Downtown Backpackers Hostel - Wellington

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

Paid Wi-Fi

Parking

Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Downtown Backpackers Hostel greets guests with a night club and a ballroom. Standard decor distinguishes this hostel. The hostel amenities include a designated area for smoking, a storage room and a lift.

Many Wellington sights, including Mount Victoria, ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience and Sisters of Compassion are about 20 minutes' walk away. A shopping area offers dining choices, such as Portlander Bar & Grill and Sakura Restaurant within 150 meters of the venue.

This hostel is ideally located close to Wellington International airport.

Rooms

130 basic guestrooms at this budget property feature cable TV, heating, a trouser press, a radio and high-speed internet. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with double beds, bunk beds and single beds. This property has private bathrooms offered for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Guests will find a communal kitchen provided with an electric kettle and a dishwasher on site.

Services

Laundry, room service and 24-hour front desk are offered for the guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   130.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • 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

Leisure facilities

  • Night club

Room facilities

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

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle

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 hostel

hostel Downtown Backpackers Hostel - Wellington Wellington location
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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 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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Single Bed Female Dormitory Room
Size: 345 sq. feet
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This dormitory offers 3 bunk beds.

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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 195 sq. feet
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    Rooms are 18 square metres.

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      Double or Twin Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 305 sq. feet
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      This twin/double room features tea and coffee making facilities, an en suite bathroom and a satellite TV. Linen and towels are provided.

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        Single Bed 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
        Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
        Size: 345 sq. feet
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        This mixed dormitory room includes a work desk and its own bathroom. Please note that the price is based on 1 guests. Maximum occupancy is 6 (see Hotel Policies). Children under the age of 18 cannot be accommodated in this room.

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          Single Bed 4-Bed Dormitory Room
          Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
          Size: 325 sq. feet
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          This mixed dormitory room has access to shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest. Maximum occupancy is 4 (see Hotel Policies). Children under the age of 18 can not be accommodated in this room.

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            Standard Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds
            Size: 175 sq. feet
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            This private room features a set of bunk beds and has an en suite bathroom. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

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              Single Room Bathroom
              Bed type: 1 Single bed
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              This single room features a electric kettle.

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                Single Room
                Bed type: 1 Single bed
                Size: 175 sq. feet
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                This room features satellite TV and access to shared bathroom facilities. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

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                  Double Room Private Bathroom
                  Bed type: Double bed
                  Size: 305 sq. feet
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                  This room features cable TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with a shower. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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                    Basic Twin Room
                    Bed type: 2 Single beds
                    Size: 175 sq. feet
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                    This private room features a set of bunk beds and access to shared bathroom facilities. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

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                      Bed 20-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
                      Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
                      Size: 195 sq. feet
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                      This mixed dormitory room has access to shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest. Maximum occupancy is 20 (see Hotel Policies). Children under the age of 18 can not be accommodated in this room.

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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

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                        What's nearby

                        Tourist attractions

                        • Cable Car - 2000 ft

                        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
                        • 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
                        • New Zealand Defence Force – Trentham Camp - 2300 ft

                        Train stations

                        • Wellington Railway Station - 400 ft

                        Convention centers

                        • Queen's Wharf Event Centre - 1400 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

                        Stadiums

                        • TSB Bank Arena Wellington - 1700 ft

                        Museums

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

                        Parks

                        • Frank Knitts Park - 2300 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