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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I can tell from prior reviewing it's a mixed bag this place. Depends on the season, your travelling situation and how you are with people from another culture. You see I am one of the locals that live here but I am also travelling in and out of New Zealand regularly. So I get a good perspective and I...

Thank Robert M
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Yes, good location, yes, free parking BUT communal areas are dirty and have an unsavoury odour. Beds are just about clean. I would not recommend a single female to stay here. Only stay here if you are really really desperate.

1Thank Pam M
Noumea, New Caledonia
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Yep it's old, but the house is amazing it has outside stairs that go from ground to upstairs ! Was solo-travelling there for one night and it was awesome ! I couldn't find anywhere to stay in Wellington and they just save me from sleeping outside. Got the cheapest bed (24NZD) in a mix-dorm, it was clean and I felt...

2Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 3 March 2016

It was a busy time in Wellington for backpacker hostels so I got stuck with Rowena's. It is the cheapest rate for a bed at just $25 for a dorm but you get what you pay for here. Where to begin? The staff are rude or weird or usually both. There are long term renters who are even stranger and...

1Thank Jesse J
Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Rowenas Lodge for three nights in our campervan. $17 each/night. For cheap, city centre location and absolutely basic facilities... stay here. With the overall rating, you know what type getting yourself into. Plain and simple. You should not expect anything amazing or luxurious. Expect backpacker central. Since we did not stay in the rooms,...

Thank Our2010
Portreath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Where do I start........it's actually like a homeless shelter. The location is miles out from town. The rooms are absoloutely filthy, along with the showers, toilets etc. The residents are noisy and shouting all through the night. Other guests have no consideration at all. Someone was up at 3am blow drying their hair and with paper thin walls, you could...

2Thank PCarter2015
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Don't believe the hype, it is neither comfortable nor casual nor for VIPs. The lack of fresh paint, stains on the carpet, and general air of neglect should warn you off. We had no choice, we had pre-booked, and Wellington was sold out. There was no lighting on the steps or driveway although the steps had been waterblasted recently. A...

1Thank Limier
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2016

OK you pay for what you get, but this place is disgusting, so so old and needs refurbishment, then carpets are so stained, showers and toilets are yuk, pillows are smelly.this place was A A rated, please don't go to this place. Will also be letting AA know about rowenas backpackers

Thank Lyn S
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2015

in an expensive capital. close to city centre without the noise associated with city centre with night life. clean. good for solo travellers or couples/families looking for just an accommodation. nearest cheap eats is kfc

Thank Daniel C
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Only reason we chose this place was because it's location, in region of Mount Victoria, in the city of Wellington. However, it still wasn't close enough where we wanted to get to, (museum, weta studio, botanic garden - still have to drive for all those) not in walking distance to anything. On top of that, it's placed on top of...

5Thank AllinAspire

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Additional Information about Rowena's Lodge

Address: 115 Brougham Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Rowena`s Hotel Wellington
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“Great views of Wellington city. Safe parking away from the street. Extensive camping area. Front deck and benches.Large dining area.”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles 155pamm, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take a tent so you can keep your distance by paying for a plot in the garden”
 of 5 bubbles jessej204, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“none of them are good enough. don't go to Rowena's lodge.”
  • Bed squeeks and uncomfortable
 of 5 bubbles AllinAspire, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Lots of different rooms depending on amount of people.”
 of 5 bubbles mandynz1013, 9 Mar 2015 | Read review
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