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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location directly opposite the railway station so easier for people coming off the long distance train and buses also quite close to the ferries.great staff there. Wicked restaurant and bar there. only a couple of downsides are the bunks in the dorm room is quite hard to get into and the showers are a bit stuffed up (you either...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only good thing about this hostel is the location. For those needing to take the train or bus the next morning worth a thought, all others look for sth. else. The room itself was ok concerning space and equipment, but extremely old fashioned. Bathroom was prob. From the beginning of last century, didn't dare to take a shower there.

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New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location, location, location, central to city hub. close to railway station, bus stations, cafes and Beehive. Mana Sleeper bus stop right outisde the door. I booked in by internet, easy. Check in was easy although the reception could of made more of an effort to be hospitanle, cost nothing to smile. $31 for a 4 bunk room with a shower...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

The Waterloo hotel/backpackers needs a lot of work indeed to come up to any acceptable level. I have stayed here for a week and found the staff at the front desk disgracefully unfriendly - even rude at times without any signs of proper training in customer service. Not a single smile from any of them nor friendly greeting and at...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed April 11, 2017

If u need to take a train to north or a ferry to south island this is the best hostel for you! Conveniently located just opposite the NorthernExplorer train station. Clean but small room with hig kitchen fully equipped. However price for the rooms are not that cheap for a backackers hostel.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
Reviewed April 11, 2017

we stayed 3 nights and room was OK ,clean ,comfortable and quite.the lounge area is very nice and restaurant \ kitchen are fine the only downside is the whole place needs some restorations.The good side is location (across st. from train station) and having friendly staff .As cost was part of our decision to stay here, we made a good...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I stayed here for 2 nights and although it was nice to have an ensuite and a big kitchen and dining area (with a cafe to buy food), this hostel needs some work/improvements. Although the oldness of the building is perhaps part of its charm, it could use a renovation. Firstly, just a small detail, the elevator buttons have really...

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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Stayed for three nights. The hostel itself is quite dated however for the price I think you get what you pay for. Massive kitchen and cafe where you can eat your food. You can also take your food into the bar area where there is free pool and cheap drinks. That opens at 4. Staff were really friendly and made...

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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

The only reason I would stay here is the location. The kitchen is OK, probably can get the equipment u might need. Staff are not as friendly as I expected. Rooms are not clean, especially the bathroom. But if u only stay here for the transport. That's fine.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed March 21, 2017

The standard of hostel in NZ is usually very high however this hostel is a little tired and could do with a refit and a clean. Just small things like musty smells and out of date furnishing. But given the price and location I guess you get what you pay for.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Address: 1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Downtown Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $40 - $86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Downtown Backpackers Hotel Wellington
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“Be sure to have a bathroom.”
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“go, ask a room, and when they tell you to pay 10 dollars more to check-in before 15 turn around and leave”
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“Don't stay here”
, Jan 14, 2017 | Read review
“Phone them - very helpful. My room facing North West was quiet.”
, Aug 23, 2016 | Read review
“"Harbour views are the best"”
, Aug 9, 2016 | Read review
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