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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington

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1 Bunny Street Wellington CbdWellington6011New Zealand, ‏‎800-491-6126
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Good3.4 / 5
Location
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Room
Room is all right
Vibe
Poor vibe
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From 353 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $16
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Double Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)
  • Twin, Double & Single Ensuite
  • Bunk Style Twin Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)
  • Single (Shared Bathroom)
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Double Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

Internet

  • WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Parking

  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in public areas for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Ecotours on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Nightclub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
Facilities
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
More
  • Daily housekeeping

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.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington’s small print

Also known as

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

High-speed Internet access (wired) is available in public areas for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 3.4 /5 from 145 reviews

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Solid services and good amenities
Located across from the railway station, little bit of walk from popular eateries but not too bad. Room was comfortable.
1 night romance trip
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington
Good3.0 / 5
Blah
Only stayed here because it is across the street from the train station. The ensuite bunk bed room has no amenities - did not even have a bar of soap. The 4th floor carpet is quite dirty, and the door to a maintenance closet was left open. The café served decent food if you don't feel like leaving the hotel.
1 night family trip
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington
Excellent4.0 / 5
Savings.
This hotel has a great location and the price is great for what you get in return in NZ.
3 night trip
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington
Excellent4.0 / 5
Cheap place, great for one night
Stay here if you want a cheap place with free wifi in the lounge area. Wouldn't stay if were staying long but does the trick for a late ferry transfer into Wellington. Clean enough and super cheap.
1 night trip with friends
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington
Excellent4.0 / 5
D.T. B.P.
My go to place to stay in Wellington; great location, nice staff, kitchen options, and price.
2 night romance trip

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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington

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