The Historic Waterloo Hotel was chosen to host the Queen’s entourage on her 1953 Coronation Tour to New Zealand. When the hotel was converted for budget accommodation and backpacker’s hostel, the luxuries remained. Downtown Backpackers Wellington has a different and unique feel to that of other budget accommodation and backpackers hostel properties in New Zealand and features facilities such as private tiled bathrooms in most of the double, twin and single rooms, elegant staircases, high ceilings and you can’t go past sampling the menu in the on-site café that is located in the old hotel’s ballroom.
In addition to the unique historic aspects of the hostel accommodation building, Downtown Backpackers Wellington has all the modern facilities you would expect at your choice of budget accommodation and backpacker hostel. This includes a Travel Shop and activity booking centre, multiple station high speed internet access, in-house bar with some of the cheapest drinks in Wellington, 7-day a week café open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, our very own Buzz Bar, SKY TV Lounge and 24 hour reception with security lockers. The property also has a modern guest kitchen and laundry.
The staff at Downtown Backpackers Wellington are dedicated to providing you with the type of stay you’d expect and to make your stay enjoyable. With reception being open 24-hours, you can get the information or service you need when you want it, from wake-up calls, phone and fax services, post box, where to eat, how to get somewhere or maybe directions to a good nightspot in your Destination Wellington.
Through years of experience we know what the world traveller and backpacker wants and can offer you all the facilities you are looking for. Our staff is happy to offer any assistance you may require including wake-up calls, phone and fax services or a post box so you can contact your friends back home. We deliver you a comfortable, clean and safe hostel accommodation, so you can enjoy your travel.