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Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

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8.4

Excellent

256 reviews

256 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Otago Museum 210 m
Knox Church 350 m
Olveston Historic Home 520 m
Speight's Brewery 1.5 km
Baldwin Street 2.6 km
Tunnel Beach 7.3 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 9.2 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 19.6 km
Otago Peninsula 19.7 km
Nearby landmarks
The Dental Walrus 180 m
University Book Shop 190 m
Albany St Pharmacy 190 m
Otago Museum 210 m
Community Support Medical Centre 240 m
Scribes 240 m
Knox Dental 240 m
Captain Cook 250 m
Dunedin North Medical Centre 270 m
Union Lawn 310 m

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

597 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9010 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the North Dunedin part of Dunedin, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Otago Peninsula.

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Highlights

200 meters to Otago Museum

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Laundry service

Laundromat

Shared kitchen

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Shared kitchen

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Laundromat

Smoke-free property

Value for money8.5
Distance to city center1.9 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport24.7 km

Rooms available at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.4

Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Double Ensuite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Ensuite
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Self Contained Unit
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with shared bathroom room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

How do I get to Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers’s neighborhood is North Dunedin which includes popular restaurants such as Lone Star Cafe & Bar, Everyday Gourmet and The Museum Cafe.

What popular shopping places are close to Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Located in the North Dunedin area, Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers is close to great shopping choices like Stadium Market.

What are popular attractions near Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers is located in North Dunedin area, which is famous for attractions such as Otago Museum, Olveston Historic Home and Knox Church.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers?

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers is located within North Dunedin, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Signal Hill, The Royal Oak and Leith Valley Touring Park.

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What people love about Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

  • 8

    Very good

    "This was my 2nd stay and I would definitely stay there again."

    Tertia

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    December 18, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Most comfortable room with ensuite (very good shower) Very close to local bus stop."

    Robin

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    November 17, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Overall, highly recommended!"

    Mun

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    March 21, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 148 Dunedin properties
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Room comfort score
8.4/10
Value for money score
8.5/10
Service score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.5/10
Better than
91
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
85
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
79
%
of Dunedin properties
Better than
76
%
of Dunedin properties
Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
256 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.9
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
Shower so beautiful, n toilets very good.
Selina from Australia
Solo traveler
More about Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

More about Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers

Do more sightseeing in the famous neighborhoods of Dunedin with a stay at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers.
Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the motel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the motel. Packing light is possible at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers thanks to the motel's laundromat and laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the motel.
Enjoy the services offered at Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers from the convenience of your guestroom. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker at your disposal. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Get social at the motel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers is the perfect spot to explore Dunedin's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. An afternoon of browsing the works at Otago Museum located 210 m away can familiarize you with the local art scene. Don't forget to stop by Larnach Castle & Gardens located 9.2 km away, where everyone who visits Dunedin wants to have their photo taken.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 90% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 91% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
597 George Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9010
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
    24.7 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    160.9 km

Public transportation

  • Dunedin Railway Station
    1.2 km
  • Dunedin Railways
    1.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • The Dental Walrus
    180 m

Shopping

  • Otago Farmers Market
    880 m

Convenience store

  • Rob Roy Dairy
    220 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Otago Museum
    210 m
  • Knox Church
    350 m
  • Olveston Historic Home
    520 m
  • Speight's Brewery
    1.5 km
  • Baldwin Street
    2.6 km
  • Tunnel Beach
    7.3 km
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
    9.2 km
  • The Royal Albatross Centre
    19.6 km
  • Otago Peninsula
    19.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • The Dental Walrus
    180 m
  • University Book Shop
    190 m
  • Albany St Pharmacy
    190 m
  • Otago Museum
    210 m
  • Community Support Medical Centre
    240 m
  • Scribes
    240 m
  • Knox Dental
    240 m
  • Captain Cook
    250 m
  • Dunedin North Medical Centre
    270 m
  • Union Lawn
    310 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1.9 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)28

The property

  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 19

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 NZD

Reviews of Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
/
10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.9
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality8.4
Service8.6
Value for money8.5
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (54)
8-9 Excellent (31)
7-8 Very Good (31)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (28)
Jun - Aug (27)
Sep - Nov (38)
Dec - Feb (44)
All guests (256)
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10.0
Exceptional
Lay from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

Feels like HOME at Kiwi's Nest.”

Staff are very friendly. The place looks great and clean. Location is within walking distance to shopping and sightseeing.

I felt very welcomed the moment i stepped in. Wendy has been wonderful and helpful to ensure my room is good and showed me all the facilities within the hotel if i needed them. She even recommended some of her favorite restaurants which helped a lot for a first time traveller to Dunedin. My stay at the Kiwi's Nest had been an awesome experience to remember. Not sure if this is typical of the town.

Reviewed September 20, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
maria from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Backpackers? It's a really nice one then!”

Comfortable Bed, Wifi, Nice Bathroom

I had a really wonderful time at the Kiwi's Nest! The bed was so comfy, the shared bathroom was so clean, had hot water, the mini-kitchen in the second floor had a fridge, coffee, & tea. And the location was the best! Just 8-15 walk to downtown Dunedin. There was also parking on the sides, but it's limited so first come, first served. Will stay there again!

Reviewed December 13, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Susan from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Exceptional”

Our stay at Kiwi's Nest was really comfortable, the staff were very friendly and very helpful. If we are ever in Dunedin Edinburgh again we will definitely stay here again. Sue & Richard England.

Reviewed April 14, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Pearl from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Ensuite
Stayed 5 nights in July 2016

Recommended accommodation for those visiting Dunedin ”

The host were fantastic and very helpful .. Overall a very good experience. Would definitely recommend Kiwi's Nest to those who are visiting Dunedin

Reviewed July 16, 2016

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8.7
Excellent
Catherine from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Room with Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in February 2015

wendy is wonderful”

Wendy (manager). Comfort / cleanliness. Proximity to town and polytech

Really enjoyed my stay and will return next time I need to be in Dunedin. Wendy is lovely, nonintrusive but happy to chat when you want to. Close to town, polytechnic and places to eat. Room was very clean and of a high standard. Kitchen available if required. Looking forward to returning. Food / dining got a low mark cos there wasn't a box for 'not applicable'.

Reviewed March 02, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Pearl from Singapore
Couple
Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Strategically Located near the High Street and Uni of Otago”

We stayed here on our two visits to Dunedin. Convenient location as it is within walking distance both to town and to Uni of Otago. The staff were also friendly and were ever ready to lend a helping hand.

Reviewed March 11, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Ma from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Wonderful Experience”

Clean, Comfortable, Considerable service

surprised by the good quality service and nice room, out of expectation, I am sure that's my first choice if I have chance to visit Dunedin again.

Reviewed September 14, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Wei from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

A good place to stay at Dunedin”

Clean, staff and location

Located at the end of George Street which mean good access to many place at Dunedin. They also have washing machine and dryer in the facility

Reviewed July 24, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Pat from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in July 2015

Review”

Location ..friendly staff and a goodnites sleep

Orsom thanx..got a goodnites sleep..and close to town...close to forsythbarr stadium.which is why i was there in dunedin....

Reviewed July 27, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Greta from Germany
Solo traveler
Single Room with Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

Nice room with bathroom”

The stylish room with private bathroom was a nice place to come back to after a busy day in Dunedin.

Reviewed April 08, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Yee from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Loved it”

Thanks for the pleasant stay Kiwi Nest Team - one of the cleanest backpackers I stayed in, generally was quiet and respectful but also friendly. What more could you ask for :)

Reviewed October 08, 2018

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8.3
Excellent
Chow from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room with shared bathroom room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

beautiful flower blooming ”

free parking, walking distance to town, beautify flower

walking distance to Dunedin town. the kitchen is family size however full with useful applies. free parking. room is small, not much space. outside the window, beautiful flower blooming.

Reviewed June 16, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
JIHYUN from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

recommend here”

clean,kind,stock.

I love there.except location,but it's not a big deal.if i visit to Dunedin again, I'll stay here

Reviewed May 07, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
YEN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Excellent”

A homestay style of backpacker accommodation. Limited toilets and shower. The manager who was also the cleaner for the backpacker might be found listening to music loudly. So sometimes if you call, no one else will pick up the phone at reception.

Reviewed August 24, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Nikolai from Germany
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Great Hostel”

Super clean facilities and super nice staff! Great Option for a stay in Dunedin

Reviewed March 05, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Drews from Taiwan
Solo traveler
Single Room with Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Nice, clean place”

About 1km from city centre; it's closer to the university area. Very clean. Not as stocked in the kitchen as many other backpackers, but sufficient. Loved the water filter. This was more like a "hostel-motel" than pure backpackers per se. Private en suite (mini fridge, kettle, coffee/tea, TV) was perfect for what I wanted. Wish the fellow travelers were interested in talking outside of their cliques and/or electronic devices; gone are the days. I'd stay here again.

Reviewed February 12, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Heong from Malaysia
Couple
Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Budget Accommodation at Dunedin”

This is second time I stay at Kiwi Nest. The building is a bit old now but still clean. Although with some crack on the wall. The heater wasn't working very well and cold in the early morning. Although the staff borrow us a small heater, but it is not strong enough for one big room.

Reviewed May 30, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Sin from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

Very classic motel”

Is a very classic accommodation place, convert by house. Everything is complete and clean, just room abit small and sound proof is poor, can even here next room what they r talking about.

Reviewed May 24, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Mun from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

GOod Location”

Good location, comfortable bed, size of the bedroom was prefect for a solo traveller. suggestion is to put one more washer and dryer as they are quite a lot of rooms but unable to accommodate many people who want to do their laundry. overall, highly recommended!

Reviewed March 21, 2020

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Thabk you for your review we appreciate the feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay! 🙄

Responded November 18, 2020
Kiwi's Nest Budget Accommodation & Backpackers
9.7
Exceptional
Hoo from Singapore
Couple
Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Value for money”

Clean, easy to locate and walking distance to restaurant or cooking area in the hostel

We stayed in an ensuite room and it was sufficient and clean for the price we pay. It is value for money and Wendy is extremely kind and pleasant. Do note that the room has a musky smell as Wendy keeps a dog.

Reviewed February 09, 2016

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