Backpackers and budget friendly accommodation

Visiting Wellington on a budget? Whether you’re looking for backpacker accommodation, a central city apartment or an affordable hotel, Wellington has got you covered.

C Hotel

223 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Centrally located in the heart of the buzzing Cuba Street quarter, C Hotel is the perfect spot for a vibrant city break in Wellington. Housed in a heritage building listed with the Historical Places Trust, this 3.5-star hotel blends timeless architecture with modern essentials to ensure refined comfort. 

Their rooms are cosy, flexible and have various bedding configurations to suit your style of travel. Equipped with modern en suite bathrooms, LCD TVs, Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as access to on-site facilities such as the heated indoor swimming poor, roof-top sun terrace, fitness room and bar.

The hotel is considered "helpful" to the Muslim Traveler. They will be able to provide information regarding prayer times and prayer direction as well as information on nearby Halal food and Mosques.

C Hotel Wellington junior room
CQ Hotel Wellington

YHA Wellington

292 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Ultra clean, modern, bright, fun and friendly. YHA Wellington City is centrally located just off Courtenay Place; close to the waterfront, Te Papa museum, Embassy Cinema, cafes, bars, shops, theatres and handy to Parliament, Space Place Carter Observatory and transport to Zealandia and the Wellington Zoo. You can also find a supermarket over the road (open till midnight).

The Qualmark 5-star and Enviro-Gold rated 320 bed hostel offers a wide range of comfortable accommodation, from spacious and well appointed four and six share en suite rooms to our deluxe private en suite rooms.

Friendly knowledgeable staff including a free travel booking service and a dedicated groups reservation team.

YHA Wellington Exterior
YHA Wellington Dining Room
YHA Wellington Dorm 4 bed

Hotel Waterloo

1 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington

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Located just opposite Wellington Train Station and close to InterIslander and Bluebridge ferry terminals plus Sky Stadium, Hotel Waterloo is an ideal city base back packers.

Located in a historic Art Deco building, Hotel Waterloo offers a self catering kitchen, a lively bar and an in-house café which can provide breakfast, packed lunches and dinners for groups on request.

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Trek Global staff and woman traveller

Trek Global

9 O'Reily Avenue, Te Aro, Wellington

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Trek Global is a backpackers offering a range of in-house activities, making your stay in Wellington even more friendly and fun. Explore the city from this affordable base and discover the great activities Wellington has on offer. 

Their knowledgeable, friendly staff will offer you the best possible service and advice, and are happy to organise your travel bookings and activities in and around Wellington as well as helping you on your way around New Zealand.