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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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From 363 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Expensive and noisy...If you think of paying up for a bit of quality, think again! A…May 17, 2019
  • The staff were excellent hosts especially Noah. He was always very helpful and courteous…May 16, 2019

The Dwellington - Hostel

from A$93
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room (Bunks) with Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Economy Double Room
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

What’s around The Dwellington - Hostel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Old St Paul's (3-minute walk)
  • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace (4-minute walk)
  • Westpac Stadium (5-minute walk)
  • Parliament House (6-minute walk)
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) (13-minute walk)
  • Botanic Gardens (14-minute walk)
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) (18-minute walk)
  • Cuba Street Mall (20-minute walk)
  • Mount Victoria Lookout (27-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Crofton Downs 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
The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID 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 self parking

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 1
  • 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. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

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 8.8 From 104 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Couldn’t fault it. Budget accommodation with absolutely everything on tap. Immaculate Manager Juliette was exceptional. Have recommended it all throughout my NZ travels
Stephen, auRomance trip
Good 6.0
The Dwellington is one of our least favorite hostels so far. The room and bathroom were clean and satisfactory, but the shared common areas were disappointing. The kitchen is very small and crowded, and there is not much seating. This definitely felt like a hostel for long-term guests (majority of the kitchen storage was reserved for long term guests only), so the atmosphere is lacking.
au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place
Absolutely marvelous. Best backpackers
Colin, nz2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great charming hostel.
Now that I've been to a couple of other hostels in NZ I can honestly say that this was one of the nicest. It's charming, the room was comfortable and everything was very nice and clean. Great kitchen. We weren't there long but it would have been a place I could have easily stayed for several days. it was nice to see that it's not just a place for the young party types either. There were all ages from a small child to a couple of us older women.
Mary, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great room and common areas. Clean, well stocked. Good location near downtown and ferry terminal.
Jennifer, usFamily trip

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