Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Lodge in the city have a cancellation policy of 1st night charge if cancelled or reduction in numbers within 48 hours of booking. Full payment of booking will be charged for No shows.

Additional Terms and Conditions

There will be 10% security deposit required on booking. Please write your contact details down for us to arrange deposit transaction

Additional Info:

We have a $20 key deposit and you must be 18 years old to check in. If you wish to book a car park, please give us a call or email us and we will add a car park to your booking.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
Read all reviews

Property Description

Lodge in the City is the cheapest Hostel in Wellington!

Our large spacious lodge is located in central Wellington. We have a wide range of accommodation available from backpacker dorms to self contained units. We also provide long-term stays.

The Lodge is in the heart of Wellington's buzzing cafe, bar, club and theatre district. We are only minutes walk to the waterfront, Te Papa Museum, Cuba St with its mouth watering cuisine and Courtney Place with its fantastic nightlife.

We have a very sociable atmosphere with a large communal kitchen, outdoor courtyard, dining and lounge area with Sky TV. The hostel has laundry facilities on each floor and spacious clean bathrooms. We also offer our guests 5GB of WiFi every day! Limited guest parking is available for $12 per night. Please call or email the Lodge to reserve a car park in advance. We also allow our guests to drink on the property so there is a very active nightlife!

The choice of room types available include 4-12 bed dorms, twin bunk rooms, single rooms, double rooms and self-contained family rooms.

Reception time is 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Our Check-In time is 2pm-5pm please contact us directly if you are wishing to check-in later then that. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 6.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 5.5

  • Cleanliness 4.5

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Feb 2021
    Looked like a halfway house for adddicts. 5 stars.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    16 Feb 2021
    Reasonable for the price. Great location. 👍
    American Samoa, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Jan 2021
    The location is great. Staff is friendly. The bed that i sleep on is good and clean !! However, i feel that the building needs a makeover with fresh paints, replaced old facilities such as old carpet, dim lights and shower facilities to make it a more appealing and inviting environment to stay in.
    Singapore, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Nov 2020
    It's cheap, you know what you're getting. Overall had a nice stay!
    France, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    13 Feb 2021
    Good location
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 6.9


    06 Feb 2021
    Very centrally sited, only a short walk to Cuba street. The people (staff and residents) were lovely, very helpful and friendly. It was cheap, like very cheap....however to say it was run down would be something of an understatement. The majority of facilities were 'out of order'....including toilets, showers, lift, coke machine, bar, ski machine (super sad about that), leaking kitchen ceiling, to name a few. Very very grubby overall. I found bogies wiped on the wall beside my bed.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    13 Oct 2020
    Kitchen & bathrooms need updating as dirty and falling apart. Bed was hard, pillows and duvet were old and very sad. Floors and doors were sticky and there was mould growing around my door. Fridges were full, no room for new people and dirty. Very basic and badly in need of a decent update, everything was tired, everything
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 4.6


    18 Nov 2020
    This building needs to be demolished. Extremely smelly and mouldy. It’s cheap but it’s not worth the experience. 90% of the other guests are homeless workers. People with serious mental health issues. My first bad hostel review FYI
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3


    13 Feb 2021
    Worst place. Didn’t stay the night as the ceiling was falling in.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.0


    13 Nov 2020
    Kitchen, lounges and bathrooms all in need of major cleaning/ upgrade- mould, bathroom floor is saturated, kitchen smells terrible. Their was minimal space to put any food in fridges. The dorms were alright, the linen was clean. Overall the building needs a big clean up. I guess you get what you pay for... cheap and nicely located in Wellington
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi