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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers)

1 Bunny Street, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4473 8482

£15+

Overall guest ratings

7.7/10 Good
Based on 1,762 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.3
  • 8.4
  • 5.4
  • 5.1

Good to know

  • Train station is close
  • Close to public transport

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    About

    A stay at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers) places you in the heart of Wellington, walking distance from Old Government Buildings and Archives New Zealand. This 4-star hostel is within close proximity of Beehive and National Library.

    Rooms

    Make yourself at home in one of the 108 guestrooms. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected.

    Amenities

    Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a nightclub, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and an arcade/game room.

    Dining

    Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers (formerly Downtown Backpackers). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

    Business, Other Amenities

    Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour front desk, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a surcharge.

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    Amenities

    • Wi-Fi
    • Game room
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • 24 hour front desk
    • Pool table
    • Storage available
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Night club
    • Internet (surcharge)
    • Pets not allowed
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 1,762 reviews
    • 9.3 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "99% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      9.9 "Near to public transport, according to 99%."
      9.4 "City centre within easy reach, said 94%."
      9.4 "94% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.8 "78% said the reception staff was great."
      9.7 "97% thought the service was very professional."
      8.6 "Lovely bar service, according to 86%."
    • 8.4 "Breakfast is good."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the price of the breakfast."
    • 7.6 "High value."
      9.4 "94% were happy with the price."
      10.0 "100% were happy with the price of the breakfast."
    • 5.8 "Average cleanliness."
      5.9 "Only 59% said rooms were clean enough."
      5.2 "52% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 5.4 "Average amenities."
      5.3 "53% thought the building was acceptable."
      6.2 "62% said the architecture was not spectacular."
    • 5.1 "Rooms are ok."
      5.9 "Beds were acceptable for 59%."
      5.9 "Only 59% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.9 "69% thought the kitchenette was ok."
      5.7 "57% said the view was so-so."
    • 4.9 "Not very comfortable."
      4.7 "53% said rooms were small."
      3.2 "68% thought it was too noisy."
      4.4 "56% criticized the small bathroom."
      1.4 "Air conditioning was criticized by 86%."
    • 4.2 "Internet is poor."
      0.9 "91% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 3.7 "Vibe wasn't good."
      1.7 "83% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 669 reviews
    • 8.9 "Location is great."
      9.9 "99% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      9.9 "Near to public transport, according to 99%."
      9.5 "City centre within easy reach, said 95%."
    • 8.6 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.6 "76% said the reception staff was great."
      9.7 "97% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.2 "High value."
    • 5.6 "Average cleanliness."
      5.8 "Only 58% said rooms were clean enough."
      5.1 "51% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average."
    • 5.2 "Average amenities."
      5.0 "50% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 4.6 "Internet is poor."
      1.5 "85% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 4.5 "Rooms are not good."
      4.4 "56% complained about the bathroom."
      4.2 "58% said rooms were small."
      2.2 "78% thought they were poorly maintained."
      3.7 "63% had problems with the shower."
      2.8 "For 72%, the rooms looked old."
      4.7 "53% said the bathroom was dirty."
    • 4.2 "Not very comfortable."
      4.2 "58% said rooms were small."
      3.2 "68% thought it was too noisy."
    • 3.5 "Vibe wasn't good."
      1.8 "82% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.6 Good
    Based on 246 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.9 "Near to public transport, according to 99%."
      9.9 "99% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.6 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.9 "79% said the reception staff was great."
    • 6.0 "Average cleanliness."
      6.3 "Only 63% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 5.3 "Average amenities."
      5.2 "52% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
      3.1 "69% thought it was too noisy."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were small."
    • 4.5 "Rooms are not good."
      4.2 "58% complained about the bathroom."
      2.0 "80% thought they were poorly maintained."
      4.3 "57% said rooms were small."
      2.3 "For 77%, the rooms looked old."
    • 4.0 "Internet is poor."
    • 3.6 "Vibe wasn't good."
      1.9 "81% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Overall rating

    7.8 Good
    Based on 845 reviews
    • 9.5 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      9.8 "Near to public transport, according to 98%."
      9.5 "95% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      9.1 "City centre within easy reach, said 91%."
    • 8.5 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.9 "79% said the reception staff was great."
      9.7 "97% thought the service was very professional."
    • 8.4 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.2 "Good value."
      9.5 "95% were happy with the price."
    • 5.8 "Average comfort."
      6.3 "Beds were acceptable for 63%."
      5.1 "Only 51% said rooms were big enough."
    • 5.6 "Average amenities."
      5.7 "57% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 5.4 "Rooms are ok."
      5.6 "Only 56% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.3 "Beds were acceptable for 63%."
      5.1 "Only 51% said rooms were big enough."
      6.6 "66% thought the kitchenette was ok."
      6.4 "64% said the view was so-so."
    • 5.4 "Average cleanliness."
      5.6 "Only 56% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 4.0 "Internet is poor."
      0.6 "94% said the wifi quality was bad."
    • 3.6 "Vibe wasn't good."
      1.6 "84% criticized the unstylish hotel."
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    Hotel type
    Economy Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
    Friends Hotel
    Guests recommend this for traveling with friends.
    Solo Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for solo travelers.
    Good to know
    "Train station is close"
    "Close to public transport"
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