Lodge in the City - Backpacker

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Lodge in the City - Backpacker

Lodge in the City - Backpacker

2.0 star property

Guests rated this property 2.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
152 Taranaki Street, Te Aro 6011, Wellington, Wellington Region, 6011

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWellington Central Business District1 min walk
  • Popular LocationCuba Street Mall7 min walk
  • Popular LocationTe Papa9 min walk
  • AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)11 min drive

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About this area


Located near the beach, Lodge in the City - Backpacker is in Te Aro, a neighbourhood in Wellington with good shopping. Colonial Cottage Museum and Parliament House are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Museum of Wellington City and Sea and Carter Observatory. Wellington Zoo and Zealandia are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby kayaking, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails. Guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Wellington Central Business District - 1 min walk
  • New Zealand Film Archive - 3 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 7 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 7 min walk
  • Te Papa - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 11 min drive


  • Prefab - 2 min walk
  • Ombra - 3 min walk
  • Havana Bar - 3 min walk
  • Logan Brown - 3 min walk
  • Midnight Espresso - 3 min walk

About this property

Lodge in the City - Backpacker

Adults-only Wellington hostel in Te Aro with 24-hour front desk
This hostel features WiFi in public areas, self parking and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk are on-site. All 92 rooms offer free WiFi and TVs.
Lodge in the City - Backpacker offers 92 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Self parking on site (NZD 12 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking within 1312 ft; booking required

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike parking
  • Bike storage


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Hairdryer (on request)


  • TV


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only
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.

Optional extras

  • 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

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

City Backpacker Wellington
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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 45 out of 484 reviews
5 - Excellent 9%
Rating 4 - Good. 97 out of 484 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 136 out of 484 reviews
3 - Okay 28%
Rating 2 - Poor. 117 out of 484 reviews
2 - Poor 24%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 89 out of 484 reviews
1 - Terrible 18%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Not very clean
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021