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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 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I visited towards the end of February Wellington was busy with various things and the international cricket so opted to only stay 2 nights and get on the ferry to South Island, which shaped my choices as to which hostel to use. As this one is very central and very handy for Te Papa and the harbourside as well... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in a 5-bed dorm with an ensuite. Room, bathroom and bedding was very clean. The communal areas were great, although the kitchen could have been a bit bigger for the amount of people staying there. Our room was quite noisy (from the bar next door) but with ear plugs it was fine! We enjoyed the free pancakes for breakfast... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can honestly say the worst place I have stayed in! I was in a ten bed dorm with not near enough ventilation for any human being! Inhumane conditions is the only way to describe it! I was awake all night finally at 5 am after tossing and turning all night as the heat was unbearable I decided to get up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked into this place for 3 nights on our trip around New Zealand. We had made the booking in advance as the cricket world cup was on so we knew it would be busy. When we arrived at the reception our booking had been changed by a staff member and we no longer had a booking. The staff member... More 

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

Hi there, thank you for your review. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. And we think Barney is pretty awesome also. Particularly in the small hours of the morning. Happy travels :) We hope to see you back in the Capital again in the future. Saoirse, Hostel Manager. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I seem to have some very different standards for hostels after reading some of these reviews... What I need when I travel, in an ideal world, is a bed. Hostel dorms are cheap as sin. If you aren't prepared to share the space or make some sacrifices to your comfort zone, I strongly suggest a motel. My gal and I... More 

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Jabiru, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The room us very clean and basic. The en suite has no plug in the sink. No movable items such as glasses etc. The towels have not been refreshed as promissed. The Sky TV as advertised is not connected. I have reported this to the reception who said it does not have sky Tv. Only to be corrected by the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Have stayed at this hostel 3 times due to location convenience. 1- double room on top floor (nice enough and quieter than other floors- could do with sprucing up though. Heater (middle of winter) was on a thermostat but not correct so we slept in our pyjamas and coats!) 2- 4 bed with friends (very very noisy, beds reasonable) 3-... More 

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave your review. From reading your review I am finding it hard to ascertain when you last stayed with us. Our Double Deluxe rooms are all on suite with flat screen TV's. The bathrooms are stocked with towels and toiletries, I am not sure if this is how the rooms were... More 

Canberra
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181 reviews 181 reviews
101 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want to sleep, avoid this place! I was there on a Thursday night and noise from the adjoining pub continued loudly until after 2AM. I was on the 3rd floor with windows overlooking a courtyard below - a perfect funnel for the noise! The room was comfortable but I had a very bad night's sleep. The hostel has... More 

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

Hi, thank you for your review. I am sorry to see that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We agree that our guest do put up with a lot of noise from the bar next door, particularly during the busy summer months. It is an unfortunate pit fall of such a central location. I am also sorry to... More 

San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I came in on the stray bus and opted to upgrade to a room with a mate. We had the double room with a double bed and single bed and a handicap bathroom attached. It was loud like the other reviews say but luckily we had our own room and could sleep after a night out. They offer dinner for... More 

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am really glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. It is a nice to treat to upgrade to a private room occasionally particularly if you have been traveling with a large group for a while. We hope to see you back in the capital again. Saoirse, Hostel... More 

Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Big hostel in downtown Wellington. 4 bed ensuite dorm was good, quite new and so was the (very small) bathroom. Staff was okay. No free Wifi or locker. Kitchen is good, communal area as well, just not many windows in that area. In general a decent hostel despite the size.

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

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you back in the capital. Saoirse, Hostel Manager More 

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