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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

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5.8
Rating
1275 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Brilliant Staff

Property Description

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At Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formally Downtown Backpackers) we are told for a big hostel we are one of the best. A Historic Art Deco hotel with spacious common areas, ensuite bathrooms, cafe & bar, Sky TV, internet as well as high security with card lock access.
We are the closest accommodation to all major public transport and Wellington attractions.

Situated directly opposite the railway station Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is ideally located, being the closest hostel to trains, buses and the inter-island ferry, the Westpac stadium, the city area and Te Papa, Wellington's fabulous Museum of New Zealand.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is is located in Wellington's historic Art Deco Waterloo Hotel, which was chosen for the Queens 1953 Coronation Tour.

Come stay with us and enjoy our fabulous in house cafe with great low priced food. Our fun in house bar gives you an opportunity to socialise and meet new people. Book your onward journey and activities with our incredible travel team. Our reception is open 24/7 for your convenience.

We want Wellington to be a highlight of your NZ experience and we have lots of information to help you to plan your stay.

Photo ID required on check in, either Drivers Licence, Passport or Hanz 18+ card.
Any guests under 18 years of age, please contact us directly before booking.

Finalist NZ Tourism Awards 1999, 2000 and 2001.
Finalist Golden Backpackers Awards 2012

Reviews & Ratings

5.8
Rating
1275 Total Reviews
  • Security
    6.3
  • Location
    7.8
  • Staff
    6.5
  • Atmosphere
    4.3
  • Cleanliness
    5.2
  • Value for Money
    5.5
  • Facilities
    4.7

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Latest Reviews

2.9
Rating
Nov 30, 2022
If you have absolutely no other option, this place will give you somewhere to put your things and a place to lie horizontally for the night. Otherwise avoid. Sad, dirty place not even worth the somewhat low cost.
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Couple, 31-40
7.4
Very Good
Nov 26, 2022
Location just opposite of the Wellinton Station, easy to find; pretty busy on the road especially during the weekend, can heard sirens if your bed just beside the window. Staffs are friendly and helpful.
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Female, 31-40
5.4
Rating
Nov 24, 2022
Not amazing- the kitchen wasn’t the cleanest, was hard to meet people, was quite a walk into town and to the beach. Not really worth the money
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Book Exchange
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Cafe
  • Entertainment

    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi