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.

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  • 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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2019
    Great stay in an all female dorm, felt safe
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Dec 2019
    Excellent in all areas as ever!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Nov 2019
    Very clean hostel. Good location close to supermarket, bars and beach. I highly recommand
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    16 Nov 2019
    Really nice and clean hostel.. the staff is super friendly.. the beds are super comfortable.. the bathrooms are good too. The kitchens/dining rooms are really complete and spacious.. both of them.. the TV lounge is great! I would definitely stay here again!
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    12 Nov 2019
    Our stay here was really nice. The private rooms were lovely, facilities were clean, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. It's also in a great location, within walking distance of many places.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    11 Nov 2019
    Great location. Very helpful front door check in.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    25 Nov 2019
    Pretty good hostel overall if you don't mind groups of kids staying there as well. Great that's it's located next to a supermarket.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Dec 2019
    Nothing super fancy about this place. Could definitely use an update. Atmosphere was almost nonexistent other than my roommates, but there was a lot of variance in clientele; families, school groups, etc. Location is excellent. Security prior to check in is a bit odd; obtain a key to lock your bags in a room with other bags. Wasn’t keen on that but once in the room the security lockers were excellent. Didn’t really utilize kitchen facilities but they looked just fine.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    28 Nov 2019
    Bright and colourful hostel. I accidentally broke a jar while I was checking out and not only did they wipe it up for me, they properly washed the floor. I was very impressed. I tried to check in early and my room wasn't ready yet (which is totally normal) and the receptionist pointed out a bunch of stuff to do and came and got me the second my room was ready. There was a desk in the room which I loved because I had to do some work on my laptop. There were lockers and an en-suite bathroom.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Nov 2019
    Staff were really helpful (thanks Chris for recommending Weta Caves!), good storage room for luggage before check in and a great central location. $10 more than what I paid in hostels out of Wellington but I guess it's city prices. Two charging points in the dorm rooms that I saw (plus one in the bathroom) was inadequate I was lucky that it was only me and another individual in these rooms on these nights. Great central location though; difficult to meet people due to the size of the hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
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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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