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Hotel Description

Lodge in the City - Hostel puts you in the heart of Wellington, steps from Wellington Central Business District and within a 10-minute stroll of Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand). Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

TVs are featured in all 92 rooms.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Other amenities include wired Internet in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Te Aro hostel include Cuba Street Mall and Wellington Waterfront.

Twin Room

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AU$47* Per night/room 19 Aug. - 20 Aug.

Family Room (4 pax)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Shared Dormitory (10 beds)

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Shared Dormitory (6 bed)

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Shared Dormitory (12 beds)

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Shared Dormitory (8 Beds)

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Lodge in the City - Hostel ratings based on 174 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.1 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lodge in the City - Hostel

Everyone (115) Couples (16) Students (2) Family (37) Other (2)
1 out of 5
Noise and no shower a availability. So noisy inside and outside when trying to sleep

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2020

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2 out of 5
The rooms were clean and the staff were lovely. That's about where the nice finished. This place is in serious need of maintenance. Our first night was on the first floor. There was only one working toilet and one working shower. The lockable room with everyone's gear in, was not locked during the day so anyone could just help themselves to anything. I don't think I'll be back sorry

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2020

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3 out of 5
There is a 'rule' that the courtyard closes at 10PM to allow people to sleep, yet every one of the three nights we slept there, the courtyard didn't close till 12 or later

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2020

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3 out of 5
Not a bad deal for the cost. Was pretty noisy outside, and the place itself could do with a bit of a clean, but not too bad.

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2019

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1 out of 5
hostel was fairly dirty, had a pretty noisy crowd and felt more like a lodge than a hostel. I did not enjoy my stay.

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2019

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3 out of 5
Could do with a tidy up, was a bit out of date and the carpets could do with updating

Posted by on 30 Sep. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Sep. 2019

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2 out of 5
was surprised that there was only one bathroom area for the floors. in our floor one of the 3 toilets was nonfunctional, one of the 3 showers was nonfunctional, one of the 3 sinks was nonfunctional, hand dryer was non functional, washing machine was non functional. cabinet for fire hose was munted. very tired property. on the upside cheaper and convieniently placed

Posted by on 7 Aug. 2019

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2 out of 5
Location was only redeeming feature. Reception desk sticky, generally rundown building and facilities. Reception staff could be more helpful. No parking, despite advertising there was.

Posted by on 30 Jun. 2019

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About the Lodge in the City - Hostel

Location 152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, 6011

Property Features

As a guest of Lodge in the City - Hostel, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff. WiFi is free in public spaces. Lodge in the City - Hostel also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and a television in a common area. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This Wellington hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 92 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1960
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby , Offsite parking reservations required

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (2 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Lodge in the City - Hostel offers 92 accommodations. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Television
  • Hair dryer available
  • Iron and ironing board available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 9:00 AM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guests' stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 20 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: NZD 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: NZD 12 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • City Backpacker Wellington
  • Lodge City Backpacker
  • Lodge City Backpacker Wellington
  • Lodge City Hostel/Backpacker Wellington
  • Lodge City Hostel/Backpacker
  • City Hostel/Backpacker Wellington
  • City Hostel/Backpacker
  • Lodge City Hostel Wellington
  • Lodge City Hostel
  • Lodge in the City Hostel/Backpacker
  • Lodge in the City Backpacker
  • In The City Hostel Wellington
  • Lodge in the City - Hostel Wellington
  • Lodge in the City - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.