An ultra-clean, modern, bright, fun and friendly hostel. YHA Wellington City is centrally located just off Courtenay Place, close to the waterfront, Te Papa museum, Embassy Cinema, cafes, bars, shops and theatres.

A wide range of comfortable accommodation is available, from our spacious and well-appointed 4 and 6 share en-suite rooms to our deluxe private en-suite rooms.
Achievements for the hostel include 15 years of sustainability, rewarded by the Enviromark Gold Qualmark rating. Knowledgeable staff, affordable meal nights, equipped kitchen dining areas, lounge areas, Wi-Fi and free comprehensive travel booking service means this hostel was also rewarded with a 5 star Qualmark rating.

Be sure to take the Lord or the Rings tour to the studio or to one of the many locations around Wellington. If you like the outdoors and nature discover New Zealand’s rarest wildlife at Zealandia which is an award winning conservation area.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Sightseeing
  • Food-lovers
  • Culture
  • Nature-lovers

Green rating



We had a private twin room,with a kettle, grounded coffee and tea. This YHA is central and everything downtown is easily acessible, common parts are nice There was only two concerns: the single glass window did not shut really properly, so there was a cold draft. And on the other side of the building was the backdoor of a restauranat, which the ventilation chimney making a strong hissing noise til the restaurant closed.


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Sat 25 Jul 2015

Travel tips...

Attraction tip

Wellington Cable Car, ferry trip to South Island (super beautiful!), Te Papa (if you are interested in learning more about the culture)

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Thu 02 Jul 2015