Downtown Backpackers

1 Bunny St, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand | 4 star hostel
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Markets, Music, Museums

A travel blog entry by laurenandryan


This morning our first port of call was the harbour-side Christmas market, held in an underground hall. It was really a normal craft market with Christmas decorations and not a thing compared to a Christmas market in an English city. It redeemed itself a little with good raspberry brownies and from there we happily blew with the massive winds down …


A travel blog entry by stephthetwin


BLOG 2 NORTH ISLAND DOCKED IN TO WELLINGTON .....FIND THE NEAREST BACKPACKERS,DROP BAGS OFF AND HEAD OUT! (Make sure to read my reviews on where we stayed) Omg 20.03 and We r 'intoxicated' DOH. It's the start of a funny joke.. 2englishman, a Scotsman (in a kilt) a yank, a german (who looks like a blonde harry potter) and 4 girls from Scunthorpe …

Fahrt von Auckland nach Wellington

A travel blog entry by bodhi88


Nachdem ich nun durch einen glücklichen Umstand einen Platz am Milford Walk ergattert habe, muss ich nun zusehen, dass ich in den Süden komme. Eigentlich wollte ich den Zug nehmen, wie das halt ein Deutscher so macht. Nachdem ich aber nicht mal am Bahnhof dafür ein Ticket kaufen konnte, wurde ich schon stutzig. Die haben hier in …

Wellington the second time round

A travel blog entry by eileenj

After a relaxing day in Chch (which had very hot and sunny weather all the days I was there) I spent most of the day on Jan. 13 travelling. By bus it was about 5.5 hours north to Picton where I then got on the ferry to Wellington. After about 9 hours of travelling I arrived in Wellington, which was dreary, overcast and extremely windy. I think this …

Hitchhiking to the Hidden City

A travel blog entry by swhitehead

I had stayed at Epicurean Supplies for 3 weeks, working and living as a Kiwi farmer (kind of), and I think sometimes when you travel, it is good to experience the normal everyday life of another nationality as well as visiting the typical tourist hotspots. When I say this, however, it is good to have a balance, and there was plenty for me yet to …

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This 4 star hostel, located on 1 Bunny St, Wellington, is near Old St Paul's Church, Old Government Buildings, National Archives, and Wellington Tramway Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsDowntown Backpackers Wellington

    Reviewed by stephthetwin

    Is what it is!

    Reviewed Nov 24, 2013
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Discount on drink, large Jenga, pool tables...more bunkbeds. Communal bathroom between only 2rooms. Check out @10am eeek!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by travlguru

    Decent place

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2013
    by (7 reviews) Red Deer , Canada Flag of Canada

    Looks like a dive from the outside but not bad on the inside. Not enough bathrooms for the amount of people staying there tho. Huge kitchen with the need of more storage areas for food. Huge tv room with lots of couches for hanging out and chilling to a movie. Turned out better than imagined.

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    Reviewed by ludmila75

    Excellent choix

    Reviewed Sep 4, 2011
    by (3 reviews) Paris , France Flag of France

    Pour à peine plus cher que la chambre partagée au Base on avait une chambre individuelle avec salle de bain, pile en face de la gare et à 10 min de marche du centre "vivant"
    Vraiment très contente d'y avoir passé 4 jours

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    Reviewed by bquaglino

    Ok place for one night

    Reviewed May 24, 2011
    by (3 reviews) San Luis Obispo , United States Flag of United States

    Downtown backpackers was a decent place to stay for the night. I would have stayed at the YHA, but my ferry arrived after midnight from Picton and the hostel is located across the street from the blue bridge ferry terminal. The evening guy at the hostel was really nice as opposed to the girl at the reception the next morning. She was rude and super unfriendly...maybe she was hungover or woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Not a very good representation. The place was clean and i would recommend it for a one nighter.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Downtown Backpackers Wellington

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good