Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Search Dunedin, Otago Hotels from NZ$125

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

10 Best Hotels in Dunedin

Quest Dunedin
4 out of 5
333 Cumberland St, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$139 per night
0.34 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (533 reviews)

"Hotel is walking distance to city with secured carpark and clean facilities."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2020

Quest Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
4.5 out of 5
118 High Street, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$151 per night
0.48 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"Nice comfy beds. Room was warm. The internet was no very good if I had to pick a hole. But lovely Helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun. 2020

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
4 out of 5
137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$127 per night
0.38 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (997 reviews)

"excellent friendly service. Clean. convenient location."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

The Victoria Hotel Dunedin
Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
3.5 out of 5
10 Smith Street, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$125 per night
0.29 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"Like that it is so close to shops and restaurants. A vegan meal option would make it even better! Continue to stay here a couple of times or so per year as it's a break from driving through to Invercargill."…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2020

Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
315 Euro Motel
3.5 out of 5
315 George Street, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$140 per night
0.57 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (403 reviews)

"Very friendly staff and excellent location right in the heart of Dunedin."…"

Reviewed on 5 Jun. 2020

315 Euro Motel
Larnach Lodge
4 out of 5
145 Camp Road, Dunedin
The price is NZ$170 per night
9.71 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (302 reviews)

"Love every part thought breakfast was just ok bacon like rubber and didnt taste like real kiwi bacon unfortunately otherwise was fabulous stay"…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Larnach Lodge
Bluestone On George
5 out of 5
571 George Street, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$176 per night
1.12 km from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (760 reviews)

"Easy access great place to stay. Rooms were clean and comfortable and would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Dunedin."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Bluestone On George
Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge
4 out of 5
30 Duke Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$139 per night
2.08 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Great location. Nice rooms and wonderful staff. I would recommend staying here. Supermarket 30 metres away."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2020

Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge
Wains Hotel Dunedin
3.5 out of 5
310 Princes St, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$137 per night
0.55 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (797 reviews)

"The hotel is still undergoing renovation but the work was on a part of the hotel that did not impact on our stay. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. We will go back and stay again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Wains Hotel Dunedin
Hotel St Clair
3.5 out of 5
24 Esplanade, St. Clair Beach, Dunedin
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$199 per night
4.41 km from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (360 reviews)

"Excellent hotel in breathtaking spot, great service and rooms highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 21 May 2020

Hotel St Clair
Don't see what you're looking for?
See all available properties in Dunedin
View all properties
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Accommodation in Dunedin

Dunedin, the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, offers visitors a vibrant, college town feel steeped in cultural European heritage. There is lots to do and see in this expansive city, from its bustling town centre filled with friendly pubs and cafes to its beautiful, wind-swept Otago Peninsula where you might just catch a glimpse of a yellow-eyed penguin or an albatross.

Dunedin is known for its hilly streets, ocean breezes, and two big universities: the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic. Its youthful population helps support a thriving nightlife scene and artistic culture.

Summer visitors can spend time napping on the beach, taking a swim in the water, or surfing the waves. Every beach in Dunedin has its own unique character and attracts a different kind of crowd. If you want to be more active during your holiday, you have plenty of serious hikes to choose from, including the Pineapple, Leith, Saddle, and Mt. Cargill tracks. You can also stop by the Dunedin Botanic Garden or Dunedin’s Chinses Garden to commune with nature.

Embrace the culture of the city by taking a walk around The Octagon, where you’ll see the First Church, Municipal Chambers, and Dunedin Railway Station. If you have little ones with you, then take a trip to the Otago Museum, which includes a tropical rainforest and butterfly house, or inspire them with a trip to Larnach Castle.

Dunedin has an excellent nightlife fuelled by its large student population. On any given night, the bars and pubs are hopping, and the weekends are filled with live music and shows from local artists.

Dunedin Accommodation

Whether you are looking to spoil yourself, try a new experience, or stay under budget, you can find plenty of options. Put your feet up in luxury accommodation in Dunedin, or select from motels, apartments, and holiday houses to rent. For something a little more unique, consider booking a farmstay where you will sleep on a running farm. Budget travellers will find clean, safe accommodation at backpacker hotels and holiday parks.

Getting to Dunedin

Dunedin is serviced by Dunedin International Airport, which brings travellers to the wider Otago region. The airport is roughly 22 km from central Dunedin. The city hosts a strong public bus system, and taxis are plentiful, but tourists should consider renting a car in Dunedin. It’s a big place, and it’s a long trip from the centre of the city out to the peninsula.

Don’t Spend Hours Booking Your Flight to Dunedin

You want to get the best deals possible on your flight and Dunedin hotels, but you don’t have to spend hours searching the Web for the best deals. does that for you! Our website allows you to easily compare all the flights and hotels that match your travel days and budget so you can find the best and cheapest deals possible. You can even compare rental cars. From 5-star hotels in Dunedin to modest hostels for students, you can book everything right through the site. You’ll be done with all your planning in a handful of minutes.

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Dunedin?
Bluestone On George is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 5-star property offers free WiFi and free parking. It is located a short 6-minute walk from University of Otago. Reviews from our site also recommend Distinction Dunedin Hotel and Hunters Moon as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dunedin, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel bookings are fully refundable as long as you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then you can filter by “free cancellation” to get the best deals available in Dunedin.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Dunedin?
Based on reviews, On Top Apartments & Hostel/Backpackers is a popular property for our travellers who want a more economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good choices for your budget-friendly stay include Wains Hotel Dunedin and Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Dunedin?
Amross Motel is a top 4-star property on Expedia for families, and features in-room kitchens and free parking. Other good choices for your child-friendly holiday include Best Western Dunedin and Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to NZ Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium.
What's the best accommodation for a couple visiting Dunedin?
Bluestone On George is a favourite 5-star property for couples, and features a bar and free WiFi. Other good choices for your romantic getaway include Hotel St Clair and The Barn Bed & Breakfast.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Dunedin?
Leithview Bed & Breakfast is a top B&B for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free WiFi for its human guests. Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studios is another option for you and your pet.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Dunedin?
Bluestone On George is a top 3-star property for a beach holiday, and features free parking and laundry facilities. Other good options to stay near the beach include Distinction Dunedin Hotel and Carisbrook Motel. Head to Brighton Beach or St. Clair Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Dunedin?
Larnach Lodge is a 4-star lodge with a restaurant, and a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. Scenic Hotel Dunedin City and Scenic Hotel Southern Cross are two other upscale options for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Dunedin?
Bluestone On George is a favourite 5-star property with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a bar and free parking.
What's the best golf hotel in Dunedin?
Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast is a 3.5-star B&B featuring free breakfast and free WiFi, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good option is George Street Motel Apartments (previously Farrys Motel) if you’d like to stay near a golf course while in town. Visit Otago Golf Club or St. Clair Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
What's the best accommodation in Dunedin to learn about local history?
Based on our travel expertise, Leviathan Heritage Hotel Dunedin is a top hotel on Expedia for those interested in history, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. A couple of other options near historic sites include Sahara Guesthouse, Motel & Deluxe Studios and 97 Motel Moray. Also, notable landmarks to visit include The Octagon, Dunedin Town Hall and Larnach Castle.

Recent Reviews in Dunedin

More trip options