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Flat-screen TV
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

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

Popular amenities

Free WiFi


Explore the area

Popular LocationNew Zealand Film Archive2 min walk
Popular LocationCuba Street Mall3 min walk
Popular LocationCourtenay Place3 min walk
AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)18 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. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • New Zealand Film Archive - 2 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 3 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 3 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 5 min walk
  • Victoria University of Wellington - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 20 min walk
  • AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 18 min drive


  • Fortune Favours - 3 min walk
  • R Bar - 3 min walk
  • JJ Murphy's - 3 min walk
  • Customs - 3 min walk
  • Scopa - 4 min walk

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
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer

Guest services

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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • 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

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 11 June 2020 to 31 March 2021 (dates subject to change).

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

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

This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus.

Property is also known as

Setup Dixon Apartments Wellington
Setup Dixon Apartments
Setup Dixon Wellington
Setup Dixon s Wellington
The Setup on Dixon - Apartments Wellington
The Setup on Dixon - Apartments Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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 The Setup on Dixon - Apartments?
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.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: 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

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: 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

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: 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

1/5 Terrible

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Great size, brilliant location, nice and clean. Simple but comfortable. Staff are always friendly and efficient.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

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