I stay here everytime I'm in Wellington, but only because of the location. The hostel itself needs a revamp; some of the rooms don't seem to have been updated since the 70s (our bathtub was rusty, and there was a hole in the bathroom floor). I usually book an en-suite room, and they could be cleaner, especially the bathroom (although it looks really old so it probably IS clean, just so old it's hard to tell which stains CAN be removed). The bedspread always looks a little dodgy, so we always remove it before sitting on the bed.
Staff have not once been overly welcoming, and check-in always feels a little cold.
Fine for a night or two. Would not recommend for longer than that though.
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