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YHA Wellington for Groups


YHA Wellington is the capital’s group accommodation leader for school trips and community events. Repeat visitors love our affordable, comfortable and secure accommodation and our supportive Group Coordinator. 

Our group service is designed for school groups, sports teams and community groups on a budget! Our Group Coordinator, Jynelle, looks after your enquiries, bookings, health & safety documentation and follow ups. She'll work with your to place your group together in appropriate rooms as close together as possible.

A variety of dorms and private rooms are available with and without ensuites. All bedding is included and dorm rooms are privatised for school and youth groups. The hostel has two large fully-equipped shared kitchens and dining areas, a media room, games room and meeting room.

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If you're short on time in the mornings or preparing breakfast for the whole group is not appealing you can add on a continental group breakfast for $10 per person per day!

    • Three cereal options (muesli, cornflakes, ricies)
    • Yoghurt
    • Tinned fruit
    • Toast and spreads 
    • Milk, tea, coffee and fruit juice
For lunch and dinner options, chat to Jynelle for local recommendations.

Free booking service
A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

    • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
    • Tranzalpine, Tranzscenic and Overland trains
    • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services

Get in touch
If you have any questions just ask Jynelle: [email protected] | 04 801 7280.
For multiple locations, chat to our National Groups Coordinator: [email protected] | 0800 278 299.

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Jynelle

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 4 280 2483 Email this hostel

Reception: 8am - 10pm plus 24 hour guest access

Location: 292 Wakefield Street,

Te Aro, Wellington

5 minute walk to Te Papa


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How to get here

YHA Wellington is the closest budget accommodation to Te Papa Tongarewa and directly across the road from New World supermarket. The hostel is within easy walking distance of Capital E, Civic Square, Parliament, National War Exhibition and transport to Zealandia and Wellington Zoo.


The railway station is 1.5km from YHA Wellington. It is a 20-25 minute walk, or you can take bus no. 1 or 2 and get off at the last stop on Courtney Place. Turn left onto Cambridge Terrace, the hostel is 50m on the left. A taxi would cost approximately $10-$15. Alternatively talk to your Groups Coordinator about arranging a shuttle.


The Airport Flyer is the public bus service to and from the city. This departs the airport every 20 mins and is $9.00 per person and stops just around the corner on Courtenay Place. If you prefer, or for larger groups, ask us about charter buses.


Ask us about shuttles to and from the ferry terminals.


When you arrive at YHA Wellington please feel free to use our loading bay (Between the lines) while you check in and we can advise you where to park. Unfortunately we do not have our own car park. There is on-street car parking available an approximate ten minute walk from the hostel for about $7.50 per vehicle per day (Mon-Fri 10am -4pm) and free overnight and at the weekends.

There is secure overnight parking (5pm - 8am) at Te Papa; purchase a ticket at YHA Wellington reception for $7.50.

Coach Parking

There are a number of parking options for buses bringing groups to YHA Wellington. The following areas have been allocated by Wellington City Council for bus parking. Parking is unrestricted and free of charge. For more information talk to your Groups Coordinator or call the council on +64 4 499 4444.

  • Wakefield St, opposite the Amora Hotel, capacity for 4 buses
  • West side of Kent Terrace, before Elizabeth St, capacity for 2 buses
  • Bunny St, between Thorndon & Lambton Quays, capacity for 4 buses

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Great for groups:

  • Secure bedrooms
  • Bed linen included
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Breakfast options
  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Towel hire
  • Communal dining area
  • Luggage storage options
  • Free booking service
  • Solar powered

Shared facilities:

  • 5GB free WiFi per day
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Onsite food options
  • Recycling stations
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Games available
  • Guitar
  • Communal TV
  • Free movies
  • Book exchange
  • Reading room


  • After-hours check in on request
  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • HI bookings
  • Hair dryers
  • Hot water bottles
  • Towel hire
  • Breakfast items for sale
  • Bicycle storage
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hostel capacity

YHA Wellington can cater for up to 300 people across 104 rooms and 5 floors. Please note that due to the layout of rooms, groups of 40 or more may be located on different levels. We place your group as close together as possible, separated by gender where required. 

Shared rooms
    • 1 x 8 bed multishare room
    • 11 x 6 bed multishare rooms
    • 3 x 6 bed multishare ensuite rooms
    • 21 x 4 bed multishare ensuite rooms
    • 1 x triple room

All dorms are privatised for school and youth groups. 

Group members are accommodated in comfortable multishare rooms, many with ensuite facilities. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are located on each floor. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1 each. beds include individual bedside lights and lockable cupboards with charging points. 

Private rooms
    • 41 x twin and double rooms
    • 8 x single
    • 12 x twin and double rooms with ensuite facilities

Group leaders and supervisors can be accommodated in single, double or twin rooms with private or shared bathroom facilities. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note private rooms with ensuite facilities are subject to availability.

Safety & Security

Safety and security is a top priority at YHA. You can download our Group Health & Safety information for your planning resources or school board approvals.

We can also supply a copy of our COVID 19 hostel control measures for each alert level and our Worksafe COVID 19 Safety Plan. Or see our current COVID 19 alert level actions. 

All bedroom doors lock automatically when closed and require swipe keys for access. A duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group.

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