If you like your holiday accommodations historic, with helpful staff, good value, and paranormally recommended by us here at Haunted Auckland / Paranormal NZ, then if you’re thinking of heading to the very Historic city of Dunedin in the South Island, do consider checking in to the Chalet Backpackers. One of our fav’ homes away from home.
Built-in 1904, this beautiful historic building began life as The Chalet Hospital, purpose-built by two nurses, Mrs. Church and Mrs. Sutherland.
In 1991, the building was converted to backpackers and now accommodates up to 50 guests in single, double & twin rooms, shared rooms, or dorms. Much of its grandeur and character remain and it is currently under room-by-room renovation in keeping with its heritage colours.
Here are a few photos from our recent (second) investigation earlier this month at the Chalet Backpackers in Dunedin.
This time we stayed in the old Operating / Surgery Room, which still has the old fixtures; taps/sink and viewing window.
A beautiful and amazing old gem!