Stafford Gables Hostel

71 Stafford StreetDunedin9016New Zealand
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About Stafford Gables Hostel

Located in the heart of the city within a kilometre of Dunedin Chinese Garden, Stafford Gables Hostel features beautiful Victorian-style architecture and offers hostel-style accommodation.

Private rooms and shared rooms, as well as a dormitory-style rooms, are available for travellers, with shared or private bathroom facilities provided. The rooms offer views of harbour or the city and free Wi-Fi.

The property features a rooftop terrace, as well as a common lounge area with games and books where guests can socialise and relax. Free parking is available.

Guests can enjoy self-cooked meals in the common kitchen, while vending machines are located on site. Speights Alehouse and Vogel St Kitchen are both located within a kilometre of this hotel and perfect for grabbling some food and beer.

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and The Octagon are both located within a kilometre of Stafford Gables Hostel, while Dunedin Casino is less than ten minutes away on foot.


71 Stafford Street, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)4741919 | Fax: +64(3)4792165 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Television

Positive Reviews

Affordable stay

The hostel is great for guests travelling on a tight budget. The room rates are some of the most affordable in Dunedin, according to guest reviews.

Central location

Guests find it easy to walk to the city centre and many of Dunedin’s tourist attractions, owing to the hostel’s central location. There are some cafes and restaurants on the street as well, which makes it convenient in terms of dining options.

Negative Reviews

Chilly stay

Guests do not like the heaters installed in this property because of the need to reset them quite often. According to reports, the heaters automatically switch off after a certain period of time and need to be switched on manually afterwards. This can cause the rooms and the entire property to become quite cold and uncomfortable.

Communication breakdown

The hostel staff and the owners speak very little or no English, report the guests. This causes communication problems during check-in as well as for any general requests or complaints. Reports also indicate that the front desk is often left unmanned.

Old and unclean

The property is in a very rundown state with old and often dark rooms. Most of the rooms are reported to be dingy with a damp smell, which can make for an uncomfortable stay. The rooms, bathrooms and kitchen are also left unclean. The state of the dining room and lounge area is also similarly poor and said to be barely usable.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 156 reviews across the web
6.2 /10
  • Expedia
    5.4 /10
    4.5 /10
  • other websites
    7.1 /10
6.2 out of 10 based on 156 reviews