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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A once grand hotel turned into a backpackers. I expected more from the pictures but was greeted by a cold lobby with even colder staff. Please don't forget to get your 20$ plastic key deposit back when you check out. Also when asked about wifi you are told you must pay but fact is when you go to sign on... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked for an en suite family room which had a double bed and a single bed. The first problem we encountered was opening of the door. The door handle was so old and had a weird way of opening which we never experienced in any hotel before. There was no view from the window apart from the wall of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in this backpackers a few times whilst we were travelling in New Zealand. Twice we stayed in the dorm rooms I think 6 bed. Ours had an en-suite with one shower and a toilet which was cleaned daily. The beds were OK a bit creaky but the hosterl is currently being done up so they may change the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the second time i've stayed in a single room with shared bathroom, only two rooms to one bathroom so no problems. great location opp. railway station which has metro supermarket and excellant gravity coffee. also handy to bluebridge ferries and shuttle bus from platform 9 to interislander. the waterloo has faded and shabby grandeur but is comfortable and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good location for those taking intercity as the hotel just few steps away, arrived wellington in a raining night and thankful that i booked this hotel so i don't need to walk or take another bus to hostel. NZD 24 for 6 female dorm room with en-suite bathroom is pretty good, huge kitchen and dining area; McD is just next... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We traveled down from Auckland after on the way home to Christchurch. I was taking my new motorbike home. We arrived late on Easter Sunday. The staff were friendly. The room comfortable. McDonald's is handy for a very quick supper. I was particularly happy that we were offered secure parking for my beautiful new motorbike. It is located very close... More 

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