“Feels like home”

"Joyce and Dave are very welcoming and we had a fabulous time to see the town and beaches and natural life in Dunedin with them. We also had great time cooking dinner and sharing with other guests. The house is very dedicated with exotic and folk decorations, both people and cats are very nice."

(Stayed February 2016)


Wonderful B&B

I loved my stay at the Arden Street House. The owners of this B&B are so warm, welcoming and helpful! They were kind enough during my stay to show me around town and invite me to several events they were attending in the community. They are extremely friendly and sociable and make you feel very included during your stay! Every dinner I had at the B&B was delicious, with enjoyable conversations as they often have travelers from all over the world staying with them. It was a great place to get to know people from other places and share stories. I would highly recommend staying here! The owners couldn't be more likable, helpful and kind. I will miss my time spent at the Arden Street House and will definitely return if I ever find myself in New Zealand again. 

(Stayed July 2016)

“A gem of a place!”

We stayed here partly because it was close to our friend's house in the next street, but also as it had good reviews - we were not disappointed. We were warmly welcomed by Dave and were soon settled in. Tea and coffee can be made in the guest lounge at any time, breakfast is self serve: a large bowl of fresh fruit was always available, muesli, cereals, home made yogurt, toast and jam etc. The whole house is decorated in a very eclectic way, with all sorts of curios in all sorts of places. 20 minutes walk away is the steepest residential street in the world, a must see.

(Stayed January 2016)

Cutie the cat, is a favourite among our guests!

Cutie the cat, is a favourite among our guests!

"North of the city this welcoming home offers an organic garden, recurring leopard theme, crazy artworks, porthole in the bathroom and friendly kiwi hosts; this B&B is a pretty amazing space. Several readers raved about fabulous social dinners (very reasonably priced) with neighbours, artists, woofers and other guests."

— The Lonely Planet Guidebooks


“Excellent value, feels like home”

We booked a double room last minute at this place and arrived quite late in the evening. Joyce opened the door with a huge smile and welcomed us in her b&b very warmly. She is a very kind and helpful person. The house looks like a charming little museum with many pieces of art everywhere - some nice and some ugly. But the overall atmosphere is very comfy and it really feels like home. The facilities are very clean (and they smell like they've just been cleaned). I would totally recommend this place!

(Stayed April 2014)

“A very warm stay”

We had an incredible stay at Arden street house. The interior is very quirky and gives off a warm vibe. Our room was very spacious and we felt like we were right at home. The location is ideal, we were able to take a short walk to the botanical gardens. The positioning of the house is also great, as we had a stunning view of Dunedin. We will definitely be back!

(Stayed January 2014)


“Feels like home!”

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

(Stayed July 2013)

Super place to base yourself for a trip to Dunedin”

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!