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.


Socially designed kitchen & dining, awesome barbecue deck, tennis & squash courts, two living rooms & a state of the art cinema room…

Designed to be a sanctuary in the middle of the city, The Dwellington knows that a little comfort goes a long way.

Dwellington Table
Dwellington Private Double Room

Ultra comfortable rooms to suit any type of budget…

Comfy queen sized beds in each private room and custom made timber bunks in all the dorms with luxurious mattresses and fresh linen bedding. All rooms are light and spacious, with views over Thorndon.

The Dwellington is beautifully decorated with Ans Westra's photography


Free WiFi

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.


Free Breakfast

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


Common Facilities

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.

I stayed here for 5 days and I didn’t wanna leave. This hostel has style! The Staff were extremely friendly and helpful! The kitchen area is amazing, enough space for more than 5 people. The Cinema, where you’re able to watch Netflix or just TV, is only one of the Highlights of the hostel! They also have a tennis court! Overall, it’s a lovely charming hostel and I just felt at home the whole time!.
— JulezD, TripAdvisor, June 2019
Always my first choice when staying in Wellington. Friendly relaxed atmosphere. Excellent value for money. Safe and secure. Staff are totally awesome. Highly recommend this property
— Fiona, Booking.com, June 2019
This is one of the very best Hostels I have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in hundreds. The guys behind the reception are super knowledgeable and friendly and very helpful. Such a comfortable place and great vibe. Kitchen is very well equipped and always buzzing with people. It’s. Impossible not to love this place!
— Amsa Kaiser, Google Reviews, July 2019
This was one of the best hostel experiences I had during my travels
— James, HostelWorld, April 2019

Location, Location…

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.



Plan a stay with us today.