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

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 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    Probably one of the best hostels I have ever been at a very competitive and honest price! The guy at the reception was very welcoming and gave me tips of what I should visit during my stay. The cleaning in the hostel was impeccable and the room was very spacious with the possibility to lock your stuff. The common areas were also very comfortable giving you the opportunity to both meet new people from around the world or take that 1 hour of relax! The free breakfast was the cherry on the cake!
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    One of the nicest hostels i ever stayed in!! Has a movie theatre which was perfect for a downpour we had while in wellington. Loved the dwellington thank you for a lovely stay
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I have stayed in. Great kitchen, unreal movie room, comfortable beds and excellent staff. Cannot recommend this hostel enough.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Nov 2019
    Such an amazing spot, without a doubt the best hostel I have ever been in. Immaculately clean and wonderful staff. Worth the extra few dollars for a great experience.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels that I have ever stayed in. Loved that a grocery store was super close.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    30 Nov 2019
    Fantastic atmosphere in this cool hostel just a stone’s throw from the beehive. Well equipped kitchen with free breakfasts is appreciated. Bedrooms are nice but could be improved by having power points, shelves and lamps at each bed. Similarly the bathrooms seemed few and far between (although we never had to wait to use one) and the showers might be improved with shelving and storage space so you needn’t put everything on the floor. Overall a fantastic stay and would definitely return.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2019
    Absolutely loved The Dwellington - lovely atmosphere, great rooms, delicious breakfast, and fantastic facilities. It is a bit of a walk from the main centre of the city but worth it for the quality of accommodation!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    I had a great time over New Years. Free BBQ, pot luck in the evening and the movie room was a great place to hide in after a night out!!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Dec 2019
    You get what you pay for with this place. The staff is super friendly, facilities are always clean. It's the little things that make it so great as well: face towels in the bathrooms, quiet jazz played in the kitchen in the morning, almond and soy milk for breakfast. You can tell that there is a lot of thought put into it. Only cons I can see are the location (takes a while to get into the city) and missing privacy curtains on the bunks.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    28 Nov 2019
    Expensive place, but well worth it. Especially when you consider the other options! Location was definitely a bit out of the way and I did the 30 minute walk into and out of the city many times, but as long as the weather's ok it's fine. Squash and tennis courts, big field we played frisbee in, awesome kitchen and beautiful rooms. Lots of families when I was there. Maybe time of year? Noah at the front desk was awesome. Super friendly and excited to show off his city with a ton of tips.
    Canada, Male, 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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