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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
Great amenities
Good internet service

The Dwellington - Hostel

from A$84
  • Large Double Room, Shared Bathroom
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  • 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) - 23 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
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. 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 (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free ferry terminal shuttle


  • Free self 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 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.

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.

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 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, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Dwellington - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • What is there to do near The Dwellington - Hostel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Katherine Mansfield Birthplace (6-min walk) and Old St Paul's (7-min walk), along with Parliament House (9-min walk) and Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) (1 mi).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 108 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
Noah was very friendly and helpful with info about where we could eat.
JS, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing....amazing hostel! Several world tours, in my past. Kitchen...immaculate, breakfast superb. Free use of tennis courts. This is really is a converted lodge. Support from staff .... very special. The rating is already in the 9’s — it’s not high enough!
Douglas, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great service. Bathrooms clean and well looked after. Room was clean and tidy
Lyn, nz1 night trip with friends
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
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, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great room and common areas. Clean, well stocked. Good location near downtown and ferry terminal.
Jennifer, us1 night family trip

The Dwellington - Hostel

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