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All reviews bar next door free dinner free pancakes free tea and coffee own bathroom communal areas key card couple of nights staff were friendly and helpful te papa location is great south island city centre cuba st central wellington street cleanliness
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights after travelling across the North Island. The room was clean, though the beds make a lot of noise if you move at all. I found the bathrooms on my floor to be clean and functional. The free pancakes for breakfast and free dinner at the bar next door are great perks of staying here (although the free dinner wasn't as good as blend's paying menu). Location is perfect for Central Wellington, there are great attractions, shops and bars close by. The lounge is small but I found the bar next door to be a great place to socialise. Also, thanks to Tim for his help - he saved us from a laundry disaster.

Overall I had a good stay, met some great people and will stay here again if I return to wellington.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

I think it is unacceptable to fail to say on the website that no alcohol is allowed on site. You only find out when you’ve paid, and no refund given if alcohol found on you and you are evicted.
A shame because the hostel itself is ok and in a good position.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled solo
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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are disappointed to hear you think we are false advertising as nowhere online do we advertise that alcohol may be consumed inside the hostel premises. Unfortunately New Zealand licensing laws prevents us from having guests in-house drinking alcohol but we do have our hostel bar located next door for guests convenience. We do ask all guests to sign a check in slip just so they are made aware of the house rules which should then not lead to any eviction. We do hope you enjoyed all the other good points about the hostel and do hope to see you again.
Cheers - Assistant hostel manager

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

This was the perfect place for me to get set up in Wellington ( where I now live). Staff were perfect. Really friendly and helped me choose a mobile network and with the ird. Amazing recommendations in the city also. Donna was so friendly every morning and always asking about how my day was/ what I had planned. Decent size kitchen that caters for multiple people cooking. Met lots of people in their 20s many of whom were travelling but a couple who were also setting up shop in Wellington. Dorm beds were comfortable and the free breakfast and dinner was an incredible perk. Could not recommend anymore.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled solo
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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We thank you for all your positive feedback on the hostel and will be sure to pass on your comments to the staff! We always love hearing positive stories from our fellow guests and are stocked that we were able to be apart of it. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your time in this beautiful city and do hope to see you again!
Cheers - Assistant hostel manager

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This hostel was not up to normal NZ standards. The woman at check in was extremely rude and unhelpful when all I wanted was to pay and get room key, had the nerve to roll her eyes at me multiple times...

Extremely disappointing that there is no free wifi, in 2018 it just seems a bit ridiculous.

I was in a 10 bed dorm which was fine even if the beds were SO LOUD. The problem was is that there were obviously multiple people in the room who had been living there for a long time so it smelt stale and things were just everywhere which is quite disappointing.

Breakfast was disappointing, pancake batter was nice but only sugar and syrup? Some variety would have been awesome...

Bathrooms were gross..

Location was the only good thing about this hostel as its very handy the waterfront, te papa, cuba st and courtenay pl.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with friends
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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write us a review and we agree we do have a great location! We apologise for the customer service you received on check in and we have addressed this staff member directly as this is not the standard of service we wish to uphold. We thank you for your feedback on the bunks and we will work alongside our maintenance team to get these re-tightened. We can agree the bigger dorms can be on the messier side so we do have smaller dorms available if you do decide to stay with us again. Our current pancake toppings include lemon juice, maple syrup and sugar and we are also in the process of looking into ways of upgrading this. We do hope for the most part you enjoyed your stay and do hope to see you again.
Cheers - Assistant hostel manager

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of months and I have to say it was a great time. Clean kitchen and bathrooms, free tea and coffee, free pancakes in the morning and free meal in the bar next door. For that price you can't find anything better. Especially the staff are wonderful. They tried to help with every problem and are super nice. Especially Ryan and Nancy were a pleasure to be around and went way above what you would expect from staff to make my stay amazing and if you want to make friends with Wilson throw a hummus toast his way (throw hard, otherwise he might be able to dodge). Made a lot of friends and great memories here. Thank you to the whole staff (shout out to Donna, you are the best)

Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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NomadsCapital118, Manager at Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We thank you for all your positive feedback about our staff members and will be sure to pass on you comments to the ones mentioned! We are glad you enjoyed all the facilities the hostel has on offer as well as finding us to be great value for money. We always love hearing positive stories from our fellow guests and we do hope to see you again!
Cheers - Assistant hostel manager

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