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!

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

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.

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.

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2021
    Excellent place to stay. Felt very comfortable, value for money. I will be back. Thanks Jenny Vincent,
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 May 2021
    Easy location. Rooms clean and fresh. Could see the ocean and ships. Double glazing made it nice and quiet and air system made sleeping easy even with three adults in the room.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2021
    Loved our stay here. We had the 4 bed private room with ensuite. Excellent location, great staff, awesome room - loved it all! I only took a point off as the pillows were quite flat and uncomfy. Apart from that, the whole experience was very pleasant. We'll be back (with own pillows next time) 😊
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Apr 2021
    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at YHA Wellington. Convenient location, clean facilities and helpful staff. The only drawback for me was the parking arrangements. I did find some parking but was concerned about the security of the spot. That aside, a great experience.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 May 2021
    Some basic equipment in the kitchen was broken( can opener/ blender) which was disappointing. Other than that I had a really good time and met awesome people
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    02 Nov 2021
    Great location, bit noisy with street noise, but that happens in a city. Staff very helpful, room clean enough.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Jul 2021
    A secure and comfortable vibe where you can be free to be yourself. The facilities were clean and staff helpful.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Oct 2021
    Hostel was basic and affordable, cannot complain except for 2 factors: was relocated to a different room because the lock on our room door was faulty and wasn’t able to be fixed, and the hot water was so scolding hot that we weren’t able to use the shower at all. Friendly staff and great location. I’m sure the 2 negatives may have been a once off.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Mar 2021
    The beds were comfortable and clean however the pillows were very very uncomfortable . Everything else was what one would expect from a good YHA🌸
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Jun 2021
    Expensive. We paid extra to have our own bathroom and it was Luke warm shower. The room had a tv, kettle, coffee that we did need, but seemed to pay 40% more. No lounge to congregate...only dining area. Lacked atmosphere. Late check out costs $20 for two hours...expensive for a hostel. For the money we may have got a 3/4 star hotel this time of yr.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 41+
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2013

    4th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2008

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2007

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

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