I've stayed here a few times while backpacking around and having to come back to Wellington to get elsewhere. It is located just across from the train and coach station which is perfect. The dorm rooms aren't very spacious for 6 people (no lockers but they have lockers down at reception now but you have to pay $2 for 5 hours!) and the bunk beds need replacing as they squeak so much and aren't very comfortable. The last time I stayed here just before Christmas for 2 nights was in a private twin room. You share a bathroom with the room next door, this is no big deal. The bathroom itself is a little haggard and needs a full on make over. Again, our bunk bed was the most wobbly bunk bed I have ever slept in, I honestly thought it was going to fall to pieces. Internet you get 20mb on a voucher, it's basically just for checking emails but there is the free CBD wifi outside just a little walk away for a good connection. Overall it's not bad value (they put the prices up for Christmas time as it's summer, which isn't very fair in my opinion), the kitchen is large but sometimes people don't clean up after themselves and the dining area is very spacious. Oh, it seems like every single window in every single room I stayed in at the hostel was cracked, which doesn't help with the noise from the busy road outside. 3.5 / 10.
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