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 1 week prior to 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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 Dwellington

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

At The Dwellington, we guarantee you will not stay in a property as luxurious as this anywhere in New Zealand.

Over half of the Dwellington is dedicated to common areas, including the chef's style kitchen, the impressive 5 meter long redwood dining table that overlooks the historic tennis courts, a state-of-the-art cinema room with Netflix & Sky Sports, a games room, outdoor spaces and much more.

We offer our guests free unlimited WiFi and a scrumptious free breakfast everyday during their stay. Fresh towels are available on demand anytime you like.

We have a variety of rooms which include spacious private double's, twins, triples, a family room, 4-bed dorms, a female dorm room and a generous 8-bed dorm. Reception is open every day between 6:30am - 9pm, but we can arrange to welcome you if you are arriving later. Please note the property has two levels of stairs and is not suitable for wheelchair access.

The friendly staff can help with booking a variety of local activities and onward journeys including the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries to Picton.

Reception is open daily from 6:30am - 21:00pm.

Late check-ins can be arranged with prior notice. If no one is at the reception desk, there will be a contact number left.

We do not accept groups of more than 8 people and we do not accept booking for longer than 21 days in a dorm room or 15 days in a private room. Multiple bookings will be turned away.

We cannot always guarantee that guests from a group booking will be in the same room or any booking will be in the same room for the duration of the stay, though we will always try our very best!

We do not allow minors under the age of 17 in shared rooms, with or without guardians. Families are welcome, but would be required to book an entire room. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2019
    I'll be back in the future.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel a short walk from everything in the city. Lovely rooms and kitchen with a cinema room that showed films and rugby games. The staff were very friendly and helpful in telling us about local things to do.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Sep 2019
    I genuinely loved my stay here. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The bathrooms, kitchen, rooms, and everything else were so cute and clean and nice. It’s in good walking distance to food (which they give they discounts for) and the city center. No complaints.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    Great location and facilities.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2019
    A beautifully done spot with wonderfully helpful staff and great amenities
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    Literal best hostel I’ve stayed at. Great communal spaces for cooking, eating and chilling. Staff so friendly and helpful. Lots of hotel touches like mini towels for face and hand washing in the bathroom and actual nice smelling soap etc make it feel less hostel-y. 30 min walk to Cuba st and main part of Wellington. Loved my stay here even though it was short. Thank you!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2019
    The Dwellington was one of the nicest hostels I have stayed in. The kitchen, the rooms, the bathrooms, the dining area, and the longue area - they are all great spaces equipped with a good quaulity of goods as well. And the staff that works there are all great- it's nice to get to know them as well as they are using the common areas as well. The omlet breakfast on the weekend was so delicious. The location was good - about a 15 minute walk to downtown. Book this hostel and enjoy your time there!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Oct 2019
    Personally, best thing about this hostel is the atmosphere. I met so many people and made so many friends on my very first night. Everybody’s willing to talk to each other and you make friends with people in your room. I don’t know what it is about this hostel that I’ve made so many connections, but the atmosphere is incredible. Remember to put yourself out there if you’re solo travelling and you’ll meet the right people.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Oct 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay here! Noah was extremely helpful in recommendations for activities in town, and the other staff was just as kind. The whole place was clean and cozy, and I really liked that I could lock my belongings up while I was away. I was there for 2 nights, and easily could have stayed longer. I’ll be staying again!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    23 Sep 2019
    Lovely hostel! Really clean rooms and bathrooms, very friendly staff! Not super close to the main strip of bars or restaurants but lots of food options close by. Would recommend!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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