Nomads, BBH, Base, YHA Members

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  • 6 Bed Female Dorm
    $28 per person

  • 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
    $27 per person

  • 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
    $27 per person

  • Single Room
    $54 per person

  • Double/Twin Room
    $66 per nite

  • Deluxe Ensuite Room
    $89 per nite


  • BBH
  • Nomads
  • Base
  • YHA

Welcome to On Top Backpackers


  • 24hr swipe card access
  • Modern fully equiped kitchen
  • Sunny & quiet bedrooms with linen included
  • Lounge
  • New laundry
  • Internet
  • Bar/Cafe
  • Large sun deck & BBQ Area
  • Free baggage storage
  • Separate men's and women's bathrooms
  • Close to nightlife


We are located in the city centre, just a short walk from the Octagon, opposite the Town Hall.

Our Location

Corner Filleul Street & Moray Place,
New Zealand
Free Phone: 0800 668 672
Phone: (03) 477 6121

PoolHouse Cafe & Bar

Located below OnTop Backpackers, with 17 pool tables and a full size snooker table.
We offer special pricing and free pool for guests. (Except Fri/Sat nights after 7pm)
Simply present your key card to receive these deals!

Movie Nights

We have our own in-house mini cinema with quality sound and large comfortable seating! Movies are played for guests several times a week at 8pm.

Reception Hours

Mon - Thur7.30am - 11pm
Fri/Sat7.30am - Midnight
Sunday7.30am - 10pm

For arrivals outside these hours please contact us ahead of time to make arrangements, and please provide your booking confirmation details


Our friendly outgoing staff will welcome you with open arms and show you what Dunedin has to offer. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask and they will do their best to help you!

Work Opportunities

We offer work in exchange for accommodation. It is an opportunity to join our awesome team. Duties include cleaning and making beds and there is a minimum work stay of two weeks.

If you are interested or would like more information please send us an email at