Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is in a really great location, especially for those just arriving in town since it's so close to the station. They have a really great cafe that's nice and relaxing, too.
good 6 bed hostel room, ensuite bathroom. complimentary brekky for 1 morning, decent AusNZ feed. friendly staff.
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.
- Walking distance to Old Government Buildings and Beehive
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in The best-rated area in Wellington, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) is within a 5-minute walk of Old Government Buildings and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Beehive. This 108-room, 4-star hostel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and 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 free WiFi.
Guests of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) enjoy features like a nightclub, free WiFi in public areas, and an arcade/game room. 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.