Right in the heart of the Arts and Culture Capital City Wellington, Downtown Backpackers Wellington is the closest budget accommodation to the Inter-Island Ferry Terminals, the Stadium and is directly opposite the Railway Station. It is only a short walk to the central shopping area, the parliament, the harbour and Te Papa, Wellington’s fabulous Museum of New Zealand. The perfect place to stay on your world travel and backpacker adventure. Your visit to Wellington calls for a royal stay at this former and historic Waterloo Hotel as did the Queen in 1953!

Downtown Backpackers Wellington is situated at 1 Bunny Street

Downtown Backpackers Wellington is the only budget accommodation located within easy walking distance from both the bus and train terminals and the Inter-Island Ferry Terminals. The property is located directly opposite The Wellington Train Station terminal for the Tranz Scenic Rail, Intercity and Newmans Coachlines, the Wellington Airport Shuttle, the Inter-Islander Bus ($2 per person) and various other local transport networks.

Airport Shuttles drop off at the front door. The shuttles are approximately $17 per person and operate 24hours. Taking a taxi to the airport will cost approximately $30 and the trip takes around 25-30 minutes depending on the time of the day. The Central Train Station located directly across the street, has frequent connections to Wellington’s districts and outer suburbs.

Downtown Backpackers Wellington is the most centrally located budget accommodation property in Wellington. It is only a short walk to Te Papa (The Museum of New Zealand), the New Zealand Parliament Building and the Wellington Sports Stadium. Wellington’s world-famous cable-car is also just a few minutes’ walk away.

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NZ's best backpackers!!! This place is awesome. From its Art Deco orginal features, its super fast lifts, it is close to everything and it's got everything you need...without the big budget. I loved staying here.

7th August 2011

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