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“Good hostel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
“Good hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Nice and friendly staff, clean and tidy. Free internet, cheap. Close to the town centre, nice lounge. Five minute walk from the night life and the liquor store. Kitchen and bathroom are kept clean and tidy.

Room Tip: not the one next to the smoking corner
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Horbranz, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

We spent two nights at Penny's and don't regret our choice.
There is good internet connection in the comfortable lounge, as well as in the kitchen and even in our room. It's a mixed 8-bed-dorm-room and we slept well in the double/bunk beds.
Showers are hygienic and kitchen is well equipped.
Also, it's quite central and you can park your car behind the hostel.
Would definitely book again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah K
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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

The staff were really friendly, the rooms are affordable, the kitchen is large and clean, you can't beat the cozy family-like atmosphere or the free wifi! It is also walking distance from the city centre and a countdown, so the location is great! As a backpacker travelling around, this was one if my favourite places to stay in NZ! If I come back, I will definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013 via mobile

Very good and cheap hostel, there are lots of cool and friendly people from all over the world not only germans like in other hostels;-) you have free wlan and if you dont have a smartphone you can use the pcs in the livingroom.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

Got to spend a week at this hostel while visiting Dunedin New Zealand. The hostel was really close to town which was perfect for us. Staff were very friendly and I felt really at home. It was a great chilled out hostel with free wifi, huge lounge an kitchen with many facilities. Beds were comfy and place was very clean. Loved it!

Room Tip: Room 14 is very big and spacious
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

After some rainy cold camping days outside, we were glad to find pennys hostel. The room rate is affordable nd the room are ood so far. The beds were comfortable, and with the heater n the room t was really cosy. The kitchen is well equiped. Many showers and toilet rooms. So no need to wait for too Long. All in all it was a good decission to stay here.

Thx Penny!! :)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Patrick S
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

Had to stop there for one night and this is the worst hostel I have personally stayed at. It was so dodgy I never even had a look to the kitchen or lounge and stayed in vicinity of my room and left first thing in the morning. We had a private room, sheets were dirty, there was no top sheet or cover on the doona. Bathrooms mouldy and carpet greasy. It seemed to attract pretty weird crowd too, odd older people and hippies (the dirty kind). I would not recommend it for any other reason than the cheap price.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Geeky Gecko Backpackers

Property: Geeky Gecko Backpackers
Address: 6 Stafford Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand (Formerly Penny's Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Dunedin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Geeky Gecko Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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