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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

The place stinks of cigarette smoke and the blokes wander the corridors aimlessly with their towels trying to find a decent place to shower or poop. Unfortunately the men are the losers in this game. The ladies bathroom was OK and one toilet seemed alright. You can wash your clothes for only $2! :) Staff was very friendly and accommodating....

Thank kiwifruit29
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 February 2016

My wife booked this, as there was nowhere else to stay in Wellington at a reasonable price (more on this at the end). After making the booking I read a bunch of reviews and thought OMG, what has she let us in for. But, I have to say that in spite of the poor reviews, it bettered my low expectations....

Thank Scoootch
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We had to book this place at the last minuet due to urgent travel. We had average expectations because we have stayed at back-packer style hostels before. This place is by far the worst backpackers we have stayed at and I would really emphasise that we have stayed at backpackers that look like hotels compared to this place. On arrival...

Thank James R
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This hostel is only $15 a night if you are a BBH member, so I'm not sure what all these other reviewers really expected!! This hostel is not going to be the cleanest place you ever lived, and the kitchen and bathrooms are not the nicest - however, it is perfectly okay for a short stay. I was expecting a...

Thank Jordan S
Galway, Ireland
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I was looking for long term accommodation in Wellington back in 2011. This place kept coming up on the Trade Me website, and the pictures made it look nice. I called in to check it out. The receptionist gave me some information, then handed me two key cards, pointed out on a map of the building where the rooms were,...

1Thank Skywidows
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Where do I start? I should of know it was going to be bad being cheaper than everyone else! But I'm travelling on a budget so I went ahead and booked it anyway. Originally I booked a twin room as it's cheaper than a double, as I figured my partner and I could push the beds together, but when I...

1Thank brittany s
Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed here for 2 nights, obviously choosing it because it is the cheapest place in Wellington. We soon realised why it was cheaper than everywhere else. To put it bluntly it is just disgusting. We weren't off to a good start when the extremely unfriendly lady on reception told us we had to move our car...

2Thank mrat1994
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Me and my friend have now been travelling for 4 months and this is by far the worst hostel we have ever stay in. As soon as we entered the doors i knew it would be bad, it was dirty, the carpets were thread bare are dangerous, the mirrors had felt tip pen writing on them. the windows had mould....

1Thank cltay123
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

where to start. smashed hallway window. elevator door jamming. entry swipe cards failing. flies buzzing around kitchen area. carpet holey. toilet tagged to the hilt. pubes in shower area. stains on floor. squeaky doors. deadbeats roaming the hallways. apart from that sweet as. staff are extremely helpful. just needs a major overhaul.

1Thank myxmytosis75
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2015

If you are looking for a place to stay and rest while you are travelling or something, this is not the right place. But if you are looking for a nasty, noisy and a place to have sex at 3 am, this is the place! We booked 2 nights for this place and we decided to go after the first...

1Thank flowsla

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Lodge in the City

Address: 152 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: €23 - €39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lodge in the City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“The higher you go up the building the more peaceful it gets. Remember folks 20 bucks a night and very good value for money-I shall return.”
 of 5 bubbles craigmV4146SH, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“spend 10$ more and get a good hostel..”
 of 5 bubbles 286felixk, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you have a window room you won't sleep. Downtown streets are so loud at night, and the windows don't really close.”
  • the carpet outside the men's washroom. my brother didn't use it..
  • toilet lid, but no toilet seat....
 of 5 bubbles slampz, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms are clean. Good for party people and youngsters to be honest. not a family place”
 of 5 bubbles sammyo517, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Don't trust photos...be more computer savvy and read the reviews.”
 of 5 bubbles Dee706, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
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