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

YHA Wellington Dorm 4 bed
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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. It's close to the waterfront, Te Papa museum, Embassy Cinema, cafés, bars, shops, theatres and handy to Parliament, Space Place Carter Observatory and transport to Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne 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.

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.

Cambridge Hotel

28 Cambridge Terrace, Te Aro, Wellington

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The Cambridge Hotel offers top quality amenities at backpacker prices, with discounts for BBH card holders. Situated right in the heart of the city at the base of Mt Vic on Cambridge Terrace, it is immensely popular for its value accommodation in the capital city. There are 52 dorm beds in total; ranging from four to eight bed dorms - all with linen and a warm duvet.

Rooms have gas and electric heating keeping the worst of winter at bay. There is a fully equipped kitchen available for guests and a backpacker lounge with comfy couches and a plasma TV with Sky provides a genuinely relaxed atmosphere. The Cambridge Bar boasts the best value drinks in the central city, with extra special deals for backpackers, and the bistro provides cheap meals.

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Nomads Capital deluxe double
Nomads Capital 4 bed dorm

Nomads Capital

118/120 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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Book your stay at Nomads Capital and receive free pancakes for breakfast, free dinner every evening, free tea and coffee 24 hours a day, fantastic location, awesome staff, and clean and cosy rooms. You'll also enjoy Blend, their awesome on-site bar, offering heaps of fantastic food and drink deals every day as well as nightly activities. Just 10 minutes walk from the bus and railway station and a short bus ride from ferry ports and the airport. They're minutes from the waterfront and the famous Te Papa Museum, and Cuba Street, with its eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants, and Courtenay Place, with its fantastic nightlife, are just around the corner.

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