We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 49 Wellington accommodations

Lodge in the City

2.5 of 5 Lodge   |   152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Lodge in the City to your Saves list
Lodge in the City
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
  • Overview
  • Reviews (80)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Photos (9)
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (20)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

80 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    3
    17
    8
    8
    44
See reviews for
6
14
27
4
Rating summary
  • 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
    2 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, it's cheap but even at that rate, I wouldn't send a dog to stay in that place. As soon as you walk in, you are met by dodgy people. There are drunks and junkies all over the place. There are only a few toilets on each floor to share but half of them are broken or don't flush. You... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coromandel, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hostel because we wanted somewhere cheap and within easy reach of the ferry since we were getting the ferry early in the morning. We read the poor ratings and decided it couldn't be that bad and it was just for one night so what's it matter? We'll it mattered! Upon arrival we had to squeeze our car... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paperthin walls, grimy toilets, more like a student dorm than a hostel. The location is very central but not worth losing sleep over when you can get something better for not awhole lot more money in nz.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It is not so bad, if you think about the fare of this accomodation. The shower room and the bathrooms were kept cleaned. However, some gests were noisy and I couldn't stand it. I heard that the owner was changed and the accomodation became better. The location is really good. You can go to cuba streets and Tepapa less than... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We spent here two nights and are glad we didn't have to spend more time in this place. We chose this hostel because it was the cheapest, and it was cheap indeed. We slept in a mixed ten bed dorm which was quite spacious and ok, but it happened to be two floors away from the lady's restrooms. Said restrooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was horrible, it was the worst backpackers i have seen. The bathrooms hardly had any working toilettes and the floors were disgustingly dirty. Stay somewhere else but here, location maybe good but not worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Safer to sleep on street. Whole place was either dirty, smelly, missing, broken, blocked, door card didn't work and staff didn't care. Front door really dangerous with people drinking, smoking drugs from late at night to early in the morning, Do I need to ring the police to be able to get to my room seriously. Overcrowding comes to mind.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helston, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
27 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Got lucky that they had overbooked us, so we got to stay in a private.. Don't think we would of been able to put up with a dorm here anyway. Only stayed for 1 night but didn't feel like it was a very comfortable hostel, very dirty! The pool tables are completely useless, the wifi is a couple more dollars... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This place is an absolute health hazard. Communal bathrooms are filthy, rooms have dirt all over the walls, everything is covered in a load of grime. The smell hits you as soon as you walk in the door. Was woken up in the middle of the night because two people decided to have a full on fight with doors slamming... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Wellington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Avoid at all costs, worst hostel ever. Dirty, smelly and horrid! Wish I'd looked at the reviews before I rush booked it! Rediculous service - room key didn't work. It's a nasty place that should be closed down! Bathrooms (communal) covered in dirt and hair etc, toilets all blocked. People crammed on entrance steps drinking and smoking alsorts of stuff!... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Lodge in the City, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Wellington with
any amenities

Been to Lodge in the City? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lodge in the City

Address: 152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lodge in the City 2.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, Priceline, Tingo, Agoda, HostelWorld, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Lodge in the City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lodge In The City Hotel Wellington

9 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Other (5)

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer