Kiwis Nest

597 George Street9001DunedinNew Zealand
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About Kiwis Nest

Conveniently located about 15 minutes’ walk north of downtown Dunedin, Kiwis Nest is a homely budget hostel offering a wide variety of room types. Perks include shared amenities like fully-equipped communal kitchens, a common room and gardens.

The simple rooms all come with central heating and bed linens. There are basic dorms with bunk beds, washbasins, fridges and access to shared bathrooms. For added privacy, there are private rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Selected units, including a self-contained one-bedroom apartment, add features like desks, TVs and private kitchenettes or full kitchens.

Besides complimentary Wi-Fi throughout and free parking, conveniences include paid laundry facilities and an airport shuttle service.

Places to eat situated within ten minutes’ stroll include the Good Earth Cafe and Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant.

Dunedin Botanic Garden lies less than five minutes’ drive from Kiwis Nest. Regional natural history comes under the spotlight at the Otago Museum, about five minutes’ stroll away. St Kilda Beach is approximately six kilometres away.


597 George Street, 9001, Dunedin, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 34719540 | Fax: +64 34719540 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Convenient location close to downtown

Guests love being able to walk to downtown Dunedin from this place. The proximity of the city centre puts tourist attractions, shopping options and places to eat all within easy reach for those who like to explore on foot. Moreover, the location proves handy for visitors to the university and hospital, which are both found a short walk away.

A warm welcome

Praise for the warmth and friendliness of the hosts and employees here emerges as a trend in guest reviews. In addition, guests appreciate the excellent local knowledge that the members of staff have to share.

Plenty of affordable options

According to reviewers, this property has affordable lodgings suitable for a wide range of budget travellers. It appeals to those on the tightest budgets that there are low-cost dorms available with bunk beds. Those with slightly deeper pockets can plump for the one-bedroom apartment, which guests say is well equipped with its own kitchen facilities.

Negative Reviews

Room temperature grumbles

Travellers mention that during extreme weather it can be difficult to adjust the room temperature to their preference. Reviewers mention that a lack of sufficient ventilation in some of the quarters means they can become uncomfortably hot. Others report that their rooms can feel cold in chilly weather, despite the property having central heating.

Noise issues

Light sleepers comment that rooms facing the main road can be prone to bouts of traffic noise. Moreover, they warn that rooms located near the shared kitchens can get noisy.

Shared kitchens can get crowded

Reviews reveal that the shared kitchens can get too crowded at meal times during periods when the hostel is very busy.

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Rating Overview

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8.3 /10
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8.3 out of 10 based on 214 reviews