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5 of 5 bubbles Review of On Top Backpackers

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On Top Backpackers
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Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Spent a few nights at this backpackers, fantastic rooms, very clean and comfortable, fantastic staff with great tips on parking etc. My daughter and I were made to feel so welcome during our stay
Cheers
Owen Stephens

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
We our very thankful for all your positive comments, thank you
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

The place is in the middle of the town, you have nice rooms, with windows on top. The kitchen is very stylish and the couches very comfortable. Downstairs you have good music, free wifi from the library or the hostel, great coffee or beer, and billard. In fact, it was hard to move on!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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ontopbackpackers, Owner at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We truly appreciate it. The pictures are fantastic!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

A great place to stay. Located in the heart of town and with local beers on tap downstairs. Recommend a double room with ensuite. Staff are very helpful and the rooms are clean and safe. Bonus is the free breakfast!!!

  • Stayed October 2012
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ontopbackpackers, Owner at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

As the title says the On Top Backpackers was a great place to stay, the atmosphere was very good. It's as close as you can get to the centre of town and has nice food places walking distance away. the room and bathroom/shower area were very clean. the kitchen had everything you'd need if you wanted to cook your own meals. the staff were kind. my trip a all-round good experience

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank AJWhitehead91
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ontopbackpackers, Owner at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

I stayed at OnTop whilst travelling around new zealand and really loved it. The Dorm rooms are big and get plenty of sunlight, way better than other hostels I've been in. The kitchen is very spacious and has enough appliances so that you're not kept waiting. The location in excelent, very central and close to the shops and supermarket. Everyone is really friendly at the hostel and I made friends almost straight away despite being ill and feeling (and probably looking!) horribly gross. The staff are lovely, very helpful and the bar downstairs is a great place to play pool if you have a spare hour.
One of the nicest hostels I've stayed in!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Benjamin S
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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
We pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the comments!
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St Julians, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Really enjoyed my stay in this hostel, right from the moment I checked in, where Staff gave me maps and keys and showed me how to get around, right to the very end. They have great facilities- spotless and functional- and a great meeting area, where people play pool & hang around.
Best location ever! I'll be back, maybe next time to marry the owner's son ;)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank HMalta
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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Thank you for the great comments! It is pleasing to hear the positive remarks on our staff. They will take great joy out of this as we pride ourselves in providing friendly service
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I came in from the rain to a warm smile, which helped calm my nerves of turning up to a new city on my own. The hostel is clean and in a great central location. It's small size can make it crowded and noisy but also makes it easier to settle and meet new friends. I thought the staff were very approachable and enjoyed talking to them about what I had done during the day. I never remember to write reviews but the negative ones linked to this place I feel are unfair.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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ontopbackpackers, Manager at On Top Backpackers, responded to this review, 5 March 2014
Thank you very much for the positive comments! We our glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the praise you have given the hostel. Thank you
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Additional Information about On Top Backpackers

Property: On Top Backpackers
Address: Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — On Top Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! We are only a minute's walk to the city's best bars, cafes, restaurants and shopping. Our friendly staff will share inside knowledge of tours and the bountiful treasures Dunedin has to offer. Whether its roaming the spectacular coastline of the Otago peninsula or exploring Dunedin's array of historical and heritage architecture, with its great central location and excellent facilities, Ontop is a great place to stay, relax and enjoy the Deep South! So come join us and soak up Dunedin's atmosphere! ... more   less 
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