Downtown Backpackers Hotel - Wellington

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

Coming with a night club and a ballroom, Downtown Backpackers Hostel offers a designated area for smoking and a lift as well. The budget hostel serves as an example of art deco architecture in Wellington.

Setting next to a railway station provides an easy access to Te Aro Pa, Museum of New Zealand and Parliament Buildings. Within 150 meters away, Portlander Bar & Grill and Sakura Restaurant offer a variety of dishes.

10 minutes' drive from Wellington International airport.

Rooms

This property has 130 basic guestrooms including 6-bed mixed Dorm, Single Room, Double Room and 4-bed Dorm appointed with cable television, a work desk, heating, a trouser press and a radio. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Decorated in standard design, certain rooms feature double beds, bunk beds and single beds. This property has private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Guests have access to a communal kitchen. An electric kettle and a dishwasher are available there.

Services

Downtown Backpackers Hostel offers shuttle service, ironing service and laundry.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   130.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Off-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines

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

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Kettle
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of NZD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Bunny Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011

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City Center
  • Wellington
    5000 ft
Airports
  • Wellington International (WLG)
    3.7 mi
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ)
    28.2 mi
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
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    130

Rooms and availability

Basic Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Private Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Downtown Backpackers Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cable Car2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Wellington Supreme Court700 ft
  • Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment700 ft
  • Wellington High Court700 ft
  • ANZ National Bank1000 ft
  • Ministry for Primary Industries1000 ft
  • TSB Bank Arena1400 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Social Development1400 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Education1700 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Justice1700 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs1700 ft
  • Inland Revenue Department New Zealand2000 ft
  • University of Canterbury2300 ft
  • New Zealand Defence Force – Trentham Camp2300 ft
  • Wellington Institute of Technology2300 ft
  • Accident Compensation Corporation2300 ft
  • Otago University Wellington Campus2300 ft
  • Wellington Magistrates’ Court2300 ft
  • University of Canterbury2300 ft
  • Wellington City Council2300 ft

Train stations

  • Wellington Railway Station400 ft

Convention centers

  • Queen's Wharf Event Centre1400 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Old Government Buildings700 ft
  • Old St Paul's Church1000 ft
  • Parliament Buildings1000 ft
  • Beehive Parliament Building1400 ft

Stadiums

  • TSB Bank Arena Wellington1700 ft

Museums

  • Archives New Zealand1000 ft
  • Museum of Wellington City and Sea1700 ft

Parks

  • Frank Knitts Park2300 ft

Local attractions

  • New Zealand Cricket Museum1.3 mi
    Museum Stand, Wellington
  • Otari - Wilton's Bush Native Botanic Garden1.5 mi
    160 Wilton Rd, Wellington
  • Government House1.8 mi
    1 Rugby St, Wellington
  • ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience1.5 mi
    31 Waiapu Road, Wellington
  • Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre1.6 mi
    Terrace Road, Mt. Cook Village

Near the hotel

  • Old Government Buildings900 ft
    Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington
  • Old St Paul's Cathedral1500 ft
    34 Mulgrave St, Wellington
  • Reserve Bank Museum1400 ft
    2 The Terrace, Wellington
  • Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul1600 ft
    Cnr Hill and Molesworth Street, Wellington
  • National Archives1200 ft
    10 Mulgrave Street, Wellington
  • St Andrew's on the Terrace1400 ft
    30 The Terrace, Wellington
  • National Library1400 ft
    Corner Molesworth and Aitken streets, Wellington

Restaurants nearby

  • Portlander Bar & Grill500 ft

    Address: 75 Featherston Street
    Phone: 0064 4 498 3762

    71% likes this, based on 106 reviews

  • Concrete Lounge800 ft

    Address: Lambton Quay
    Phone: (04) 473 7427

    73% likes this, based on 29 reviews

  • Trade Kitchen900 ft

    Address: 10 Customhouse Quay

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

  • Sakura Restaurant400 ft

    Address: Featherston St
    Phone: (04) 499 6912

    60% likes this, based on 18 reviews

  • Trade800 ft

    Address: 2 Ballance St

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

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    130
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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 hotel

hotel Downtown Backpackers Hotel - Wellington Wellington location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1 Bunny Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011

Get directions
City Center
  • Wellington
    5000 ft
Airports
  • Wellington International (WLG)
    3.7 mi
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ)
    28.2 mi
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
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    130