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7.9
Very Good 458 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.8
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 8.8
  • Staff 8.7
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 7.1
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7.9
Very Good 458 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.8
  • Security 8.2
  • Location 8.8
  • Staff 8.7
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 7.1

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  • Saltmaster
  • Canada, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 7 reviews
16th Feb 2017
4.9

The hostel was rather dirty. The carpets were all stained and worn over, the kitchen smelled like bread mold and there were crumbs all over the counter. The beds were okay at best. That being said, if you're in a pinch and need a place to stay in Wellington, it wasn't the worst hostel.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Avid Traveller
  • 12 reviews
13th Feb 2017
8.0

There needs to be information on the Cambridge hotel and backpackers website as well as hostelworld to tell you how to get there from the bus station or ferry... its a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute NZ$2 bus ride. The place is centrally located within Wellington at the base of mount Victoria and next to base backpackers and is a nice change to it. NZ$3 will gey you an egg breakfast. However its kitchen needs a clean and smells and the doors are often left open when sharing with a tour group.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 4.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, All Male Group, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 10 reviews
12th Feb 2017
6.3

Our room was pretty dirty and smelly. Internet is limited to an hour a day, which is a bit painful.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, All Female Group, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
8th Feb 2017
9.4

Great place with friendly staff and a plentiful, cheap breakfast. Room smelled super clean, bed was okay though a bit springy and small. Shared bathroom is a little cramped with one shower recess spraying water all over the floor. Toilet paper also wasn't replaced in the only cubicle that had a working light. Wonderful location. Thanks for the friendliness and hospitality. Stay here if you're looking for convenience.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand, All Female Group, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
2nd Feb 2017
8.9

Great place to stay, perfect location close to everything Wellington has to offer. Staff are helpful and friendly. Room and bathrooms very clean and tidy. Would stay again.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
29th Jan 2017
8.9

Great location and good for money.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 9 reviews
27th Jan 2017
8.0

Really nice hostel. Clean and good value for money. Would definetly recommend as a quieter alternative to base, right next door.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden, Female, 41+
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
16th Jan 2017
6.3

Good location but rather dingy rooms with only a small window at the very top. Carpets in room were not too clean either. Not a good place if you wake easily as the doors to the rooms slam shut so you hear each time someone in the corridor enters or leaves their room.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
16th Jan 2017
7.4

Overall good place. Small kitchen with no ovens, but other than that it was a pleasant stay. Wi-Fi situation was a joke though. One free hour per 24hr period. But encountering this problem in many places. Having the sink and fridge in the 4 bed dorm was a joy though.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
12th Jan 2017
8.9

I have stayed here numerous times and have always had a pleasant experience, the place is clean, good location, great showers and washing facilities and the staff are always (apart from 1 occasion) very helpful and welcoming. I was seen to by Charmaine recently and she was very rude both times I spoke to her. All other staff I have come across can't help enough. Definitely recommend this hostel

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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