I decided to stay here based solely on the price - at $50/night for a private room in the city I didn't think I could go wrong, there was also a conference on so hotel prices were at a premium.
To echo previous reviews, the building is a bit of a rabbit warren, but it is clearly signposted and easy to get around.
My room consisted of a 27" lcd TV with freeview, writing desk, free standing cupboard to store/hang clothes and a remarkably comfortably king single bed.
The bedding was cheap polyester, you get what you pay for here.
There was also small bar fridge (that hummed the night away), kettle and selection of tea, instant coffee and plunger coffee.
I attempted an early check in at 1300, which was declined - but I could store my bag and explore the surrounding area.
Although you can't hear any noise from the road level, depending on your neighbours you can hear knocking and heavy footsteps, ear plugs may be useful - despite this I still managed a 8 hour sleep.
Bathrooms are basic, but clean. With 5 showers on timers (7 minuted) 5 toilets and four sinks.
I did some dishes in the kitchen in the morning, it was as clean as could be expected from after the breakfast rush.
If I stay here again, I think I would go for a room with an ensure (only $20 more!).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in central Wellington, The Setup Accommodation offers guests free Wi-Fi. It is less than 5 minutes' walk from a variety of restaurants, cafes and shops. All heated rooms include comfortable linen, an electric kettle and a private or shared bathroom. Some rooms have a radio, a refrigerator and a desk. Most have a flat-screen TV and lovely city views. The Setup Accommodation Wellington is a 5-minute walk from Te Papa Museum and a 5-minute drive from Massey University. Wellington International Airport is a 15-minute drive away. ... more less
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