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Arden Street House
Ranked #25 of 61 Dunedin B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

If you want something different than a "normal" hostel, go here!! We felt immediately at home! The owners are so nice and we felt very welcome! Lovely breakfast and you can decide if you want to join the dinner which Joyce (one of the owners) makes or you can just make your own dinner and join the rest at the long kitchen table! They also have two really cute cats, free internet in the living room, a big tv and a lot of dvd's and you can always have a nice conversation with the owners, so you won't be bored :D we had the backpackers room which is very basic, but perfect for a couple of nights and the bed was so comfy! the b&b is a little bit out of the city centre close to the steepest street in the world (baldwin street), but you can go easily to the city by bus or your own car. You can park your car for free in front of the house..overall it is such a lovely place to stay, so just pick this one and enjoy!!! Keep up the good work Joyce and Dave. Greetings from Marieke & Dave (Holland)

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

A very quiet place, up on a hill so has views in every direction. Free parking, nearby shops and the Botanical Gardens, a bit of a stroll of a 5 minute drive into the city centre. Great conversation, a fine breakfast and delicious evening meal (optional extra cost), a laid back and very friendly Kiwi attitude to life, cats to fuss, sweet birdsong from the bushy gardens, a fascinating old building and a lovely place to be for a few days in this fascinating city. Really thoughtful and considerate approach from the owners, if you are coming to Dunedin and there is a choice between vacancies here or some anonymous Motel, then go for this!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

I stayed for 2 nights at the B&B section of this hotel and it was ideal for me. The location, just behind Knox College and just past the Botanical Gardens, is great for people like me who are visiting students at Otago University. It is a bit of a walk to the Octagon, but much, much quieter than other places I have stayed in Dunedin that are more central. I loved the quirky nature of the place and enjoyed the fresh fruit salad at breakfast. Will certainly be back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

An awesome stay ! Very convinient, with wondefully equipped, charactered home. A very uniquely architectured house, with yet reasonable tarrifs !
If I'm ever coming back to Dunedin, I'm heading straight to Arden Street House !!
Lovely hosts, Joyce and Dave !
And you will love that place as you enter.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

If you are looking for something a bit different when you stay in Dunedin, this is a good place. Very friendly people, clean cosy, quirky rooms. Close to restaurants and bus route. Good 20 minute walk to the Octagon. A welcoming place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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theleopardwoman, Owner at Arden Street House, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2013

It was a pleasure meeting you. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Additional Information about Arden Street House

Address: 36 Arden Street, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Dunedin
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 61 B&Bs / Inns in Dunedin
Price Range: $95 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Arden Street House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arden Street House Home-stay Bed and Breakfast Top Choice 2016/2017 Dunedin Lonely Planet Guides. Arden Street House is a comfortable, warm and affordable 1930s character bed and breakfast / home-stay. Originally built for a sea captain, our home has lovely stained glass windows depicting sea themes. Guests describe our home and hosts as having a wonderful warmth far beyond temperature! Arden Street House has an interesting, arty and quirky decor. Bedrooms are themed with African or art deco character and are warm, large and sunny, with great views of our lovely garden and rolling hillsides. We are centrally located close to town with good free parking in a quiet location. A with a mix of single, double and queen sized combinations and feature TV, heater, electric blankets and hairdryers. Some have ensuite bathrooms. Your hosts Joyce and Dave, Tweety and Cutie (our cheeky cats) host social dinners - a great way to meet 'colourful locals' using produce from our organic garden. ... more   less 
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