Nest - Hostel Dunedin
  • Kiwis Nest - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Kiwis Nest - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Dunedin


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Kiwis Nest - Hostel, Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Does Kiwis Nest - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Kiwis Nest - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Kiwis Nest - Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Kiwis Nest - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Kiwis Nest - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 79 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
nice backpackers
Nice friendly backpackers. Good lounge & kitchen. Clean bathrooms. Easy walk into town centre
Matthew, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
.Overall it was a very good and stay here again.
nz1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Nice and comfy
Clean and comfortable, but kitchen and lounge are bit far each other. Large kitchen is located isolated area. otherwise I really enjoy staying there. Room was clean and warm enough. Location was perfect for me as I could walk to get the place which I worked.
nz6 night trip
Very good 8.0
reasonable price
i was satisfied this accommodation it is easy to access city center. and this accommodation was very reasonable price.
CHAN JOO, nz1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Hotel was overbooked, we were almost left outside
I arrived at 9.00 pm. My key was supposed to be in a box and indeed it was there. I opened the room's door and to my surprise there was a young couple in the bed (luckily they were busy each one with their social media :-). They showed me the key the had and it was of the same room! I had to call the receptionist who was sleeping. He came after 10 minutes and it took him another 20 min. to give me another room. The room was good but the overall experience stressful as it was night, we were tired and no one was there to help initially.
nzRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Close to city Centre
nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Kiwi Backpackers
BEST backpackers we have stayed in yet! Very nice room with our own bathroom and lovely facility! Only issue is that PARKING very LIMITED in this location. If you don’t have a car it is just fine and easy walking to lots of places.
Carol, us1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Check your email for after hours checkin
We didn’t actually manage to stay, but it was still a positive experience. After a few weeks in our camper van, we parked by the Otago Museum and decided to stick around for the night. We made the reservation and went off into Dunedin. We lost track of time and missed the 9 PM check in. We ended up driving to a holiday park, where I realized they’d emailed me with instructions to find a key at 8 PM. They were quick and responsive, it was my fault we didn’t manage to stay. It looked great from the outside and was in a great location.
us1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location but looking run down
Stayed here 5 years ago and looks like nothing's been done to the place since, The beds are desperately in need of replacing and the decor is very run down. However staff were all very friendly and the location is close to all the bars and restaurants
Sam, gbRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Cozy to stay
Our room was right beside the front door so was handy to get out/in from the personal sliding door. Town centre was a bit far but walkable.
Ery, as1 night romance trip

Kiwis Nest - Hostel, Dunedin, New Zealand

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