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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Reviews

1 Bunny St, Wellington, New Zealand

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427 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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


good hostel


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.


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


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.


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)


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!


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

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


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)


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


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)


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

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