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Reviews of YHA Wellington City

Hostel | 292 Wakefield St (Cnr Cambridge Tce), Wellington, New Zealand 6011

87.5% Overall Rating

421 out of 439 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/08/2015)

"It was warm. Even when it was really cold outside the whole building was warm, from the bathrooms to the dorms to the kitchen/dining area."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

YHA Cancellations Policy • To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. • For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. • For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. • Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. • If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.

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87.5%

Overall Rating

421 out of 439 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'YHA Wellington City'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
89.6%
Staff
89.6%
Value
81.6%
Safety
90.4%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jan Woudstra

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2012 Jan would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and spacious. Staff very friendly. Good facilities overall.

Disliked: Jan left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Patricia Denise de Man

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2012 Patricia Denise would recommend this property

Liked: very good located, close to everything! just opposite a large supermarket, very close to bars, restaurants and shops, and close to Te Papa. good facilities, clean

Disliked: there are no plastic bags in the bins in the dorms, so they can be a bit dirty

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katie Masters

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 January 2012 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: The view from my room (606) was equal to or better than that of any five-star hotel! And the ensuite was so lovely and clean, it was a pleasure to stay there! Loved it :)

Disliked: It should have a rooftop garden...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The asian girl at the reception particulary unpleasant

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

30 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: en-suite rooms

Disliked: poor water pressure resulting in a very poor shower in romm 606. Hostel was full and facilities stretched to the extent that it was almost dangerous working in the kitchen and difficult to get a table to eat my dinner.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean

Disliked: noise

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very well located, right in the centre of Wellington, with good rooms and very helpful staff.

Disliked: Perhaps a little too big for a hostel.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, clean facilities, lots of options for room types (dorm, single, double), and free espresso in the morning!

Disliked: It was VERY noisy - trying to go to bed was really difficult because the windows didn't shield the noise from the traffic, and I was woken up in the morning from honking and sirens.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, easily accessible, well-run and located within easy walking distance of just about everything I wanted to see and do in Wellington.

Disliked: Wifi is run on a 24-hour basis, with set beginning and end times - if you miss them, you're not really getting everything you're paying for.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

James Baxter

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 James would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and well equipped rooms, if a little utilitarian.

Disliked: The reception staff were pretty rude. The girl checking us in answered the phoned halfway through and kept us waiting, and then kept rolling her eyes at the person they'd just answered the phone too! It was expensive for what it was, the Ibis hotel was only a few blocks away and probably not much more expensive.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

23 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was great, location was amaziig, rooms served their purpose

Disliked: Shared bathrooms not ensuite.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best YHA until now. Really good hostel with a nice and complete kitchen. Def stay here if you want a relaxed stay. Nice beds and rooms.

Disliked: Only thing I dont like about YHA is the 3 dollars they ask extra if you re not member. Please give then the correct rate and not the member rate on hostelbookers or world.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Noreza Mohd Rejab

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2011 Noreza would recommend this property

Liked: i like the cleanliness and the staff

Disliked: none

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, central, nice people

Disliked: nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Good

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2011

Liked: Lots of ideas of what to do for free

Disliked: Kitchen needed a deep clean and much more regular cleaning

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of things going on (including a delicious curry night!), helpful staff, excellent facilities. It is very big with lots of groups so did not have too much character, although there are lots of people to meet.

Disliked: Nothing.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large dormitory rooms

Disliked: A large hostel so lacked some character.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good view of the harbour, quiet room, clean bathrooms.

Disliked: We had a double room. It was the first place we have stayed where we had to put our own sheets on the bed. The room was quite small, and we didn't have a tv.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location, close to center of wellington and te papa museum. hostel very clean.

Disliked: no lockers in room, they were available on ground floor at a cost.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 April 2011

Liked: The location was probably the best thing about this place as it's right round the corner from Courtenay Place and hence lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. It was also handy having a supermarket across the road and being a 5 minute walk away from Te Papa and other major attractions (even though Wellington is pretty small and walkable anyway!). The nightly meal deals are pretty good too.

Disliked: YHAs are generally not good value for money in my experience. Rooms are bog standard (the bed was too short for a start and you don't even get it made up properly) and shower/toilet facilities relatively few considering the size of the hostel and the number of guests it can accommodate. Wifi cost extra and was quite temperamental and generally slow when it did work. The communal areas which everyone raves about are big for a reason - there are so many guests that even the large space the provide for cooking and dining was not enough for everyone to fit in comfortably. All in all I think you can find more for your money elsewhere, even in larger, more expensive cities like Wellington.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, efficient.

Disliked: I stayed for two days and one of two women's toilets on the floor was still not repaired the second day. Note said to go to a different floor. This is a very large hostel - that's a long way to tramp if it's urgent.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Localisation

Disliked: Very big

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

ZOI MYLONA

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2011 ZOI would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and beautiful space.

Disliked: The behaviour of some of the staff.Not friendly, barely smiling and not helpful.Like if they are bored of what they are doing and they can't wait to get out of there.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, very closed to all atractions & just right opposite to supermarket & bus stop.

Disliked: Nothing