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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
2 stars

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4473 8482

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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
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About Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offers budget accommodation in the centre of Wellington. It features a 24-hour guest kitchen, self-service laundry facilities and a games room with pool tables. Guests receive unlimited free WiFi. Formerly the historic Hotel Waterloo, which hosted Queen Elizabeth II’s entourage on her 1953 Coronation Tour, the hostel features elegant staircases, high ceilings and a café in the old ballroom. Wellington Railway Station is only 200 metres from Wellington Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers. It is an 8-minute walk to TSB Arena and a 12-minute walk to Westpac Stadium. Private and shared rooms are available. All rooms include heating and bed linen is provided. Each private room has a work desk and cable TV. Secure lockers are provided for all guests. Hotel Waterloo House Bar specialises in fun activities and bar games every evening. 24-hour reception is available and the tour desk can book Interislander ferries, bus tours and trains around the North Island.

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Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Express check-out
  • ATM on-site
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Heating
  • Dustbins


  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Electric kettle
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Express check-out
  • Safety deposit box
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Upper floors accessible by lift


  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Socket near the bed
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool table


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Laundry facilities

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

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7.1 Good
Pros:Excellent restaurant.
Cons:A bit outdated.


1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd, Wellington 6140

What's nearby

  • Archives New Zealand332 m
  • Beehive351 m
  • Ascot Street0.8 km
  • City Gallery Wellington1 km
  • Civic Square1 km
  • Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum1.1 km
  • Botanic Gardens1.2 km
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa1.2 km
  • Carter Observatory1.2 km
  • Cuba Street Mall1.4 km
  • Bucket Fountain1.4 km
  • Embassy Theatre1.6 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 71% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 166% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in November and September.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $31, while the most expensive was $112.
  • How long should you stay at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

  • Where is Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers located?

    Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is located at 1 Bunny Street Wellington Cbd in Pipitea, 0.8 km from the centre of Wellington. Archives New Zealand is the closest landmark to Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.

  • Does Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers from the airport?

    Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is 5.7 km from Wellington. Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is 45.6 km from Paraparaumu.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers in Wellington and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.8 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

5.8 km