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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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Lancs
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked into Downtown backpackers after the I site in Nelson found it for us after selling us the ferry crossing tickets. During the crossing I found a leaflet about the place saying the royal entourage stayed their during the Queens visit in her Coronation year 1953, how bad can it be? It looks ok from the outside and is... More

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Kathmandu
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in a six bed dorm with a small functional shower/toilet. Bunk were noisy when turning and not very sturdy, bedding was mostly clean but obviously reused many times. Room was on the fourth floor, reachable with a lift which was a plus. Check in took a while, only one reception staff member on, even though there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During my stay I was first assigned to a room where the tv did not work so I complained and they kindly put me into a different room I am impressed at their service they seem friendly and willing to help people. The only cons I had was that the new room that I stayed in was much nicer and... More

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Hokitika, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great location, very close to a good supermarket (located in the railway station across the road), only about 5-10 minute walk to a major shopping street (Lambton Quay) and the Beehive. Great priced, good quality food (enjoyed the specials) and well priced drinks. (20% off for happy hour). Didn't use the communal kitchen but looked well set out, like a... More

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Rome, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I choose this one because it is just in front of the railway station, but is the worst choice in my long staying in NZ , during which I visited 20+ motels and hotels. I wanted a single ensuite, the price was the same that a motel, but the room was very small, no desk or table, only a narrow... More

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Newick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Fantastic location as we arrived from the Bluebridge Ferry and had to leave from the main railway station the next morning. Private rooms were great and not noisy as we had heard. Restaurant looked good but no time to try it out. Very friendly staff.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

It has been a while since I have had to stay in a place like this. Normally I avoid anything close to a train station. This place was right across the street from the main station in Wellington. I got here at about 7.30pm. There was one person working on the desk and a queue of around 7 or 8... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We arrive just before midnight and didnt have to wait long to get our room. The bathroom was clean, and there was hair on the bed sheets, cigarette on the floor and some sticky liquid spilt on the cabinet. It is a downtown hotel, so it was noisy. The shared kitchen is large and well laid out. Lots of room... More

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Pattaya, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I had a flight out of Wellington at 7am, so had to overnight in Welly. After doing some research on the net, I found Downtown to be the most cost effective. Getting up at 3am, and being too old to be a proper Backpacker, and to considerate (as a result), I booked a single bedroom for £68. I didn't venture... More

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Turku, Finland
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17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I had a single room with a shared bathroom with one other room. The room was quite big and laundry facilities were very good! I didn't have time to check the kitchen etc... Check-in was very slow but otherwise I think everything was ok: quiet, clean and right next to the harbour for the Bluebridge Ferry.

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Also Known As:
Downtown Backpackers Hotel
Downtown Backpackers Hotel Wellington
Address: 1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
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Ranked #12 of 49 Specialty lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Downtown Backpackers 4*
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