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“Pleasant stay for older folks too”
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YHA Wellington
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My wife and I (ages 61 and 59) stayed two nights at the YHA in an en suite room with a double bed and found it entirely comfortable and a good value, especially given the downtown location in a national capital. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean and quiet if small and spare, and it was easy to walk to restaurants, the museum and other attractions. They even have a breakfast bar.

My wife wasn't up for hanging out in the TV room with all the 20-something backpackers but we could have done. And when it was time to get a taxi, one appeared instantly when the person at the desk picked up the phone.

One thought: I had no idea Wellington would be so dead on Easter weekend. It was tough to find an open restaurant on Sunday night.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

I stayed at the YHA Wellington for only two nights and had a great experience. The location is great - across the street from a grocery store, close to the city, walking distance to the Te Papa Museum and close to loads of great restaurants. The staff was so helpful and friendly and helped me with reservations and planning events. The only negative thing I have to say about this place is the water pressure. We had a 4 bed female ensuite and our shower water trickled out slower than a drinking fountain, which made it hard to wash long hair. I highly recommend this place when visiting Wellington. Loved it!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street (which majority of them do) can be a bit noisy late at night and early morni...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Free wifi, big and clean dining area, well-equipped kitchen can beat a lot of backpackers jn the city. Great location: next to new world and almost in city centre. 5 Dallas shuttle bus to ferry is very convenient. If you are tired of cooking, cheap diverse dinner are offered every night. I met so many interesting people here. I strongly recommend YHA Wellington.

But be careful about the frequent events hold in Wellington. One bed would be quite difficult to get.

Room Tip: 8 beds dorm face to street would be noisy in the morning.
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Very nice place to stay. Very clean, nice and helpfull staff(!). Big kitchen. Enough space to cook and sit. I loved the location, it's near the te papa museum and the harbour + the big supermarket.\
Beds were ok. Only thing that bothered me a little bit was that I had to make up my own bed, (bottomsheet, sheet, pillowcase) while i had a premium ensuite room, so you pay a little bit more I would expect the bed to be made up.

Room Tip: I had a premium ensuite room.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Although I felt it was a little more impersonal compared to other hostels, it was a nice place to stay. Very nice location and has all the services (kitchen, laundry, etc) that you can possibly need. There is also storage for early check in and lockers (that cost one or two dollars) for storing things if you have checked out but are waiting for the ferry or a flight. And maybe the place gave me the wrong impression, I actually talked and met some people in the common areas.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

As any other YHA hostel, this hostel has big kitchen and big dining room; and actually there are 2 of them next to each other. Nice and clean rooms, very friendly staff to help with loads of information and centrally located. It could be difficult to get wifi signals in the room as you climb up but there is a wifi lounge on top floor. I stayed here for 2 nights and I enjoyed my stay. They have lockers downstairs so if you check out and want to hang out in the city after check out, can use the locker to store stuff, even big ones.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here feb 2013 very clean, 2big kitchens with all the facilities you need. Free wifi. Great location. Beds were comfy. Lockers you had to pay for, supermarket just over the road. Beach is 5mins walk. Bathrooms male and female had 2shower and 2toilets little small but didnt bother us always clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Additional Information about YHA Wellington

Address: 292 Wakefield Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Wellington
Price Range: $24 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Wellington 5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ultra clean, modern, bright, fun and friendly, the YHA Wellington hostel has a wide range of comfortable accommodation from our spacious 4-share en-suite rooms to our deluxe private en-suite rooms. With a 5-star Qualmark rating you would hardly know you were backpacking. The hostel boasts two large and extremely well-equipped kitchens as well as many spacious and comfortable lounge areas, making this backpackers a perfect choice for large numbers of backpackers and for group accommodation. ... more   less 
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