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Stafford Gables Hostel

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Welcome to our warm and lovely character heritage Hostel located in the centre of Dunedin city. You will enjoy a most memorable stay with us. we are located in a popular and quiet location yet within minutes walk to the cafes,restaurant and shops at the Octagon. There are private rooms from single room to share dorms and female only rooms. All rooms have big windows and comes with views to the harbour or mountain. We are most suitable for all visitors- business, travellers on budget and also visiting parents for student at the University. All are welcome.
Free parking and free Wifi is available. Come on in when you are in Dunedin.
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1   Appearances are very deceptive. My group and I, after looking for a place in Dunedin for the night came across what we thought was this charming place online. The location, description and rates were all very appealing. Unfortunately this wasn't to be the case. The place is FREEZING, it's safe to say that it is warmer outside than inside. There was a heater in the room that had an auto cut-out switch that kicked in every half hour. The kitchen is grotty, with no teatowels to clean your dishes (there was one that was so filthy I'm surprised it didn't crawl away by itself), and there was little or no cooking utensils. The beds (if that's what you want to call them) are flat, uncomfortable pieces of padding that come with the flimsiest of duvets. Also, the bedding was dirty. My pillowcase had definitely seen more than it's fair share of drool stains. I refused to shower here as the shower rooms were beyond disgusting. To be honest I don't even think the owners or cleaners come up this far (we stayed on the second floor). The "free wifi" is limited to the icy reception lounge and a tiny "internet room" which could easily double up as a walk in freezer. Honestly, this place is a joke. Imagine "Fawlty Towers" and magnify the ridiculousness of that tenfold. You could see how in the past that this place would've been a good hostel to stay at (previously owned by YHA), but this isn't the case now. If you want a prime example of seeing a hostel being driven straight into the ground, then stay here at this dump.  , age 29, Ireland ()
5   Enjoyable, Nice setting, reasonable rates, nice staff Charming building, esp the top floor. The rooms were fine -- I was in a 4-bed dorm room -- and rates were reasonable. There are some hostels closer to the Octagon, but this was a fine walk. I had a car and there was street parking and a few spaces in the hostel lot. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were fine, and there are laundry machines and clotheslines. There's a piano (a bit out of tune) and fine internet connection in some common areas. Michael, the man who runs the place was always nice, helpful and reasonable.  , age 42, us ()
5   Convenient, clean, light and airy Very good place to stay, for all the right reasons. Pleasant staff, decent kitchen, good location, excellent dorm room -- lots of light and airy. Comfy beds. Only less than excellent point was few power points around. Doable, but took a bit of arranging/sharing. I definitely would stay there again.  , age 74, usa ()
5   Wonderful place to stay and value for money! One of the best backpacker ever stay in New Zealand. Beautiful building with a good history. Very friendly staffs and clean big comfortable rooms too. Great free tea and coffee + Wifi!! They have a fantastic roof top garden overlooking the harbour and city. Located just behind the main Naked bus station around the corner of the famous New Zealand BELL Tea building. Will definitely recommend it to everyone who is going to Dunedin. 100% good!  , age 38, Australia ()

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