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Downtown Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Downtown Backpackers started life as an elegant hotel. It is not exactly elegant any more but it has a fair amount of charm. We have stayed there twice. The first time, several months ago with our daughter, son and his partner. We shared a dorm room. Basic bunk beds, ensuite no frills. Comfy and great value. The communal kitchen is... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

for a backpacker just awesome let us book in early after rough ferry crossing. warm rooms and great shower/toilet en suite needed that traveling dad 10 yr old daughter also great kitchen / common areas will be back in Nov.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location ideal, adjacent to railway station. I arrived with a vomiting bug and staff were fully understanding, considerate and helpful. Dorm room was ensuite and comfortable. On site restaurant was superb, with a nice toastie log fire in the middle. Staff accommodated giving me dried toast. When I departed the hostel, stupidly I left my money belt behind with $100... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent four nights at downtown backpackers in August. The location is great, especially if your taking the ferry to picton. The room was clean and the staff were very helpful. The only annoying think was the "squeaking" bunk beds

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, I havent tried any other place, so I cant compare. But I DO! really love this place. Very good location, great people, all dorm has an own shower with really hot water, which is all I need. Always met very nice people and the servis is just excelent. From early check in to flexibility if you need... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap. Comfortable. Clean And it's near for wellington station

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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Its right opposite the train station so that's great. I only stayed one night. The building is a bit old and outdated. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm but it was tiny. Everyone in the room were doing their best to keep their things out of the way. Its best if the room was a 4 bed dorm .... More

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Thames Coast
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This backpackers was functional. Good front desk - helpful, efficient, well staffed. I was in a very small"double room" with ensuite (I was on my own), Bed was comfy, the room was warm and it was clean. However it seemed grotty, especially the bathroom with tiles well past their best, cracked plaster, etc. BUT - right across from the trains... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My experience staying at Downtown Backpackers was okay, but I felt that there was nothing special about staying here. This was mainly due to the layout of the hostel in which everything was very spread out and it can be difficult to meet people in the common areas. The rooms were fine, however the bathrooms could really use some touch... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My first experience of Downtown and what an excellent experience. Well located, clean and comfortable and excellent customer service, exactly the experience that a friend and I were looking for. No better place to stop and enjoy Wellington when you are on a budget. Highly recommended.

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Address: 1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Downtown Backpackers 4*
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