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The Cambridge Hotel

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Great for families

Good to know

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Laundry facilities
28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001, New Zealand

Hostel with restaurant, near Embassy Theatre
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
    • Free WiFi
    • Fridge
    • Laundry facilities
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • For the price our room for one night was great. Friendly and helpful staff. Great…Dec. 12, 2020
  • Comfortable three berth room (216) with ensuite. Great breakfast as well.Dec. 11, 2020

The Cambridge Hotel

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What’s around The Cambridge Hotel


  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • St James Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Park - 7 min walk
  • The Great War Exhibition - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 11 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 51 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No onsite parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1883
  • Lift
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge

The Cambridge Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wellington
  • Cambridge Wellington
  • Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel
  • Cambridge Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Wellington


Please note that guests may experience noise from the bar and hotel building on Saturday nights/early Sunday mornings from 9 PM to 3 AM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.8 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 40.00

Breakfast costs between NZD 6.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per 24-hour period (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.

FAQs for The Cambridge Hotel

  • Does The Cambridge Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Cambridge Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cambridge Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Cambridge Hotel?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Cambridge Hotel.
  • Are pets allowed at The Cambridge Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cambridge Hotel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 12:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 40.00.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Cambridge Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ortega Fish Shack (3-min walk), The Ambeli (3-min walk), and Five Boroughs (3-min walk).
  • What is there to do at The Cambridge Hotel and nearby?
    Recommended spots to visit include Embassy Theatre (2-min walk) and Courtenay Place (4-min walk), along with St James Theatre (5-min walk) and Waitangi Park (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 274 reviews

Good 6.0
The location was excellent as we were able to walk to all of the places we wanted to go. However on arrival we were told that (despite the Wotif site where we booked saying there was free parking nearby) there was no free parking. This was the main reason we had booked here and were very disappointed that we had to spend another $50 to park our car for one day and overnight. We also read that our room would be serviced but this did not occur and we had to go to reception to ask for more tea bags etc. Adequate but would not return here after having spent several days travelling around the South Island and staying in some fantastic places this was a let down.
Jennifer, au2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Convenient location for where I needed to be. Bed wasn't that comfortable. Overall, room was dated but did the job
au3 night trip
Fair 4.0
Had stayed here before and had had a much better experience. On arrival after a long drive first needed a pit stop and was met with an explosively pebble dashed toilet. Room had no towels which made me wonder if it had clean linen on the beds. The room also needed the black mould cleaned from the bathroom. I'm sure Covid19 has allot to do with it, but the place felt more like a half-way house rather than an Hotel.
James, au2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
The location was good. The property was old due to which the rooms are quite compact , the bathroom was
au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, quiet, and affordable hotel with excellent staff. Located 1 minute away from Courtenay Place, and a short walk to Cuba St and Te Papa. Would stay here again.
Steve, au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great location, friendly staff, shared bathroom facilities were very clean. My room had a broken blind so the light came through very early in the morning. Bed was incredibly comfortable. Excellent location right in the heart of downtown Wellington, close to Te Papa and some excellent fooderies
au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
A lovely old time feel, comfortable bed. Could do with some repairs to exterior as in Wellingtons strong winds something was banging about
au1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
We booked a king room with onsuit,before arrival,I confirmed by contacting the hotel,on arrival the young lady,questioned our booking and finally gave us the room.The room was tiny,terrible paint job,the fittings did not match or have fashion at all,it felt like we were thrown into trash room,to top it off,it was near the emergency exit,which was used the whole night which was a terrible noise,almost no sleep,the lady tha that took over from the one that booked us in realised they had messed up,but couldn't to much to fix the problem(atleist she tried)
au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
We've stayed here before and The Cambridge is always perfectly adequate. This time, I noticed that room looked like it needed some attention. Our window rattled and the fan in the bathroom needed to be cleaned. However, it was fine for a couple of nights. The staff were excellent as always.
au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location excellent. Handy for heading to airport. Good food options close by.
au1 night family trip

The Cambridge Hotel