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

 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

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Kettle
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed

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

  • 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

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City Center
  • Wellington
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Wellington Station
    400 ft
  • Kaiwharawhara Station
    1.6 mi
  • 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

Downtown Backpackers Style Twin RoomDowntown Backpackers Style Twin Room Hotel informationDowntown Backpackers Style Twin Room Hotel information
Style Twin Room
Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
Size: 305 sq. feet
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    Downtown Backpackers Double Room
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 195 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 Station
        400 ft
      • Kaiwharawhara Station
        1.6 mi
      • 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

      Tourist attractions

      • Cable Car - 2000 ft
      • Ascot Street - 2700 ft
      • Wellington Zoo - 2.7 mi

      Popular areas

      • Cuba Street - 4000 ft
      • City Center - 4600 ft

      Places of interest

      • Old Government Buildings - 700 ft
      • Parliament Buildings - 1000 ft
      • Wind Turbine - 2.3 mi

      Convention centers

      • Queen's Wharf Event Centre - 1400 ft

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Stadiums

      • Westpac Stadium - 3000 ft
      • Basin Reserve Cricket Ground - 1.4 mi

      Museums

      • Archives New Zealand - 1000 ft
      • Carter Observatory - 3000 ft
      • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace - 3700 ft
      • Te Papa - 4000 ft
      • Colonial Cottage Museum - 1.4 mi

      Parks

      • Civic Square - 3300 ft
      • Botanical Gardens - 3700 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

      Individual 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 Station
        400 ft
      • Kaiwharawhara Station
        1.6 mi
      • 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