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The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington

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28 Cambridge TerraceWellington6001New Zealand

Hostel with restaurant, near Courtenay Place
    Tasty breakfast
    Fantastic service
    Value for money
    Best value for money
    Bar and Beverages
    Bar is awesome
    166See all 166 reviews
    From 702 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington

    from $42
    • Double Room, Ensuite
    • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite
    • Triple Room, Ensuite
    • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
    • Single Room, Ensuite
    • Single Room, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed only)
    • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
    • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
    • Shared Dormitory

    At a glance

    Key facts

    Hotel size

    • This hotel has 58 rooms
    • This hotel is 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 or cash deposit required

    • Government-issued photo ID required

    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Travelling with others


    • Pets not allowed


    • WiFi in public areas *

    • WiFi in rooms *



    • No parking
    * See small print for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink
    • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee shop/café
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built 1883

    In the room

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

    The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington’s small print

    Also known as

    • Backpacker Cambridge
    • Cambridge Backpacker
    • Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
    • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
    • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
    • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
    • Cambridge Hotel
    • Cambridge 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. For more information please contact the property using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

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

    Optional extras

    Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 40.00

    Breakfast costs between NZD 3 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington

    Top spots nearby

    Recommended by this property

    • Embassy Theatre (2-minute walk)
    • Courtenay Place (3-minute walk)
    • St James Theatre (3-minute walk)
    • Waitangi Park (5-minute walk)
    • The Great War Exhibition (6-minute walk)

    Getting around

    • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 12 min drive
    • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 46 min drive
    • Wellington Station - 27 min walk
    • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 10 min drive
    • Johnsonville Raroa Station - 13 min drive
    • Onsite parking not available

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.6 From 166 reviews

    The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington
    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
    Very Good8.0
    Nice, Quiet place in great location
    Pleasant overnight stay in a great location. The staff was friendly and the room was comfortable. Women's room on the first floor could be a bit larger but there are plenty of toilets downstairs on the backpackers floor.
    Colleen, us1 night trip
    The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington
    I had a room with a shared bathroom and mustcsay that the bathroom was in a immaculate clean condition through out my stay! The staff was friendly and helpful! It's an old building, but there is nothing wrong with the hotel! I'll go back there anytime!
    JC, us7 night trip
    The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington
    Very Good8.0
    Perfect if you don't mind the smell of cigarettes.
    Great price for a lovely hotel. Very nicely appointed rooms. The only downside.. and it's a big one, is that the smoke from the Casino had permeated the rooms, so there is no way to escape the smell. If you are at all sensitive to cigarette smoke, avoid this hotel.
    Anne, us1 night romance trip
    The Cambridge Hotel, Wellington
    Very Good8.0
    Really enjoyed our stay!! The staff were friendly and helpful. The attached bar/pub was a great place to hang out. The the location was perfect.
    Chistina, us1 night romance trip

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