Get an overview of this hotel4-star eco-friendly hostel, walk to Old Government Buildings

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Location

Located in the heart of Wellington, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Government Buildings, Beehive, and St Paul's Cathedral. Old St Paul's and Wellington Cable Car are also within 15 minutes.

Property Features

A restaurant, a nightclub, and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and an arcade/game room are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 108 rooms offer free WiFi.

 Guest Highlights

  • Good location
  • Proximity to public transit
  • Breakfast
  • Overall value of stay
  • Helpful staff
  • Clean guestrooms
  • Overall room comfort

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

Hostel Amenities

Hostel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Art Deco hostel also offers a nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Total number of rooms - 108 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Nightclub 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 

Where to Eat

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

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

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Ecotours on site 

Hostel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hostel Name

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

Awards & 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.

National Rating

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


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