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 elegant 4-star Downtown Backpackers Hostel offers a nightclub and a ballroom on site. Downtown Backpackers Hostel features standard décor throughout the property.

A shopping area of Wellington is popular for a parliament building and a museum. The venue is set next to a railway station and just 150 meters from Portlander Bar & Grill and Sakura Restaurant where guests can dine.

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

Rooms

Guestrooms like 6-bed mixed Dorm, Double Room, 4-bed Dorm and Superior Twin Room are provided with high-speed internet, high ceiling, TV with satellite channels, heating and a radio. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with double beds, bunk beds and single beds. There are tiled private bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Guests are free to use a communal kitchen available at the property.

Services

A luggage storage, a designated smoking area and an elevator can be used on-site.

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

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Kettle
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds

Kitchen facilities

  • 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.

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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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Basic Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 175 sq. feet
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 305 sq. feet
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      Shared Bathroom Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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      • Private bathroom
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        Downtown Backpackers photos Room
        Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
        Bed type: Bed in shared room
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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          Downtown Backpackers photos Room
          Dormitory Room
          Bed type: Bed in shared room
          Size: 345 sq. feet
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          • Shower
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            Downtown Backpackers photos Room
            Private Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed
            Size: 305 sq. feet
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            • Private bathroom
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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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              • Tourist attractions
              • Museums
              • Convention centers
              • Stadiums
              • Food and meals
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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