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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Wellington Waterfront

  • Free WiFi
From
€30

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1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
7.6.Good.
  • Staff were very friendly

    Nov 21, 2021

  • Actually left early due to the overall stay, asbestos removal going on next to my room…

    Nov 13, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Convenient
Walkable
Dining options
Safe
Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 108 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In Pipitea
  • Wellington Waterfront - 3 min walk
  • Lambton Quay - 3 min walk
  • Sky Stadium - 11 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 15 min walk
  • Victoria University of Wellington - 19 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Single (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)
  • Twin, Double & Single Ensuite
  • Double Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • 20 Bunk Style Room (mixed)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Pipitea
  • Wellington Waterfront - 3 min walk
  • Lambton Quay - 3 min walk
  • Sky Stadium - 11 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 15 min walk
  • Victoria University of Wellington - 19 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 19 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 21 min walk
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 26 min walk
  • Massey University - 33 min walk
  • Zealandia - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 14 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 1 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 3 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive
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1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 108 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 30 for adults, and NZD 10 and NZD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10 (subject to availability)

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Downtown Backpackers
  • Hotel Waterloo Backpackers
  • Downtown Backpackers Hostel
  • Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Wellington
  • Hotel Waterloo Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
  • Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Downtown Backpackers Hostel Wellington
  • Downtown Backpackers Wellington

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FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 1:00 AM. There's a charge of NZD 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Coffix (4-min walk), La Cloche (4-min walk), and Thistle Inn (4-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as kayaking.
7.6.Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly and helpful staff, room and shared spaces (kitchen, lounge, bathrooms) were clean and tidy.

    Alexander, 1 night business trip, Nov 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Friendly Great Place fir Value

    Stayed one night whilst visiting the City. Well worth it. Had room 410. Had ensuite and TV. Hit water was too hot though and couldn’t regulate the shower. Had to ask for soap however they apologised at reception. Maid forgot to leave some and reception gave us some. 9/10

    Karina, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good im so excited

    Akosita, 1 night trip, Sep 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a tired old property but that makes it unique. No room is the same! The staff is what makes the difference, always calm, considerate and helpful. During a snap lockdown I got stuck in Wellington the staff went above and beyond to kept us up to date, making sure we knew what was happening and offering advice on how we could get each home.

    Sonya, 2 night business trip, Aug 15, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Ok for cheap nights stay. Room was clean but dated. Quite a bit of traffic noise.

    1 night trip, Aug 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Just what i needed for an overnight stay

    1 night business trip, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous!

    Such a great place to stay for locality, comfort, price & friendliness! Will always return when in Wgtn....this was our 3rd stay. Highly recommend.

    Tony, 2 night trip, Aug 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    It's good as price wise. Stayed private single room with shared bathroom. 여기가 가장 저렴한듯

    1 night trip, Jul 30, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    power went out during the night. no food open close by even though we arrived at meal time. t.v doesnt do many channels

    1 night family trip, Jul 16, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Run-down and could do with some revamping, but satisfactory. Unfortunately very noisy, but probably not unexpected in that situation. Very handy for the ferry.

    1 night romance trip, Jul 6, 2021

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