The Dwellington - Hostel is located in Thorndon, a neighbourhood in Wellington, and is in the city centre and near a train station. Old St Paul's and Katherine Mansfield Birthplace are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Botanic Gardens and Mount Victoria Lookout. Enjoy an event or a match at Sky Stadium, and consider making time for Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station)—a top attraction that's not to be missed.
Wellington hostel in Thorndon, near Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
This hostel features coffee/tea in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff and a garden are on-site. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and showers. Guests will also find fridges, hobs and rice cookers. Bathrooms are shared.
The Dwellington - Hostel offers 9 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens. Each accommodation is individually decorated. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and rice cookers are provided. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Cleaning and safety practices
Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
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Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Parking and public transport
Free uncovered self-parking on site
Limited on-site parking
Free ferry terminal shuttle
Food and drink
Free continental breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–10 AM
Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
Front desk (limited hours)
If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Staffed front desk
Pets not allowed
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.
Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
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
The guestrooms and property amenities at this property are not accessible to wheelchairs at this time.
We should mention
One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Alcohol is not served at this property
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
The Dwellington - Hostel Wellington
The Dwellington - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Frequently asked questions
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
Self-parking is free at this property.
Check-in is from 2 PM - 9 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Located in Thorndon, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, Old St Paul's and Parliament House. Sky Stadium and Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) are also within 1 mi (2 km). Wellington Station is 10 minutes by foot and Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station is 26 minutes.
Yes, The Dwellington - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Dwellington - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Overall score and ratings
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This is near the Beehive, Bus & train station just 10-15mins walk and beside the Chinese Embassy if I am correct. New World is just a few walks away across the street. It's a bit far from the main CBD and Te Papa but as long as the weather permits it is ok to walk. Cleanroom I booked our own twin room (bunk bed) but shared bathroom. Free breakfast is good and help yourself to fry your eggs if there are some in the kitchen. Good experience for us.
Contrary to many reviews, it was definitely noisy on Friday and Saturday night until midnight. It didn't help that a window in our room wouldn't fully close, so not only did it let all outside noise in but with it being winter, I had to try to sleep bundled up in my jumper. It was cold and the bed uncomfortable. Things were clean and staff pleasant, but the one amenity we tried to use (video games for the kids) turned out to be a bust (not working). The only amenity we truly needed and absolutely didn't get was a comfortable night's sleep. Very disappointing and the lack of sleep negatively impacted our trip and activities.