X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Reviews

1 Bunny St, Wellington, New Zealand

Reviews & Ratings Explained

74%

Rating
413 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 70%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

83%

Stayed only for one night, but it seems quite nice hostel considering how big it is.


83%

the only thing that i wasnt happy about was the power points not working in the room and having to climb up on bunkbeds at my age in time. they should just make it a single room shared bathroom and have the bigger rooms 2 single beds in the one room but everything else i was happy about :)

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


60%

My first really bad experience in a hostel with the management ! And I know what I'm talking about because I went in around 80 hostels around the world and at least 30 only in New Zealand. Really amazing, and not in a positive way ...


77%

Only booked here for location as I just wanted a place to lay my head. Super location- right next to the railway station and ferry! Rooms were clean, a little dated but fine. Had an ensuite which was clean too. Beds aren't super nice but it's okay!


66%

Really bad, didn't sleep, got me run down ended up with a cold sore two days later. Pretty unmotivated reception staff, not bothered at all. I would avoid.

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Pretty good hostel although its a long way from the main bar strip if you want to go out. Also the wifi can be glitchy, although you do get 100 MB free per device per day.


86%

Certainly close to the Bluebridge ferry and center of town, station etc. Nice hostel.


86%

staff were great especially as i made a big mess up and made a booking for the wrong date! shame about the cricket the next day!


60%

Really close to the ferry, but far from the city center.


71%

Australian and New Zealand hostels are pretty expensive and beat-up. This is no exception. However, if using the Bluebridge Ferry to or from Picton, this hostel is just across the street from the ferry terminal making it very easy to find and use. The place was at full capacity, but the staff were still friendly and very helpful. Very basic, but doubt you'll find better for the money.

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


46%

The hostel is well located, easy to find with a 24h reception, which is always good. The rooms were quite big with an ensuite. The ensuite was rundown and had some mould. There was only 1 plug socket in a bedroom for 8 people.


63%

The building was being repainted whilst we were there, which will be beneficial as it seems a bit tired. It can't seem to decide whether it is a hostel or budget hotel which creates a funny vibe. The kitchen is industrial size which means there is plenty of room to cook. Location is excellent as it is right opposite the train station (which has bus transfers to the ferry terminal). The naked bus stops literally at the doorstop.


57%

The kitchen was a joke !

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

More like a hotel come hostel. Close to the train station but a little far from the city centre.


80%

good hostel


66%

Close to train station. Average hostel mixed with a hotel. I think people actually live there and are not travelling. Only stayed overnight but wouldn't be ideal for any Longer.


83%

Only comment: there was another name on the door (something with Hollywood?), but i found it....


71%

I booked this hostel because it is so close to the train and ferry terminals, it makes it very easy if you're coming and going, but it is further away from the cafes, bars and restaurants in the evenings. Single room was clean and tidy but very draughty and I needed extra bedding to be comfortable even though it was summer. The TV remote didn't work and no kettle/fridge in room which would have been useful. There's a good spacious lounge/dining room and large kitchen which doesn't get too full.


83%

It was very hot and loud due to some machinery or something humming all the time. Other than that, great.

  • 1st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Good hostel overall. Nice size rooms and bathrooms, super clean. Giant kitchen next to the cafe for guest use. Minutes from the bluebridge ferry, and a $2 5 minute shuttle from the interislander. A bit far from the city center (Cuba street etc), but if you don't mind walking 20-25 minutes its a great place to stay!


« first « Prev 1 2
(29 results)


View all Wellington Hostels

Please give us your feedback