YHA Wellington City - Hostel

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Overview of YHA Wellington City - Hostel

YHA Wellington City - Hostel

5.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
292 Wakefield St, Wellington, 6001

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCourtenay Place4 min walk
  • Popular LocationTe Papa6 min walk
  • Popular LocationNew Zealand Film Archive8 min walk
  • AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)14 min drive

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About this area


YHA Wellington City - Hostel is located in Te Aro, a neighbourhood in Wellington, and is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Old Government Buildings and Parliament House are local landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Oriental Parade and Cuba Street Mall. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Wellington Town Hall, or consider a night out at The Opera House. Guests appreciate the hostel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Te Papa - 6 min walk
  • New Zealand Film Archive - 8 min walk
  • Michael Fowler Centre - 8 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 15 min drive


  • Deluxe - 2 min walk
  • Majestic Cuisine - 2 min walk
  • Field & Green - 2 min walk
  • Taste of India - 2 min walk
  • Zumo Coffee House - 2 min walk

About this property

YHA Wellington City - Hostel

Eco-friendly Wellington hostel in Te Aro, walk to Te Papa
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hostel has a coffee shop/cafe and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff and a TV in a common area are on-site. All 133 shared rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
YHA Wellington City - Hostel offers 133 shared accommodations with DVD players. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Languages spoken

English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

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

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–noon: NZD 6 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities


  • Lift

Guest services

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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant 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.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 6 per person (approximately)

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 major credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

National rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 5 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

YHA Backpacker Hostel Wellington City
YHA Wellington City Backpacker
YHA Wellington City Hostel
YHA Wellington City
YHA Wellington City Hostel
YHA Wellington City - Hostel Wellington
YHA Wellington City - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 157 out of 298 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 115 out of 298 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 298 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 298 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 298 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort
There were school aged children running around making tons of noise and being very disruptive. Instead of do anything about it, the staff member who was not wearing a mask put me in a different room on a floor where the bathroom was out of order. I then had to be inconvenienced again to move rooms a second time. I was not the one being disruptive and should not of been inconvenienced due to someone else’s inability to be respectful to other guests. The staff members not wearing masks, or not wearing them correctly just shows they do not care about their guests and in these trying times I will take my money and stay elsewhere next time.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Central location.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A good room for a short stay. Room facilities were basic, but that is to be expected for the type of room. Friendly staff and fast check in / checkout.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
great place to stay could get cold ..our room whistled with the wind but it was still great place to stay will stay again awesome staff thankyou ..
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021