Chalet Backpackers

Rental with Free Wi-Fi

3 stars

296 High Street, Dunedin 9016

+64 274 708 484

based on 678 reviews

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About Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin

Value for money
Situated in Dunedin and with Taieri Gorge Railway reachable within 1.2 km, Chalet Backpackers features a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a garden, free WiFi throughout the property and a shared lounge. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 500 metres from Dunedin Casino, 700 metres from NZSG Dunedin Research and less than 1 km from Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and luggage storage space for guests. At the hostel the rooms have a shared bathroom and bed linen. You can play billiards at Chalet Backpackers. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, The Octagon and Dunedin Railway Station. The nearest airport is Dunedin Airport, 27 km from Chalet Backpackers.

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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area
  • Shared bathroom


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Smoke alarms
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating
  • Trash cans
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fire extinguisher

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Window
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Things to do

  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool table

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Shared bathroom


  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities


  • Socket near the bed


  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Tour desk

Chalet Backpackers Reviews

GoodBased on 678 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • "Friendly place, great staff." (in 44 reviews)
  • "Comfy, clean room" (in 32 reviews)
  • "Lovely place, great location." (in 25 reviews)
Cons -
  • Great old building. (in 11 reviews)
  • Poor internet connection on the second floor. (in 8 reviews)
  • Bathroom was a bit gross. (in 7 reviews)

Chalet Backpackers room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 11:00 AM, check out anytime before 10:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does Chalet Backpackers compare to other 3 star hotels in Dunedin?

    3 star hotels in Dunedin typically cost $107/night, but Chalet Backpackers is typically available for $18/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • How far is Chalet Backpackers from Dunedin?

    If you're looking to go directly from Dunedin to Chalet Backpackers, expect a 43min drive as they are around 14.5 mi apart.

  • What is the best way to get to Chalet Backpackers from Dunedin?

    If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Dunedin to Chalet Backpackers, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Does Chalet Backpackers have a pool?

    Unfortunately, our data does not specify if there is a pool at Chalet Backpackers. We would recommend calling the hotel’s front desk to confirm. The phone number for Chalet Backpackers is +64 274 708 484.

  • How close is Chalet Backpackers to Dunedin city center?

    When staying at Chalet Backpackers there is just 0.5 mi between you and Dunedin city center. While making your way to the center of Dunedin, you should plan to visit Speight's Brewery, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • What is the phone number for Chalet Backpackers?

    The best contact number for Chalet Backpackers is +64 274 708 484.

  • Does Chalet Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, Chalet Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for Chalet Backpackers?

    You can plan to arrive after 11:00 AM for checking in. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. We advise notifying the front desk of any requests as early as possible.

  • How much is a room at Chalet Backpackers?

    Guests can currently expect to pay $25 on average for a night at Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin. Enter your desired travel dates in the form above to find deals starting at $16 per night.

  • What is the distance from Chalet Backpackers, Dunedin to New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame?

  • Is Speight's Brewery, Dunedin close to Chalet Backpackers?

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Places of interest near Chalet Backpackers

Attractions in Dunedin, New Zealand curated by momondo

Chalet Backpackers location: 296 High Street, Dunedin 9016

Top landmarks

Otago Settlers Museum0.5 mi
Dunedin Town Hall0.5 mi
Dunedin Botanic Garden1.9 mi
St. Clair Beach2.1 mi
St. Clair Golf Club2.4 mi
Baldwin Street2.8 mi
Tomahak Beach3.0 mi
Glenfalloch Gardens4.4 mi

Restaurants and Cafés

Cobb & Co. Dunedin0.7 mi
La Porchetta Dunedin0.8 mi

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