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Wellington - World Wide Backpackers

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   291 The Terrace | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the smallest hostel in Wellington, where my travelmates and I stayed for three nights. Is it also a good one? Well, I don’t know about the other, much bigger hostels in NZ’s capital, but this one is enjoyable, with some negative points though. Located in the extension of The Terrace, it is a very quiet place outside as... More

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Arriving late from a long bus journey from Napier we arrived outside the hostel which looked run down and quite frankly to full, there were people everywhere! Advertising itself as a small hostel this tiny house had more people than was safe and comfortable. Having emailed the owner beforehand to confirm a pitch from our tent (which we received conformation... More

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xavier77, Owner at Wellington - World Wide Backpackers, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear you had a very brief and not so good experience at Worldwide Backpackers. It is true we have had a very busy Summer and the hostel has been full most nights. We have a deck area out front where there is a barbaque and it is a good place to socialise get to know other guests.... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We spent 1 night in this nice hotel. We were 3 in a small room on the lower level. It wasn't noisy at all and we had a nice time at dinner and breakfast. There is a TV room which is very popular. Bathrooms and kitchen were clean, staff was nice. I recommend this place

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We didn't look at reviews before we came here but we so wish we had. One positive, the double bed we stayed in was really comfy but that said, the noise from people stomping up and down the stairs, slamming doors and talking in the hallways until late ruined any chance of a good nights sleep. The kitchen was small... More

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Chilamate, Heredia, Costa Rica
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I liked staying here. The bunks where high so you could sit up if you were on the bottom bunk. Had a nice TV room for movies or TV. The kitchen was a bit small, but was okay. The free breakfast was cool. They include Internet but I couldn't connect on my iPad. The people I met there were cool... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was one of the best hostels I stayed in while I was traveling around New Zealand. The owner is super friendly and genuinely wants to know what you're all about. Our double room was clean and had a sink and hairdryer IN the room. The bed was the second most comfortable bed we slept in while in NZ. There's... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This hostel has been my home for nearly six months of the past year. It is a small but busy en vibrant place with new people coming in every day, but also quite a few people like myself who make it their home away from home. Old people who do not like noise should reconsider coming here because most of... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

You will either love or hate this hostel depending on what you are looking for. This is not the place to stay if you want a quiet night. However, if you want to meet fun friendly people, have a drink and a party, then it must be the best place in the world for that. I decided to take a... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

To be honest, the place really does need a good revamp. The area is old, messy and looks rather dirty. So it would definitely not be suited to a clean freak. The rooms are also rather small and do not provide much storage for bags. However, the staff are amazing, the outdoors is big and relaxing, location is great and... More

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Parnell, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the Wellington Sevens and absolutely loved it! I have no idea why so many people have written bad reviews! We found the owners amazing and the other guests very friendly :) yeah it's not the cleanest place but its a backpackers. The outside area was nice to enjoy a few predrinks in the sun. Would stay... More

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Wellington - World Wide Backpackers Hotel
Address: 291 The Terrace | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 49 Specialty lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Wellington - World Wide Backpackers 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the smallest backpacker in Wellington. W specialise in looking after our backpackers and ensuring that a friendly environment is had by all. If you are looking to meet people - then look no further!!! ... more   less 
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