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


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

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a nightclub and a bar/lounge. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer WiFi.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

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

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


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

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

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

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 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at 1 AM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

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.

Only service dogs are allowed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • 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.

Hotel Name

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

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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