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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Read all reviews

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

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, great staff and easy to find
    Denmark, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    Great place to stay, lovely and clean, friendly staff. Only drawback was the soundproofing of rooms as you could hear everything in the corridor from the dorm and the wifi was not password protected
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Dec 2019
    Great lockers with charging facilities. Showers were good. Staff friendly. Would stay again, just a little unlucky with the crowd in our room (snoring and eating) but that's not the hostel's fault!
    Northern Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Dec 2019
    It is nice and clean and I had my own locker in the room, what is not usual in NZ. Realy good and big kitchen. It is a realy big building, with lots of people. It was a nice stay.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    08 Jan 2020
    Good spot. The facilities are nice and it's clean with common places to hang out and meet people. Only gripe would be that the internet is pretty bad
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    18 Dec 2019
    Nice hostel, a bit out of center but clean and lovely beds.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Dec 2019
    Nice spacious and clean hostel. Helpful friendly staff. Well equipment large kitchen, well 2 kitchens. Rooms clean and tidy.. No funky smells which is a bonus! Large supermarket right across the street. Close to the mount Victoria, museums. Easy walk everywhere. Good mix of older and younger guests, not a party hostel if that's what you're after. 👌
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    06 Dec 2019
    Great location!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Jan 2020
    Our room smelled a bit strange but otherwise reasonably nice
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Dec 2019
    In general the same high standard I've come to expect of YHA. My only complaint would be that while I was staying there (don't know if this is how it's always done) both kitchens were being cleaned at the same time. With two kitchens I expected at least one being available at all times.
    Finland, Female, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • 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

View all Award Winners