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The Dwellington Reviews

8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand

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86%

Rating
239 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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77%

The 8-ppl dorm was very cold, especially early in the morning (in June). Other than that great atmosphere, but a little bit far away from the city center. Might be much more pleasant in warmer months.


66%

Was a great hostel overall, but there were some incredibly strange things about it. The main criticism would be the kitchen. There was a really large breakfast bar type island in the middle (which in your own home would be epic) but with loads of seats around it people tend to camp around, meaning there is essentially nowhere to prepare food. Take the chairs away, and it would be fantastic. There was also no microwave - definitely need one of them. More bathroom space too please. V good overall.


83%

Really good for just 25 dollars. Big rooms, comfortable beds and clean bathrooms and kitchen. The WIFI conection its really bad, but its free and unlimited. Muy bueno por solo 25 dolares. Habitaciones grandes, buenas camas, muchos enchufes, banios y cocina todo limpio. El WIFI es bastante malo, solo se puede enganchar cerca de la recepcion y es muuuuy lento. Pero es gratis e ilimitado, algo poco comun en Nueva Zelanda


80%

Had a very pleasant stay with my daughter and will stay again.The only two things we found that could be improved is a thicker duvet so you dont have to have the heater going all night when its cold plus a better pillow for your head.

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


77%

Beds are great. The free is a major plus, but the free wifi wasn't working.


91%

We stayed for one night and it was the best hostel we have ever stayed at! The staff and everyone else staying there were awesome and super friendly. The free movie night was a good way to spend the evening with others in the hostel! Also they have free breakfast which is super sweet! All around good vibes!


71%

The Dwellington is a nice hostel, it is quite far away from everything though. I felt the Kitchen wasn't big enough for the size of the hostel and there was no room in the fridges for food. There is free wifi but the signal isn't great. Staff were friendly and helpful but overall was a little disappointed


91%

Definitely best hostel in Wellington, if not even best in NZ. Rooms are big, enough power points for everyone, enough space for everyone's bags, really nice atmosphere! One and only complaint: the room was pretty cold when I stayed there but they were about to get new heaters and it was no problem to get an extra blanket.


80%

I enjoyed my stay very much and will certainly come back. The only suggestion I would make is that there is an individual reading light for each bed fixed on the wall. Thank you very much.

  • 26th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

Hostel has a lot of longer term residents but still a really nice place to stay. The best kitchen I've ever seen in a hostel and not too far from the bus, train and ferry terminals. Close to a supermarket too


94%

Best hostel in Wellington, great location, great staff, great atmosphere. As it's located between the American and Chinese Embassies it feels pretty safe. 10 - 20 minutes walk to the CBD, most people are long termers, but you get easily into their "community". New World super market is next door. Kitchen is well equipped and a good place to meet everyone. Rooms are clean and comfortable.


94%

Very welcoming and homey hostel. I enjoyed the free breakfast, nice tv room and super soft linen. Relaxed vibe. Clean bathrooms that smelled nice as well- nice touch!


86%

Friendly greeting on arrival and friendly enquiry into what we may need. Located near Supermarket, main train station, Sports Stadium, pubs and take away food. Would recommend as a spot to stay.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


94%

One of the Best hostels i ve been to...and i am doing a world trip. Emma is running just the best place in NZ


86%

Very nice staff


89%

One of the safest places in Wellington just across the US Embassy and the NZ Police. Nice kitchen and common area, spacious as well. It's a good walk from the Ferry (watch how to walk to the hostel, do not go via the Trainstation you would otherwise walk 30 min.) and the downtown area. Rooms got a lot of space and are clean.


97%

Loved it!! Absolutely fabulous, clean, friendly people, great place to relax, definitely would recommend.


100%

Friendly, helpful staff. Good facilities and close to City.


91%

Great place, clean, welcoming and enjoyable. The Irish (I think) guy was very accommodating and helpful.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

Need better WiFi. It was cold in my room.


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