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The Cambridge Hotel

Hostel with restaurant, near Embassy Theatre

  • Free WiFi
From
NZ$88

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28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001, New Zealand
7.8.Good.
  • Staff were cheerful and helpful. Room was changed at the last minute, staff had been…

    Sep 17, 2021

  • One shared toilet on floor working bed under cold drafty rattling window carpet i have…

    Jul 16, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
Shopping
Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 58 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 40 meeting rooms
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • In Te Aro
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • St James Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Park - 7 min walk
  • The Great War Exhibition - 11 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, 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
  • Single Bed in a 4 Bed Dorm
  • Single Bed in a 6 Bed Dorm
  • Single Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Te Aro
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • St James Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Park - 7 min walk
  • The Great War Exhibition - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 11 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 25 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 9 min drive
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28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. The property will be renovating all shared bathrooms on a rotating basis through January 2022. Guests booked in room types with shared bathrooms may be required to access a bathroom on a different floor during renovation work.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 40

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1883
  • Elevator

Accessibility

  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast costs between NZD 6.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 40.00
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.8 percent

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards and cash.

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.

Also known as

  • Backpacker Cambridge
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wellington
  • Cambridge Backpacker
  • Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel
  • Cambridge Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Wellington

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Cambridge Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Cambridge Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 12:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 40.00.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ortega Fish Shack (3-min walk), The Ambeli (3-min walk), and Five Boroughs (3-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Embassy Theatre (2-min walk) and Courtenay Place (4-min walk), along with St James Theatre (5-min walk) and Waitangi Park (7-min walk).
7.8.Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Avoid this hole

    We stayed here for 3 nights in a shared bathroom double room. We did not enjoy our stay: Bed was terrible : middle of the bed was lower than the sides, makes it very uncomfortable and awkward to sleep. Our kettle/ kitchen was filthy - see the photo attached. We were on the first floor. Went to use the male bathroom and realised that the first floor bathroom was fully out of order. Went to the top floor bathroom and realised there is only one working shower for all the rooms - which was filthy. This wasn’t even communicated with us during check in. The TV in our room didn’t work unless turned on and off at the wall (above the door) which means standing on the wobbly leather chair. After raising these issues with staff after 2 nights of terrible sleep, the staff asked us to pay the difference for the last night in a room with a bathroom (there was 5 spare rooms on this Monday night showing on their website anyway) but after refusing to pay, the lady at the desk said “we won’t charge you now - but may charge when you check out” Eventually we got changed to a room with an ensuite. The bathroom stunk of urine and had no working extractor fan, so all the urine smelling steam went through the entire room - to the point where water was dripping on us from the ceiling while we slept. Thankfully we weren’t charged the difference for this last night. I can appreciate there are renovations ongoing but how hard is it to explain at check in? Disgusting place, won’t beback

    Levi, 3 night trip, Jul 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice 👍 central location . Good clean room, huge 🛏 bed!

    Katherine, 1 night trip, May 28, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Always a nice, cheap, friendly spot to stay. Think they need to upgrade some of the beds though. Start with Room 110 please.

    Annemarie, 3 night business trip, May 22, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Only 2 issues: non-refundable booking when 3rd party pulled out in advance with injury, and companion pulled out of 2nd night; also please put WiFi card swipe label on side glass door for evening entry.

    Margaret, 2 night trip with friends, Apr 29, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The night that I stayed someone was caught looking into other guests room windows. My room was missing slats from the blinds. Not ideal that being the case. Still an enjoyable stay however. Just a bit dodge

    1 night trip, Nov 10, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great Stay

    Friendly, helpul staff who were concerned about the satisfaction and safety of their guests. I would certainly be happy to stay there again.

    Carolyn, 1 night business trip, Oct 16, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very nice, friendly staff at reception and also at the bar/restaurant. Bathroom was clean and tidy. Bed could have been a bit more comfortable - time to change the mattress I think or put a well padded mattress protector on it! Other than that - a good budget hotel option close to everything in central Wellington.

    1 night business trip, Sep 16, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Not as good as usual

    Usually enjoy the Cambridge Hotel cheap and cheerful but great location and close to CBD, my room on this occasion stunk of a combination of puke and disinfectant carpet was disgusting

    Ritchie, 1 night business trip, Jul 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superb

    The stay was really nicre, beautiful heratige building. Felt like you were taken back to what luxury felt like 100 years ago

    caitlyn, 1 night trip with friends, Jun 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Room is basic, but clean and in a good location

    Nigel, 1 night trip, Feb 23, 2020

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