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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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 $10 per night. Please call or e-mail 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.

We require a $20 key deposit for every check in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.8

  • Security 5.6

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.2

  • Atmosphere 5.4

  • Cleanliness 4.6

  • Facilities 4.8

Latest Reviews

  • 8.3


    31 May 2019
    Value for your money hostel, if you are travelling on a tight budget this one's for you. Great atmosphere if you want to socialize and have a few drinks. Great if you want to have a low key stay.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    30 Jun 2019
    A lot of long term guests staying there and they are pretty messy. Had to move rooms right after we checked in since the room and beds hadn't been cleaned. Only one small unisex bathroom on each floor and there are a lot of guests on each floor so always very busy and not easy to keep clean. Very busy and messy kitchen. Cheap laundry was good though. Within walking distance to most shops and restaurants.
    Sweden, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    01 Dec 2019
    It’s a cheap hostel for a reason! It’s not the nicest place in the world but definitely worth the amount spent! The shared areas were a lot of fun and I all the employees were awesome and super helpful!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    27 Sep 2019
    Staff are extremely helpful and friendly, location is amazing as well. The facilities and atmosphere is just what you would get for your money.. it was quite scary at night because of drunk travellers so i would not recommend you to stay out in the shared areas by yourself 😔...
    South Korea, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    01 Jun 2019
    Staff were nice and helpful. The building needs some love but you get what you pay for. Location and price were the motivating factors Some of the other guests were awful-I got back in the evening to find someone else in my bed-my stuff dumped on the floor. I had to relocate my stuff and move to a very noisy top bunk in another area in the dark (people were sleeping). Too many inconsiderate jerks for me-no respect for others. Being woken up at 4.30am by the same drunken jerks was no fun at all.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    25 Nov 2019
    Broken showers and bad atmosphere. It's great if the only thing you need is a place to sleep and you're a heavy sleeper. I was about 4 metres from the heavy traffic. Frustrating but very good value
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    18 Oct 2019
    the window in my dorm was on the first floor and could open quite wide, had no lock, so would have been easy for someone to climb in. There were stains on sheets and duvet and some floors (and the showers) were quite scummy, needed some new carpet or stains to be painted over.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 5.1


    15 May 2019
    Very bad kitchen literally terrible ... people will stack on top on your food bag because there is no more space in the fridges ... and they move it. I was looking for my bag once and I open a different fridge and two milk carton dropped on the floor and just burst on my feet and floor ‘I ain’t cleaning that up and plus that ain’t my fault ‘ The common area sofas smells like B.O The place is like a prison, toilet been out of order for 3 weeks, matress is 10 cm long ...
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    09 Jun 2019
    I didn’t want to believe the reviews but it really is that bad. The kitchen is basically unusable. Horrible bathrooms. Overcrowded and dirty with a very bad vibe. Felt unsafe and dirty. Ok for one night but any more is just not worth it.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    05 Nov 2019
    the worst hostel we ever stayed in, except the nice staff. It’s beyond dirty and sleeping in the uncomfortable beds is almost impossible. Would never go there again !
    Germany, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi