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Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel

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5.7

Review score

105 reviews

105 reviews

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6.7

Good

Location rating score

Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Speight's Brewery 490 m
Olveston Historic Home 1.6 km
Knox Church 1.7 km
Otago Museum 1.9 km
Baldwin Street 4.5 km
Tunnel Beach 5.3 km
Larnach Castle & Gardens 10.3 km
The Royal Albatross Centre 21.3 km
Otago Peninsula 21.4 km
Nearby landmarks
Empire 230 m
Market Reserve 280 m
Bin Inn 320 m
Dunedin Freedom Camping 330 m
Murphy's Irish Bar 360 m
Broadway Medical Centre 380 m
Dunedin Casino 450 m
New New New 450 m
Speight's Brewery 490 m
Speights Ale House 490 m

Stafford Gables Hostel

71 Stafford St, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016 - 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 City Center 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. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

480 meters to Speight's Brewery

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Daily cleaning

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Value for money5.9
Distance to city center0.05 km
Location rating6.7
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.4 km

Rooms available at Stafford Gables Hostel

Bed in 6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Quadraple Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 4 single beds or 2 single b...
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Double Standard
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Single Standard
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 single bed
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Family Standard
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Twin Beds Standard Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Suite Apartment
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Triple Standard Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 3 single beds
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Family 4 People
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 8 m²/86 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Stafford Gables Hostel?

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 Stafford Gables Hostel?

Check-in is from 03:30 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. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Stafford Gables Hostel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Stafford Gables Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Dunedin Railways, 1.0 km away from Stafford Gables Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel is located in City Center, famous for good restaurants such as Feast Cafe, Sew Hoy Oriental Foods and Bell Pepper Blues.

What popular shopping places are close to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Shopping options in Stafford Gables Hostel’s City Center neighborhood include Otago Farmers Market, Hard To Find Secondhand Bookshop and Milford Galleries.

What are popular attractions near Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel is located in City Center area, which is famous for attractions such as First Church of Otago, Dunedin Chinese Garden and The Octagon.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel is located within City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Dunedin Freedom Camping and Dive Otago.

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What people love about Stafford Gables Hostel

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff is very nice."

    rosie

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    May 25, 2021

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "Room was clean, bathrooms were fully equipped."

    Nishantini

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    July 21, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very enthusiastic service,feel like at home."

    Hanjie

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    September 25, 2018

Overall rating:

5.7

Review score
105 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Facilities
4.5
Location
6.7
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More about Stafford Gables Hostel

More about Stafford Gables Hostel

Stafford Gables Hostel

Wake up to a magical day and enjoy all that Dunedin offers with a stay at Stafford Gables Hostel.
The facilities and services provided by Stafford Gables Hostel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hostel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the hostel's easy to book transportation services. Parking is available and free, provided by the hostel for guests with their own transportation.
While lodging at this wonderful hostel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, express check-in or check-out and luggage storage. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hostel's ticket service and tours. The hostel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hostel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Stafford Gables Hostel. The hostel provides linen service and blackout curtains in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Stafford Gables Hostel include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms. Stafford Gables Hostel also provides a hair dryer and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house shared kitchen available here.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Stafford Gables Hostel. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Visit the sights and local attractions of Dunedin during your stay at the hostel. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Otago Museum located 1.9 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. Pose in front of Larnach Castle & Gardens located 10.3 km away, and you can always show your friends the time you went to Dunedin.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

4.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Location
71 Stafford St, City Center, Dunedin, New Zealand, 9016
Good
Location

6.7

Airports

  • Dunedin International Airport (DUD)
    23.4 km
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
    161.8 km

Public transportation

  • Dunedin Railways
    1.1 km
  • Dunedin Railway Station
    1.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Broadway Medical Centre
    380 m

