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 2 weeks 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.

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Dwellington perfectly blends the homely, the cozy and the stylish within a backpackers property. We guarantee you will not stay in a hostel 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 tennis courts, a state-of-the-art cinema room with Netflix and Sky Sports, a games room, ample outdoor spaces with BBQs and much more.

We offer our guests free unlimited high-speed fibre 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 everyday 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.

Our 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.

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 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2021
    Lovely stay this weekend. Great facilities and lovely staff. Will be back next time I'm in windy Welly!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Aug 2021
    Dwellington was highly recommended from a family member. But it still exceeded our expectations, we are grandparents over 65 and we had 2 of our male grandchildren age 12 & 10 with us it was ideal for the four of us the boys were wrapped with the place.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2021
    This place is perfect! So much to do, very clean, and a really nice vibe. Would 10/10 recommend!
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Mar 2021
    I loved my 3 nights at the Dwellington. The staff went the extra mile to look after me. The bed was very comfy and the linen fresh. I hope to stay there again. Location is great i was able to walk all around the CBD.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2021
    Its my fourth time there and will be back again.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    02 Dec 2021
    Staff were friendly and helpful! Access to tennis courts beside the hostel was a big plus and so much fun - we all enjoyed our stay a lot 🙂
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2021
    Amazing hostel, travelled the world and this is up there as one of the best I’ve stayed at. Really good laid back atmosphere with a variety of people & nationalities. The rooms&bathrooms were very clean and the lady Flo running the place was SO friendly, helpful & happy. The freshly brewed coffee available is a winner for all caffeine fiends and toast and eggs for breakfast a real good bonus. 10 extra mins walk from town than other hostels but definitely worth the walk&will always stay here now.
    New Zealand, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4


    22 Jan 2022
    It was a quiet place. It was easy to go to the beehive and convinient to get to new world supermarket. Room was clean. we were able to play a tennis and watch a movie. Breackfast was awesome.
    South Korea, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    02 Apr 2021
    Possibly the best hostel in NZ. The kitchen is better than my actual apartment and they have great coffee. Comfy, casual, and the staff were really willing to do anything to be helpful. Will stay here everytime I come to Welly.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Jul 2021
    It was lovely staying there. Friendly staff and awesome facilities! Strongly recommend them
    Brazil, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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