Downtown Backpackers Hostel - Wellington

1 Bunny Street , Wellington, New Zealand, 6011  show map
 4 stars
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Downtown Backpackers Hostel - Wellington

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Game room

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The unique property provides easy access to the parliament building and museums. The hostel distinguishes with a classic interior.

It will take 5 minutes to walk to Museum of Wellington City and Sea, Wellington City Council and Beehive Parliament Building.

Wellington International airport is 10 minutes' drive from the hostel.

Rooms

All 130 basic rooms are fitted with high-speed internet, a work desk, cable TV, a wardrobe and a radio. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with double beds, bunk beds and single beds. There are en suite bathrooms available.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Guests can benefit from a shared kitchen.

Services

Downtown Backpackers Hostel offers a luggage storage, a designated smoking area and an elevator along with 24-hour reception, room service and laundry.

Relax

Leisure facilities include a nightclub and a ballroom.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   130.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Kettle
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

1 Bunny Street , Wellington, New Zealand, 6011

Get directions
City Center
  • Wellington
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Wellington Railway Station
    700 ft
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Portlander Bar & Grill
    500 ft
  • Sakura Restaurant
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Oriental Bay
    4200 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    130

Rooms and availability

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Basic Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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    How to reach hostel

    hostel Downtown Backpackers Hostel - Wellington Wellington location
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    Hostel Address:

    1 Bunny Street , Wellington, New Zealand, 6011

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Wellington
      5000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Wellington Railway Station
      700 ft
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Portlander Bar & Grill
      500 ft
    • Sakura Restaurant
      400 ft
    Beaches
    • Oriental Bay
      4200 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      130

    Downtown Backpackers Location

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    What's nearby

    Places of interest

    • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - 700 ft
    • Wellington Supreme Court - 700 ft
    • Wellington High Court - 700 ft
    • ANZ National Bank - 1000 ft
    • Ministry for Primary Industries - 1000 ft
    • TSB Bank Arena - 1400 ft
    • New Zealand Ministry of Social Development - 1400 ft
    • New Zealand Ministry of Education - 1700 ft
    • New Zealand Ministry of Justice - 1700 ft
    • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 1700 ft
    • Inland Revenue Department New Zealand - 2000 ft
    • Accident Compensation Corporation - 2300 ft
    • Otago University Wellington Campus - 2300 ft
    • Department of Child, Youth and Family - 2300 ft
    • Wellington Institute of Technology - 2300 ft
    • Wellington City Council - 2300 ft
    • University of Canterbury - 2300 ft
    • Wellington Magistrates’ Court - 2300 ft
    • University of Canterbury - 2300 ft

    Train stations

    • Wellington Railway Station - 400 ft

    Convention centers

    • Queen's Wharf Event Centre - 1400 ft

    Shopping areas

    • Archives New Zealand - 1000 ft
    • Museum of Wellington City and Sea - 1700 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Old Government Buildings - 700 ft
    • Parliament Buildings - 1000 ft
    • Old St Paul's Church - 1000 ft
    • Beehive Parliament Building - 1400 ft

    Museums

    • Frank Knitts Park - 2300 ft

    Parks

    • TSB Bank Arena Wellington - 1700 ft

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    • Cable Car - 2000 ft

    Local attractions

    • New Zealand Cricket Museum - 1.3 mi
      Museum Stand, Wellington
    • Otari - Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden - 1.5 mi
      160 Wilton Rd, Wellington
    • Government House - 1.8 mi
      1 Rugby St, Wellington
    • ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience - 1.5 mi
      31 Waiapu Road, Wellington
    • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre - 1.6 mi
      Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village

    Near the hostel

    • Old Government Buildings - 900 ft
      Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington
    • Old St Paul's Cathedral - 1500 ft
      34 Mulgrave St, Wellington
    • Reserve Bank Museum - 1400 ft
      2 The Terrace, Wellington
    • Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul - 1600 ft
      Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington
    • National Archives - 1200 ft
      10 Mulgrave Street, Wellington
    • St Andrew's on the Terrace - 1400 ft
      30 The Terrace, Wellington
    • National Library - 1400 ft
      Corner Molesworth and Aitken streets, Wellington

