Stays from only $21 per night

Welcome to Chalet Backpackers...

...where our friendly staff look forward to your visit.

The red brick building with all its grandeur and character on the corner on High Street originates from 1904 when it was purpose-built by two nurses, Mrs Church and Mrs Sutherland, as the private Chalet Hospital.

In 1991, it was converted to Chalet Backpackers and can accommodate up to 50 guests in single, double & twin rooms, share rooms or dorms. All beds are fully made up with fresh clean sheets with pillow and duvet.

We provide free unlimited WiFi, along with tea and coffee, separate dining room, a pool table and piano for your enjoyment, and a sunny lounge. There is a 5-star kitchen and we recycle glass, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, and cans. Relax in our sunny courtyard garden with a book, laptop, a cigarette or a glass of wine.

All this within a short walk to the city centre.

Enjoy a home away from home!


We can book your tour to most places in Dunedin:

  • Penguin Place
  • Albatross Centre
  • Larnach Castle
  • Moeraki Boulders
  • Tunnel Beach
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Speight’s Brewery
  • Cadbury World
  • and many others!

Click here for our tours.

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Chalet Backpackers | 296 High St, Dunedin | Ph: +64 (03) 479 2075