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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington, New Zealand

2-star2 stars
1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Wellington Central Business District
  • Free WiFi
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Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Cleanliness
Could use a good cleaning
Comfort
More comfort would be nice

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington, New Zealand

from NZ$53
  • Double Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Bunk Style Twin Ensuite
  • Single (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)
  • Twin, Double & Single Ensuite
  • Double Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • 20 Bunk Style Room (mixed)

What’s around Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington, New Zealand

Landmarks

  • Heart of Wellington
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 15 min walk
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 27 min walk
  • Wellington Central Business District - 3 min walk
  • Wellington Waterfront - 3 min walk
  • TSB Bank Arena - 9 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 23 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 1 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 3 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 108 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Arcade/game room
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
Facilities
  • Elevator
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and 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.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington, New Zealand’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

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 sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10 (subject to availability)

Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 30 for adults, and NZD 10 and NZD 30 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington, New Zealand

  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers).
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM. There's a charge of NZD 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 332 reviews

Fair 4.0
It was all we needed for a quick night stop over before our ferry the next morning. However it was 80km/h+ winds through the night which was all i could hear through the window and kept me awake all night. The bunkbed moved every time one of us moved
nz1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great but
nz4 night trip
Very good 8.0
So convenient to transport hubs and city areas
Stephen, nz2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
SS
Very convenient location & choice for budget
Jim, nz1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Perfectly adequate and great location
Arrived in Wellington at the Railway station at night so just had to walk across the road to hotel. All booked and paid for on Hotel.com website so no probs. Single room was adequate for all my needs, warm room and comfortable bed. Slept well and would be happy to stay again.
Dennis, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
old but convenient part of cbd
comfortable enough for a night or 2
nz2 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Not so good, especially shared room
Weerawich, nz2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Wrong info provided re Bar Closing time :-(
When I asked when the bar closed, I was told 11pm, later found out they stopped serving drinks at 10:30pm - when I voiced my frustration, the reaction I got was not overly concerned - disappointing to say the least.
Carolyn, nz2 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Just for kids travelling
olor a cigarro en todo el piso, las camas suenan al moverse, el viento entra por las ventanas
Adolfo, nz2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Another good stay :-)
Had Dinner there, (the special that night) it was a yummy curry. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Carolyn, nz1 night business trip

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers), Wellington, New Zealand

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