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1 Bunny Street, 6011 Wellington – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 407 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Downtown Backpackers.
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Pool Table, Game Room
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and charges apply.
No parking available.
Vending Machine (drinks), Vending Machine (snacks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry
Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged NZD 15 per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
Downtown Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
You must show a valid photo ID (passport, driver's license, Hanz 18+ card) upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.
Please inform Downtown Backpackers prior to check in your estimated arrival time.
Contact Downtown Backpackers directly if any member of your party is under 18 years old using the contact details found in the booking confirmation.
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lounge nice and warm, good vibe, nice and central for train and buses
Rooms to hot at night, being 6 foot 6 bunks to short
I like the fact that there is a pub in the building, that you can get food there or cook your own. I like the old building and the stairwell. I like the interesting people I always get to meet there.
I didn't like the fact that in our room there was a bath, only no taps for the bath and no bath plug.
An Oldie but a goody. House bar is always alive with good friendly people. Lots of young folk who make the place jump. A good cross section of citizens stay here,also Great new World Supermarket on the Railway Station straight across the road. Airport bus and Metro bus station 200 meters away Mc Ds. next door what else do you want
Nothing all good.
Opposite the train station, right in the city. Bar, cafe on site. Quiet.
The shower wasn't the best.
location and efficiency - location right opposite main railway station and central in CBD a particular advantage
Just couldn't ask for better
Great that it's so peaceful and quiet which helped with sleep. The mattresses in room 214 were very comfortable. Heating very good. Reception and restaurant area nice. Great location across road from intercity bus and train station. Happy that manager helped with bags as i brought alot back from overseas. Thank you.
The bathroom outdated and because i had an almost 3yr old with me i didnt bath him there as it was shared bathroom. Would be better to see new modern bathrooms installed. Cracks and large paint chips in walls of both bathroom and bedroom. I dont like that i paid $64 for a single bunk room in its current condition. That is alot of money to pay for something that is fairly rundown. Id like to suggest locks on the inside of bedroom doors on the off chance you have young children stay again to prevent them wandering out into the hallway in middle of night. I put a suitcase in front of door so that my boy wouldnt do this. Hallways and stairwell rather dark and gloomy. A brighter colour on walls would help give it a feel of more light. $17 for weetbix and yoghurt with 2 juice bottles for breakfast a bit hefty in the restaurant. Also in bathroom, office building next door people can clearly see a silhoette of a naked body. Need to change bathroom windows! Perhaps also put blinds in for further privacy. Youre charging hotel prices for rundown backpacker rooms. Its more satisfying to know as customers we are paying for a nice new room and getting further value for our dollar. Id stay again but would like to see big changes upon next stay. Renovating one bedroom at a time is something but not enough. You need to match the room meticulously to your $ rates. Thank you.
good value for money, good location, the restaurant/cafe
a little shabby, especially the bathroom looked like it needs a renovation
Cosiness & Warmth of the room. Clean-ness of the room.. Lots of Linen & Toilet paper.. Lovely shower & bath.. Sky tv included..
That I had to go hOme..
Quick convenient economical
Loved the dining/lounge and the fact that it had a cafe with lovely food and great prices. Latte and delicious muffin for just $5. You can stay there without cooking for yourself.
The bunk bed. At 53 I describe myself as 'agility challenged' and my first attempt at the rungs of the bunk left me pulling it away from the wall and nearly tipping it over. It was better once the person was on the bottom bunk. A second negative is that it is so nice to just hang out in the dining lounge that you might be tempted not to bother going out at all.
pleasantly surprised in all aspects
Really friendly and helpful staff.
great place if youre attending something at the Cake Tin
the only thing I didnt like was that you couldnt just go back to your locker to grab something out of your bag without having to get another locker
It's very easy to check in, even though you have to wait a bit if it's peak time Staff are very patient, room is comfortable and clean, lots of different people there, noise settles at night, feel safe.
Would like an ironing board and iron in my room to save 'travel to the top' to iron
Everything its a great place and close all public transport
getting woken early hour by a truck emptying a glass bin
It was clean and cosy. The room had everything I needed for an overnight stay. The staff were efficient and friendly.
I wondered if the bathrooms could have a make over.
swipe cards worked well. easy access outside which I wanted café was open, friendly and had a good basic menu. lounge area comfortable staff on reception helpful
I shared a bathroom and the area was through a door, set back from main corridor.I didn't know if the person I was sharing with was male or female...would have preferred it to be a female. the pipes rattled and there was the sound of water through the night?!
Friendly and helpful staff
Lockers being downstairs and having to pay for them... Would be nice to have them in the room, under the beds for example - for free ;-)
so convenient. Enjoyed our stay. Good One!
Staff going into room when i was out.
Close to all transport and the Westpac Stadium . Last but not least staff were friendly and helpful.
There was nothing I didn't like
I particularly liked the location because I arrived on the Bluebridge Ferry and departed by bus at the Railway Station. The walk into the city was easy and enjoyable.
Nothing it was all good :)
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