We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Booking.comUS$32*
View Deal
09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

405 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers
See the most recent reviews
Showing 359: English reviews
Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

the location is awesome. Across the street is a grocery store and the train station. Around the corner is the parliament. you can walk everywhere! The room was nice,too! The kitchen sells food but you can also bring your own food and prepare it in a separate kitchen. It's huge and knives,forks, plates,..are provided. The toilet and shower were in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tash P
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2015

My Wife and I stayed at Hotel Waterloo overnight on Monday 30 November 2015. We had travelled to Wellington from Auckland on the Northener Train. Excellent location due to being right across the road from Railway Station. The recently reburbished double ensuite room was spotlessly clean, and whilst small, was perfectly adequate for our needs. Staff at reception, bar and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LintonLewis
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 December 2015

The hotel is well located to everything. Though the ensuit room was small it was clean and equipped with necessary requirements. The staff was helpful. I had confirmed an ensuit room months in advance for three night and also paid for it on arrival. However, having paid for the room I was told to vacate room on second day under...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Praks_11
Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as part of a larger group all in Wellington for a concert. The proximity to the Westpac stadium was a huge bonus. Also we liked being able to walk across the road from getting off the ferry. A 15 min walk in to Te Papa and shops. The continental breakfast was cheap and adequate. The shower had...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mmhaylock
Cambridge, NZ
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Went to Wellington for a concert at Westpac Stadium (The Cake Tin). Location to get to the stadium was awesome. 10 minutes walk, maximum. Also handy to the waterfront restaurants, although both nights we went they were ALL fully booked. We ended up eating at the Waterloo instead. Menu was limited. Kitchen and bar were well understaffed. Many people ended...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MattyandAce
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The room was big, with a huge walk in closet, and with comfortable beds and good linen. The en suite shower room was a decent size and the shower worked well. The reception staff were extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming and we made use of the bar and it's balcony. Didn't use the kitchen or dining room but they were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jane B
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I booked a 4 bed mixed dorm for 2 nights over a weekend in this retro hotel. The room was a gd size with en suite and my bunk was very comfy with crisp fresh linen. Staff and other guests I met were all friendly and helpful. I chose to have breakfast each morning in the very convenient cafe, though...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katy T
Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2015

I stayed a couple of nights and thoroughly enjoyed myself. So I enquired about staying another night, to be told there were only two beds lefts. I quickly booked another night, $30 and moved into another room. The bed was very noisey but since there was no more beds at the hotel, I could put up with it. During the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Veelind
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

I had a single room with a shared bathroom on the second floor. Although it was above the bar I did not hear a thing, even when the ABs won the World Cup. The room was small but adequate. There was no storage - just a small desk with a tv on it, and a chair. The bed was a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JimInMelb
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We booked a double room with en suite. Very comfy bed and was great having a bathroom to ourselves. Friendly staff at reception and at the cafe, where there was a good variety offered on the menu for dinner and very reasonably priced. Handy location near the railway station and only a short walk to the waterfront and Te Papa,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Libragirl17

43 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (43)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Other (12)
09/04/2017 10/04/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Wellington hotels
1.7 km away
The Cambridge Hotel
The Cambridge Hotel
#16 of 46 in Wellington
640 reviews
0.1 km away
Rydges Wellington
Rydges Wellington
#6 of 46 in Wellington
1,751 reviews
0.5 km away
ibis Wellington
ibis Wellington
#17 of 46 in Wellington
2,050 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
InterContinental Wellington
0.8 km away
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
Travelodge Hotel Wellington
#15 of 46 in Wellington
2,430 reviews
1.5 km away
YHA Wellington
YHA Wellington
#2 of 47 in Wellington
555 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

Address: 1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Downtown Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $23 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, HostelWorld, Orbitz, Agoda, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Downtown Backpackers Hotel Wellington
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
New Zealand

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Be sure to have a bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles mariatL8033VO, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“go, ask a room, and when they tell you to pay 10 dollars more to check-in before 15 turn around and leave”
 of 5 bubbles NEWSTED1981, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Phone them - very helpful. My room facing North West was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles , 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“"Harbour views are the best"”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Booking.com
US$32* /night
View Deal
Orbitz.comUS$54
Expedia.comUS$54
Hostelworld.comUS$37
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates