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YHA Wellington City Reviews

292 Wakefield St, (Cnr Cambridge Tce), Wellington, New Zealand

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86%

Rating
1333 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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71%

VERY helpful staff. Thank you for your patience! More of a hotel than a hostel. Quite corporate with the lifts, 6 storeys and multiple rooms. This looses it's feel for atmosphere and socialising a bit. you have to make and unmake your bed?! 3rd floor bathrooms bad drainage!! Horiible eggy smell. Good activities on e.g film night ans sign posting to events in and around wellington. Great location..


100%

Brilliant free wifi rooms were perfect staff on desk very helpful


100%

Great location - we walked to Cuba St and there were lots of cafes and restaurants nearby inCourtenay St. Room was really good - best we have stayed in at a YHA - lots of room to move, clean, lovely ensuite and even a TV and kettle/ tea and coffee.


60%

Only stayed one night. The lounge areas were a great place to chill with friends. It was nice to have Bathrooms separated between men and women(instead of sharing three toilets and two showers per wing). WiFi was good by the laundry room.


94%

It's my favourite hostel.

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Great no-nonsense hostel in a great location.


40%

Very poor customer service, made several mistakes with our booking. Failed to find our reservation for a long time despite us having come in to the hostel to pay for our reservation, generally unfriendly customer service, took very long to actually have our rooms ready, gave us the wrong room, did not even give us a towel, bathroom facilities in the en suite quite poor - certainly not worth $36 a night considering the hostels we have stayed throughout NZ and the entire world


69%

not reasonable price for double room without any facilities in room..... no service wifi in room

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


89%

Really good hostel in the city. However, I've never been to a hostel where you have to put on your own pillowcase, top sheet, AND bottom sheet. Also, no free tea/coffee/sugar. Decent beds, clean facilities, good shower pressure, great TV room and reading room, 2 nice kitchens, and pretty quiet and comfortable. Not a super social atmosphere, but everyone is relatively friendly.


83%

I stayed in a few hostels in Wellington and this was my favourite. Awesome kitchen facilities, tv lounge to chill in and good quality wifi. Very close to the supermarket and easy to walk to most places from. I was able to get a cheaper hostel so chose to only stay a few nights,but would be my preference if it was a little cheaper. Also preferred the atmosphere to other hostels because people were friendly but it isn't a part hostel and isn't noisy at night.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Directly in front of a supermarket and very close to Te Papa, the location is excellent. The rooms and the hostel itself is super clean, it often feels more than a hotel. Wonderful and big enough common rooms and kitchens well equipped. Enjoyed my stay very much!


89%

The location is excellent as it is in easy walking distance from the bus stop if you get the airport express bus number 91 into town from the airport, cost is $9.00. There is a large supermarket across the road if you want to cook and save money, Wellington is a great place to eat out and there is a wide range to choose from within walking distance.

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


86%

Stayed here for 1 night - was really happy with it. Clean and good facilities. Some long term people in room :-/ But otherwise really good location! Plenty of space in dining areas etc. Would recommend!


97%

I loved YHA, so if i can do a suggestion it would be nice if people can extend their stay up to three weeks maybe.

  • 20th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Right beside a grocery store. Good distance from mt Victoria. Rooms were clean. Beds were decent. Bathrooms were clean. Great common area. Staff were helpful. Parking was about a10 minute walk. They used to have an activities coordinator who was really helpful.


89%

This hostel was quite quiet and in a good, central location. Cleab restrooms and dorms. Good value for money and the staff were helpful and recommended some good activities.


83%

Close to Te Papa. Very close to big supermarket. Loads of places to eat, cinemas and theatres within short walking distance.

  • 7th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Please remove the promise of a shuttle to the train station, since this does not happen any more. It's one (of many) reasons I booked this hostel, and I was disappointed to find out it was false. Also, the kitchen is a little bit small for so many people, especially since staff also use it. Otherwise, I was very impressed with the hostel's organization.


80%

Good hostel close to city centre. Staff is friendly and happy to help including contacting taxis to take you to airport. Rooms are comfortable, good size, with big lockers big enough for a backpack and plugs inside the locker so you can left your mobile charging and leave the room as it is safe. Lifts are quite quick and reliable. Wellington is a nice city, dont miss a free visit to the parliament


94%

Best location you can get. Clean, quiet, free wifi, well equipped kitchen, two elevators, nice view. Lot of activities to choose from. One of the best hostels.


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