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Thornhill, Canada
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491 reviews
86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Within the hostel there's a cafe, billiards room and pub (closed when we went) with high ceilings that suggested a previously haughty existence. The adjoining kitchen is well equipped but the supplies are well worn and a little threadbare. Our room was small with 2 bunk beds and a chair. There was a very deep bathtub but no drain plug... More 

Thank AMsays
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Central and convenient for the station and the ferry terminal, this is the perfect place to spend the night for early connections. Plenty of rooms to.suit every budget, from dorms and shared bathroms to rooms with ensuites. Communal lounge and dining room has self catering kitchen facilities or reasonably priced meals, great breakfasts. Parking is local in a paid car... More 

Thank Judy H
Helensvale, Australia
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are travelling using public transport, the location is fantastic! Just across the road from the railway station, and my bus dropped me off right at the door. The in room ensuit was very clean, and the shower was amazing! I couldn't find the kitchen in the hostel - signage wasn't very helpful unless you are looking for the... More 

Thank meegs1982
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Waterloo in a 3 & 4 beddorm for about 2 weeks. The rooms itself were very clean and tidy. Big kitchen, movie room and pool table was also available. You can walk pretty much everywhere from the hostel and the train/ bus station is just across the road. Helpful and friendly staff. Would stay there again.

Thank MaxiKing23
Grenoble, France
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best hostel we slept in during our one-month-trip across NZ... But well, I reckon we couldn't except that much from a big city! The rooms (we did 2 different, both 6 beds dorm) are clean, with an ensuite bathroom. It's an old historic building so not really isolated (and a window was broken in the first room), so... More 

Thank Sarsou
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

For the price that we paid, we couldn't complain about much! Our room was clean, communal kitchen was clean, wasn't overcrowded or noisy. It could do with a revamp though, its very old. Beds are also incredibly comfortable!!

Thank Zealand K
Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Nice and helpful staffs. Reasonable price for a clean room for 6 peoples with bunk beds and private bathroom. The kitchen is huge and full of pot/pans, utensils etc for own cooking. Opposite the railway station which has a small supermarket so it is convenient to find any things we need. The hotel should provide a storage room for luggage... More 

Thank GvaTourist
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Basic hotel accommodation no frills but priced accordingly.Everything clean. Very helpful young staff nothing was too much trouble. Food and bar acceptable and again pleasant and helpful staff.Hotel handy to everything. Little street noise and a window that opened. Yay. .

Thank Jayfromthenorth
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I picked the Hotel Waterloo because I arrived from Napier by bus and needed to take the ferry in the morning. I almost walked the wrong way died the street but the easiest way to find the hotel is walk outside the station. Look slightly left across the street. If you see the Subway restaurant you've found the hotel as... More 

Thank Maureen M
Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good location, handy to railway station, food outlets etc. Reasonably quiet despite it's busy location. Reception staff were friendly and helpful, seemed clean and well looked after though very dated inside

Thank lotusleaf988

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: €19 - €72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 120
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Downtown Backpackers Hotel Wellington
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“Phone them - very helpful. My room facing North West was quiet.”
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“Lower floors have been refurbished, upper have not.”
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  • The hotel, our room (private bath and double) and the delicious $11 breakfast!
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