Shopping

  • Otago Farmers Market
    2.0 km

Convenience store

  • City Mini Mart
    700 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    460 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Speight's Brewery
    490 m
  • Olveston Historic Home
    1.6 km
  • Knox Church
    1.7 km
  • Otago Museum
    1.9 km
  • Baldwin Street
    4.5 km
  • Tunnel Beach
    5.3 km
  • Larnach Castle & Gardens
    10.3 km
  • The Royal Albatross Centre
    21.3 km
  • Otago Peninsula
    21.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Empire
    230 m
  • Market Reserve
    280 m
  • Bin Inn
    320 m
  • Dunedin Freedom Camping
    330 m
  • Murphy's Irish Bar
    360 m
  • Broadway Medical Centre
    380 m
  • Dunedin Casino
    450 m
  • New New New
    450 m
  • Speight's Brewery
    490 m
  • Speights Ale House
    490 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-1 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:30
  • Check-in until22:30
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until22:30

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.05 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of rooms 29
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1907
  • Most recent renovation1995

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 NZD
Property announcements

The bath towel is NZD 2 per piece.

Reviews of Stafford Gables Hostel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
5.7
/
10
Review score
Cleanliness5.3
Facilities4.5
Location6.7
Room comfort and quality5.4
Service6.0
Value for money5.9
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (13)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (37)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (10)
Sep - Nov (13)
Dec - Feb (30)
All guests (105)
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9.3
Exceptional
kok from Singapore
Business traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

Fantastic place to stay !! ”

Friendly helpful staffs, clean and very comfortable .

Great stay in nice warm comfortable bed.Had a good sleep in a quiet charming place.Enjoy the great view at the roof terrace garden. Good value for money as it has all for any traveller. Big nice kitchen and plenty of space for privacy.Good free WIfi network. Place is just minutes to city center and all the great cafes and shops especially to Pak n Sav and take-aways. Will definitely come back to stay for few more days and would highly recommended to anyone looking for place to stay in Dunedin. Kudos to the new management for taking great care of the place and making all guest feel at home.

Reviewed September 11, 2014

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7.7
Very good
Marion from United States
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Loved my stay here!”

The charm of the hostel, centrally located, clean kitchen.

I really liked this hostel! It's an older hostel, looks almost like a fort on the outside. There are many rooms inside for you to hang out in, including a TV room, two dining rooms, and a huge kitchen that is ACTUALLY clean. The room I was in (6 person dorm) had a massive balcony that connected with another room. The bed itself was comfortable, the room large, and everything was quiet at night which I really appreciate. Staff were nice, not overly so, but check in and out were extremely quick and easy. I would definitely stay here again, and recommend it for anyone! An easy walk into the city too, like 5 minute walk to the city centre!

Reviewed December 12, 2013

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8.0
Excellent
BIN from China
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Nice house”

This is a good hostel in a very nice old house in a quiet area. Large kitchen. A good option in Dunedin.

Reviewed February 08, 2017

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7.7
Very good
john from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

quite but ok”

heating, kitchen, location

Very old hostel, comfortable but very quiet, only a handful of people staying. Room was heated, kitchen was big but way too many warning signs everywhere

Reviewed November 03, 2014

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3.0
Xin from New Zealand
Family with teens
Double Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2015

Watzmann”

Close to the city centre

If you want to see what's the worst hostel, Stafford Gables is the best choice for you. The hostel is very cold and not clean. The host provides a heater, but the heater switch off every hour until next time you press the button. There is no hot water for shower between 10:00pm to 8:30am in the morning. The kitchen is as horrible as the staff. In one word, I would stay in McDonald's 24 hour restaurant instead of living in this hosts again.

Reviewed April 12, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
MARC from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Good value for money”

Location, price, free tea and coffee :-)

Very good stay, good sleep, good service, good shower, and free tea and coffee. Very central and easy access to the city centre

Reviewed March 03, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Sunggoo from South Korea
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

location is good”

location is good. price is cheap.

Location is good. But room heating system is off after one hour from start. So room is pretty cold. Kitchen utensil also not enough to cook.

