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Hostel Details & Location

Host: Chris Sperring

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

Contact: +64 4 801 7280 Email this hostel

Reception: 7am - 11pm. 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

We’re on the corner of Cambridge Tce and Wakefield St, opposite the New World supermarket. There is no on-site parking; there are paid parking options nearby. Please use the drop-off facility and chat with reception who can show you parking options.

Bus/Train: InterCity buses stop at the Railway Station – from there, take Bus #1 or #2 ($2) to the end of Courtenay Pl. Turn left onto Cambridge Tce; the hostel is 50m along on your left.
Airport: We’re 7km from the airport – Bus #91 will take you to Courtney Pl (see above). Shuttles operate door-to-door.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

Bright, super clean, modern, and friendly, this is one of the most central hostels in Wellington. Our 5 Star Gold Qualmark-rated backpackers comes flush with two kitchens, ample communal areas, and an on-site espresso bar. Handy!

We're super close to Te Papa, Courtenay Place, and the Wellington waterfront, so it's easy to explore the city on foot. We have room types to suit all travellers including plenty of private and ensuited facilities. All guests can enjoy our fully-equipped kitchens, TV lounges, bike storage, 2GB free WiFi per day, and surprisingly, the harbour view from our 6th floor laundry. Check it out!

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Guests love:

  • 2GB free WiFi per day
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Onsite food options

Shared facilities:

  • 2GB 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

In-hostel payment options:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Union Pay
  • New Zealand Dollars
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Some of our Wellington highlights:

  • Visit the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, to learn about Maori and New Zealand arts, culture, and history
  • Visit Weta Workshop Cave or one of the many LOTR filming locations in and around Wellington
  • Discover some of New Zealand's rarest wildlife at ZEALANDIA
  • Experience Wellington's coffee culture at any of the excellent inner city cafes

Want to know more about Wellington? Find out more

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