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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

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7.6

Very good

597 reviews

597 reviews

Housekeeping29
Shops3
Kitchen3
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 150 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Wellington Railway Station Building

50 m

Metro New World Railway Station

120 m

Government Buildings

190 m

Plimmer Steps

230 m

New Zealand Parliament

260 m

Popular landmarks
Old St Paul's

450 m

Wellington Museum

600 m

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

1.1 km

Cuba Street

1.3 km

Oriental Bay Beach

1.4 km

Closest landmarks
Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry

110 m

Wilson

220 m

Wellington High Court

290 m

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

290 m

Wellington District Court

300 m

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

1 Bunny Street Pipitea, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Wellington Central part of Wellington, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa as well as Oriental Bay Beach nearby. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Wellington

Front desk [24-hour]

110 meters to public transportation

260 meters to New Zealand Parliament

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Game room

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.6
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportWellington International Airport (WLG)
Distance to airport6.0 km

Rooms available at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Twin Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Single Room Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Style Basic Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Bunk Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 - Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full.

Is breakfast offered at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 9 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Wellington Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 110 m away from Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Restaurants including Gales Cafe, Habitual Fix and Capri Bar and Eatery are popular in Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers’s neighborhood which is known as Wellington Central.

What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Shopping options in Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers’s Wellington Central neighborhood include Wellington Underground Market, Harbourside Market Wellington and Wellington Night Market.

What are popular attractions near Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers’s location in the Wellington Central neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Cuba Street and New Zealand Parliament.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Kumutoto Forest, Mount Street Cemetery and Te Ahumairangi located in the same Wellington Central area.

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What people love about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Location

    "Location is great, and the systems/staff seem to all work."

    Joanna

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    August 14, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Best location ."

    Lucy

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    August 2, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "MY stay with them was particularly happy because of the friendly staff and the great interiors of the room."

    Rusiru

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    January 5, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 228 Wellington properties
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Location score
8.7/10
Room size
25 sqm.
Room comfort score
7.1/10
Value for money score
7.6/10
Better than
83
%
of Wellington properties
Bigger than
82
%
of Wellington properties
Better than
81
%
of Wellington properties
Better than
76
%
of Wellington properties
Overall rating:

7.6

Very good
597 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.7
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What travelers say they love:
Good value for money, great location central to the CBD.
Khayden from New Zealand
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More about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

More about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Wellington with a stay at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.
At Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk services including express check-in or check-out and luggage storage can assist with your needs.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
All rooms at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a coffee or tea maker at your disposal.
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar.
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Apart from amenities and services, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's dart board. Get social at the hostel's games room and shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 97% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 90% of the city's other accommodations.
Ranking higher than 82% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

27 mentions

Internet

9 mentions

Food & Dining

6 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Dart board
  • Game room
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Available in all rooms

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
1 Bunny Street Pipitea, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
Excellent
Location

8.7

Airports

  • Wellington International Airport (WLG)
    6.0 km
  • Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)
    45.5 km

Public transportation

  • Wellington Railway Station
    110 m
  • Lambton
    600 m

Hospital or clinic

  • City Medical Centre
    440 m

Shopping

  • Wellington Underground Market
    770 m

Convenience store

  • Lambton Food Market
    360 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • New Zealand Parliament
    260 m
  • Old St Paul's
    450 m
  • Wellington Museum
    600 m
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    1.1 km
  • Cuba Street
    1.3 km
  • Oriental Bay Beach
    1.4 km
  • Mount Victoria
    2.1 km
  • ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
    2.5 km
  • Wellington Zoo
    4.4 km
  • Staglands Wildlife Reserve
    43.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Wellington Railway Station Building
    50 m
  • Wellington Railway Station
    110 m
  • Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry
    110 m
  • Metro New World Railway Station
    120 m
  • Government Buildings
    190 m
  • Wilson
    220 m
  • Plimmer Steps
    230 m
  • New Zealand Parliament
    260 m
  • Wellington Cenotaph
    270 m
  • Lambton Quay
    290 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property requires a key deposit of NZD 20 per room.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center0.5 km

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)9 NZD

The property

  • Number of rooms 180

Reviews of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.6
/
10
Cleanliness7.2
Facilities6.9
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality7.1
Service7.7
Value for money7.6
High score for Wellington
Rating
9+ Exceptional (69)
8-9 Excellent (58)
7-8 Very Good (64)
6-7 Good (45)
<6 Below Expectation (62)
Time of the year
Mar - May (67)
Jun - Aug (49)
Sep - Nov (87)
Dec - Feb (95)
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10.0
Exceptional
Garrett
Solo traveler
Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Really cool hostel”

This hostel is in a great location for Wellington and the facilities are amazing. The rooms are really cool as they tried to leave as much of the old hotel feel as possible. You can easily walk around the city to get to restaurants and hiking trails from the hostel. The staff is very friendly and they have a cafe and bar for those who want everything in one location.

