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Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel

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Auckland, New Zealand
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133 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Caring hosts, awesome facilities, big rooms, relaxed guest, cute dog, and of course, fun theme! Hogwartz has the perfect recipe to make your stay in Dunedin unforgettable. We've been here before, we are here today and we'll be back next time. Love it!

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Thank Robin_Laura
HogwartzBackpackers, Owner at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Can't thank you guys enough! Very best wishes, and looking forward to seeing you on your next trip through Dunedin! More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly owners nice clean rooms great facilities is in very good location has everything you need cool little dog good deck outside on a sunny day reading room sunny window seats lots of movies

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Thank flyingkiwibackpacker
HogwartzBackpackers, Owner at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you both for your stay and your lovely review! We hope your friend is recovering ok, and we will definitely look you up next time we are over your way! More 

Katoomba, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many hostels tell you to be "a home away from home". Hogwartz doesn't tell it but was it for me. Cosy, very clean, relaxed, amazing stuff and very welcoming hosts. Have not yet found any hostel which I liked so much. Just didn't want to leave any more.

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Thank Ronja76
HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We hope to welcome you again! More 

Caloundra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly, super clean room and bathrooms, beautiful old building, and best of all, no bunk beds! What a welcome change that was. Dunedin was still cold at this time, but there was a heater in the room and the hostel was cosy.

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Thank Hannah E
HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It is much appreciated and we hope to welcome you again! More 

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78 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This place was highly rated and it was really enjoyable. It was so cold outside that I invited my friends into the movie lounge to watch some films.its not brand new but its a really got a lot of character this old building. It's like an old Victorian boarding school or something. You feel like you're in another time period.

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Thank Lee horscraft1
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

One if the better hostels in new zealand. Excellent rooms with views over the city. Brilliant kitchen and dining room as well as a wide selection if dvds to rent for free. The only issue i could imagine would be the steepness if the steps to the front door might be a hinderance for those who have difficulty with steps.

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Thank JJXF123
HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which is much appreciated. And indeed, Dunedin is hilly and we are located on a hill. To avoid the front steps though, guests can come up through our driveway - no steps involved! ;) More 

Bergen, Norway
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Stayed here for one night in a 4 bed dorm room. This is a really cosy hostel close to the Dunedin city centre. Spaceous common rooms and well equipped kitchen. The fireplace was kept going in the evening. The beds were also very good and the place was kept clean and tidy. The staff was very friendly and helpfull. When... More 

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Thank blue0rchid
HogwartzBackpackers, Manager at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, which is much appreciated! We hope to welcome you again in the future! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The staff were great as they gave us an overview of Dunedin when we checked it. The facilities were good and clean, housed in an old but lovely building. Would have given it 5 stars but there was only 1 toilet and shower between 3 rooms (didn't turn out to be a massive issue) and parking is a bit of... More 

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Thank KelvinNZ
HogwartzBackpackers, Owner at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed Hogwartz. How unfortunate, though, that you missed out on seeing all the other bathroom facilities around the hostel (there are plenty, and we point them out while we show new guests around and take them to their room). More 

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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying I loved my room. I stayed three nights, and a single booked in advance was $44 a night. The staff I met were nice and I liked the layout, but the wifi... I was given a 100mb voucher a day and told that the reason for no unlimited is that they wanted people to be... More 

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Thank Will A
HogwartzBackpackers, Owner at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Not much we can add to this review. William extended to stay a third night despite the lack of free wifi in the hostel (there is free, unlimited and fast wifi 5min walk away in the city centre and at the library for those who need more than we provide). He also left his room in a rather messy state... More 

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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night! Rooms are old but lovely. Stayed in a 3 bed dorm which had 2 single and a double bed which where all confy. The shower is really good which is a good bonus in a hostel. Staff were all super friendly. Would recommend.

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Thank Sherrell R
HogwartzBackpackers, Owner at Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review - it is most appreciated! We hope to welcome you back at Hogwartz in the future! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hogwartz is a Backpacker Hostel with a wide spectrum of room types. Budget travellers enjoy their shared rooms with up to six beds (no bunks) or the private rooms with shared facilities. For those who prefer a little bit more privacy and luxury, they have a beautifully rebuilt, self-contained cottage (the Coach House) available with two en suite rooms and a shared full kitchen. And at the top end of the spectrum, there are two stylish, fully self-contained studio rooms (the Stables) to spoil yourselves with. Per person prices range from $26 to $58 per night, and there is some complimentary wifi at fibre-optics speed. Located a short distance uphill from the city centre, Hogwartz is a hostel for grown-ups: it is not suitable for party crowds or for small children (minimum age 12years). Free car parking is available on surrounding streets, and the walk into the Octagon takes roughly 5min. There are no gimmicks, no false promises here, just genuine quality accommodation and service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel

Address: 277 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Hogwartz Backpacker Hotel Dunedin
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Downstairs room in Coach House has its' own private door leading out to Rattray St. Helpful if you're trying to avoid walking up hills!”
 of 5 bubbles 5arleneb, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs are the more quiet rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Tirikitrauki, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with the view of the old Cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles Ba8ydriver, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Top floor, overlooking the cathedral”
 of 5 bubbles 769hermanc, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We didn't look at the rest of the accommodation but for couples travelling together we can recommend the Coach House. Wifi only worked near reception in the main building, so not in our accommodation but that wasnt a problem. Like everywhere else in New Zealand, you get a limited amount of MB (50MB per night per room), which is just enough to do your emails and maybe have a look on Facebook... It might frustrate Europeans who are used to a lot faster and more wifi access :)”
 of 5 bubbles MarjanG73, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
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