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The Dwellington

8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand


  • 87%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

Property Information:

The Dwellington is just over a year old now, with a stylish twist on a backpackers property. We guarantee you won't have stayed in a property as luxurious as this anywhere in New Zealand.

Over half of the Dwellington is dedicated to common areas, including the chef's style kitchen, the impressive 5 meter long Redwood dining table that overlooks the tennis courts, television and DVD room, huge outdoor spaces and more.

We offer our guests free WiFi and a free breakfast everyday during their stay.

Reception is open until 10pm daily but we can arrange to greet you if you're arriving later. We have a range of rooms including spacious private double's, twins, triples, 4 bed dorms, a girls dorm and a generous 8 bed dorm.

The friendly staff can help with booking local activities and onward journeys including the Inter islander and Bluebridge Ferries.

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  • Latest Review

    The wifi wasn't working a good portion of the time I stayed there. So that wasn't great. And I noticed that the cleaning staff didn't mop the floors or dust the blinds. Both were extremely dirty in the bathrooms. The staff was ok. I liked that we had to have a room key to get in. I would have liked the top bunk to have some kind of security on the side so we ciuld feel more safe while being in the top bunk. I liked that they supplied a light breakfast in the morning and played music.
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      Anonymous, USA, Female, 25-30
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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Reception is open daily from 6:30am-22:00pm, if no one is at the desk there will be a contact number left. A key deposit will be required on arrival and will be returned in full on check out. Fresh bedding is provided on arrival, so please no sleeping bags in the rooms, they can be stored in reception until you leave.

The Dwellington Located at 8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington.
The Dwellington
New Zealand
Wellington Wellington 6011 8 Halswell Street , Thorndon
86% 333
-41.2733152 174.7788172
The Dwellington
    Rooms available     Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm     Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm     Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 3 Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 5 Bed Female Dorm
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