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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Reviews

1 Bunny St, Wellington, New Zealand

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74%

Rating
397 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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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.


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!


69%

Pretty sure there were bed bugs. Other than that it was fine.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

it's a former hotel and that's how it feels. Definetly been to hostels with better atmosphere. a lot of young school kids, but i guess thats because it's big enough to host big groups.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Very good location.. Just in front of the station. 15 minutes walking to downtown. Private bathroom on my room. Large kitchen.


74%

Sweet place. 10min walk north of the city by the bluebridge ferry. 20min walk to Cuba street. Bar and cafe in hostel. Huge kitchen. Art Deco style. Only two downsides, no parking and toilet/bathroom; old and a little run down.

  • 2nd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

I booked a single room with a shared bathroom. The problem was the bed : it was very uncomfortable


69%

Quite old


60%

Hostel is not in the CBD, you'll have to walk to. But it's cloes to the ferry quay (Bluebridge). It's a former hotel and it's not so good if you're looking for contact to other travellers. BYO is not allowed (only in your room) 'cause they have a fully licenced bar.


89%

Had a great stay. Nice big hotel feel to the place which never makes it feel crowded. The free wifi doesn´t last long but that´s one of few cons.


80%

Our stay was ruined by a group of kiwi lad who got back at 4:30am and decided to knock on every door on the floor, before having a hugely loud discussion until 5:15am. The paper thin walls meant we were forced to endure it until they passed out. The staff warned them but they were obnoxious guests who didn't really care. I know the hostel can't control for this, and it's just unlucky but it left us pretty grumpy during our onward travel in the morning. Nice hostel apart from that.


86%

The dining room was warm and inviting. The kitchen facilities were good. Older style heritage decor was appealing.


80%

I was surprised to see that it looks like a really big and old hotel but it kind of gave it character. the room was very clean but the toilets throughout the place didn't seem to work the best. There is a cafe/restaurant inside which was very nice and I liked the walk-in large fridge which made it easy to store all of your food without fighting for space.


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