US$41 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 15 Mar 2015 Check-out 17 Mar 2015

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

4 stars
View map of 1 Bunny Street, Wellington, Wellington, 6011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
5 reviews
CENTRAL CHEAP GETAWAY

Central cheap clean place to stay with a wide range of people staying there eg. school group ,... See full review

  • RAILFAN
  • 14 Nov 2013
A great location and the stadff

A great location and the stadff were helpful. Nice room with a comfortable bed. See full review

  • Paul
  • 3 Aug 2011
Travellers looking to discover the wonders of Wellington find comfortable accommodations and central location at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. Housed in a historic building, this budget-friendly property offers easy access to the fascinating exhibits at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and City Gallery Wellington. In the area, tourists visit Museum of Wellington City & Sea and enjoy the entertainment and nightlife at Courtenay Place.
General
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers provides 24-hour reception, security cameras and safety lockers for added convenience. During free time, patrons have drinks at Downtown House Bar on site or head to Toi Poneke Arts Centre & Gallery.
Location
Hotel Waterloo and Backpackers is situated on Bunny Street in the heart of Wellington, near the Botanic Garden and six kilometres from Wellington International Airport. For leisure, vacationers watch shows at the Opera House and Michael Fowler Centre or sporting games at Westpac Stadium.
Dining
Diners at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Wellington can prepare meals at the 24-hour fully equipped kitchen or enjoy the range of tasty local and international dishes at the relaxed setting of the on-site cafe.
Rooms
The well-maintained rooms are furnished with cable TV while some units have tea- and coffee-making facilities and en suite bathroom. The bunk style rooms offer linens and blankets. Female-only dorms are also available.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers Rooms

Single Room (Shared Bathroom)
Single Room offers one single bed with heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms. Single bed Room with Sky T.V. They do supply Linen for your bed and Towels. Shared bathroom with one other room.
1 bed in a 4 Bed Dorm
1 bed in a 4 Bed Dorm offers two sets of bunk beds with heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms. They do supply Linen for your bed. Shared bathroom facilities.
One bed in a 6 Bed Dorm
One bed in a 6 Bed Dorm offers with 3 sets of bunk beds with heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms. They do supply Linen for your bed. Ensuite bathroom.
Bunk Style Twin Shared Bathroom
Bunk Style Twin (Shared Bathroom) offers 1 set of bunk beds with heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms. They do supply Linen for your bed and Towels. Ensuite bathroom Sold on a room only basis.
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room offers one double bed with heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms. Double bed Room with Sky T.V. They do supply Linen for your bed and Towels. En-suite bathroom.
Double Ensuite
Double Ensuite room offers one double bed with heating, Internet access, Non-smoking rooms. Double bed Room with Sky T.V. Tea/coffee making facilities. They do supply Linen for your bed and Towels. Ensuite bathroom
Bunk Style Twin Ensuite
Bunk Style Twin, ensuite Bathroom and Bunk bed

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

-41.2803 174.7799
Area served
Wellington
Nearby airports
Wellington International Airport, Wellington 9km
Area description
Right in the heart of the Arts and Culture Capital City Wellington, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is the closest budget accommodation to the Inter-Island Ferry Terminals, the Stadium and is directly opposite the Railway Station. It is only a short walk to the central shopping area, the parliament, the harbour and Te Papa, Wellington's fabulous Museum of New Zealand. The perfect place to stay on your world travel and backpacker adventure. Your visit to Wellington calls for a royal stay at this former and historic Waterloo Hotel as did the Queen in 1953!

Nearby points of interest

  • New Zealand Parliament Buildings: 0.4 km
  • Cable Car: 1.2 km
  • Te Papa Museum: 1.2 km
  • Kilbirnie: 4.4 km
  • Miramar: 4.9 km
  • Seatoun: 6.5 km
  • Newlands: 7.1 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
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Dining

Restaurant
Complete breakfasts, snacks, healthy lunches and quick dinners, you're bound to find something of your taste out of the wide assortment of daily freshly made and baked food items and the range of beverages.
Hotel Waterloo House Bar
At Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers we have our own House Bar, a licensed bar that opens at 4.00pm daily and specializes in fun activities and bar games every evening. Next door on the same level is the games room, where you meet up with friends at anytime of the day or evening and shoot some pool, try your luck on the pinball machine or kick back and relax to the music from the juke box.
Hotel Waterloo Cafe
The cafe is open 7 days a week, so feel free to walk in any day you want. In the cafe you'll also find the multiple station high speed internet area to keep in touch with your friends back home.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (5)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RAILFAN
Business
WANGANUI NEW ZEALAND
14 Nov 2013

CENTRAL CHEAP GETAWAY

Central cheap clean place to stay with a wide range of people staying there eg. school group , commercial truck drivers ,tourists , etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ArtistErica
Business
Coromandeltown
5 May 2013

Good value & good place to explore the city

Interesting Art Deco building,outside as well as inside features are well preserved.Nice & helpful staff members.Dining and kitchen area are roomy,efficient and comfortable.The rooms have central heating,which is kept at a comfortable level.Room service is provided every day,which keeps things in order.Walls are thick and soundproof,which is a real bonus if you prefer peace and quiet.Ask for a room well away from the bar though,as this may generate some noise.My partner and I would stay at Downtown Backpackers again anytime and recommend it warmly to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

I loved spending time in the public Library.Great selection of books,sound & video options.The Cafe is one of the Best in town,check out their fabulous coffees,cakes & slices at the best prices....

Review of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Paul
Business
Not Provided
3 Aug 2011

A great location and the stadff

A great location and the stadff were helpful. Nice room with a comfortable bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kathy
Business
Not Provided
5 Jan 2011

Right opposite Wellington Railway

Right opposite Wellington Railway Station where there's a New World supermarket inside, 20m from Nakedbus stop & McDonald, nowhere could be so handy to all the major points of interest. Beware of the rooms on the side of Customhouse Quay - garbage collector came every morning at 3-4 am! Also room 201, 225 as right atop the bar balcony - very noisy. I stayed at a 6pp dorm. The light in the ensuite went flickering. Repair was done within 5 minutes after informing reception. Very efficient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SHAO-TSUNG
Business
Not Provided
18 Aug 2010

well, the price and location is

well, the price and location is pretty attractive, but the attitude of a receptionist is super terrible. Very rude and not patient. Room is clean, but the cleaner took our foot towel away without replacing a new one. It's a pity that a spacious public kitchen with some selfish users looks messy and dirty. But someone clean them though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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