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YHA Wellington City - Hostel

5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
292 Wakefield St, Wellington, 6001, New Zealand

5-star hostel with bar/lounge, near Courtenay Place
  • Free WiFi
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From 699 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service

YHA Wellington City - Hostel

from A$83
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only, Ensuite (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Ensuite (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only, Ensuite (4 Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (8 Bed)
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom (6 Bed)
  • 6 Bed Male Dorm
  • Double and Bunk Bed Ensuite Private
  • Triple Private
  • Triple Ensuite Private
  • Twin Ensuite Private

What’s around YHA Wellington City - Hostel


  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 6 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 10 min walk
  • Civic Square - 10 min walk
  • Mount Victoria Lookout - 17 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 21 min walk
  • Old Government Buildings - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 22 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 133 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:30 PM
  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

In the room

Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

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.

YHA Wellington City - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • YHA Wellington City Backpacker Hostel
  • YHA Wellington City Backpacker
  • YHA Wellington City Hostel
  • YHA Wellington City
  • YHA Wellington City - Hostel Wellington
  • YHA Wellington City - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 6 for adults and NZD $6 for children (approximately)

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

Fabulous 8.6 From 72 reviews

Very good 8.0
Nice clean rooms with friendly people and clean kitchens. Good location for exploring Wellington. Parking was a 10 minute walk and $8.50 a day and free on the weekends.
usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Last Minute YHA Bed Saves My Night
My private accommodation arrangements changed at the last minute so I booked a bed at the YHA on arrival at Wellington Airport. Very easy to get to with a backpack on the Airport Flyer bus from the stop at the beginning of Courtney Pl. Price was just right and check-in was straightforward. I chose a bed in a female dorm. Maybe youthful room mates felt uncomfortable at my older presence - I have enjoyed a mixed dorm experience overseas better. Power point for charging my phone was almost inaccessible without intruding on bed space below. Hot showers and clean bathrooms. Good kitchen facilities and public spaces and practical encouragement of environmental sustainability eg shopping bags provided. New World supermarket very handy across the road. Overall a good experience considering I booked late.
Jeneane, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Hotel YHA
Shared bathroom for private rooms on 4th floor need a thorough clean especially the seat attached to shower wall. This seat requires regular thorough scrub with a cleaning solution & scrubbing brush. Flippin filthy.
nz2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Good value budget-type accommodation
The YHA accommodation was perfectly adequate for my requirements. I stayed in a double room, shared bathroom on the 5th floor. It was close to the bathroom and the lift. It was a little bit noisy but that is expected in that area of town. Plus it was a busy weekend for Wellington ( Eminem concert!). Very conveniently located to CBD plus the waterfront and with a great supermarket across the road.
Lynette, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Very hot in the bunk room. Appreciated the fan but had to test it on the end of the bed to reach the power point Plus u need to get the door cards that can’t be screwed up by putting it in with a cell phone!
nz1 night business trip

YHA Wellington City - Hostel

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