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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offers budget accommodations in the center 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 656 feet 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 specializes 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Jan 12, 2012

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Wellington, this property has an excellent location score of 8.7!

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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Room Type
2 bunk beds
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Low score for Wellington
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  • Is the bed made up or do you have to supply your own bedding?

    All of our beds have linen provided
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Because My airplane is at night.1.Can I use the kitchen after I check out? 2.Can I leave my bag at hotel when I check out ,and get back later?

    you can use our guest kitchen after you checked out. you can hire one of our lockers after you check out, small locker costs $4.00 & large locker co..
    Answered on 15 March 2021
  • How much is the parking you state is 200 mtr away, is it secure ??. We are on motorcycles and we are catching ferry Wed morning. Thank you

    The secure parking facility will be $18 per 24 hours of parking. We will be able to arrange the details for parking after check-in
    Answered on 16 November 2020
  • Do you have a laundry and iron for guests to use?

    our guest laundry is located on the 6th floor and both washing machines & Dryers are coin operated. $4.00 for each and only takes $2.00 coins
    Answered on 15 March 2021
  • Hi do you have car park

    Good morning, we don't have any parking available on-site, but we can arrange parking for our guests in a parking building nearby for $18.00 per 24 h..
    Answered on 10 March 2021
  • Hi. Is your offsite 24 hr parking $18 or $25? It says two different prices. And is it guaranteed we would be able to get a park in the building?

    No we don't, but are happy to guide you to nearby facilities on arrival!
    Answered on 9 April 2021
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Amenities of Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Linens
  • Shared kitchen
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Chinese

House rules

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


From 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 2% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Kindly contact Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers directly if any member of your party is under 18, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

Please note that this property requires a refundable NZD 20 key deposit upon check in.This amount will be refunded after the key is returned.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

  • Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is 0.6 miles from the center of Wellington. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free

    • The prices at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Check-in at Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.