Wellington's Finest Hostel

Home-style private and shared accommodation
in the heart of Wellington.

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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 was 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 bbq deck, tennis courts & 2 living rooms…

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 comfy mattresses and bedding. extra linen is available from reception. All rooms are light and spacious, with views over Thorndon.

Comfort near the embassies

"Stayed here for two nights, female dorm and double room and both times the rooms were spotless, clean and very inviting. The double room is spacious and had quite some Charme. Free breakfast (toast and cereal) included and very friendly and supportive staff. Pleasant stay and in contrary to previous posts I found the kitchen quite well equipped and very clean despite a fully booked hostel!"

Fei - UK

The Dwellington is beautifully decorated with Ans Westra's photography

Our Services


We offer free WIFI both downstairs and upstairs in common areas for our guests to enjoy. Staff are also happy to help with any printing / scanning or bookings you may need to do.

Linen + Towels

All bedding is provided and extra blankets as required. Each room has a heater installed for those colder nights. Towels are available from reception at the ring of a bell.

Free Breakfast

Every day from 8am to 10am we offer a fresh FREE breakfast of toast, a selection of spreads, cereal, milk, coffee and tea.

Ferry Drop offs

The ferry terminals are just down the road, and we provide ferry drop offs - for free. Please inform reception in advance for this service.

Kitchen & Food

Our 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 and coffee all day long. 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.

Common Facilities

We have dedicated large areas of the hostel to common spaces. Relax, socialize, 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 movie room or, for the more energetic, have a game of tennis or squash, or just relax on a beanbag in our big open garden.

Location, Location…

Located in the historic hub of Thorndon - Wellington birthplace.

Straight off the motorway and right next to the Thorndon tennis club (the third oldest grass courts in the world).

1 minute walk from Thorndon summer pool and the New World supermarket. Five minute walk from the main bus station, the Bluebridge Ferry, the Beehive, Parliament Grounds and many pubs and restaurants.

10 minute walk from the Interislander terminals, Westpac Stadium, Lambton Quay and Wellington’s CBD.

8 Halswell st,