Reviewed March 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 5 nights in April 2021

Great Position”

It was a great backpackers/Hotel. Very close to everything in walking distance. Room was great as had single room small but all that was needed. Train station across the road with plenty to go see. Lovely walk along the harbour side was very relaxing for being right in the city.

Reviewed April 25, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Angelique from New Zealand
Couple
Double Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in July 2021

Exceptional”

Love the room that we have, clean and comfortable. Would definitely go back again and hopefully can request for the same room again. Thanks Waterloo, keep it up.

Reviewed August 05, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Lorenzo from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Best for budget and comfort”

When in Wellington, Hotel Waterloo is my go-to accommodation due to its location to the bus terminal and many other things.

Reviewed December 09, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Radhiyah from Singapore
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in July 2019

Value for money”

This hostel is right in the city of Wellington. Opposite the hostel is the train station and bus terminal. On the right is the wharf which is also the ferry terminal. So it's very convenient to go anywhere from here. I stayed in the 6 bedded dorm and I must say I was surprised that the shared bathroom was in the room itself and you don't have to leave the room to go to the bathroom like other hostel. The toilet is clean every day so that's good. I must say the room is a bit small for a 6 bedded. No place to put luggages when the dorm if full. They give you two sheets so pls use the other sheet to cover your duvet blanket. 1st night I wanted to sleep I smell the duvet, it kinda smell so I use the other sheet to cover it. Thank God I did cos one of the girls on the upper bunk checked out next day and I saw that the housekeeper changed everything except the duvet cover. Kitchen was well equipped so no problem preparing your food and the dining hall was big enough to accommodate everyone.

Reviewed July 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Chen from Taiwan
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

More than my expectations ”

The blonde hair receptionist amazed me that he could speak mandarin without accent, I was stayed 2 nights, the location is perfect, I enjoyed my time in Wellington.

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Zhiling from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Wonderful except a minor problem”

Everything's perfect, location, price, service, only the kitchen utensils seems not enough, sometimes I can't find a good/suitable pot/pan for my meal, and a few stoves in the kitchen are not working. Give the kitchen a tiny upgrade would make the stay 100% perfect. The dining area is one of the best among all the backpackers I've stayed. Love the fire! And our six-bed female room has a bathroom. Love this, too. I will definitely recommend this backpackers.

Reviewed July 07, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Catherine from New Zealand
Couple
Twin Room with Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Wellington Stay”

The Waterloo was clean, modern bathroom , well set out with wifi. Visitors must realise that the Waterloo is on a one way street, there is a 5 minute loading zone outside the hotel. The nearest parking building is a 10 minute walk. No soap in the shower.

Reviewed December 19, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Polina from New Zealand
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Exceptional”

After another hostel in Wellington, similar to the Gestapo dungeons, it was scary to book, but it turned out to be a great place, now I will always stay here. :D

Reviewed December 02, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Rusiru from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Room Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in December 2021

Exceptional”

MY stay with them was particularly happy because of the friendly staff and the great interiors of the room. I woulld highly recommend this hotel

Reviewed January 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
sarah from United Kingdom
Couple
En Suite Twin
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

More than a backpackers ”

Fantastic location especially for the train. Really good value for money. The bar and restaurant had a good vibe

Reviewed October 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
YEN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2021

Hotel with 24 hours reception”

I arrived (very) late from Picton, 2am the next day. Hotel was operating 24 hours and reception was kind and patient with everything.

Reviewed June 16, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Alaistar from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Bunk Style Basic Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2021

Clean and tidy.”

Room was small but cozy. Great for people who love old buildings!

Reviewed July 05, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Caroline from New Zealand
Family with teens
En Suite Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Exceptional”

Great stay.will use this hotel again and recomend it to others

Reviewed November 10, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Ke from Singapore
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

Exceptional”

Very near bluebridge ferry terminal and walking distance to most place in town. Toilet is ensuite to the room and it was very clean. Only thing is that my window was unable to close and hence it was cold at night even with the heater on and curtains drawn. You will have to find your own parking. The reception gave the wrong information regarding parking though. Overall good value for the money!

Reviewed August 19, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
donald from New Zealand
Family with young children
Bunk Style Basic Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

STAYED 120 TIMES”

GREAT TO STAY AT AS ALWAYS

Reviewed July 15, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Frank from New Zealand
Solo traveler
4 - Bed Dormitory ( Mixed)
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Exceptional”

great place to stay.everything a your reach

Reviewed November 26, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Jenny from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Guest Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Exceptional”

handy to everything and for getting around wellington

Reviewed March 06, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Jason from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Exceptional”

Clean, Tidy, Just for a night to catch early flight

Reviewed April 07, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
YEN from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2021

Exceptional”

Strategically located opposite Railway Centre and within close distance to CBD

Reviewed June 16, 2021

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