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Downtown Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I started in a dorm then realised I was disturbing everyone because had to get up early for work. Was happy and relaxed in my new room. Had an awesome time and the people at the reception were helpful and accommodating. :) Especially liked the people working in the cafe. All made me feel welcome and looked after. Thanks people!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 5 nights. We hadn't stayed at a backpackers before, so were a bit nervous - but it was really nice. The room was very small, but had a dresser and wardrobe so everything fitted. It is quite noisy, with doors shutting, the lift going, and a carpark next door that went 'clunk' every time a car went... More

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Matamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We organized a school trip to Wellington and stayed at the Downtown Backpackers which is located very conveniently in the town center opposite the train station. All major activities are on walking distance. The children and staff were very pleased with the accommodation and the service and kindness of the DT Backpackers staff. The rooms were clean and well-presented and... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

After four separate stays at Downtown Backpackers I can definitely say that it is an ideal place to base yourself while visiting Wellington. Not only in practical terms of being close to railway station, buses and cable car, but because of the excellent staff and nice overall homely feel to the place. I've stayed in double rooms and also mixed... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

OK the distance to the ferry is really far especially if you have an early am ferry to catch to the south island like i did. So this hostel was was perfect for two nights. I stayed here in Dec 2013. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are public lockers to store luggage or backpacks just to the... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

good location that near various attractions such as museums, queen wharf and cable car. The facilities of room is enough for personal needs. The shared bathroom with another single room is sound good as well cos it provides adequate privacy for people living in a single room.

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was an ok stay in a 6 person dorm...brought me back to being a boarder lol...The reception staff were friendly & helpful...the lift worked & the bar was also pleasant! I would stay there again...but felt it lacked 'atmosphere' & could be a lonely place, maybe that's because of the size of the building, which was obviously a large... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

didnt really like it. rooms and toilets not in a best shape. kitchen - i have seen better ones. lounge is ok with a fire place but thats not making it worth the money you pay. what i really didnt like was that the storage wasn't for free. after check out if you want to leave your bags, you need... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Big old hostel, in desperate need of renovation. This looks like it was once a great place, but lack of money being spent on it has caused threadbare carpets. Tv has very old sofas , needs the owner to spend some money on it again.

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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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