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3.8 / 5Good
646 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lambton Quay
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old St Paul's
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beehive
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)
    17 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Double Ensuite

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

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  • Bunk Style Twin Ensuite

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  • Single (Shared Bathroom)

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  • Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)

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  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)

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  • Twin, Double & Single Ensuite

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  • Double Shared Bathroom

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  • Single Room, Ensuite

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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

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  • 20 Bunk Style Room (mixed)

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About this area

Wellington

Located in Wellington, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) is in the city centre and near the beach. Interislander Ferry Terminal and Wellington Waterfront are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave. Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) and Zealandia are also worth visiting.

Visit our Wellington travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lambton Quay - 3 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 6 min walk
  • Beehive - 6 min walk
  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings - 7 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 1 min walk
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 17 min drive

About this property

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

Eco-friendly hostel with restaurant and nightclub
A restaurant, a nightclub and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and an arcade/games room are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) offers 108 forms of accommodation with a safe. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee weekdays 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 15-30 for adults and NZD 10-30 for children
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

Arcade/game room
Billiards/pool table
Ecotours
Nightclub

Family friendly

Arcade/game room
Laundry facilities

Conveniences

Lift
Lockers available

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

Chinese
English
French
German
Spanish

Outdoors

Terrace

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Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Heating
Linens

Food and drink

Shared kitchen

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Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 15 and NZD 30 for adults, and NZD 10 and NZD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in fee: NZD 10 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
157
2 - Mediocre
38
1 - Poor
13
3.8
Cleanliness
3.9
Service and Staff
3.8
Amenities
3.5
Property condition

2/5

  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Got almost no sleep! There was a noisy fan right outside our window and a bright light coming through the window the whole night. The bathroom light didnt come one, the shower was grotty, staff did not communicate with us about anything, just handed us our room card. We had to figure out where to go, how to get online, etc. There is also no parking so you have to take a risk and park on the street, fine if your car isn't packed full like ours was. Anyway, our car was fine. :) It is close to the ferry so that is a plus.

Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020

2/5

    Well, you get what you pay for. Good.....close to the railway station and supermarket, good restaurant, comfy bed. Not so good.....my room was very noisy all night (traffic), shared bathroom was cleaned (sort of).

    Stayed 4 nights in Feb. 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    I loved that fact that it was easily accessible from both ferry terminals and close to the railway station

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Easy to book and check in. Staff very helpful. Great location. Economical.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    very handy if you arrive on the ferry or by train. Easy walk to all things to do in the CBD

    Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

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