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Trek Global
9 O'Reily Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand   |  
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Choose your room carefully!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We were booked and paid for two nights but left after just one night! Our room was right beside the kitchen and we were woken at 2.30am to the sound of noisy guests cooking up a feed. What backpackers would put a bedroom right beside the kitchen!? The bed itself was a extremely flimsy and rickety bunk bed that felt like it would tip over when the person on top moved. If you can afford it spend a few extra dollars and stay somewhere decent.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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TrekGlobal, Manager at Trek Global, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Hi there,
Thank you for your review.
As mentioned in our email correspondence earlier this week we urge guests who are not satisfied with there stay to talk to reception at the time about your concerns, our staff would have done there best to make sure the rest of your stay was a positive one. You stated that you didn't voice your concerns as you 'didn't want to make a fuss' we would have welcomed the opportunity to change your experience of staying at Trek.
In our email correspondence you also corrected your statement that the late night guests were not 'cooking up a feed' and they had in fact just come back into the hostel after a night out, we would love to be able to have volume control for guests coming back into the hostel late but unfortunately we have not yet discovered this technology, so currently the in house security guard is doing his best to tackle this when guests are arriving back from town, we do apologise that he may have missed these guests. All kitchen appliances are automatically deactivated at 11pm each night so cooking after this time is impossible, this policy is in place to keep disturbances in the communal areas to a minimum.
Thank you for accepting the refund we offered and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday. Kind regards, Trek Management
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Goondiwindi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The hostel was clean and tidy. Other guests were considerate and late night noise was minimal. The kitchen was well equiped and kept in reasonable order although a bit busy at times. The location was very good, particularly for exploring Wellington on foot. Close to museums, shopping, waterfront, parliment buildings etc. The staff were very helpful and the hostel seemed very well organised. I would gladly stay here again. The only negative element was difficulty shutting out the light right out side the window. There were blinds but these were ineffective and it was never properly dark in the room.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TrekGlobal, Manager at Trek Global, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hi there, thank you for your review, it's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay.
We are upgrading the blinds in the rooms gradually so hopefully during your next stay the blind will be new and improved! Thanks again, Trek Global Team
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Brunswick, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I enjoyed my stay at Trek. For Wellington it's really affordable and provides a lot for the price. It's a good location, within about ten minutes walk of all the main city attractions. They offer free tea and coffee, and the kitchen has an oven which is always a plus. In fact, each floor has its own kitchen which is another nice feature.


I stayed in both a semi-private room (double bed with single bunk above) and dorm room and had no complaints about either. The whole place was really clean. The communal areas were also nice, especially the "chill zone" which had a cool and comfortable setup. And major plus is being able to have your own alcohol! It did, however, feel like more of a long-termer hostel which can be a downside if you're only staying a couple nights. Overall though, I would recommend Trek.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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TrekGlobal, Manager at Trek Global, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hi there,
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Trek! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels around New Zealand and will come back and stay when you're next in Wellington. Thanks again, Trek Global Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Great location in city centre. Modern well maintained venue designed for the younger travellers. We went as a group of 4 to a shared room that had 2 double bunks. Room was very clean and staff were welcoming and informative.

Room Tip: Great for a young at heart who likes the younger generation.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TrekGlobal, Manager at Trek Global, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Hi there,
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Trek and we hope you will come back again if you're travelling through Wellington! Many thanks, Trek Global team
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very pleasant stay and reasonable for the price paid for. Place was generally clean and toilets were not too bad but the pillow was really thin and I had to fold to get some sleep with the pillow. Also, sleeping next to the common door to the bathrooms was pretty disturbing for my sleep as the doors were too loud when opened and closed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Very pleased with this backpackers. Got what we were told we were going to get. Which has been a problem at other Wellington backpackers. Kitchen was cleaned at least 3 times daily and were always clean. Staff were friendly and nice the whole time. Bed was good enough to get decent sleep. Will definitely use again

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Trek Global was recommended to me by several people, but in the end I was disappointed. The location and decor/atmosphere is really lovely. It's an easy walk to everything and the building has nice character (if a little confusing to navigate for newcomers). However the rooms are badly situated (I was in a 4 bed dorm in the Blue section). All of the rooms are off of the communal kitchen/lounge area and so noise is a huge issue. Due to lack of sleep at night I tried one morning to sleep in but that turned out to be even worse as during the day there is loud rhythmic music blasting away. The Kitchen was always messy and low on equipment. The bathrooms were a nice size but be sure you have a pair of shower shoes as the floors are frequently wet/unclean.
All-in-all, I've had stays in scarier hostels (see Wellywood). But if you're like me and value having a quite space to relax after a long day walking around this is not the hostel for you.

Room Tip: It's possible that noise is less of an issue on the higher floors or in "The Retreat"...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9 O'Reily Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Ranked #16 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Wellington
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Number of rooms: 55
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