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The Cambridge Hotel & Backpackers Reviews

28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

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197 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Great location, decently sized rooms, clean. Only one common room/kitchen and the room was pretty small. Good price.


Good location, good people.


Very nearly very good! Could do with a bit of simple maintenance, such as making sure that blinds and windows open / close properly. Good location, reasonable facilities. Wifi is expensive, after the free 30 minutes.


Good hostel, although it was noisy due to the bars around the area.


Had a great night's stay here. Reception are open 24 hours (rare for NZ) and were very friendly and helpful. Great location. Not noisy even though it was friday night. Had a problem with water temperature in the showers. Stored luggage for free unlike Base. Would definitely stay again.


For a hotel I would have expected this place to be cleaner, the backpacker area appeared somewhat neglected. There is a bar nearby and all evening I had groups of people gathered outside the single glazed bedroom window, hearing their conversations word for word (even with earplugs in, drunk people are loud)! Not keen on the deposit for crockery, if I only need a bowl I shouldn't have to carry around two plates a cup and cutlery.


A great hostel that is centrally located. The four-bed dorm I stayed in was spacious with good beds, bedding and even a heater. They could do with some lockers in the rooms for valuables. Plenty of bathroom and shower facilities that are kept clean. Many of the hostels in Welly are hovels, this one would be my first choice when in Welly next.


I really enjoyed my stay, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was really great, but the walls are a bit thin and noise does carry.


Nice and clean, and very friendly receptionists!


Felt like a hotel. The bar downstairs was loud at night


Great location. Only stayed the one night. I would stay again.


Thank you so much for the upgrade! I really appreciate it.


great hostel, very central. would stay here again


Probably the best hostel Iv stayed in so far and i have been to many all around the world. The staff are so helpful and friendly they made me feel very welcome.

  • 6th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This was a great place to stay! Loved it! The hotel is very well situated , just round the corner from Courtney Place near shops, cafes and bus routes. The staff were very friendly on arrival and the 3 bedroomed room with en-suite was spacious, comfortable and clean. Good sized TV with tea/coffee making facilities. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and look forward to doing so.

  • 24th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


It was a great pleasure to stay here. Def worth paying a revisit when i visit NZ again!


Basic accomodation at very good rate food was great enjoyed breakfast and dinner noticed some attendees couldnt work out shower may need basic instructions on wall Enjoyable stay would use again

  • 3rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Great location in the heart of Wellington, rooms and beds are a bit past their prime but the proximity to Wellington's finest cafes, restaurants and nightlife ensures you'll have no reason to stay in your room. Extremely friendly staff and the bar at Cambridge is a great place for a quiet beer after a day's exploration.


This hostel is just a small part of a hotel, which means that it somewhat lacks the atmosphere hostels are generally known for. There was a problem with one of the windows in my room, which combined with the rather turbulent Wellington weather made a lot of noise during the last night, making it difficult to sleep.


Their dorms are quite spacious and the atmosphere is just great. Definitely a recommendable place to stay :-)

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