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 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

The Dwellington perfectly blends the homely, the cozy and the stylish within a backpackers property. 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 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.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2019
    One of the best hostels I stayed at during my 7 month trip around New Zealand. The staff were excellent, everything was spotlessly clean and the kitchen, cinema room and lounge area had everything you need for an enjoyable stay. The unlimited WiFi worked, the rooms were a good size and the beds were comfy. The only thing that could be improved would be to add a rail or barrier around the top bunks so you/your belongings don't fall off, but apart from that this place was faultless.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2019
    We enjoyed our stay at the Dwellington very much. It was a great hostel to recover from a long haul flight. It was very quiet, very clean and comfy and the atmosphere was as if we were staying with a family. The staff was very friendly. We loved, that we could make scrambled or fried eggs for breakfast.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    One word: perfect. Yes, it is a bit outside of the city center. But that's what I prefer. It's just a 5-10 minute walk until you reach really nice streets or the waterfront. The hostel itself is beautiful, breakfast include, super friendly and helpful staff, comfortable beds, ... Would go back there any time.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    This place was great! The guy at the desk up front was so helpful and nice. We only got to stay one night but we wish we could have stayed longer!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    This is the most amazing hostel I’ve ever been.. super clean, bfst is great.. nice vibe great staff! They make you feel very comfortable and the beds and dorms are super nice and comfy.. it made me feel like home! Plus is in a very strategic place!! Totally want to come back there ..
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    16 Apr 2019
    Outstanding hostel which i can warmly recommend to stay in! Super clean, friendly & helpful staff, delicious breakfast served in a really nice kitchen. It was even possible to watch Football in the morning in the cinema room :-D.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2019
    Lovely hostel, clean, great facilities, great staff and everything included (breakfast, towels and hairdryers) No lockers but safe environment and valuables can be kept behind front desk. Thank you for a lovely stay.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Apr 2019
    Loved this place and the vibe. Really my only complaint is that there was no where for me to lock my things. To be fair, the place otherwise felt super secure and I wasn't really worried about any of the people in my room taking anything, but you never know! All the staff was super friendly. I enjoyed talking to them a lot. Someone makes eggs on the weekends, it's great. Love love this place. I'm hoping I have enough time on my way back up north to stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2019
    The only fault I could find with this place is that it's a bit of a long walk into the centre of town. Honestly couldn't recommend the Dwellington enough, everything about it was fantastic from the staff to how the place was decorated and it even has a supermarket and ATM practically opposite. Plus free breakfast, a cinema room and hairdryers! Everyone seemed friendly and there was a great mix of all ages. I will 1000000% be staying here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    08 Apr 2019
    Something that must change within this amazing hostel: Why the lights are On 24h?The entire hostel is continuously ON lights. I was shocked that still now days, knowing what we already know, still places are consuming so much unnecessary energy in order to look pretty? And then there are recycling bins and eco products? It is contradictory and even hipocrit. Is there anyway you can seriously switch to a conscious energy consumption DWellington?
    Spain, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    3rd, Continent Winners Oceania

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