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Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

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Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

Hi,

I will be visting Abel Tasman in November and was wondering if anyone has any tips on where to stay in Wellington?

In terms of accommodation, I am a solo female traveller in my early 30’s so would like to meet people along the way so am fine with hostels but I would like to have a private room and bathroom. Budget obviously is a consideration given I will be going alone and am on holiday for 4 weeks.

Thanks,

Nina

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1. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

What about YHA?

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2. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

The YHA in Wellington has a very good reputation.

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3. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

The Abel Tasman is no where near Wellington. Wellington is a half hour plane trip or a 6 hour ferry and vehicle trip from Abel Tasman.

The closest places to Abel Tasman National Park are Motueka and Nelson.

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4. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

I have presumed you are staying in Wellington on your way to or from Abel Tasman.

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5. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

ninsc posted several threads yesterday. Here is the post of her entire itinerary:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g255104-i125-k6890…

I think when she got to posting specific questions, the editing got a little mangled.

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6. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

So sorry, typo I did mean Wellington in this post. I'll be spending one night here and then heading to Abel Tasman!

My itinerary has slightly changed - I arrive in Melbourne, fly to Wellington, then head to Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and end in Queenstown for the NZ part of my trip. I managed to book flights over weekends so that gave me an extra 3 days to my trip to NZ and Oz:)

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7. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

I would stay at the YHA in Wellington. It has nice private rooms with ensuite and is very well located, close to Te Papa, the waterfront, and the restaurant area around Courtney Place.

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8. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

Have been told YHA is Wellington's best hostel. There is a New World supermarket close by.

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9. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

Private/single use of room in hostels can often be close to cost of a discount websites (wotif, hotelclub, booking.com etc) price for a better equipped/more comfortable hotel room. Compare before booking.

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10. Re: Recommended accommodation in Wellington please?

In replay to #9, hostels offer a kitchen for preparing (healthy) meals-- and mingling with a range of people.