Reviewed June 11, 2015

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5.3
Chee from Malaysia
Family with young children
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

May not suitable for family with children”

location, warm blanket, friendly staff

Old hostel, no heater in shared bathroom. Good if you just need a bed to sleep. Not much parking inside the hostel. Heater in the room auto off after 1 hr.

Reviewed January 01, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
Dahlia from Malaysia
Group
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Value for money”

Great wifi, spacious room, clean beds. Dodgy street though

Reviewed September 13, 2018

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7.3
Very good
Damian from Australia
Business traveler
Double Standard
Stayed 6 nights in December 2013

The Staff were welcoming and helpfu”

The rooftop balcony, great staff, cheap price

Very comfortable and great place for a very low price.

Reviewed December 16, 2013

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6.0
YT from Malaysia
Family with young children
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Good Location Hostel”

Good location and friendly staff

Great but run down hostel and poor maintenance.

Reviewed December 24, 2014

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3.7
Jens from Germany
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Owner did not care when my shoes where stolen”

The hostel is old, dirty and not well equipped. The dining room is for max. 10 people (if they squeeze themselves in). Internet connection is almost not working, After my shoes were stolen I got no support from owner. He did not even listen to me. I asked the owner (and earwittneses assured me of this later) whether I can use the phone in his office. When he saw me using it, he screamed at me wondering what I am doing in his office. Unfriendly, rude, not supportive owner. I will never go there again.

Reviewed February 14, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Hanjie from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

Feel free in the hostel”

Very enthusiastic service,feel like at home.

Reviewed September 25, 2018

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7.0
Very good
CHERYL from Australia
Family with teens
Quadraple Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Comfortable and quiet”

Quiet, comfortable beds and good showers

The room was quiet with little outside noise, the beds were comfortable and the showers good with plenty of hot water.

Reviewed February 20, 2014

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7.3
Very good
Kim from Malaysia
Group
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Compact”

Kitchen was well equipped, centrally located hostel, clean rooms

The family room was compact but comfortable enough for our group of three.

Reviewed February 16, 2014

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4.7
Paula from New Zealand
Group
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Was not clean there was rubbish in the room ”

It was close to town centre

It was not clean there was rubbish in our room from other guests and bed linen was not fresh and clean very disappointing for the price it was. the toilets and showers did not have hot water until 8.30 am not good when you have to leave early and can not have a shower.

Reviewed November 20, 2015

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3.3
Lauren from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Twin Beds Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Disappointing ”

There was a bed, the room had a window and it had a roof

Disappointing as it advertises free wifi but this is only available in the front lobby, it also advertises free parking for cars but we had to park on the road, the room was tidy and the bed was comfortable but we had disturbed sleep due to other guests in the hostel the showers on the floor we stayed on were dirty and the water trickled out making it impossible to get washed properly, when we tried to report this there was no one around, we also got put on the top floor when we asked for a floor nearest to the ground fro medical reasons

Reviewed March 19, 2014

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2.8
Sam from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Do not stay here, the cheap price not worth it. Worst hostel I've ever stayed in.”

Filthy, cold, no security. The hostel is being run as cheaply as possible by complete misers for whom you staying there is an imposition even though you are paying. Lots of kiwis down on their luck staying there (were all nice in my experience) but presumably WINZ was giving the owners money for emergency housing even though it wasn't fit to live in. Zero security on the building, front door always wide open and no keys for rooms (my room was permanently open by having a piece of clothing in the doorway and although a it was a very cold building there was an adapter with chinese writing on it which allowed the plug in heater to only be turned on for 30 min at time.

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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6.3
Good
Isabella from Malaysia
Couple
Double Standard
Stayed 1 night in January 2016

Just an ordinary backpacker”

shared facilities. no wifi connection inside the room

Female shower have drainage problem. The water will overflowed during shower. Double room equipped with 2 heater. A plus for the cold weather.

Reviewed January 14, 2016

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8.8
Excellent
wenbin from Malaysia
Group
Basic Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

Excellent”

not that bad as mentioned.

Reviewed August 03, 2018

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