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Lodge in the City

152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dirty crap hole with amazing people that will forever hold a special place in my heart. Met my partner here in 2013! Long term working hostel generally. Party on good travellers. Also - the roof top is a bonus. Kitchen is big. Lounge area is huge and comfy. Nice outdoor area and excellent location.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here because it was very cheap (15 $ for BBH-Members) Now I know why. Dorm rooms are for 12 people, no lockers, old matress so it is not comfy to sleep there. Furthermore, the kitchen is very unclean and bad equiped. My dorm room was in the first one, the next bathroom to shower was in the 3rd. Also... More 

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

This was the worst place I stayed at in a very long time. The place is filthy, smelly and should really be pulled down. I am still scared I will break out in some skin disease from staying there. Why did I not look at Trip Advisor before booking? All the worst reviews are true. I paid $ 50 per... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is in an old, non-renovated building and the rooms smell sour, like cheap old furniture. The rooms and bathrooms feel and look dirty although they seemed to be cleaned regularly. There was litter on the hall floor and no soap in the bathroom. Soaked shower curtains and disgusting or missing door knobs. Doors and windows are thin, so... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I (from the US) stayed here for a night or two during the week. I actually had one of my favorite hostel experiences here because many of the guests were very friendly and social and around the same age as me (20s). The fact that I actually made friends from staying there only 2 days makes me... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Never stay here me and my friend travelled from America and stayed here . it had been our only option ... Your staff needs English lessons one couldn't understand what we needed and the other didn't understand anything. Get a new Zealander for reception

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Booked by iSite without any warning. This hostel is the worst accommodation in New Zealand! Every room smells really bad. Do a favour to your self and find anything else... don't do the same mistake as we did

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Horrible hostel! Dirty and not welcoming at all! You can hear all the street noise and being there on a Saturday evening, it was simply awful as young people spent their evening drinking and vomiting. Of course nothing has been cleaning, at least not until 6am... Beside this it's far from the rail station where you arrive per bus and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is the worse building I have ever entered. Toilets, showers, lights not working. Absolutely disgusting, I would recommend that this place be condemned and I would say this would not pass Earthquake standards nor minimum hygiene standards. The building was dirty, leaking, falling apart and just plain gross. Vomit left on the bathroom floor for days. Washing machines... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Rooms are very small and it is super hot inside. Beds are noisy and not very comfortable. Toilets are extremaly dirty and there was no toilet paper, when I asked someone at the reception about the toilet paper they told me it will be tomorrow maybe. There is a lot of people on a long stay here so they are... More 

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