Established in 2013, The Dwellington set out to improve the standard of hostels in 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.
The Dwellington is brand new, with a stylish twist on a backpackers hostel. We guarantee you won't have stayed in a hostel as luxurious as this anywhere in New Zealand. Over half of the Dwellington is dedicated to common areas, including the chef's style kitchen, the impressive 5 meter long Redwood dining table that overlooks the tennis courts, table-tennis/games room, TV/DVD room, huge outdoor spaces and more...
We offer our guests FREE WiFi and FREE breakfast everyday during their stay. Reception is open until 10pm daily but we can arrange to greet you if you're arriving later. We have a range of rooms including spacious private double's, twins, triples, 4 bed dorms, a girls dorm and a generous 8 bed dorm.
The friendly staff can help with booking local activities and onward journeys including the Inter islander and Bluebridge Ferries.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Key Card Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Reception is open daily from 6:30am - 21:00pm.
Late check-ins can be arranged with prior notice. If no one is at the reception desk, there will be a contact number left.
We do not accept groups of more than 8 people and we do not accept booking for longer than 21 days in a dorm room or 15 days in a private room. Multiple bookings will be turned away.
We cannot always guarantee that guests from a group booking will be in the same room or any booking will be in the same room for the duration of the stay, though we will always try our very best!
We do not allow minors under the age of 17 in shared rooms, with or without guardians. Families are welcome, but would be required to book an entire room.
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The Dwellington is at 8 Halswell Street, Thorndon, Wellington, 6011
If you are driving: You will arrive in Wellington on the State highway 1 motorway, Take the second off ramp (Murphy Street exit) and Halswell Street is the first on your left. The Dwellington will be straight in front of you.
If you are on a Train or Bus: Hop off at Wellington central station (the end of the line). Follow the signs to the bus station, once you're out of the underground tunnel, turn right and head for the Thistle Inn pub, You're now heading against the traffic up Mulgrave Street (which turns into Murphy Street). Keep walking up for about 5 minutes. Take a right onto Halswell Street and the Dwellington will be straight in front of you.
If you are traveling by Ferry:
If you give us 24 hrs notice we can pick you up.
Interislander: about a 15 minute walk or a bus and a walk:
Bluebridge: Walk across Waterloo Quay to the Train station and follow the directions above.
From the Airport:
Hop on the airport flyer bus which leaves every 10-20min from the Airport. Ask the driver for the Molesworth street (New World) stop. Walk through or around New World, across Murphy street and head for Halswell Street. The Dwellington is 8 Halswell St.
The Dwellington is located in the historic neighbourhood of Thorndon, one of Wellington oldest suburbs and home to some great people, bars, restaurants, sights & the grounds of Parliament. We are just a stones throw away from the supermarket, tennis courts, local heated outdoor swimming pool. 1 minute walk to the bus stop, 10 minutes to the train station, the ferry terminals, Westpac Stadium & the Botanical gardens. Courteney Place & Cuba Street are just a 5 minute cab ride or a 25 minutes walk.