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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Downtown Backpackers)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights in the dorm room. The kitchen is great and the walk in fridge is a plus cause you can be sure that there's space for your food. Staffs are friendly too. The backpacker is located opposite the train station and the bus stop for the manabus and nakedbus is just outside McDonalds which is next... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's located close to the train station which is also where the shuttle from the interislander ferry drops you off. The Mana bus also goes from just down from it which is handy. The room was okay but the WiFi wouldn't work but there's free public WiFi if you sit outside near the train station anyway.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stayed 1 night, we were in city 4 nite so we stayed with you. nice place just guy on desk not the friendliest only thing I found wifi wouldn't work in room. lovely clean spacious close to transport

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location is not so great, everything closed down by 5pm, this is located in a business district of the city. Kitchen is very spacious. Room wasn't too bad, pretty sure there was black mold on the ceiling though. Toilet randomlly would go off. You get what you pay for with this hostel. Try checking a different part of the city... More 

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Perpignan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I Love this place, It is old but it is very clean and grand and it just feels real. Airy dorms all with fresh sheets and ensuite, fabulous industriel style hotel kitchen, dining lounge area with excellent value restaurant . Large bar with Tv, darts, pool, balcony overlooking station. Laundry. FREE wifi. Great experience to be here....it has CHARACTER.....oh and... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buiding is an old and rusty building, the rooms are small as are the bathrooms, and the bar/ dining room have a gloomy air, but are also sort of charming. It's really close to the ferry so that's a plus, but nos really close to the city. You'll get what you pay for!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hi I'm a NZ'er. Don't stay here unless you are desperate. I'm embarrassed for this hostel. Firstly, I just want to point out that the lockers which are provided are not guaranteed to be available, despite their promises when you ring to check that you can leave your bag behind while you go out on your last day. The lockers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

At first i wasn't to eager to go to this hostel as it is in the heart of New-Zealands 2nd biggest city Wellington. But: this is actually a pretty sweet deal! All rooms are well priced. Sure it's a massive building, but they've just arranged it all really well.. The whole 1st floor is communal with a bar (with happy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I stayed here for 5 days and i enjoyed my time. Nice kitchen and dining area with the possibility to buy meals and drinks. There's also a bar area and a tv lounge. The rooms where a little bit too small ( 3 share room with bathroom ensuite) and there was only one wall socket for 3 people. A little... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A good, clean, well located, reasonably priced accommodation. The Queen stayed here in 1953. I don't think we had the same room but it was very good as a stopover on the way to catch a plane. Bunk beds with linen blankets etc and shared (with one other unit that was empty when we were there) bathroom. Across the road... More 

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