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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

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Twin, Double & Single Ensuite | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin, Double & Single Ensuite | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin, Double & Single Ensuite | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin, Double & Single Ensuite | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin, Double & Single Ensuite | In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

2.0 star property
Art Deco hostel in Pipitea with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.6/10 Good

831 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$106
Price available on 18/12/2022
Map
1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington, 6011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Locker space

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Pipitea
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 1 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 3 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive

Restaurants

  • Coffix - 4 min walk
  • La Cloche - 4 min walk
  • Thistle Inn - 4 min walk
  • Wagamama - 5 min walk
  • The Backbencher - 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Located near a train station, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is a great choice for a stay in Wellington. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 30 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 108 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and older; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 30 days prior to check-in

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

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) on weekday mornings 8:00 AM–noon
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 30 for adults, and NZD 10 and NZD 30 for children (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10 (subject to availability)

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and over; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 30 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

Policies

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Downtown Backpackers
Downtown Backpackers Hostel
Downtown Backpackers Hostel Wellington
Downtown Backpackers Wellington
Hotel Waterloo Backpackers
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Wellington
Hotel Waterloo Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?
As of 6 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers on 18 December 2022 start from NZ$106, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?
This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 10 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as kayaking.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Coffix (4-min walk), La Cloche (4-min walk) and Thistle Inn (4-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers like?
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is in Pipitea, a short 1-minute walk from Wellington Station and 2 minutes' walk from Wellington Central Business District. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

7.6

Good

7.6/10

Cleanliness

7.8/10

Staff & service

7.1/10

Amenities

6.9/10

Property conditions & facilities

6.3/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Inexpensive Wellington stay
The location is perfect. This is an old building that has seen better days. The kitchen left a lot to be desired. The walk in fridge was smelly. The building had obviously been a grand hotel and is crying out for refurbishment or restoration. The room was good except the soap holder next to the bath wasn’t clean. The window had a broken pane in it. This was dangerous. A child could have injured themselves on it. Obviously a well used accommodation. At the time there was a school group in there. They were very well behaved. The price was good. We would stay again, but the kitchen would probably put us off.
Barry, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Diane, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The stay was good value for money. It is in the city so easy to get around with no car. The train station was about 3 minutes away,the wharf
Sammi, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Worst backpackers I’ve stayed in
Receptionist not very helpful or communicative. Room had bits of cardboard duct taped to the wall to cover holes. Shard kitchen dirty, lacking basic cutlery (I found one spoon and for to eat with but 50 knives!) The whole place felt in loved and unwelcoming
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

trevor, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Carey, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Greg, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Convenient and Comfy
Convenient. Comfy Beds. Had a double bed and single bed ensuite. Fair price however no fridge. Felt a 2pm check in would be better. 3pm too late as most people arrive in Wellington well before 3pm.
Karina, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Never ever stay here
Schlimmste Hostelerfshtung soweit in Neuseeland. Wenn es geht vermeide hier zu schlafen. Alles ist alt, die Zimmer sind klein, die Betten schlecht. Ich wusste nicht mal welches Bett nun frisch für mich bezogen war. Die Küche war ein grausamer Ort. Ein Mädchen im Gemahl doorm hat ihren Freund zum schlafen mitgebracht…..An den Wänden waren Stellen mit Zement ausgebessert und dazu war es noch das teuerste Hostel wo ich war bisher.
Lydia, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The room was totally different from the photo in t
I booked a private room shared bathroom. The room was totally different from the photo in the profile photos. Rundown and not clean, with very strong humble noise like a drier.
Bin, 1-night trip
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