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The Dwellington - Hostel

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8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

City-center hostel within walking distance of Old St Paul's
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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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.

  • Very nice place, loads of amenities, free breakfast and nice beds. Jan. 10, 2021
  • It was lovely and warm in the hostel after a very long day. It was nice a close to the…Sep. 23, 2020

The Dwellington - Hostel

from A$102
  • Large Double Room, Shared Bathroom
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  • 1 Bed in a 4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 5 Bed Women Only Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room (Bunks) with Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Small Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

What’s around The Dwellington - Hostel


  • In Thorndon
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 26 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 19 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 24 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 30 min walk
  • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace - 6 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 7 min walk
  • Parliament House - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 26 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • 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 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. 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


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2013
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

The Dwellington - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Dwellington Hostel
  • The Dwellington - Hostel Wellington
  • The Dwellington - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


The guestrooms and property amenities at this property are not accessible to wheelchairs at this time.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

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

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

Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

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

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

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

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 Dwellington - Hostel

  • Does The Dwellington - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Dwellington - Hostel 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.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Dwellington - Hostel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at The Dwellington - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dwellington - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Dwellington - Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Thorndon Chippery (3-min walk), MariLuca Ristoro (4-min walk), and Thistle Inn (7-min walk).
  • What is there to do at The Dwellington - Hostel and nearby?
    Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 105 reviews

Very good 8.0
Loved the shared spaces, kids loved the cinema room and board fames. Breakfast was good awesome to have someone making omlets for us. We had a family room for 4 and there was plenty of space. Easy to find, just off the motorway and a short down hill walk to the water front.
Cheree, au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
A nice gem in central Wellington with great ammenities & reasonable rates. Very friendly & helpful staff. Thanks so much guys, I will definitely be staying with you again on future trips.
au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really friendly staff and always happy to help with anything we needed. Great atmosphere, very clean and nice place to stay. Would definitely recommend it to anyone and would stay there again.
au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice central place with cinema room, tennis court, BBQ facilities.
au2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Right in the hart of Wellington. Near the ferry. Good breakfast
au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great hostel. Very clean. Excellent bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Terrific staff. Easy to find from the motorway. Parking is a bit difficult but not much can be done about that there's just no more room. Only niggle - would have liked a desk or table in the room for laptop.
Tony, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfy accommodation. Generally good. Cut above standard.
G, au5 night trip
Fair 4.0
Should be marketed as backpacker. Not suitable as motel. Very noisy at night. Floor squecks.
Bill, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The staff were excellent hosts especially Noah. He was always very helpful and courteous which we really appreciated. Loved the breakfast system to help ourselves with everything right there for us to cook. Loved the movie room..that was so cool. We especially loved the photos throughout the hostel especially the Maori photos...they were beautiful meaningful and we were proud and humbled at the same time to see these. Our only complaint was our stay was too short. Didnt like leaving.
au2 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Expensive and noisy...If you think of paying up for a bit of quality, think again! A backpack is a backpack... the walls are thin, the place is small...'long term' residences are loud at night, and at the very early morning there are again noises everywhere...
Jackie, au4 night trip

The Dwellington - Hostel