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The Cambridge Hotel

Hostel with restaurant, near Embassy Theatre

  • Free WiFi
ZAR 661

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  • Sports Bar
  • Sports Bar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Sports Bar
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  • For the price our room for one night was great. Friendly and helpful staff. Great…

    Dec 12, 2020

  • Comfortable three berth room (216) with ensuite. Great breakfast as well.

    Dec 11, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 58 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage

Feel at home

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • St James Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Park - 7 min walk
  • The Great War Exhibition - 11 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed only)
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Bed in a 4 Bed Dorm
  • Single Bed in a 6 Bed Dorm
  • Single Bed in a 8 Bed Dorm


  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk

What’s around


  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 4 min walk
  • Embassy Theatre - 2 min walk
  • St James Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Waitangi Park - 7 min walk
  • The Great War Exhibition - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 11 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 51 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 9 min drive

At a glance


  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM. If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1883
  • Elevator


  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Small print

Also known as

  • Backpacker Cambridge
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wellington
  • Cambridge Backpacker
  • Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel
  • Cambridge Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Wellington

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.8 percent

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 40.00

Breakfast costs between NZD 6.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)


Please note that guests may experience noise from the bar and hotel building on Saturday nights/early Sunday mornings from 9 PM to 3 AM.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Cambridge Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Cambridge Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 12:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 40.00.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ortega Fish Shack (3-min walk), The Ambeli (3-min walk), and Five Boroughs (3-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Embassy Theatre (2-min walk) and Courtenay Place (4-min walk), along with St James Theatre (5-min walk) and Waitangi Park (7-min walk).
  • 10,0.Exceptional

    The night that I stayed someone was caught looking into other guests room windows. My room was missing slats from the blinds. Not ideal that being the case. Still an enjoyable stay however. Just a bit dodge

    1 night trip, Nov 10, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 6,0.Good

    The location was excellent as we were able to walk to all of the places we wanted to go. However on arrival we were told that (despite the Wotif site where we booked saying there was free parking nearby) there was no free parking. This was the main reason we had booked here and were very disappointed that we had to spend another $50 to park our car for one day and overnight. We also read that our room would be serviced but this did not occur and we had to go to reception to ask for more tea bags etc. Adequate but would not return here after having spent several days travelling around the South Island and staying in some fantastic places this was a let down.

    Jennifer, 2 night romance trip, Oct 25, 2020

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  • 6,0.Good

    Convenient location for where I needed to be. Bed wasn't that comfortable. Overall, room was dated but did the job

    3 night trip, Oct 23, 2020

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 4,0.Fair

    Had stayed here before and had had a much better experience. On arrival after a long drive first needed a pit stop and was met with an explosively pebble dashed toilet. Room had no towels which made me wonder if it had clean linen on the beds. The room also needed the black mould cleaned from the bathroom. I'm sure Covid19 has allot to do with it, but the place felt more like a half-way house rather than an Hotel.

    James, 2 night family trip, Oct 22, 2020

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 4,0.Fair

    The location was good. The property was old due to which the rooms are quite compact , the bathroom was

    1 night trip, Oct 17, 2020

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Great Stay

    Friendly, helpul staff who were concerned about the satisfaction and safety of their guests. I would certainly be happy to stay there again.

    Carolyn, 1 night business trip, Oct 16, 2020

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Clean, quiet, and affordable hotel with excellent staff. Located 1 minute away from Courtenay Place, and a short walk to Cuba St and Te Papa. Would stay here again.

    Steve, 1 night romance trip, Oct 1, 2020

    Verified Expedia guest review

  • 8,0.Very good

    Great location, friendly staff, shared bathroom facilities were very clean. My room had a broken blind so the light came through very early in the morning. Bed was incredibly comfortable. Excellent location right in the heart of downtown Wellington, close to Te Papa and some excellent fooderies

    1 night trip, Sep 17, 2020

    Verified Wotif guest review

  • 8,0.Very good

    Very nice, friendly staff at reception and also at the bar/restaurant. Bathroom was clean and tidy. Bed could have been a bit more comfortable - time to change the mattress I think or put a well padded mattress protector on it! Other than that - a good budget hotel option close to everything in central Wellington.

    1 night business trip, Sep 16, 2020

    Verified guest review

  • 8,0.Very good

    A lovely old time feel, comfortable bed. Could do with some repairs to exterior as in Wellingtons strong winds something was banging about

    1 night family trip, Sep 13, 2020

    Verified Wotif guest review

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