Situated directly opposite the railway station Downtown Backpackers is ideally located, being the closest hostel to trains, buses and the interisland ferry, and is only a few minutes walk to parliament, the new stadium, the city area and Te Papa, Wellingtons fabulous Museum of New Zealand.
Downtown Backpackers is located in Wellingtons historic Art Deco Waterloo Hotel, a former high class hotel which was chosen for the Queens 1953 Coronation Tour. This hotel was one of the top hotels in the Southern Hemisphere in its day. It is a classic example of the podium design of Art Deco architecture and is listed as historically significant by both the Historic Places Trust and the Wellington City Council.
Facilities include ensuite bathrooms, Sky TV, hair salon, travel centre, your choice of a self catering kitchen or our own in house caf? fast internet access with four 56k machines, and a really excellent bar with a games room with pool tables and the latest video games.
We want Wellington to be a highlight of your NZ experience and we have lots of information to help you to plan your stay. Finalist the NZ Tourism Awards, 1999, 2000 and 2001.
The facilities at Downtown Backpackers are unequalled and include:
*Ensuite bathrooms - almost every room has its own bathroom or shares a bathroom with one other next to it.
*Single and double rooms come made up with sheets and duvets towels and guest soap
*Share rooms are mainly four beds with a few sixes
*A fully equipped self catering kitchen with microwave, instant gas
cooking, walk in cooler, pots, pans, cutlery etc
*Great showers with unlimited instant hot water
*Games room with 3 pool tables and the latest video games
*A great bar with a primo sound system and top music, big screen TV and drinks at backpacker prices
Cafe with excellent budget priced meals
Internet access with four 56k machines with ADSL for super fast access
*Travel shop for all your travel requirements
*24 hour reception ?Security cameras for your protection
*Safe luggage storage lockers ($2 per 6 hours)
*Automatic laundry with four washers and six dryers open 24 hours
located directly opposite Wellington *Railway station where almost all long distance buses arrive and depart, including the FREE bus to and from the Interisland Ferry