    Restaurants nearby

    • Portlander Bar & Grill - 500 ft

      Address: 75 Featherston Street
      Phone: 0064 4 498 3762

      71% likes this, based on 106 reviews

    • Concrete Lounge - 800 ft

      Address: Lambton Quay
      Phone: (04) 473 7427

      73% likes this, based on 29 reviews

    • Trade Kitchen - 900 ft

      Address: 10 Customhouse Quay

      67% likes this, based on 43 reviews
      Cuisine: European

    • Sakura Restaurant - 400 ft

      Address: Featherston St
      Phone: (04) 499 6912

      60% likes this, based on 18 reviews

    • Trade - 800 ft

      Address: 2 Ballance St

      53% likes this, based on 29 reviews
      Cuisine: New Zealand
      Price Range: USD 13 - USD 17

    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      130
    Hotels nearby
    Novotel Wellington
    4 stars
    0.6 km

    Downtown Backpackers Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Downtown Backpackers

    Average guest rating

    7.6out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 161 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      8.2

      For me the best thing was the location. Right next to the bus centre. Also it's good being on the waterfront. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

      Grotty bathroom. The bedroom was fine but I would have preferred not to have been looking out at a concrete wall.

    • Couple
      10.0

      The decour, location, and service.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The staff were very friendly and helpful. Room & bathrooms very clean and beds comfortable. We felt secure.

      The friendliness & cleanliness.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      it was cheap/ clean /and conveniant

      noisy neighbours walls are very thin and other guests not very thoughtful late at night

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      We have stayed at Downtown Backpackers several times now and find it clean and comfortable and in a very convenient position to all the sights in the city.

    • Single
      8.2

      The Staff were defiantly the highlight

      Bit too far away from central Wellington but not too inconvenient

    • Single
      8.8

      Friendly staff, clean room, good shower room (shared with 6). The location was good.

    • Single
      8.0

      service people were very nice. Glad room had a bathroom. Bed comfortable.

      a couple of our room mates had no respect for others. Nothing you can do about that. we are staying with strangers that you don't know their habits or characteristics. Wish you could ask our ages as having an over 40 room would be nice. At least we would all be in the same mode in life.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      It was comfortable, clean, warm, quiet, and had everything I could need - cafeteria, bar, internet etc and I looked forward to getting back there after a long day.

      The bunk bed I was staying in was extremely squeaky - whenever myself or my friend would move in the bed, it would squeak really loudly. I think it was the stairs to the bunk that were the problem, seems easily fixable.

    • Single
      10.0

      24hr reception, helpful and friendly staff, and lockers for luggage.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      In front of train station...

      Hotel look old especially in private double room with attached bathroom

    • Single
      9.2

      Very good staff service. Strstegically located in the heart of the city where almost all tourist spots are eithin walking distsnce. Very affordable rates. Keep it up!

    • Family with children
      5.8

      The young woman in the cafe with dark hair and a piercing was exceptionally friendly and is a credit to you. The cafe food was excellent. The tiles on our bathroom wall had grime in between them as did the bathroom floor tiles.

      The maori woman in the bar was not friendly at all.I ordered two drinks from her and she failed to inform me that we were entitled to a third drink free. The tiles on our bathroom wall had grime in between them. The tiles on the bathroom floor had grime in between them. We were in room 224 and had bunks.The underside of the top mattress had urine stains on it. The mattress protectors were grimy.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Very friendly at the desk and most helpful. Well located and good reasonable food at the Restuarant

      The noisy air conditioning/ducting that was near the back stairwell

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Great location as we traveled by ferry. Great staff.

      Was a little expensive

    How to reach hostel

    hostel Downtown Backpackers Hostel - Wellington Wellington location
    Show big map »

    Hostel Address:

    1 Bunny Street , Wellington, New Zealand, 6011

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Wellington
      5000 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Wellington Railway Station
      700 ft
    • Train Stations
      400 ft
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Portlander Bar & Grill
      500 ft
    • Sakura Restaurant
      400 ft
    Beaches
    • Oriental Bay
      4200 ft
    Hostel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Number of rooms:
      130