This is a great bargain! The staff peopoe are all very helpful. The location is close to old... See full review
Jan 4, 2013
Great location in Downtown Wellington
We stayed at Downtown backpackers on our first trip to Wellington and had a great time. The staff... See full review
Aloha from Honolulu
Dec 30, 2012
Offering budget accommodation in the centre of Wellington, Downtown Backpackers features a 24-hour guest kitchen, self-service laundry facilities and a games room with pool tables. Guests are offered 20 MB free Wi-Fi access per stay.
Formerly the historic Hotel Waterloo, which hosted Queen Elizabeth II's entourage on her 1953 Coronation Tour, the hostel features elegant staircases, high ceilings and a cafe in the old ballroom.
Wellington Railway Station is only 200 metres from Wellington Downtown Backpackers. It is an 8-minute walk to TSB Arena and a 12-minute walk to Westpac Stadium.
Private and shared rooms are available. All rooms include heating and bed linen is provided. Each private room has a work desk and cable TV. Secure lockers are provided for all guests.
Downtown House Bar specialises in fun activities and bar games every evening. 24-hour reception is available and the tour desk can book Interislander ferries, bus tours and trains around the North Island.
Kindly contact Downtown Backpackers directly if any member of your party is under 18, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.
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Nearby points of interest
New Zealand Parliament Buildings: 0.2 mi
Cable Car: 0.7 mi
Te Papa Museum: 0.7 mi
Kilbirnie: 2.7 mi
Miramar: 3 mi
Seatoun: 4 mi
Newlands: 4.4 mi
Complete breakfasts, snacks, healthy lunches and quick dinners, you're bound to find something of your taste out of the wide assortment of daily freshly made and baked food items and the range of beverages.
Downtown House Bar
At Downtown Backpackers Wellington the hostel has its own House Bar, a licensed bar that opens at 4.00pm daily and specializes in fun activities and bar games every evening. Next door on the same level is the games room, where you meet up with friends at anytime of the day or evening and shoot some pool, try your luck on the pinball machine or kick back and relax to the music from the juke box.
The cafe is open 7 days a week, so feel free to walk in any day you want. In the cafe you'll also find the multiple station high speed internet area to keep in touch with your friends back home.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz
This is a great bargain! The staff peopoe are all very helpful. The location is close to old historic government buildings. It is an easy walk to Te Papa, the national museum. I could not find the AC controls though.
We stayed at Downtown backpackers on our first trip to Wellington and had a great time. The staff was helpful in finding our way around, and it's a great location to walk to botanical gardens, waterfront, historic buildings, etc. The cafe
downstairs is yummy too and sometimes has good specials.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Te Papa museum is free and open 365 days a year. The area around it on the waterfront is lovely also.