Old Government Buildings is within a 5-minute walk of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) while other popular sites like Beehive are within a 15-minute stroll. This 108-room, 4-star hostel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with a nightclub. Centrally located in Wellington, the hostel is also a short walk from St Paul's Cathedral and Old St Paul's.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
Guests can expect to find WiFi.
Guests of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) enjoy features like a nightclub, WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. This hostel also has laundry facilities.
- Walking distance to Old Government Buildings and Beehive
- Onsite dining
- WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) offers 108 accommodations. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Housekeeping is provided daily.
- Daily housekeeping
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Shared/communal kitchen
The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This Art Deco hostel also offers a nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room.
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) is a smoke-free property.
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Arcade/game room
- Total number of rooms - 108
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Billiards or pool table
- Tours/ticket assistance
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
- Laundry facilities
- Smoke-free property
Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
Where to Eat
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) has a restaurant on site.
Nearby Things to Do
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Kayaking nearby
- Ecotours on site
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- No onsite parking is available.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time ends at 1 AM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is 10 AM
- Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay
- Downtown Backpackers
- Downtown Backpackers Hostel
- Downtown Backpackers Hostel Wellington
- Downtown Backpackers Wellington
- Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Awards & Affiliations
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.