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The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington

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28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001, New Zealand

Hostel with restaurant, near Embassy Theatre
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Best value for money
Bar is awesome
Could use a good cleaning
More comfort would be nice

The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington

from $47
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed only)
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  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Bed in a 4 Bed Dorm
  • Single Bed in a 6 Bed Dorm
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What’s around The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington


  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • St James Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Park - 7 min walk
  • The Great War Exhibition - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 48 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 10 min drive
  • Wellington Ngaio Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

WiFi rated fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming, and video chat



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1883
  • Elevator
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpacker Cambridge
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wellington
  • Cambridge Backpacker
  • Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel
  • Cambridge Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Wellington


Please note that guests may experience noise from the bar and hotel building on Saturday nights/early Sunday mornings from 9 PM to 3 AM.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.8 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 40.00 (subject to availability)

Breakfast costs between NZD 4.50 and NZD 35.0 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 0.00 per stay

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

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

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 328 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent service and location.
The Cambridge has been the top hotel of our travel so far. Deborah & Millie exemplified the meaning of guest service.
Robert G, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Deceptive from the outside.... OLD WORLD AMAZING!!
Came to this hotel after HOTEL.COM couldn't find me another accommodation, after I wasted almost 2hrs. at the previous hotel(NEVER!!! stay at "Wild Zebra" Wellington)on the telephone. This was at 9pm at night, so not only was it nearly impossible to find another hotel at that hour; but I totally missed out on eating anything because all restaurants were closed. The first hotel offered "free wifi" which they didn't have for Apple devices(and were VERY MUCH AWARE OF THIS FACT, including saying that they were working on it and that in a few months they should have it resolved. I had a LOT of internet work I needed to get done, not only of a very important nature, but a very private one; so when the person at the front desk suggest I go to the McDonald's on the corner I almost lost it!!! Which is what started my 2hr. ordeal(on hold, most of it) with and then being transferred 4 times before they finally realized they HAD TO REFUND IN FULL MY PAYMENT TO THIS NASTY, FLEABAG WZ BACKPACKERS(dust was over 1/4 inch on every surface in the room; the halls and common areas had trash strewn everywhere; there were gaping holes in my room and wallpaper torn off). By comparison, the Cambridge Hotel was not only ultra clean and tidy, the room was huge, with a large bathroom and almost a full kitchen(no stove). The staff could not have been more helpful, understanding what I had been through and even offering to share their pizza with me so I wouldn't go hungry!!
eliot, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Super staff!
We loved the charm of this place, but the staff are the stars of this show!
Linda, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Nice room. Friendly staff
Carol, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great, with a few minor issues
Great location, and good amenities for the price (in-room sink, writing desk, refrigerator, coffee and kettle, TV with basic Sky subscription, etc). Communal toilets and showers are kept very clean. The only negatives are the wifi access (one hour of free access per device per day), and the wind: Wellington is a windy city and the windows rattle at night. However, there is free (albeit slow) wifi in the CBD, and the noise of the windows isn't that bothersome if you sleep through it; only if it starts before you fall asleep.
Mirza, us2 night trip

The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington

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