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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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Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
Great amenities

The Dwellington - Hostel

from A$101
  • 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.) - 18 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 26 min walk
  • Lower Hutt Petone Station - 9 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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 111 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Clean, spacious, adorable and good location
The Dwellington is an excellent place to stay! The building is adorable, clean and the free breakfast is amazing. They have fresh eggs, fruit, bread and spreads for you to make up your own meal each morning. The bathrooms are clean and spacious with lots of room to get ready - they even have accessible bathrooms on the main floor and a movie theater room where they show different films at 8pm. The hostel is located near two embassies so the area is really safe and quiet. I highly recommend that you stay here if you're visiting Wellington!
ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a lovely and friendly hostel. I stayed for a total of 2 weeks in a mixed room. The location is great. Just slightly out of town, away from the hustle and bustle but still in walking distance to everything. Supermarket is just 2-3 minutes away. The hostel itself is very homely, clean and cosy. Lots of windows and natural light. The layout and space is excellent compared with other hostels. The staff were friendly and service was excellent. The free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and breakfast (which included eggs), was a big selling point for me. Along with the free towels to borrow, a nice, fully equipped kitchen and decent wifi connection. I particularly enjoyed the influx of new people on a day-to-day basis and met people from all over the world. I would definitely stay here again.
gb7 night 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
Good 6.0
Great for long term not short visits
The hostel was really nice itself and clean. The only problem was it’s too busy which I understand can’t be helped but you can’t even cook a meal without like 10 other people trying to cook theirs at the same time. The staff were fantastic and really friendly. It was a very noisy hostel and because a lot of the people were long term ‘residents’ they worked and were up and about banging doors / leaving for work at 6am. Another thing we noticed about there being so many long term residents and not many travellers was that you felt very excluded. Seemed sociable at night time and again quite loud up to about 11pm. Only one TV but it’s in a movie room which is excellent (apart from when long term residents don’t like what you’re watching and ask you to turn it over to what they want to watch). If you’re looking for a place to stay long term this is the hostel for you. If you’re looking for somewhere for a few weeks or less I wouldn’t recommend.
Jasmine, gb6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Really friendly staff, welcoming. Great location.
We felt welcomed and valued the minute we stepped in the door. Friendly staff. Nothing was too hard for them to do for us. The place just had a nice vibe, friendly and relaxed. Even as older travelers, with a mix of young people there, we didn't feel out of place. It wasn't noisy at night, but at the same time you could feel like you could have a quiet drink, and socialise but not get trashed like in some other hostels. It was homey being in a lovely old historic house. Lots of nooks and crannys and places to hang out.
Kirsty, auOther trip

The Dwellington - Hostel

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