Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


The Cambridge Hotel & Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

The Cambridge Hotel is a newly restored heritage building. It is immensely popular for its value accommodation in the capital city. The fantastic central location and carefully restored decor, combined with hard-to-match prices, has made The Cambridge Hotel the first choice for many travellers and returning guests.

Accommodation options to suit you & your budget.

The backpackers section of the hotel sets a new standard in backpacker accommodation and enables guests to backpack in style. The boutique experience has amazed guests with its luxury feel. There are 52 dorm beds, ranging from 4-8 bedded dorms, all equipped with linen and heating.

The hotel reception is operated 24 hours a day.

The Cambridge is a Wellington icon. We say dont judge the Cambridge as the Cambridge will never judge you. Everyone is welcome! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 4.7

  • Facilities 5.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2019
    The only annoying thing was the police sirens and racing cars at odd times during the night which woke me up several times but that is beyond your control.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    Great quick stay here at the beginning of our trip!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2019
    I enjoyed my weekend in our 8 dorm and private room the next day, will definitely be back 😁 also the big guy that works at night gave me a free fanta when I woke up I'm the middle of the night due to dry horrors 😋
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    17 Mar 2019
    I really liked staying here. It was really nice having a massive kitchen and lounge area, and the bathrooms are big and clean. It has a bit of a smell, but you get used to it.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    30 Aug 2018
    Good spot, bit loud in the street but great location. Great staff but the coffee was disgusting..sorry guys but truly awful
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Jan 2019
    An okay hostel considering the price, we had to change rooms after the first night because of the smell of the other roommates but that can’t really be helped by the staff. The rooms are just behind the staff smoking area so you do get that smell coming through the windows. The biggest problem though was the lack of mattress on the bed that my friend had, it was basically just a few blankets. All in all, it was a decent place and I would recommend it if you are thinking about going to Wellington
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Apr 2019
    I was pretty disappointed with my stay here. Rooms are dark and damp and just not very pleasant. The bathroom and kitchen are quite nice, and it's in a great location, but overall I didn't think this place was worth the money.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Sep 2018
    I got a private room and it was ok. It's a bit like a run down hotel so don't expect hostel atmosphere. It's in a great location though which meant I only slept there.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 6.9


    28 Aug 2019
    Staff are incredibly friendly!! However they let the guests ruin the hostel. There’s long term guests in every room with terrible hygiene who spread their things out all over the room. Also NO ONE DOES THEIR DISHES!! Its totally disrespectful. If you want to use a dish, you have to clean it yourself. Also you have to pay for wifi, but the staff knows thats selfish and will usually give it to you for free if you ask. Oh and they dont wash their towels and sheets, they just put them in the dryer.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    04 Feb 2020
    This hostel was okay. Lay out feels a bit boarding school like but kitchen was big and nice. Staff were friendly. Rooms were outdated but it is meant to be an old style hotel/hostel. Overall it was a fine stay and nothing was wrong. Not very lively but fine if you dont want a party hostel. Not many plug sockets so be prepared for that.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines