Dunedin Stafford Gables

71 Stafford St, Dunedin, South Island, 9016, New Zealand | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by laurenandryan


City Facts: 'Dunedin' is Gaelic for Edinburgh. The Scottish settler's Edinburgh of the South. City size: 1279.9 square miles Population: Approximately 120,000 people Officially settled in 1848 by Scottish settlers It is the farthest city in the world from London This might be true but Dunedin feels a lot like home! It's got a strong sense of its …

You've Dun my Edin with this museum

A travel blog entry by johnnym


Perhaps punning is the lowest form of wit. After a long bus ride, I was in Dunedin by early afternoon. Wandering in town I spotted ads for a festival, coinciding with the start of term for Otago university, which explained why so many backpacker hostels had said no (on the BBH site you can't see which have rooms available, just submit a request to …

Aussies don't study Kiwi history

A travel blog entry by vayacondios


We arrived in Dunedin still wishing we had stayed a night in the Steam Punk capital instead. The mist had descended as we approached the city, so we saw very little scenery as we drove into town. Having checked into our hostel - a huge old house with lovely wood panelling on the ground floor & some quite grand spaces on the first floor ; but we …

Dunedin 28/12/13-02/01/2014!!! Days 118-123

A travel blog entry by vikkiandchris


We left Queenstown bound for Dunedin but made a stop in Alexandra on the way. This was to stop and see Christine, another of my Dads cousins, Norene's sister. We stopped for a while at her house and had a cup of tea and one of her amazing homemade cakes! Just as we were leaving, Christine's husband Phil came home so we got to meet him too which was …

The Scottish New Zealand

A travel blog entry by jfmtravels


Arrived in Dunedin for a few days. Rather cold and blustery and threatening to rain.. I'd call that very similar to Scotland, & they even have a kilt shop!

Checked out the city; the First Church - very pretty with a sharp spire - fact of the day: 40ft of hill was removed before building this church (the dirt went to 'bulk' things up in …

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This hostel, located on 71 Stafford St, Dunedin, is near Taieri Gorge Railway, Cadbury World, Otago Museum, and Otago Settlers Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDunedin Stafford Gables

    Reviewed by vayacondios

    Comfortable & well equipped.

    Reviewed Jan 20, 2014
    by (7 reviews) Margaret River , Australia Flag of Australia

    Stafford Gables is well situated in easy walking distance of the centre of town. It is an old building, but has some character, plenty of hot water, reasonable beds & very well equipped kitchen. The manager is very helpful. We had a small double room on the top floor, which had a good view. The wifi didn't work up there, but was fine downstairs. We enjoyed our stay.

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    Reviewed by vikkiandchris

    Dated and grubby!

    Reviewed Dec 27, 2013
    by (29 reviews) Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This massive hostel felt (& smelt) more like an old people's home than a hostel. It is in much need of renovation and everywhere is really dated!

    It could do with been cleaned more regularly- the kitchen for example is cleaned only at 3pm so there is dinner, breakfast and lunch before its cleaned and it gets very grubby. There were never any clean tea towels to use so washing up gets piled up quick. The kitchen is large but hardly any of the appliances work (1/3 toasters, 5/12 hobs worked).

    The free wifi is absolutely useless. You have to be at the hotel reception desk to have any chance of getting it to work and even then, 9 times out of 10, it won't work.

    The worst thing about this hostel is the bedding. They give you a pillowcase and a top sheet when you check in, the bottom sheet and duvet cover were already on the beds. Of course I assumed these were clean on but, no. Several times I saw the cleaner come tidy people's beds after they'd checked out but only smoothed the same sheet down and rolled up the duvet cover with the used sheet cover still on! Gross!!!

    Don't stay here, its not good!

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    Reviewed by bettytarle

    Very homey

    Reviewed Jan 27, 2012
    by (45 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    This is a former hospital but it is hard to believe. All the sleeping rooms are on the second floor so this not for everyone...just about everything is stairways except the kitchen and the internet room. But I really enjoyed it here as the rooms were huge and full of light and air..mine had a balcony even. The back yard is a quiet retreat as well. The staff was super helpful and took edtra care with managing my bookings as I had many changes.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by sywellfrasers

    Great place, would highly recommend

    Reviewed Sep 10, 2011
    by (3 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Would highly recommend, great facilities and really nice building

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    Reviewed by billoco

    Cool place

    Reviewed Jun 30, 2011
    by (12 reviews) Fakenham , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Really nice clean hostel, its rambling and all over the place but I like that, you have to give it a good explore! Again a little large to be social but still really nice.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by janeski

    I loved it here!

    Reviewed Nov 16, 2010
    by (8 reviews) Reigate , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    A great YHA hostel, I was staying in a cosy 3 bed dorm in the top of the house. All rooms and bathrooms were well kept and clean. The kitchen was large and fairly well stocked with utensils etc. The dining area and lounge were very comfortable to chill in and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
    The only downside for me was the location, I didn't mind the walk out of out town but not ideal to do by yourself late at night. Too many dark places for my liking!
    I can't otherwise fault the hostel and they can't help their location, just something to be aware of if you are travelling alone. Please don't let it stop you staying here tho!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Dunedin Stafford Gables

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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