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Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
118 Wakefield St, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

5-star hostel with restaurant, near Civic Square
  • Free breakfast
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Great location
Best value for money
Delicious food
Complaints about WiFi
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From 465 reviews

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Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

from A$86
  • Elite Double or Twin Room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Shared Dormitory (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (10 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 beds)

What’s around Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington


  • In Te Aro
  • Civic Square - 3 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 4 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 6 min walk
  • Courtenay Place - 8 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 12 min walk
  • Old Government Buildings - 16 min walk
  • Beehive - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 43 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 16 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 5 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1900
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features



  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington’s small print

Also known as

  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington Hostel
  • Wellington Nomads
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington Hostel
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Hostel
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Hostel Wellington
  • Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington
  • Nomads Capital Wellington
  • Nomads Wellington
  • Nomads Wellington Backpackers


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: NZD 200 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 10 (subject to availability)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for NZD 4 (1-device limit, rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 123 reviews

Fair 4.0
Not happy
Bed was uncomfortable and not very clean, no toiletries and not even a drinking glass. Plus the shower head was crap the worst thing was we couldn’t even take a friend up to our room.. not very impressed
Jordan, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Friendly place in great location
Awesome staff, very smiley and helpful. Great value for money but room was very hot and although huge fan helped, its was still difficult to cool down. Big lounge and kitchen with nice courtyard as well.
Peter, us1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Small room and squeeky beds
I had reserved this hotel for 2 nights However, I checked out the morning after my first night. I coyld not sleep for a minute. Everytime someone moved a little bit, the beds made massive noises and woke everuone up. The hotel was overall clean, but the bed conditions and small size of the room which housed 8 people was intolerable.
Mohsen, nz2 night trip
Good 6.0
It could be way better
The keycards were not working properly. The staff had to let me into my room three times. The kitchen is way to small for the amount of people. As well there was not enough cutlery. The pans were very used. Breakfast is a joke. A bucket of pancake dough. Even in the common areas the WiFi was barely usable. Beds were squeaky and shaky. Overall I would say it’s not worth the money and I feel ripped of. Sorry about this.
Sebastian, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Stay with Self-Cook Breakfast & 1 hr Dinner time
Generally good location but then again, most tourist sights in the city of Wellington are within walking distance. Reception service wasn't great, kitchen probably needs a dedicated staff to manage, and when the property offers dinner, it needs to be clear right from booking on the time of availability has it is offered only for a short 1 hour, also when it offers breakfast, please state that guest would have to cook their own breakfast at the time of booking. Free breakfast is definitely different from free ingredients to cook one's own breakfast.
Godberg, sg1 night trip

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