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Stafford Gables Hostel
Bed in 6 Bed Room, Stafford Gables Hostel in Dunedin
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Stafford Gables Hostel
Stafford Gables Hostel
Balcony/terrace, Stafford Gables Hostel in Dunedin
Balcony/terrace, Stafford Gables Hostel in Dunedin

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5.6

Review score

108 reviews

108 reviews

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6.5

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.

Highlights

480 meters to Speight's Brewery

Check-in/out [express]

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Dunedin every 49 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money5.8
Distance to city center0.05 km
Location rating6.5
Nearest airportDunedin International Airport (DUD)
Distance to airport23.4 km

Rooms available at Stafford Gables Hostel

Double Standard
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Bed in 6 Bed Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single 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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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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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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Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

Does Stafford Gables Hostel offer an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At Stafford Gables Hostel, customers can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option offered by this property for your comfort and safety.

What points of interest are nearby Stafford Gables Hostel that are in walking distance?

While staying at Stafford Gables Hostel, start off your holiday by exploring the closest destinations that are within close proximity to the property which include Empire, Market Reserve, and Bin Inn.

What bars are nearby Stafford Gables Hostel?

While staying at Stafford Gables Hostel, indulge in your evening or night out at Murphy's Irish Bar or 10 Bar to make the most out of your nightlife.

How long do travelers typically stay at Stafford Gables Hostel?

Verified past guests that have stayed at Stafford Gables Hostel had an average nightly stay of 1 night at this property.

In which languages can Stafford Gables Hostel's personnel communicate?

Stafford Gables Hostel can communicate in 4 languages and supports well-known languages such as English and Mandarin Chinese for guests traveling to this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what other languages this property supports.

What is the verified guest review consensus about Stafford Gables Hostel's coffee?

100.0% of our past visitor ratings have given an optimistic appraisal and remarks about this property's coffee. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Stafford Gables Hostel down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given Stafford Gables Hostel an average rating of 6.0. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Stafford Gables Hostel an average rating of 6.2. You can find more detailed customer assessments and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What well-known shopping destinations are in close proximity to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Shopping options in Stafford Gables Hostel’s City Center neighborhood include Otago Farmers Market.

What well-known natural sightseeing spots are close to Stafford Gables Hostel?

Stafford Gables Hostel is situated within City Center, which makes it effortlessly close to natural points of interest including Signal Hill.

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What people love about Stafford Gables Hostel

  • 7.2

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "Room was clean, bathrooms were fully equipped."

    Nishantini

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    July 21, 2020

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Staff is very nice."

    rosie

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    May 25, 2021

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Its good price for a short vacation."

    rosie

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    May 25, 2021

Overall rating:

5.6

Review score
108 reviews
Cleanliness
5.2
Facilities
4.4
Location
6.5
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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 have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The hostel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker 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 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

4.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Food & Dining

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Japanese
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • 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 housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental

Location

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

6.5

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 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)
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 more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements 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
5.6
Review score
Cleanliness5.2
Facilities4.4
Location6.5
Room comfort and quality5.4
Service6.0
Value for money5.8
High score for Dunedin
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (4)
7-8 Very Good (13)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (38)
Time of the year
Mar - May (13)
Jun - Aug (10)
Sep - Nov (13)
Dec - Feb (31)

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8.8
Excellent
rosie from New Zealand
Family with teens
Family 4 People
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

Satisfactory ”

Staff is very nice. The place is old but we feel at home. Needs upgrading though at least with the bed sheets to make rooms cleaner and new. Its good price for a short vacation.

Reviewed May 25, 2021

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7.6
Very good
Sarah from New Zealand
Group
Triple Standard Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2021

It was ok!”

It’s an old scary looking 3 story stairs, we were given one of the top rooms with 3 single beds inside for 3 nights with hubby and 70 years old mama. It’s an okay place for young people just for a few nights but is not appropriate for older people as they have to climb the stairs. The bottom levels only has single rooms and double bunked beds so mama cannot stay in those rooms and had to walk the stairs. Beds are comfy, top floors make squeaky noises when people walk around, shared toilets and kitchen, we brought our own towels and toilet rolls. The boss lady was nice, she made sure the toilets and the rubbish was emptied, n looked after.

Reviewed February 21, 2021

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7.2
Very good
Nishantini from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Good choice for last minute booking”

The ambience was very weird. had a women who yells and wakes you up every night. Room was clean, bathrooms were fully equipped. Good place. car park was a bit tricky but yeah, good to stay a night or two

Reviewed July 22, 2020

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5.6
jade from New Zealand
Business traveler
Double Standard
Stayed 5 nights in June 2021

over priced ”

what you get for your money it's not worth.. kitchen half the elements are broken light dont work it's cold as hell and the heating is by the hr you have to restart the bloody thing every hr one fridge for the whole place man I could go on for days lol... but the hot water in the shower is really good when it's on lol so what I saying is if you come here dont expect much. oh and they charge you 50 bucks bond for your room key which is not mentioned on there web site

Reviewed June 20, 2021

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6.0
Hiroshi from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Triple Standard Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Good value”

Nice backpackers.

Reviewed April 21, 2021

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5.6
Jackie from New Zealand
Couple
Double Standard
Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

Above average”

Should be knocked down

Reviewed February 25, 2021

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4.4
kitty from New Zealand
Couple
Double Standard
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Last minute place to go”

If u can't find any accommodation to stay, u can stay here.... Not expensive, not good ... up to u with your budget.

Reviewed April 06, 2021

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3.6
Helen from New Zealand
Family with teens
Twin Beds Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

Not to bad”

Looks nothing like the photo that needs to be updated looks like a shit hole. Beds comfortable showers hot. The owners could make many improvements. Would stay there again. Just remember it's a hostel not a hotel.

Reviewed May 26, 2021

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3.6
Honglu from China
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

Acceptable”

The location is quite nice. If you don’t mind old facilities you can choose it

Reviewed March 29, 2021

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3.6
Monika from Czech Republic
Couple
Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

We wouldn’t recommend this hostel.”

Paid toilet paper or you must have your own!!

Reviewed August 30, 2020

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3.2
Sofia from Sweden
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in August 2020

Worst hostel I’ve ever been to ”

Cold place, unproffesional receptionist, NO TOILET PAPER PROVIDED?

Reviewed August 03, 2020

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2.4
Eunhee from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Too dirty and cloudy”

I can't imagine that they wash the linen and I can't use hot water in shower... anyway.. I don't want to spend this time to remain review.. because it is also waste of time.. but I don't want other experience same as me.. it was worst experience, I can say definitely... don't stay here

Reviewed March 13, 2020

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2.0
Shervorne from New Zealand
Family with young children
Quadraple Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2021

Acceptable”

No parking, washing hanging around in reception . Staff weren't friendly. Don't recommend skirting boards could do with a clean

Reviewed June 07, 2021

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9.3
Exceptional
kok from Singapore
Business traveler
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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