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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Reviews

1 Bunny St, Wellington, New Zealand

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

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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


Quite old


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.


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.


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.

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