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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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Great amenities
Good internet service

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


  • In Thorndon
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 26 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 19 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
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 19 min 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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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 (service animals welcome)


  • 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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 112 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, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean&comfy room and wonderful staff!! Best hostel I've ever stayed❤️
Minami, jp2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing hostel!! I've stayed in hundred and thus is by far the best I have ever been in. Everything was so clean and the kitchen - wow!
Cindy, ca1 night trip
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
Great place
Absolutely marvelous. Best backpackers
Colin, nz2 night romance trip

The Dwellington - Hostel

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