Overview of Lodge in the City - Hostel

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467 reviews
Guests rated this property 2.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Parking Available
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 Front Desk



Popular LocationCuba Street Mall7 min walk
Popular LocationCourtenay Place7 min walk
Popular LocationBasin Reserve11 min walk
AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)18 min drive

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  • Family Room (6 pax)

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    • Sleeps 6
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  • Family Room (4 pax)

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Double Room

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Triple Room

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Shared Dormitory (4 or 8 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

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  • Shared Dormitory (10 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

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  • Twin Room

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  • Shared Dormitory (12 beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory (6 bed)

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  • Shared Dormitory (8 Beds)

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About this area


Lodge in the City - Hostel is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. Interislander Ferry Terminal and Zealandia 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. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at TSB Bank Arena or Westpac Stadium. Kayaking offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby. Our guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cuba Street Mall - 7 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 7 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 9 min walk
  • Massey University - 10 min walk
  • Basin Reserve - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 8 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 18 min drive

About this property

Lodge in the City - Hostel

Wellington hostel in Te Aro, walk to Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)
This smoke-free hostel features self parking, a meeting room and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff are on-site. All 92 rooms offer free WiFi and TVs.
Lodge in the City - Hostel offers 92 forms of accommodation. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (NZD 5 per hour)

Parking and public transport

Self parking: NZD 12 per night
Limited parking spaces

Family friendly

Laundry facilities



Guest services

24-hour front desk
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities


Hairdryer (on request)




Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information


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

  • Deposit: NZD 20 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.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: NZD 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 12 per night (in/out privileges)

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 may be 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.
    Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking.

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Lodge City Hostel/Backpacker Wellington
Lodge City Hostel/Backpacker
City Hostel/Backpacker Wellington
City Hostel/Backpacker
Lodge City Hostel Wellington
Lodge City Hostel
Lodge in the City Hostel/Backpacker

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Lodge in the City - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Lodge in the City - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Lodge in the City - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self-parking is available for NZD 12 per night. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 2:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
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 Waterfront and Courtenay Place are also within 10 minutes. Wellington Station is 24 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

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

Great atmosphere friendly staff and people.. Clean room

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Noise and no shower a availability. So noisy inside and outside when trying to sleep

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

    Clean bedding and towel. Smelly carpet and smelly room. Very old and used.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    The location is very good and my room and private washroom were not particularly pretty, but they were clean. The building however, is very old and falling apart. The carpet throughout the whole place looks disgusting and the hallways stink badly. Keep in mind that don’t normally stay at hostels, but all hotels in the cbd were booked out for my dates.

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020