The Cambridge Hotel

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Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets
Individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Cambridge Hotel

The Cambridge Hotel

2.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEmbassy Theatre2 min walk
  • Popular LocationTe Papa (Museum of New Zealand)9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCuba Street Mall10 min walk
  • AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)11 min drive

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About this area


The Cambridge Hotel is located in Te Aro, a neighbourhood in Wellington, and is in the city centre and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Waitangi Park, while Embassy Theatre and St James Theatre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Wellington Town Hall or Basin Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Downstage Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Elliott House - 3 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 9 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 3 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 11 min drive


  • Tasting Room - 2 min walk
  • Capitol - 2 min walk
  • Majestic Cuisine - 2 min walk
  • Hummingbird - 3 min walk
  • Nicolini's - 3 min walk

About this property

The Cambridge Hotel

Wellington hostel in Te Aro, walk to Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and ATM/banking services are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and phones. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like fridges and coffee makers.
The Cambridge Hotel offers 58 forms of accommodation with free toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Cable televisions are provided. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers.

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

Safety measures

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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 8:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekends: NZD 6.00-20.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms - 40


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries


  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Late check-out fee: NZD 40.00

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The property will be renovating all shared bathrooms on a rotating basis through January 2022. Guests booked in room types with shared bathrooms may be required to access a bathroom on a different floor during renovation work.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

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 6.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 40.00
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.8 per cent

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
No on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Please note that guests may experience noise from the bar and hotel building on Saturday nights/early Sunday mornings from 9 PM to 3 AM.

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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

Backpacker Cambridge
Cambridge Backpacker
Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
Cambridge Hotel Wellington
Cambridge Hotel
Cambridge Wellington
The Cambridge Hotel Wellington
The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wellington

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 211 out of 754 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 338 out of 754 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 144 out of 754 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 36 out of 754 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 25 out of 754 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Close to Courtenay Place, cafes restaurants, Oriental Bay, bus connections and a short walk to New World and Te Papa. Old character building, a little tired in places, our room was small but adequate. Old sash windows rattle in the wind! The bathroom is very small, lighting and ventilation not working properly.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Another happy stay
Staff were cheerful and helpful. Room was changed at the last minute, staff had been instructed to confirm what I wanted before I checked in :-) Pity the bistro was closed, but lovely girl on reception gave me alternative options for dinner :-)
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff. Only concern was where to fill up the jug as it wouldn't fit under the tap in the bathroom! Great room, everything you need. Easy access. Great food. Parking fine but then it's Wellington and parking is always an issue! Would recommend and stay again. Great value.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Avoid this hole
We stayed here for 3 nights in a shared bathroom double room. We did not enjoy our stay: Bed was terrible : middle of the bed was lower than the sides, makes it very uncomfortable and awkward to sleep. Our kettle/ kitchen was filthy - see the photo attached. We were on the first floor. Went to use the male bathroom and realised that the first floor bathroom was fully out of order. Went to the top floor bathroom and realised there is only one working shower for all the rooms - which was filthy. This wasn’t even communicated with us during check in. The TV in our room didn’t work unless turned on and off at the wall (above the door) which means standing on the wobbly leather chair. After raising these issues with staff after 2 nights of terrible sleep, the staff asked us to pay the difference for the last night in a room with a bathroom (there was 5 spare rooms on this Monday night showing on their website anyway) but after refusing to pay, the lady at the desk said “we won’t charge you now - but may charge when you check out” Eventually we got changed to a room with an ensuite. The bathroom stunk of urine and had no working extractor fan, so all the urine smelling steam went through the entire room - to the point where water was dripping on us from the ceiling while we slept. Thankfully we weren’t charged the difference for this last night. I can appreciate there are renovations ongoing but how hard is it to explain at check in? Disgusting place, won’t beback
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Photos dont tell all
One shared toilet on floor working bed under cold drafty rattling window carpet i have never seen worse. Excellent friendly staff very helpful
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021