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Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
118 Wakefield StWellingtonNew ZealandGreat location! See map

5-star hostel with restaurant, near Civic Square
  • Free breakfast
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Delicious food
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
Complaints about WiFi
74See all 74 reviews
From 428 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington

from $38
  • Elite Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Shared Dormitory (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (10 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 beds)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (10 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1900
  • Elevator/lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

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.

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington’s small print

Also known as

  • Nomads Backpackers Wellington
  • Wellington Nomads
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington Hostel
  • Nomads Capital
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Hostel
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Hostel Wellington
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
  • Nomads Capital Wellington
  • Nomads Wellington
  • Nomads Wellington Backpackers


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: NZD 200 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 4 (1-device limit, rates may vary)

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

What’s around Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington


  • On the waterfront
  • Civic Square - 2 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 4 min walk
  • Te Papa - 7 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 9 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car - 10 min walk
  • Old Government Buildings - 18 min walk
  • Beehive - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 48 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 17 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 9 min drive
  • Wellington Ngaoi Station - 13 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 74 reviews

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington
Very Good8.0
Everything was great: clean rooms, respectful backpackers, no loud noises, friendly and helpful staff! Only issue are the bedframes that make a lot of noise and sway too much when on top.
Joseph, us2 night trip
Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington
Very Good8.0
Shoul have free Wi-fi with the high rate charged
The hostel is in a good location but like most accommodations I had in New Zealand, it was not a good value. The room was small and Wi-Fi was not free which I think should have been free for the rate charged. The kitchen is small and was not adequately stocked. The is a free pan cake breakfast which is tasty but not convenient to make due to the limited space in the kitchen since everyone are making their pan cakes.
Rudolf, us2 night trip with friends
Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington
Don't stay unless you like loud noises!
The staff and other guests were very friendly, but I would not stay here again. It's above a bar and even with ear plugs in, we could hear the noise until past 3am on a week night. Doesn't matter that the place is clean, staff are friendly, and they provide meals, if I can't sleep then what is the point of me renting a bed?!
A Traveler, us1 night trip with friends
Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington
Almost perfect.
Was almost perfect aside from a manager named Sasha, who was very condescending and shrewd on multiple occasions. I understand people have bad days, but this should not be reflected upon customers especially when you are in a management position.
justin, us1 night trip
Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington
Very Good8.0
I had a private room. It was great for the price! Location was awesome... right downtown! Not too far from the train/bus station either. The front desk was open 24/7 and the people there were very friendly and helpful. It was a very nice atmosphere. The room was nice and clean. My shower wouldn't drain. I notified the front desk when I left in the morning and it was fixed by the time I got back. They provide a dinner voucher for the place next door. The food was great! Overall, great stay. Would definitely stay there again.
A Traveler, us3 night trip

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Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington, Wellington

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