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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Downtown Backpackers)
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a two night stay here at the end of my trip, and it was nothing special but also nothing terrible - solidly average overall. The location was very good - across the street from the bus station and only a ten/fifteen minute walk to the city centre. I stayed in a private room that shared a bathroom with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stayed for six nights at Hotel Waterloo in a six bed dorm, and it was fairly nice! The biggest hostel/hotel I have ever been in. It was nice that our room had a private bathroom, but could be inconvenient if somebody was showering and locked the door, etc. I almost prefer a big main bathroom because you can come... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I, like a lot of people stayed here because it was so close to the bus station and a short walk after a long drive seemed ideal. I chose a $70 single room after a few weeks of dorm sharing just for a couple of days of peace and quiet. The room was adequate but I was at the end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really nice place to stay as a backpacker! Very clean and comfortable rooms with clean linen and lots of room for your luggage. The kitchen is very well equipped and the price is affordable! En suit rooms are available as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night coming off the Northern explorer. The hotel is opposite the station. Staff was very welcoming, the double room clean, the bed comfortable, the position of the hotel convenient to the inner city. The building is old with beautiful art deco details and kept in the original state but we'll maintained. Meals are good and cheap.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Other than it being situated at a good location, this is a rustic hotel without any charm. Lift was outdated, hallways and rooms were stuffy and uncomfortable. Our double bunk private room with shared bathroom had an unpleasant smell from a recent paint job. Though recently repainted, cracks were already appearing on walls! So why bother? Windows were so battered... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

A wonderful stay in the city! I had booked an original stay for a double room with a shared bathroom, however I asked for an upgrade for a private bath once I arrived, was lucky to get one and significantly cheaper than if I had booked online (I can't guarantee this every time, but it worked for me!)! Worked out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Very convienient spot.we had a room with a shared bathroom, although the bathroom was old, it was clean and fresh towels each day, great value for money. We ate at the café on site as food was delicious, again great value for money. All staff very helpful and friendly. Would stay again for sure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I wasn't a BBH member the first time I stayed, and I paid about 31nzd (can't quite remember) for a 4 person dorm. The second time I stayed, I was a BBH member and paid 20nzd for a 4 person dorm; they had a BBH special, which didn't show up on the site when I went to request a booking.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Waterloo has all the bells and whistles with art deco charm. The lounge and bar are facilitative for socialization, and the beds are SUPER cozy! The location is great - right next to the train station and just 10-15 minutes walk from Cuba Street. Friendly staff, cheap drinks, very clean and modern.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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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: $34 - $61 (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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