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.

Dining

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.

Rooms

Guests can expect to find WiFi.

Property features

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.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Old Government Buildings and Beehive
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd Wellington 6011

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Nightclub 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room Amenities

  • Daily housekeeping 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 

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 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 1 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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 dogs are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

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

Awards & 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.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Backpacker property is rated 4 stars.


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