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Room type

Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Bunk Style Twin Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Single (Shared Bathroom)

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Twin, Double & Single Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 1 infant)

Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Double Ensuite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
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4-star Art Deco hostel in Wellington near Old Government Buildings


Located in the heart of Wellington, this hostel is within walking distance of Old Government Buildings, Beehive, and Old St Paul's. Also nearby are St Paul's Cathedral and Wellington Cable Car.

Property Features

In addition to a restaurant, Downtown Backpackers features a bar/lounge. Other amenities include a nightclub and wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Room Amenities

All guestrooms include wireless Internet access (surcharge) and shared/communal kitchens.

At your hotel

At your hotel

The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This Art Deco hostel also offers a nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room.

Downtown Backpackers is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Elevator/lift
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

In your room

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • Shared/communal kitchen

Eat and drink

Downtown Backpackers has a restaurant on site.


The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ecotours on site

The fine print for Downtown Backpackers

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The name of this property will be changing to Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

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National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.

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