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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.9

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    I had a great time in Wellington at WOW The YHA is safe and convenient and we enjoy staying there. We had a Fire alarm early Saturday morning - standing outside in the cold. I was VERY impressed with the efficiency of the staff to clear the floors and make sure we were safe. Only one thing though was that it was very cold and windy outside. Im not sure if staff would have been able to provide blankets for those who rushed out in skimpy PJs - were they handy? Otherwise awesome work team Thank
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Great location, short walk to grocery store, harbour, te papa, and Courtenay place (lots of restaurants/bars)! Beds are comfy, washrooms are clean, and staff/hostellers were very friendly. There's also a cafe on the main floor selling coffee for slightly cheaper than other cafes. Lights by each bed, and charging ports inside security lockers. Only downside is you have to pay for luggage storage. Would definitely stay again!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Best large hostel I have stayed at in New Zealand. There are 2 large kitchens with big dinning areas. There are also nice lounge areas throughout the hostel. I stayed in the 4 person mixed dorm which was nice. The rooms we very spacious and the beds were actually decently comfortable. I would recommend to stay in this hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    Had a wonderful time there overnight with very helpful staff and lovely room mates. Warm clean room, spotless bathroom. Other guests considerate- especially group of young college students. Kitchen facilities excellent. It all suits me very well when I am in Wellington. Central, close to transport & other social facilities and hospitality. Sincere appreciation.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    10 Jun 2019
    We were welcomed so warmly by Rick, who was so helpful throughout our stay! The amenities are all very helpful- 2 kitchens, tv room, games room and reading room! Wifi worked everywhere, bathrooms were always spotless and kitchen was super clean! Charging ports next to beds and in private lockers! Loved it!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Sep 2019
    Great hostel in great location. Friendly staff. Good facilities.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Jul 2019
    Clean, modern double bedroom with ensuite, all the amenities one would want for a comfortable stay (including a small flat-screen TV). Shower facility in the ensuite could be improved with a proper basin for drainage. The room was easy to warm up. Staff were friendly and helpful at reception. The hostel felt safe and secure, and the fire alarm system certainly works (I can testify after standing outside the building for around a hour at 4am with other guests, after a false alarm!)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Oct 2019
    My first YHA hostel - don't know if they're all like this, but everything was fine, except for the lack of atmosphere. Lot of kids, parents, older folks staying here - kind of all ages vibe of a hotel, rather than a hostel for meeting people. Not for the solo backpacker.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 Sep 2019
    Good large central hostel - kitchen can get very busy at times but it is all kept very clean!
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Oct 2019
    Stayed here with my boyfriend in a private room with a shared bathroom. The bedroom was tiny and the bed was uncomfortable. There was no complimentary tea or coffee but they gave us two towels in the room to use. There was a bunch of kids ranging from 13 or so up to probably 17 staying there so they would make a bit of noise dancing and running through the hallways and elevators but obviously there usually isn’t that many kids there I’m sure. The bathrooms were clean and the shower was warm.
    USA, Couple, 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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