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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$63 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

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! (692 reviews)
Weekend a way.

"I enjoyed my stay and found the staff in Duke’s very commentating. I will definitely return to the same room in the near Future. Just one small thing, can the double rooms have a mini fridge in them, as would be good to put ur cold food into them. Thanks"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul. 2020

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$99 per night from 20 Nov. to 21 Nov.

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! (293 reviews)

"Excellent location close to bus stop and supermarket."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020

YHA Wellington City - Hostel
The Dwellington - Hostel
3 out of 5
8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington
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The price is NZ$94 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.

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! (192 reviews)

"Loved the shared spaces, kids loved the cinema room and board fames. Breakfast was good awesome to have someone making omlets for us. We had a family room for 4 and there was plenty of space. Easy to find, just off the motorway and a short down hill walk to the water front."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2020

The Dwellington - Hostel

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The Cambridge Hotel
2 out of 5
28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington
The price is NZ$66 per night from 4 Nov. to 5 Nov.

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! (713 reviews)

"Clean, quiet, and affordable hotel with excellent staff. Located 1 minute away from Courtenay Place, and a short walk to Cuba St and Te Papa. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2020

The Cambridge Hotel
Lodge in the City - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
152 Taranaki Street, Wellington
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The price is NZ$58 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.

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 (470 reviews)

"Wasn't much, but was good pricing for what I got it at. Close to a lot of places and a nice walk to downtown"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

Lodge in the City - Hostel
The Marion Hostel
2 out of 5
13 Marion St, Wellington, Wellington
The price is NZ$109 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.

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 ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"The Marion is probably the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in. The staff are friendly and helpful and the building was beautiful and kept very clean. The location is great and the beds are comfortable. I would recommend this place for short and long term stays to anyone."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jun. 2020

The Marion Hostel
Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
5 out of 5
118 Wakefield St, Wellington
The price is NZ$72 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.

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! (454 reviews)

"The location was great, it was safe and well organised"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb. 2020

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
Trek Global Backpackers
2 out of 5
9 O’Reily Avenue, Wellington
The price is NZ$84 per night from 22 Oct. to 23 Oct.

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! (138 reviews)

"Great place with good amenities. Stayed in the dorms and can’t complain about anything at all. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2020

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
Base Wellington - Hostel
2 out of 5
21-23 Cambridge Ter, Wellington
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Located in Te Aro, this hostel is steps away from Embassy Theatre and Wellington Central Business District. Wellington Waterfront and Courtenay Place are also ...

3.8/5Good! (270 reviews)

"Rooms can get noisy from all the activity on coyrtenay place. But i dont mind the noise, so it was a pleasant stay!"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2020

Base Wellington - Hostel
Moana Lodge - Hostel
2 out of 5
49 Moana Road, Plimmerton, Wellington
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Situated on the waterfront, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Plimmerton Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Brendan Beach and Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (92 reviews)

"nice lodge excellent location for he summer break and during the cold season.. one thing tho need one more bathroom facility..than the two thy had..otherwise i had awesome stay.."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2019

Moana Lodge - Hostel
Laneway Backpackers
2 out of 5
107 Manner Street, Wellington
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Located in Te Aro, this hostel is steps away from The Opera House, Wellington Central Business District and Cuba Street Mall. Wellington Waterfront and Courtenay ...

2.9/5 (62 reviews)
Mixed thoughts

"Helpful reception staff, comfortable and simple room, but the bathrooms and kitchen were both filthy :-( The location was ideal for me though."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2020

Laneway Backpackers
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Oaks Wellington Hotel

Oaks Wellington Hotel

4.5 out of 5
89 Courtenay Place, Te Aro, Wellington, Wellington
The price is NZ$145 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.4/5Excellent! (250 reviews)

"Great location, spacious modern room with city view and very comfy bed. Housekeeping didn’t have a consistently high standard. In all, a very comfortable and pleasant stay. Definitely go again."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Oaks Wellington Hotel
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor

4.5 out of 5
147 The Terrace, Wellington
The price is NZ$129 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.2/5Very Good! (1,182 reviews)

"Great location, rooms have been upgraded since my last stay & are very pleasant, new bathroom etc. VIP free parking was great added touch. Would stay again no problem"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
Rydges Wellington

Rydges Wellington

4.5 out of 5
75 Featherston St, Wellington
The price is NZ$172 per night from 25 Oct. to 26 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (1,184 reviews)

"Clean and tidy rooms, really quiet considering the hotel was at capacity. Buffet breakfast was excellent quality."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Rydges 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: Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) - 2-minute walk from Wellington Station for easy access to public transport. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, a restaurant and a bar. Rooms come with lockers and linens. YHA Wellington City - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Property features include free WiFi, a bar and tour/ticket assistance. The Dwellington - Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Rooms come with towels, showers and linens. The Cambridge Hotel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District and Wellington Waterfront. Property features include a restaurant, a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms come with free toiletries, TVs and coffee/tea makers. Lodge in the City - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Wellington Central Business District. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance and laundry facilities. Rooms come with TVs.
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 16 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 991 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, Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Wellington Town Hall.
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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