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Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington

118-120 Wakefield Street | PO Box 11-247, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 10 days in July and thought it was a great hostel. It's well situated for access to the bars/restaurants on Courtenay Place and Cuba Street and is also walk-able to Te Papa, Mt. Victoria and the CBD, Parliament etc. I got the bus here from the airport which was cheap and painless- took about 25 mins.... More 

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was cold so we asked the woman at the front desk about the heater. Someone came up to check and said it was broken. The woman at the desk said they were fully booked and all they could do was offer us another blanket. We asked for a refund/discount but were told they don't do that. Not impressed... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its good to arrive somewhere and be greeted with a smile.Staff were very friendly and helpful and gave good advice on things to go and see.The rooms were very tidy and I enjoyed the free pancakes for breakfast.Will stay here again.

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We feel we are pretty awesome too. We look forward to your next visit. Saoirse, Hostel Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Me and a friend stayed in Wellington for a weekend to attend a dodgeball tournament. We had hired a car and it was secure parking complex next to it, which worked out well. We had paid the prices for bunks in an 8 share dorm and were upgraded to a 4 share room with our own bathroom. Location was excellent... More 

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is awesome to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. Upgrading people to smaller dorms is something we always do in the quieter months when we have availability to do so. We hope to see you back in the capital again soon. Saoirse, Hostel Manager More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice location and nice clean building. Staff was helpful but not everybody was really friendly. Rooms are good, I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with own bathroom. Common areas are good, bar next to the hostel was nice as well. Was not really impressed about the price to pay for a night. Was ok but not impressive. Think there... More 

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very glad to see that you found our team to be mostly friendly and helpful and that you appreciated the hard work of our House keeping team. We are however sorry to see that you were unhappy with the cost of the hostel. Our rates... More 

Boise, Idaho
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Although it's located in the middle of downtown Wellington, this contributes to the negativity of my review. It was extremely loud for much of the night and the noise came from both backpackers and cars/buses. The shower was extremely poor as the water pressure trickles out, was luke warm at best, and the shower curtains are too small to fully... More 

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We are very sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Being centrally located is normally one of our selling points as means that our guests are walking distance from anywhere in the city. Also being in the CBD decreases the traffic outside the... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I hear from a friend who has been trying all the hostel in town, this is the best hostel you can get. the service is friendly and helpful, the room is clean and have a great view, the security is good and they have ping pong table too.

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. We also think we are pretty awesome. We pride ourselves on our staff being friendly and helpful and on our hostel being clean and welcoming. We hope you make it back to the Capital again in the future. Saoirse Holic, Hostel Manager. More 

Hengelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Friendly staff, rooms and bathrooms are clean, had a good night sleep and perfect location: all I need :-) My room (4share female) was a bit small but overall a very good hostel. $4 for 24hrs of wifi or 1 dollar per 15 minutes on the computer at reception. They also do free pancakes in the morning!! ;-)

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are indeed very lucky with our location being as central as it is. Our team strives to be friendly and helpful and we pride ourselves on being a clean and welcoming hostel. We have all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The rooms and facilities were clean and updated, and the front desk staff were helpful and polite. The free meal was tasty enough, and the location is very central to Wellington City Centre. That being said, the atmosphere of this hostel (and other Nomads across the country) caters to the "under 25 and away from home for the first time... More 

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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. It is good to see that for the most part you enjoyed your stay with us. We are indeed very lucky that our location is as central as it is. The entire Nomads team strive to be welcoming and helpful. We are all seasoned travelers ourselves and as such... More 

Berlin, Ohio
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Squeaky beds, older but centrally located building. Dirty kitchen, dirty communal spaces. Good free dinner at the bar next door but the portions (even when you pay to have it upgraded to a regular sized meal) are small. Bathroom was pretty clean. No individual outlets or lights. Have to pay for wifi.

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