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The Dwellington - Hostel

City-center hostel within walking distance of Old St Paul's

  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
From
S$88

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  • 1 Bed in a 8 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom - Living Room
  • Small Double Room, Shared Bathroom - Balcony View
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8 Halswell Street, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
9.0.Superb.
  • Really chill hostel. First one I've seen with a movie room. The rooms were clean and the…

    Jul 6, 2019

  • first night in NZ, wonderful experience

    Sep 28, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Contactless check-in is available

Guests rated location

Quiet
Walkable
Safe
Convenient
Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 9 guestrooms
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Refrigerator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Thorndon
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 26 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 19 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 24 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 30 min walk
  • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace - 6 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Large Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 8 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • 1 Bed in a 5 Bed Women Only Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room (Bunks) with Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Small Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Family Room, Shared Bathroom

Location

8 Halswell Street, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
  • In Thorndon
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 26 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 19 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Thorndon
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 26 min walk
  • Westpac Stadium - 19 min walk
  • Botanic Gardens - 24 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 30 min walk
  • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace - 6 min walk
  • Old St Paul's - 7 min walk
  • Parliament House - 9 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 19 min walk
  • Mount Victoria Lookout - 2.6 mi / 4.1 km

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 22 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 42 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 10 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 6 min drive
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

At a glance

Size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Free ferry terminal shuttle

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Tennis on site

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2013
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Small print

Also known as

  • Dwellington Hostel
  • The Dwellington - Hostel Wellington
  • The Dwellington - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Policies

The guestrooms and property amenities at this property are not accessible to wheelchairs at this time.

This property does not have elevators.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that guest safety measures are currently in place.

Cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, The Dwellington - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Thorndon Chippery (3-min walk), MariLuca Ristoro (4-min walk), and Thistle Inn (7-min walk).
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 6.0.Good

    Not a good night's sleep

    Contrary to many reviews, it was definitely noisy on Friday and Saturday night until midnight. It didn't help that a window in our room wouldn't fully close, so not only did it let all outside noise in but with it being winter, I had to try to sleep bundled up in my jumper. It was cold and the bed uncomfortable. Things were clean and staff pleasant, but the one amenity we tried to use (video games for the kids) turned out to be a bust (not working). The only amenity we truly needed and absolutely didn't get was a comfortable night's sleep. Very disappointing and the lack of sleep negatively impacted our trip and activities.

    Kirsten, 3 night family trip, Jun 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good location. New world supermarket nearby. Cleanliness is acceptable.

    1 night family trip, Apr 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice place to stay... but be quick for the free onsite parking

    1 night family trip, Feb 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One night stop over but very impressed

    Great place to stay, unfortunately it was only a one night stop over as would have liked to take advantage of the movie room and tennis courts if we had time. Hopefully next time. Friendly staff and clean rooms. Loved that the bathrooms had flannels, hair straighteners and blow waves for free use. They even had cotton buds in the bathroom and a basket encouraging those who have finished with creams, soaps etc to leave them there for others to use. Kitchen well set up, free breakfast. Was very impressed with the vast array of containers of ground and whole spices for guest use. Would go back again.

    Katrina, 1 night trip, Feb 2, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Brief overnighter

    Brief overnight stay to catch ferry nexr morning so not much opportunity to make use of varied supplied facilities ie tennis court, movie room etc. Hopefully another time.

    Katrina, 1 night family trip, Jan 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice place, loads of amenities, free breakfast and nice beds.

    Markus, 1 night trip with friends, Jan 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent!

    1 night business trip, Dec 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    It was lovely and warm in the hostel after a very long day. It was nice a close to the ferry terminal. It was beautifully clean. Definitely will stay here again and definitely recommend.

    Sophia, 1 night trip with friends, Sep 23, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Loved the shared spaces, kids loved the cinema room and board fames. Breakfast was good awesome to have someone making omlets for us. We had a family room for 4 and there was plenty of space. Easy to find, just off the motorway and a short down hill walk to the water front.

    Cheree, 2 night family trip, Jul 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Noah was very friendly and helpful with info about where we could eat.

    JS, 1 night trip, Jul 7, 2020

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