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The Dwellington - Hostel

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Front of property
Limited parking
Family Room, Shared Bathroom | Individually decorated, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Dwellington - Hostel

The Dwellington - Hostel

2.0 star property
City centre hostel within walking distance of Old St Paul's
8.6 out of 10 Fabulous
8.6/10 Fabulous

219 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011
Main amenities
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Thorndon
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 21 min walk
  • Wellington Central Business District - 2 min drive
  • Sky Stadium - 4 min drive
  • Te Papa - 3 min drive
  • Cuba Street Mall - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 26 min walk
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Trax Bar & Cafe - 10 min walk
  • The Old Bailey - 12 min walk
  • Concorde Cafe - 13 min walk
  • McDonald's - 10 min walk
  • Backbencher Pub & Cafe - 8 min walk

About this property

The Dwellington - Hostel

The Dwellington - Hostel puts you 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Interislander Ferry Terminal. Guests can visit the outdoor tennis courts for a workout, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 7:30 AM and 10 AM. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and WiFi.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • 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 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • BBQs
  • Shared fridge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Racquetball/squash


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2013
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Heating

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Rice cooker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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


This property does not have lifts.
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Dwellington Hostel
The Dwellington - Hostel Wellington
The Dwellington - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does The Dwellington - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Dwellington - Hostel 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.
Are pets allowed at The Dwellington - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Dwellington - Hostel?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dwellington - Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at The Dwellington - Hostel and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around The Dwellington - Hostel like?
The Dwellington - Hostel is in Thorndon, a short 10-minute walk from Wellington Station and 7 minutes' walk from Lambton Quay. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Bruce, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Good enough and walking distance to bus station
This is near the Beehive, Bus & train station just 10-15mins walk and beside the Chinese Embassy if I am correct. New World is just a few walks away across the street. It's a bit far from the main CBD and Te Papa but as long as the weather permits it is ok to walk. Cleanroom I booked our own twin room (bunk bed) but shared bathroom. Free breakfast is good and help yourself to fry your eggs if there are some in the kitchen. Good experience for us.
Evelyn, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Annemarie, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Not a good night's sleep
Contrary to many reviews, it was definitely noisy on Friday and Saturday night until midnight. It didn't help that a window in our room wouldn't fully close, so not only did it let all outside noise in but with it being winter, I had to try to sleep bundled up in my jumper. It was cold and the bed uncomfortable. Things were clean and staff pleasant, but the one amenity we tried to use (video games for the kids) turned out to be a bust (not working). The only amenity we truly needed and absolutely didn't get was a comfortable night's sleep. Very disappointing and the lack of sleep negatively impacted our trip and activities.
Kirsten, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Well set up with thoughtful touches.
1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Good location. New world supermarket nearby. Cleanliness is acceptable.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

D, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice place to stay... but be quick for the free onsite parking
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review