The Best Hostels in Wellington for Solo Travellers, Couples, and Families

The Best Hostels in Wellington for Solo Travellers, Couples, and Families
Wellington, the Windy City, is situated on a beautiful bay surrounded by mountains. This capital city of New Zealand has a variety of hostels available for all types of travelers, so make sure that you know what type of place you want to stay in, as well as what type of place you're booking. The hostels that we have described below all receive higher ratings than most others, while offering good amenities. Some have free breakfasts, and some don't. Also, many hostels offer all-female dorm options and are great for female solo travelers.
How much do hostels in Wellington cost?
Average Dorm Price $21 ($16 to $32)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $67 ($44 to $94)

A social but relaxed hostel, great for solo travelers and couples

Dorm Bed: NZD19.00
Private Room: NZD65.00
118-120 Wakefield St , Wellington
Nomads Capital Backpackers has a lot to offer, including free breakfast and free dinner, plus clean comfortable rooms. Located just steps from all of the bars and restaurants of Cuba Street, and with an onsite bar and restaurant, you'll always be close to some fun without having to sacrifice a quiet bedroom to do so.

A large communal kitchen is available for those that wish to cook, while other common areas create a great social atmosphere. Lockers, laundry, tour booking, a game room, and other standard amenities are available. They have both dorms and private rooms for guests.

A perfect hostel for solo travelers, couples, and families with kids

Overall Rating: 91%
292 Wakefield St (Cnr Cambridge Tce) , Wellington New Zealand
This large hostel with clean, comfortable rooms and plenty of great amenities has won various awards from a variety of publications.

Being a large hostel, the have everything. First, dorm rooms and private rooms are available in a variety of sizes and prices, with and without ensuite bathrooms. The onsite coffee bar will whip up your order so that you can enjoy it in the common areas. The inexpensive breakfast gets you started for your adventurous day in town, as the hostel is located in a central spot close to everything, including restaurants, bars, and museums. A huge communal kitchen is available for those that want to cook. Finally, a game room has TVs, foosball, and a pool table for your enjoyment. They also have Wi-Fi, laundry, and luggage storage.

A social hostel for long term backpackers, solo travelers, and groups

Dorm Bed: $32.28
Private Room: $30.08
Overall Rating: 96%
8 Halswell Street Thorndon , Wellington New Zealand
The Dwellington is relatively new and claims to be the most luxurious hostel you will ever stay in. Their claims are true, as they not only have a long list of amenities, but also lots of style and posh to go with it.

First of all, the communal kitchen is better than the one you have at home (even if you live well). Rooms are nicely appointed, clean, modern, and comfortable. They have dorms and private rooms of varying sizes available at a range of prices, meeting everyone's needs. Guests can eat their free breakfast at the fancy wooden table overlooking the tennis court. You can't say that about most hostels, can you? Their spacious common areas provide for ample opportunity to meet and mingle with other guests.

Reviewers give this hostel high marks for cleanliness and comfort.

A relaxed hostel for solo female travelers, couples, or groups

Dorm Bed: $20.68
Private Room: $22.23
Overall Rating: 87%
9 O'Reily Ave , Wellington New Zealand
Right in the middle of town and with private rooms and dorms available (including female-only dorms on a female-only floor of the building), the Wellington offers all of the typical hostel amenities to be expected in a clean, safe, and comfortable environment. They have several spacious communal kitchens, a game room with a pool table, TVs, an outdoor terrace overlooking the city, lockers, Wi-Fi and internet, and tour booking. The staff is said to be friendly and helpful in guest reviews.
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