Backpacker Hostels in Wellington, New Zealand

6 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $10 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Wellington

Couples Female Solo Traveller Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…After a day of traveling and discovering Wellington, we want you to feel at home in a stylish, relaxing and clean environment. Enjoy the view of Cuba Street from the rooftop terrace, or swap … More

Trek Global Backpackers

Wellington Central
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Loads of hostels have an antiseptic feel with people you know for 5 seconds but this one is full of people who stay for a long time and love you like your mates from home. The only annoying thing … More

Yha Wellington

Wellington Central
Family-Friendly Hostel Groups (10+ people) Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…May be here is not luxury hostel. It is enough to relax myself and got a good rest. BTW, there is a very beautiful, humorous and friendly staff in this hostel. Restaurant is big and has well … More

Nomads Capital Backpackers

Wellington Central
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…The Location If you're armed with a map, you'll have no trouble finding this hostel upon a first visit to Wellington, even though the sign is kind of small. The airport shuttle usually stops … More
Couples Groups (10+ people)
"…Summary The size of the hostel surely doesn't provide for a cosy and intimate atmosphere, but the design and convenient location make up for this! - The name is a bit misleading, as Downtown … More
"…Some rooms have a radio, a refrigerator and a desk. Most have a flat-screen TV and lovely city views. Each room has a ventilation system, but some rooms do not have windows. Rooms with windows may … More

Hotels in Wellington

The Cambridge Hotel

Wellington Central
"…Stayed here twice -- they have really cheap winter rates! Nineteen dollars per bed. One of my favourite places in New Zealand. Spacious, warm rooms with comfortable beds. Toilet and shower area … More

Backpacker Hostels in Wellington, New Zealand

6 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $21 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Wellington (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wellington.

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and resides on the southwest corner of the north island, on the beach of Cook Bay which separates the north and south islands from each other. With about 450,000 people, Wellington area is the third-most populous in New Zealand, with the city area itself being home to about 180,000 people, not to mention a wide selection of Wellington hostels.

Wellington is often referred to as the art & culture capital of New Zealand. The i-Site visitor information centre at Civic Square is a good source of information about all the sights and activities around the city. Your Wellington hostel's reception person should also have activities to recommend.

Wellington is served by an airport and hosts the ferry service to the city of Picton in the south island, which is a very common way to travel between islands, especially if you have your own car (or a rental). There is also a good choice of bus services and passes connecting to other cities in the north island.

Hostels in Wellington are a bit scattered around but almost all of them are in the inner city area. The quality of Wellington hostels is generally very good, as in most other places in New Zealand.

Eating out in Wellington is a good choice: the options are more than plentiful, the quality is good and the prices are reasonable. The Botanic Gardens is also something to see, maybe for a sunny day stroll or a picnic. The city also has a vibrant nightlife if you feel like going out for some before you return to your Wellington hostel.

Written by local enthusiast for Wellington hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Wellington hostels Miika

Wellington Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Wellington, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 6
Average dorm price $28
Average private room price $91
Cheapest hostel in Wellington Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers with $26
Party hostels in Wellington Nomads Capital Backpackers (1 in total)
Most Wellington hostels are located in Wellington Central, Te Aro
Average rating of all hostels 6.5

FAQ about Wellington Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Wellington. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Other Nearby Cities

Marlborough Sounds (54 Km / 34 mi.)
Picton (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Kenepuru Sounds (71 Km / 44 mi.)
Blenheim (73 Km / 45 mi.)
Anakiwa (73 Km / 46 mi.)
Havelock (84 Km / 52 mi.)
Rai Valley (100 Km / 62 mi.)

Travel Tips for Wellington - from the Community

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