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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

Star Rating
4 out of 5

Information

Reviews

3.8 / 5Good
612 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lambton Quay
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old Government Buildings
    3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beehive
    6 min walk
  • Airport
    Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)
    17 min drive

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03-6743-6572
  • Double Shared Bathroom

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin, Double & Single Ensuite

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Double Ensuite

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Single Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Bunk Style Twin Ensuite

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bunk Bed
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  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Single (Shared Bathroom)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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About this area

Wellington

Located in Wellington, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) is in the city center and near a train station. Old Government Buildings and St Paul's Cathedral are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Botanic Gardens and Mount Victoria Lookout. Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) and Wellington Zoo are not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lambton Quay - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old Government Buildings - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St Paul's Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old St Paul's - 6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Beehive - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 1 min walk
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 17 min drive

About this property

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

4-star eco-friendly hostel, walk to Old Government Buildings
A restaurant, a nightclub, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and an arcade/game room are onsite. Rooms offer free WiFi and safes.
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) offers 108 accommodations with safes. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided daily.
The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Art Deco hostel also offers a nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance.
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) is a smoke-free property.
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 program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3 PM - 1 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types at the property

Diners Club
Mastercard
American Express
Visa

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 9 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 are 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 onsite parking is available.

Property is also known as

  • Downtown Backpackers
  • Downtown Backpackers Hostel
  • Downtown Backpackers Hostel Wellington
  • Downtown Backpackers Wellington

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: NZD 9 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Ecotours
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Outdoors

  • Terrace

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  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen

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  • Safe

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Kayaking
5 - Excellent
136
4 - Good
278
3 - Okay
152
2 - Mediocre
34
1 - Poor
12
3.8
Cleanliness
3.9
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
3.5
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Nice and warm, clean and tidy - the only thing I have to say against this is the bed (mattress) I was sleeping on was may need turned over? as it felt like the bed was on a lean and I found myself waking on the edge of the bed. Other than that it was great.

    Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities

    Basic but that is what I expected. Clean, tidy room and great for access to stadium

    Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

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