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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rooms are lean and safe. Friendly staff, the landlady is so lovely. There are lots of little kitchens and bathrooms dotted around and various rooms to suit different budgets. A few minutes walk from the Octagon and sports stadia.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I want to rate this higher cause the people working were so nice...I would say for budget category it gets 4 stars but if you have standard hotel expectations then 3 is fair. I booked a private room with a shared bath. The hotel is in a pretty good location, although the next block over is student houses and they...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a solo, ensuite room which was perfect for my short stay in Dunedin. The room was cosy and had everything I needed. The hostel wasn't very noisy at all. The location was brilliant for getting into the city centre and, in the other direction, walking in the town belt and climbing some hills. Thank you.

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late in the evening but were still warmly welcomed. The hostel was fully booked but not noisy or crowded. Our room was adjacent to the kitchen. We were impressed to see that the rule re times of use was enforced to ensure we were not disturbed and we slept well on all three nights. Our bin was emptied...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Nice and cozy place. Wendy is always happy to help you if you have any questions or problem. WI Fi free and unlimited. I was staying in ensuite room this trip and it was an amazing. The kitchen and common areas are clean. I would recommend this place for your stay. You feel you are very welcome there.

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Woe1, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review on Kiwis Nest it was a pleasure to have to you come back & stay with us it is always so nice to have return visitors We work very hard to have such a high standard of cleanliness in the backpackers so thank you for the lovely comments Kind Regards Wendy &...

Roxburgh, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I found service of a very good standard. Rooms and beds clean and tidy. Location for hospital visit and a evening meal was very close. Parking was easy to locate. outside front entrance. I would ask for a downstairs room next time as my wife found stairs steep but with care were manageable.

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Woe1, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Kiwis Nest It was a pleasure to host such lovely guests Yes our stairs can be a a bit steep & yes we have ensuite rooms for $88 downstairs Looking forward to hosting you & your wife on your next visit Kind Regards Wendy & the kiwis...

Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

The hostel is only a 10 minutes walk from the City center, the atmosphere is great and all the facilities were very clean! I had a singlebed room for two nights and a doublebed room one night! The singlebed was spacious and quiet and I especially liked the heatingmatress:) the doublebed room even had a fridge and a TV and...

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Woe1, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review on Kiwis Nest We certainly like to make our guests very welcome & it was such a please to have you stay even with having to change rooms because of the busy season I hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels Kind Regards Wendy & the Kiwis Nest team...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Close to the town center, making it easier to walk around. Friendly staff. Clean accommodations. Comfortable beds. Off street parking was easy to find. Tons of restaurants close by as well as a grocery store.

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Woe1, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Kiwis Nest Yes we are very lucky that we are so close to all the Restuarants in town We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Kiwis Nest Safe travels Kind Regards Wendy & the Kiwis Nest team 😀

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I spent a week in Dunedin at the Kiwi's Nest. I had a private room at an extremely reasonable rate. Though the building is old and could use a good updating all-around, it's very clean and the staff (especially Wendy and her crew) went out of our their way to assist me with any request - including a desk in...

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Woe1, Manager at Kiwis Nest, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review on Kiwis Nest It is always our pleasure to help our guests where ever possible We are very lucky that Kiwis Nest is located to so many great places in Dunedin I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels around New Zealand Kind Regards Wendy...

Taiwan
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The house is warming and it apply free coffee and tea.It is very great for tourists to relax.I think I will live if l go travel next time.Its location also very near the beautiful university,Otago.very recommend!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Kiwis Nest We get great comments on our free wifi & our tea & coffee Glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Kiwis Nest Kind Regards Wendy & the Kiwis Nest team 😀

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kiwisnest is like a home away from home,This huge villa is set in beautiful gardens on the main street of Dunedin . Surrounded by all the best Motels , accross the road from Otago University and Museum, a 5 min, flat walk from main shopping area, cafes , bars and restaurants. The ambiance of Kiwis Nest is suitable for a variety of guests from families to couples & singles. Rooms to suit all budgets. Friendly and helpful staff. Free WiFi. Limited Off Street Parking available at $5 per night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiwis Nest

Address: 597 George St., Dunedin, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Price Range: ₹ 1,244 - ₹ 4,385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kiwis Nest 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Kiwis Nest Hotel Dunedin
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Dunedin
#7 Family Hotel in Dunedin
#9 Business Hotel in Dunedin
#10 Romantic Hotel in Dunedin
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