Fodor's Expert Review Hogwartz Hostel

277 Rattray St., Dunedin, Otago, 9016, New Zealand

Just opposite St. Joseph's Cathedral, this late-1800s former bishop's residence (once called Rockmount) is now a comfortable hostel with a few touches of Harry Potter (fans may want to look for Hedwig in Room 9 3/4) and plenty of nice spaces. Your best options are a double in the main building with en suite facilities; the Stables (with two self-contained studios); and the Coach House (two rooms with private bathrooms—only one en suite—and shared kitchen). The home's original dining room has been transformed into a charming, spacious five-bed dorm, and all other rooms are singles, doubles, and triples that share clean, modern bathrooms and two equally smart kitchens. There's a cozy dining area, reading room, TV/DVD lounge, and laundry, as well as Wi-Fi throughout (for a fee). The clientele is a diverse mix of guests from late-teens to octogenarians.


  • <PRO>central location</PRO>
  • <PRO>affordable rates</PRO>
  • <PRO>lots of fun decor for Harry Potter fans</PRO>


  • <CON>uphill access</CON>
  • <CON>some bathroom facilities are shared</CON>
  • <CON>Wi-Fi isn't free</CON>




Phones: 03-474–1487


17 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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