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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

2-star2 stars
1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Art Deco hostel with restaurant, near Wellington Central Business District
  • Free WiFi
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  • It was close to the ferry terminal, which is where I needed to get to early in the…Jun. 22, 2020
  • Central, clean, warm, comfy and well priced. Thank youMay 26, 2020

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

from A$53
  • Double Ensuite
  • Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Bunk Style Twin Ensuite
  • Single (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (4 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (6 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom (8 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (6 Bed, Female Only)
  • Twin, Double & Single Ensuite
  • Double Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • 20 Bunk Style Room (mixed)

What’s around Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

Landmarks

  • Heart of Wellington
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 15 min walk
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 27 min walk
  • Wellington Central Business District - 3 min walk
  • Wellington Waterfront - 3 min walk
  • TSB Bank Arena - 9 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 19 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 1 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 3 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 108 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information. 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

Travelling with others

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • No onsite 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
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Arcade/game room
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
Facilities
  • Lift
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

In the room

Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

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.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)’s small print

Also known as

  • Downtown Backpackers
  • Downtown Backpackers Hostel
  • Downtown Backpackers Hostel Wellington
  • Downtown Backpackers Wellington

Policies

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: NZD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

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

Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 30 for adults, and NZD 10 and NZD 30 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.

FAQs for Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

  • Does Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) 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 Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers).
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM. There's a charge of NZD 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 338 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great location
Great location. Clean and comfortable. Friendly staff
Peter, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Good location
We opted for a budget twin room with shared bathroom facilities. You'll have to make your on bed as they do not. It was ok for what we paid for and the location was great.
Timothy, au3 night trip
Good 6.0
Good in Wellington
Good for the price. They are making exceptional changes to the motel.
au1 night trip

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

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