Wellington's Finest Hostel
Home-style private and shared accommodation
in the heart of Wellington
Why stay with us?
Established in 2013, The Dwellington's aim is to improve the standard of backpacker hostels in Wellington, the Capital city. Our goal is to create a place of comfort and style, in a relaxed atmosphere, providing the weary traveler with some long missed home comforts at extremely affordable rates.
We offer free and unlimited high speed fibre WIFI everywhere around the hostel for our guests to enjoy. Staff are also happy to help with any printing / scanning or bookings you may need to do, free of charge.
Linen + Towels
Each bed comes with a super thick duvet and two pillows and all bedding will be immaculately made for you before you arrive. Each room has a heater installed for those colder nights. Towels and extra blankets are available from reception at the ring of a bell.
Ferry Drop Off’s
The ferry terminals are just down the road and we provide ferry drop offs - for free. Please inform reception when you arrive for this service.
Kitchen & Food
Our chef-style kitchen is equipped with everything you need to prepare a delicious meal. After breakfast you can cook your own food, keep your groceries in the fridge or just help yourself from our free tea, coffee and hot chocolate all day long. There is plenty of milk (& soy milk) in the fridge. Wellington’s biggest supermarket is located across the street for all your food requirements. Staff will happily give you tips on their favourite bars and restaurants that are a must visit while you are in Wellington.
Served every morning from 7am to 10am, we offer a free breakfast of freshly roasted “Havana” coffee, free-range eggs, a fine selection of cereals, toast with a great choice of spreads, milk and soy milk and seasonal fruit
We have dedicated over half the hostel to common spaces. Relax, socialise, eat and drink in our beautiful, spacious dining area. Make use of our stunning, state of the art kitchen and bathrooms - all over the place. Blob out in our large cosy cinema room or, for the more energetic, have a game of tennis or squash, or just relax on a beanbag in our big open garden.
The Dwellington is located in the historic neighborhood of Thorndon - Wellington’s birthplace.
Straight off the motorway and right next to the Thorndon Tennis Club (the third oldest grass courts in the world).
A quick minute walk from Thorndon Summer Pool and Wellington’s biggest New World supermarket.
A five minute’s walk from the main bus and train station, the Bluebridge Ferry, the Beehive, Parliament Grounds and many pubs and restaurants.
A 10 minute walk from the Interislander terminal, Westpac Stadium, Lambton Quay and Wellington’s CBD.