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Flat-screen TV
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

13 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationCuba Street Mall3 min walk
Popular LocationCourtenay Place3 min walk
Popular LocationTe Papa (Museum of New Zealand)5 min walk
AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)17 min drive

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About this area


The Setup on Dixon - Apartments is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Botanic Gardens and Zealandia, while Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at TSB Bank Arena or Westpac Stadium. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cuba Street Mall - 3 min walk
  • Wellington Waterfront - 3 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 3 min walk
  • Michael Fowler Centre - 5 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 20 min walk
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 19 min drive

About this property

The Setup on Dixon - Apartments

3.5-star Wellington hostel in Te Aro, walk to Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)
This smoke-free hostel features laundry facilities and free WiFi in public areas. All 3 rooms feature kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Washers/dryers and complimentary wireless Internet access are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
The Setup on Dixon - Apartments offers 3 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 3.5-star hostel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Family friendly

Full-sized fridge
Laundry facilities
Separate dining area

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage


Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Free toiletries


Flat-screen TV
Satellite channels

Food and drink

Dining room
Electric kettle

Outdoor space



Iron/ironing board
Separate sitting area
Washer and dryer



Check-in between 2 PM and 5:30 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 - 5:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


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

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Important information

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.

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Setup on Dixon - Apartments and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Setup on Dixon - Apartments offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Setup on Dixon - Apartments cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is The Setup on Dixon - Apartments pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at The Setup on Dixon - Apartments?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 5:30 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Setup on Dixon - Apartments?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Setup on Dixon - Apartments located?
Located in Te Aro, this hostel is steps away from The Opera House, Wellington Central Business District and Cuba Street Mall. Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Waterfront are also within 5 minutes. Wellington Station is 20 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Setup on Dixon - Apartments

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


  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Little Disappointed

Was a little disappointed by value for money & overall standard of apartment compared to photos on website but feel we may have got one of the older units where paintwork & blinds were a bit shabby.& pipes were noisy. The bathroom & kitchenette were ok & address was reasonably located for what we needed .

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Great location, very spacious rooms. Reasonable price and very close to shops and activities. Few little housekeeping things that wouls have improved stay such as lightbulbs not working or non existent in rooms and lack of mirrors in room. Overall though enjoyed our stay.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pictures shown online are not what we got

Very dissappointed in the state of our room. Huge misrepresentation from online pictures to what we got. Checked out 15 minutes after arrival.

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018


My Worst night in Wellington

One word to describe the experience ... Awful The bed rolled around the room if you turned over. Had to use a suitcase to jam bed in place The curtains were 400mm to long and huge amounts dragged on floor The Venetian blinds were so damaged they could not be used which limited our privacy. Maintenance is not being done. It is way over sold on Wotif web site. Shampoo and soap provided, Some goo unlabeled from a dispenser in the shower that was in the way when using the small shower. All and all an awful night. To hot as no vents and if you ran the air conditioner , it was so loud you could not sleep. The only good thing was the room was clean and the linen was clean. The carpet was stained and the entrance foyer was sticky and smelled horrible. I do not recommend

Pros: clean linen

Cons: most things starting with an owner who cared

Location: N/A

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017