52.0% Based on 535 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 3.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

At The Setup on Dixon - Apartments you'll be within steps of popular attractions like Wellington Central Business District and Cuba Street Mall. Highlights at this hostel include in-room kitchens, washers/dryers and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 3 rooms feature balconies, dining areas and sitting areas. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges, microwaves and hobs. Hairdryers, irons/ironing boards and free toiletries are also available.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage. Plus you'll find laundry facilities.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 3.5-star Te Aro hostel include Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) and Wellington Waterfront.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$181 per night

Deluxe Apartment, 4 Bedrooms

Bed Count 4 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

2 Bedroom Apartment with Courtyard

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Setup on Dixon - Apartments ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.0 out of 5 2.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 1.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Setup on Dixon - Apartments

Everyone (4) Family (1)
1 out of 5

Pictures shown online are not what we got

Very dissappointed in the state of our room. Huge misrepresentation from online pictures to what we got. Checked out 15 minutes after arrival.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2018

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1 out of 5

My Worst night in Wellington

Pros: clean linen
Cons: most things starting with an owner who cared
Location: N/A
One word to describe the experience ... Awful The bed rolled around the room if you turned over. Had to use a suitcase to jam bed in place The curtains were 400mm to long and huge amounts dragged on floor The Venetian blinds were so damaged they could not be used which limited our privacy. Maintenance is not being done. It is way over sold on Wotif web site. Shampoo and soap provided, Some goo unlabeled from a dispenser in the shower that was in the way when using the small shower. All and all an awful night. To hot as no vents and if you ran the air conditioner , it was so loud you could not sleep. The only good thing was the room was clean and the linen was clean. The carpet was stained and the entrance foyer was sticky and smelled horrible. I do not recommend

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2017

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4 out of 5
Great size, brilliant location, nice and clean. Simple but comfortable. Staff are always friendly and efficient.

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2017

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3 out of 5
The apartments are big, very big, but sparsely furnished. A few minor things that did not work.

Posted by on 20 Jul. 2017

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1 out of 5

Disappointing, not what was seen online pictures

Very strong unpleasant smell in room, no curtains in living area, outside patio area full of cigarette butts, tiny oil column heater was the only heating for a large space, elevator unclean with spillage on floor. Couldn't stay more than 10mins.....very disappointed!!!

Posted by , from S on 6 Jul. 2017

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About the The Setup on Dixon - Apartments

Location 15 Dixon Street, Wellington, 6011

Property Features

The Setup on Dixon - Apartments offers its guests laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. This 3.5-star Wellington hostel is smoke free.

  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Wellington Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Setup on Dixon - Apartments offers 3 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 3.5-star hostel has kitchens with full-sized fridge/freezers, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - midnight.
If you are planning to arrive after midnight, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - midnight.
Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 are 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Hotel Names

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Backpacker property has been rated 3 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 3.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®