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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2016

A very good location. Access to city center is easy, and access to waterfront and Te Papa Museun as well. The room and the bunks are clean and people are very cool. It's a pleasant journey to Wellington and a pleasant accomodation.

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Ngaruawahia, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We thought this backpackers for families was o.k, maybe have a few more games and movies for children. Other quest in the backpackers were friendly. Staff were accommodating, and the location for all our walks and visits in Wellington was great!

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a bunkbed room with share bathroom. Its location is its best. The room is clean. But you can hear everything from the corridors and next rooms. I must say it is a bit picturesque. Old fashioned. So the price you pay to stay there is fair for what you get.

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Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised.Dispite it being a busy weekend in Wellington and the waterloo booked to capacity we had a very peaceful stay in our suite room 310. Everything about the Waterloo exceeded our expectations. Clean,comfortable,quiet. Had an evening meal in the cafe which was value for money.Filling tasty and very affordable. Well done on providing such a wonderful venue at...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Was not sure what to expect from a backpackers hotel but we were pleasantly suprised. This hotel is in a great location, near the city centre, next to the railway station and ferry port a free bus ride away. Also not far from the Te Papa museum which is a must when visiting Wellington. Our room was clean and tidy,...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed four nights and such a handy spot in Wellington. Used the hotel cafe and facilities with excellent service great staff. Good value for money will recommend to friends. Keep up the good work. I travel the world lots and this is the sort of place I look for. Thanks guys.☺

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UK
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The hotel was once (in the 1950's?) considered the height of luxury. Since then it has come down in the world. Nevertheless, it still has very interesting architectural detail. It now caters to a different clientele and suited us (including the price) fine. It is also in prime position for the station shuttle to the ferry. We were there overnight...

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vienna
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

This is one of these combined hotels/backpacker hostels. We stayed at the hotel in a twin room which provided one single and one double bed. All perfectly clean, the bathroom a bit small though. So our room easily sleeps 3pax, additional matresses can be asked for an additional ca. NZD10. Perfect location (right accross from ferry terminal, close to everything...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night in a twin room. Upon arrival at 10pm after travelling all day we were greeted by a very rude female on the reception desk who just demanded a key deposit. I had a few questions about the area and our onward travel the next day and asked if she could help and she basically...

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Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2015

For convenience we called in for a pub meal having just arrived off the Ferry. The service wasnt great and we did have to wait quite awhile for our meals. The food was worth the wait but I won't be chosing The Waterloo next time. It simply didn't have a nice atmosphere.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Address: 1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Downtown Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: ₹ 1,176 - ₹ 4,706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Downtown Backpackers Hotel Wellington
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