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 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2019
    This was my first hostel experience and it couldn't have been better!! The location was so central to EVERYTHING!! There is a large grocery store across the street, and fabulous kitchen and dining room facilities at the hostel for storing my food and preparing preparing my meals. The staff are all friendly and helpful and the accommodations comfortable and clean. I would highly recommend staying at the YHA in Wellington!! And I look forward to trying other YHA hostels in my future travels.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Apr 2019
    Awesome hostel, I like that the shower was in the room, very convenient! Clean and seemingly well run. Close to anything you might need. Good wifi, nice atmosphere. I would like an outlet closer to the bed though! Beds are actually good mattresses which was really nice.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Mar 2019
    Fabulous place to stay. Facilities, staff, location brilliant. Very popular so book well ahead.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Apr 2019
    One of the BEST city hostels I’ve ever stayed at. Amazing WiFi, great kitchen, clean facilities, and great amenities. Especially like the card machine laundry 👍🏻
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Mar 2019
    Good value for money as the location was great, the bathrooms were well sized and the rooms were very clean.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    26 Mar 2019
    Good place to crash for the night. Very helpful staff.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Very big hostel, felt more like a hotel. Lots of groups of children on school trips stayed there, which meant noise levels increased quite a bit in communal areas. Big problem for me was that I was in the room when staff came to change bedding - they provided a fresh sheet and then just refolded the duvet and didn’t even touch the mattress cover! This definitely needs to be addressed. Fine for two nights, but wouldn’t want to stay for much longer.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    18 Mar 2019
    Stayed here for a night in a 4 bed dorm. I'm a solo traveller and I met people straight away. The hostel is in a good location and the shared spaces are clean and sociable. Really good kitchen facility with an oven, blender ect. My only qualm was that mine and a friend's wine was stolen from the fridge but the staff did check cctv, so no complaints.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2019
    Decent hostel but very big and slightly overwhelming!
    Wales, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    the staff altitude was not good
    China, 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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