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YHA Wellington City - Hostel

5.0 star property
City centre Te Aro hostel with bar/lounge

8.8/10 Fabulous

298 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
292 Wakefield St, Wellington, 6001

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Bike hire
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Near the beach
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Cable TV service
  • DVD player
  • Free self-parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Te Aro
  • Te Papa - 1 min drive
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 9 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Noodle Canteen - 3 min walk
  • Deluxe Expresso Bar - 2 min walk
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Bats Theatre - 3 min walk
  • Ortega - Fish Shack & Bar - 2 min walk

About this property

YHA Wellington City - Hostel

A great choice for a stay in Wellington, YHA Wellington City - Hostel is only 4.9 mi (8 km) from the airport. You can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 133 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 10:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–noon
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby


  • Bike hire
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • 1 building/tower
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television

Freshen up

  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 6 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Wellington City - Hostel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA Wellington City - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at YHA Wellington City - Hostel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Wellington City - Hostel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at YHA Wellington City - Hostel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling.
What's the area around YHA Wellington City - Hostel like?
YHA Wellington City - Hostel is in Te Aro, a short 1-minute walk from Wellington Central Business District and 3 minutes' walk from Oriental Parade. Travellers recommend the hostel for its quiet location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

There were school aged children running around making tons of noise and being very disruptive. Instead of do anything about it, the staff member who was not wearing a mask put me in a different room on a floor where the bathroom was out of order. I then had to be inconvenienced again to move rooms a second time. I was not the one being disruptive and should not of been inconvenienced due to someone else’s inability to be respectful to other guests. The staff members not wearing masks, or not wearing them correctly just shows they do not care about their guests and in these trying times I will take my money and stay elsewhere next time.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Central location.
Richard, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

A good room for a short stay. Room facilities were basic, but that is to be expected for the type of room. Friendly staff and fast check in / checkout.
1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

great place to stay could get cold ..our room whistled with the wind but it was still great place to stay will stay again awesome staff thankyou ..
2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Deborah, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff was great :)
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean and warm
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Briat, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

location location and location. so central to everything...very basic and great accommodation. View of the sea was most enchanting.
2-night trip with friends
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