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 4 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation after full payment will incur a cancellation charge equivalent to the cost of one nights stay for the group.
A No Show will result in no refund

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: 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.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This is everything an urban hostel should be!
Free WiFi

Ultra clean, modern, bright, fun and friendly. YHA Wellington City is centrally located and ideal for everything that Wellington has to offer.

There is an espresso bar on site, selling barista made coffee and a selection of cabinet food.

Our $6 Breakfast special includes a bagel, cream cheese, jam and barista made coffee.

The hostel is within easy walking distance to the bars, shops and theatres on Courtenay Place and close to Te Papa Museum, the Waterfront and Embassy theatre.

A wide range of comfortable accommodation is available, from our spacious and well appointed 4 and 6 share ensuite rooms to our deluxe private ensuite rooms.

Awards: 2013 /2014 /2015 / 2016:: Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
2012 Hostelworld - Voted 4th Best Large Hostel in the World
2011 Tripadvisor rated first in Wellington
2010 NZ Tourism Award Winner
2009 Virgin / Guardian UK International Responsible Tourism Awards Winner
2008 Hostelworld Best Hostel in Oceania for 2007
2007 Hostelworld Best Hostel in Oceania for 2006
2008 Winner of the Sustainable Business Network Trailblazer Award.
2007 Winner of the Sustainable Business Network Trailblazer Award.
2006 Winner of the Sustainable Business Network Trailblazer Award.

Bed and Room Movements

Whilst every endeavour will be made to ensure you are accommodated in the same room throughout your stay, due to limited availability at time of booking, it may be necessary for you to change rooms. If applicable, you will be advised of this at check-in. You will be accommodated in a room of similar or higher standard to that originally booked.
Due to limited availability at time of booking, multi-share accommodation for two or more guests may be provided in separate rooms. Every endeavour will be made to ensure this does not occur, but should this be necessary you will be advised at check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Mar 2020
    A clean hostel with friendly stuff, comfortable bed, good prices and a super market very close by.
    Greece, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Such a lovely hostel. Bathrooms were so clean and building was well maintained. I had to leave early and the staff were really helpful about ensuring I got my money back for cancelled dates. Would definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    Best hostel I have stayed in in NZ based on security (each person has a big locker almost big enough to put a backpack in and key card access doors), location (right down town), cleanliness (everything was immaculate and perfectly clean), and atmosphere (social areas but the place is big enough that if you want to be alone you can without being interrupted). Would stay there again. Also huge kitchens and plug ins galore!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    I enjoyed my stay, although brief. I found all aspects of high standard and would recommend to friends as a great place to stay.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2020
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The kitchen has everything you need & more. Enough storage room, space in the fridge, everything was clean. Common area was great as well & had a lot of entertainment opportunities. The room was very clean& you even have a plug in the locker. We immediately extended our stay after we saw the room, kitchen & facilities. The location is great: close to the harbour, Te Papa Museum, New World, Bars& clubs. But the room is still very quiet. Amazing :)
    Austria, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Mar 2020
    Under the circumstances on that date re covid-19 I was really please I was able to change my booking for a single room and adjacent bathroom convenient Staff were helpful re overnight parking for an early start the next day Thanks
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2020
    Everywhere in Wellington is so expensive but you know what you are getting with a YHA. Dorm not the biggest but had a big locker, very clean bathrooms and two good sized kitchens and sitting areas. And across the road from a supermarket which was handy. I would recommend.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Mar 2020
    Great location, very secure. Slept well, quiet rooms! Good kitchen and facilities. Would recommend staying here. Very corporate set up though, more like a hotel with a shared kitchen.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    14 Mar 2020
    Had a nice time. Suited my needs.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    29 Feb 2020
    Alright Hostel in an alright location
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
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  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table


  • 2013

    4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2008

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2007

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

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