3.6 out of 5

"Close to our needs in the CBD and not too costly. Good value for money. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

The Setup on Dixon - Hostel puts you in the heart of Wellington, within steps of popular attractions like Cuba Street Mall and Wellington Central Business District. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

Coffee/tea makers and desks are featured in all 49 individually furnished rooms.

This business-friendly hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, multilingual staff and luggage storage. Added amenities include a lift.

Attractions within a short walk walk of this 3.5-star Te Aro hostel include Courtenay Place and Wellington Waterfront.

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$70 per night

Shared Dormitory for Females Only (4 Beds)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The Setup on Dixon - Hostel ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Setup on Dixon - Hostel

Everyone (91) Couples (10) Business (1) Students (5) Family (6)
3 out of 5
It's definitely budget! The mattress was very uncomfortable spring, it is also a converted office i imagine so the strip lighting in a room with no windows was intense and the shared shower cubicle was a bit knackered. It was clean amongst the long lasting stains

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
This property is fine for short stay v price in central Wellington. I requested a double room with windows this stay as had an internal room last time. While it was nice to have windows to see what the weather was doing outside, as it's an ex-commercial office building, there is not much glazing on the windows and so you can hear every noise outside on the street, the wind included and a lot of light comes in through the blinds also. In terms of my room set up, the only comment I would make is that there didn't appear to be a remote for the TV and the kettle/jug has a short cord, so needs to be set up on the floor to use. This time my room was next to a single bathroom with shower and toilet which was handy for me (last time I used a big multi shower/toilet bathroom), albeit a little noisy with others using it while I slept. Overall, I'm happy with my stay, for the price I paid.

Posted by on 30 May 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Good:Easy access to and from the venue. Excellent location in the heart of Wgtn City. Elevators. Poor:Broken shelf and cheap lamp did not work in room. Had to ask for towels on the second day - wasn't given them daily. Did not have evacuation procedures explained - read some info on level 1 - would have had no idea where the stairs were if there had been a fire or earthquake! Would have been nice to receive a small soap to use as a paying guest for 3x days.

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
The place is clean, I really appreciated that. My room was cleaner than some 5 star hotels I stayed in. The bed is ok and I appreciate it’s low cost but cheap foam mattress covers can increase comfort but 1000%. The rooms need air conditioning. I won’t recommend staying at this property during a hot summer night, luckily Wellywood only has a few days like that a year. However the rooms need AC.

Posted by on 8 Mar. 2019

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3 out of 5
The room I was given (single shared bathroom) didn’t have a proper window inside, it got very hot at night as there was no ventilation. There was a fridge in the room which sounded like it was overheating so I had to turn it off as it was going to stop me from sleeping. It was quite difficult to find as it is not clearly landmarked and the signs are dark. Also, when you get into the building, it’s quite maze like, all one colour, everything looks the same. It wasn’t an awful place to stay for one night but I probably wouldn’t stay again, it’s a shame because I think they could do good things to the place as they have the room!

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Great location but very noisy rooms; have to leave windows open as no air conditioning

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2019

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1 out of 5
No windows, very vomit smell in hall and very dirty carpet stuffy and hot, no ventalation.

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2019

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Property Features

The Setup on Dixon - Hostel offers its guests multilingual staff and a lift. WiFi is free in public spaces. This 3.5-star Wellington hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (7 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Setup on Dixon - Hostel offers 49 forms of accommodation. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Fridges and coffee/tea makers are provided. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer available
  • Desk
  • Unique furnishings

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • 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 during the following times:

  • Monday-Sunday: 2 PM-midnight

The front desk will be open during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 5 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: 9 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM - 7 PM
  • For Breakfast Included rates, guests receive a warm Subway breakfast and a drink each day. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    This property's front desk is open during the following times:

    • Monday - Sunday: 2 PM - midnight

    Check-out

    • Check-out by 10 AM

    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

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

    Pets

    • No pets allowed

    Policies

    Please note that some rooms do not have windows. For more information, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    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 cots (infant beds) available

    Hotel Names

    • Setup Dixon Hostel Wellington
    • Setup Dixon Hostel
    • Setup Dixon

    Awards & Affiliations

    Green/Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

    National Rating

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

    Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®