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Hostels in Wellington

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Featured Hostels in Wellington

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
2 out of 5
1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington
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The price is NZ$54 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in the heart of Wellington, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. TSB ...

3.8/5Good! (709 reviews)

"it was the perfect location for our trip. WE got off the Northern Explorer at the station and stayed the night before our very early ferry from Wellington to Picton 2 minutes walk away."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2021

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
YHA Wellington City - Hostel
5 out of 5
292 Wakefield St, Wellington
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The price is NZ$107 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in Te Aro, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Embassy Theatre, Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Te Papa (Museum ...

4.4/5Excellent! (298 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Room was very clean and tidy - the common spaces are great!"…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec. 2020

YHA Wellington City - Hostel
Lodge in the City - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
152 Taranaki Street, Wellington
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The price is NZ$45 per night from 1 Apr. to 2 Apr.

Located in Te Aro, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District, Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Cuba Street Mall. Wellington ...

2.7/5 (475 reviews)

"Interesting place with a unique smell! For the price it was good and would probably stay again. Great location. Needs repair and a good scrubbing!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

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The Cambridge Hotel
2 out of 5
28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
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The price is NZ$56 per night from 28 Mar. to 29 Mar.

Located in Te Aro, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Embassy Theatre and Courtenay Place. St James Theatre and Waitangi Park are also within 10 minutes. ...

3.9/5Very Good! (733 reviews)

"For the price our room for one night was great. Friendly and helpful staff. Great location."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2020

The Cambridge Hotel
The Dwellington - Hostel
3 out of 5
8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington
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The price is NZ$100 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Located in Thorndon, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, Old St Paul's and Parliament House. Wellington Cable Car (Lambton ...

4.3/5Excellent! (201 reviews)

"It was lovely and warm in the hostel after a very long day. It was nice a close to the ferry terminal. It was beautifully clean. Definitely will stay here again and definitely recommend."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2020

The Dwellington - Hostel
The Marion Hostel
2 out of 5
13 Marion St, Wellington, Wellington
The price is NZ$100 per night from 7 Mar. to 8 Mar.

Located in Te Aro, this hostel is steps away from New Zealand Film Archive and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Cuba ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)

"Everything was super clean, staff friendly & helpful."…"

Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2020

The Marion Hostel
Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
5 out of 5
118 Wakefield St, Wellington
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The price is NZ$72 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.

Located in Te Aro, this eco-friendly hostel is steps away from Wellington Town Hall and Wellington Central Business District. Cuba Street Mall and Wellington ...

3.9/5Very Good! (460 reviews)

"Central, clean and comfortable beds. Reception people could have been a bit happier"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
Trek Global Backpackers
2 out of 5
9 O’Reily Avenue, Wellington
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$90 per night from 6 Mar. to 7 Mar.

Located in Te Aro, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District, Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Victoria University of ...

4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)

"Clean and tidy, the location is in the CBD, easy walk to transportation, The price is a good value."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2021

Trek Global Backpackers
Wild Zebra Backpackers
2 out of 5
58 TORY ST., Wellington
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Located in Te Aro, this hostel is steps away from Courtenay Place and Wellington Central Business District. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Waterfront ...

2.8/5 (28 reviews)

"Tired, old property. I had a queen room with en-suite. Noisy hallways."…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2019

Wild Zebra Backpackers
Katharine Jermyn Hall
2 out of 5
100 Boulcott St, Wellington
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Located in the heart of Wellington, this hostel is steps away from Lambton Quay and Wellington Central Business District. TSB Bank Arena and Wellington Waterfront ...

4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"Close to the centre of the city, this venue is mostly quiet and convenient. The bathrooms are clean and the staff quite helpful. My offer included a light breakfast which suited me perfectly. This is student accommodation, so it is a single bed, and quite basic in many ways - think single room hostel ..."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2019

Katharine Jermyn Hall
Boulcott Hall
2 out of 5
47 Boulcott St, Wellington
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Located in the heart of Wellington, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District, Cuba Street Mall and TSB Bank Arena. Wellington ...

4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)

"A perfectly placed hostel within a few minutes walk to everything of interest."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Boulcott Hall
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Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington

4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is NZ$178 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,135 reviews)

"Picked the towels and amenities option rather than a full service which was a great idea. Any issues got dealt with quickly by the staff, didn’t use the amenities but the location was good for work accessibility. Noisy at night which I suppose is to be expected in the middle of the city."…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2021

Rydges Wellington
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
The price is NZ$132 per night from 2 Apr. to 3 Apr.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,117 reviews)

"Location was fantastic and the breakfast was great."…"

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2021

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
QT Wellington

QT Wellington

5 out of 5
90 Cable Street, Wellington
The price is NZ$239 per night from 4 Apr. to 5 Apr.
4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"Our room was cozy with a super comfortable bed. Hotel is just across the road from Te Papa and walkable to many cafes and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2021

QT Wellington
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Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Wellington?
By staying at a hostel, you can cut your spending on accommodations and save more of your budget for sightseeing during your stay. We’ve heard good things about the waterfront and other attractions in this destination, as well as activities like shopping.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many forms, but they have three main things in common, including budget-friendly prices, a social atmosphere and shared rooms (though many have private options too).
What are the best hostels in Wellington?
Based on reviews from our guests, these Wellington hostels have the best ratings: The Cambridge Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with free toiletries, TVs and coffee/tea makers. Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) - 2-minute walk from Wellington Station for easy access to public transport. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a restaurant, as well as a bar. Rooms come with lockers and linens. Lodge in the City - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District. Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance and laundry facilities. Rooms come with TVs. Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Cuba Street Mall. Property features include a restaurant, a bar and tour/ticket assistance. Rooms come with showers, free toiletries and linens. YHA Wellington City - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a bar, as well as tour/ticket assistance.
How many hostels will I be able to find in Wellington?
If you’re searching for an affordable place to stay in Wellington, one of Expedia’s 14 hostels might be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Wellington?
Good weather’s definitely a plus when you want to venture out and explore, so here are some stats that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 16°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 10°C. Average annual precipitation for Wellington is 993 inches.
What is there to see and do in Wellington?
Overall, Wellington is known for its museums, gardens and restaurants. Major attractions include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand), Interislander Ferry Terminal and TSB Bank Arena. Get out into nature with places such as Botanic Gardens, Zealandia and Mount Victoria Lookout. Cultural attractions include Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Town Hall and Embassy Theatre.
What's the best way to get to and around Wellington while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Wellington on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) away. An alternative is Paraparaumu (PPQ), located 28.9 mi (46.5 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to use public transport to get around. To check out more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Wellington Station, Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station or Wellington Crofton Downs Station.

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