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Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

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

Exclusive hostel, steps from Civic Square
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From 471 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Delicious food
Complaints about WiFi
More comfort would be nice

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

from A$95
  • 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

Travelling with others


  • 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
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
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
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

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
  • In-room safe
  • 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 Wellington Wellington
  • 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.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

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

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

WiFi is available in public areas for an extra charge

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 148 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Good location with reasonable price
nice place to stay, close to everywhere esp the Cuban Street. The staff at the reception desk are very helpful. Price is reasonable for a family [3 of us]. However, you could probably improve your bed matrass as they are a bit too soft. In general, we like to go back and stay with you again
nz1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good location, busy hostel.
Cool vibe, close to attractions and city center. Reception was helpful and able to handle large number of guests in short order. Rooms are basic, but en-suite bathroom was nice. Downstairs is usually packed with guests watching movies, playing games and cooking. WiFi is only at reception area, you have to pay for WiFi in rooms. Laundry facility is standard. FREE pancakes and dinner were a bonus!
Anne, us2 night trip
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
Exceptional 10.0
Great overnighter
We came to explore Wellington for the day and have the Backpacker experience. Nomads and their team were very professional and helpful. It was a fantastic stay and we would definetly go back.
Allie, nz1 night romance trip

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

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