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The Cambridge Hotel

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Double Room, Ensuite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, cribs/infant beds
Quadruple Room, Ensuite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, cribs/infant beds
Quadruple Room, Ensuite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, cribs/infant beds
Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, cribs/infant beds
Double Room, Ensuite | Individually decorated, individually furnished, cribs/infant beds

Overview of The Cambridge Hotel

The Cambridge Hotel

2.0 star property
Hostel with restaurant, near Embassy Theatre

7,8/10 Good

796 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Te Aro
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 11 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 45 min drive
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 9 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 26 min walk


  • Tasting Room - 2 min walk
  • Deluxe - 2 min walk
  • Capitol - 2 min walk
  • Basque - 2 min walk
  • Majestic Cuisine - 2 min walk

About this property

The Cambridge Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Wellington, The Cambridge Hotel is just 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the coffee shop/cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. The helpful staff and location get good marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • 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

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) 8:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekdays and 10:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • 40 meeting rooms


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


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1883
  • ATM/banking


  • Elevator
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 6.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 40.00
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.8 percent

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for an extra charge
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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.

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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Cambridge Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Cambridge Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Cambridge Hotel?
As of 03 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Cambridge Hotel on 11 December 2022 start from R1 457, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cambridge Hotel?
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.
Are pets allowed at The Cambridge Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Cambridge Hotel?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Cambridge Hotel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cambridge Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of NZD 40.00.
What is there to do at The Cambridge Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Embassy Theatre (2-min walk) and Downstage Theatre (2-min walk), along with BATS Theatre (2-min walk) and Elliott House (3-min walk).
Are there restaurants at or near The Cambridge Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Ortega Fish Shack (3-min walk), The Ambeli (3-min walk), and Fratelli (3-min walk).
What's the area around The Cambridge Hotel like?
The Cambridge Hotel is in Te Aro, a short 1-minute walk from Wellington Central Business District and 4 minutes' walk from Courtenay Place. Travelers say this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

Worst experience ever.
Curtains and bedsheet were stinking. Room heater doesnt work. Bathroom and toilets are very dirty. There are two taps one for cold and one for hot water. So you either have to use extremely cold water to wash your face or extremely hot water to burn your face. Staff is rude . Double size room is smaller then a garage. I will not recommend it to anyone .
6-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Like it cheap and good
Arpita, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

Italo, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Elegant old building, but not very well maintained. And service was non-existent.
Margaret, 2-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved that there was a great old bar below the accommodation
Warrick, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The beautiful old building.
stephanie, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

2/10 Poor

this place is an absolute dump. starts with the unmanned entrance - so you need to go find someone in the pub to give you an access card. the steps are dated (short), with ripped carpet and very unsafe. You can smell nicotine throughout the lengthy corridors. the room is a shocker - ultra cheap mattress with worn springs, smelly, tiny, with walls where moisture persists with paint peeling off. the table with the kettle has severely damaged with water. the carpets are so warn you can almost see the underfloor. so disappointing. an ABSOLUTE DUMP.
Ravi, 1-night business trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Room and ensuite was adequate. Ventilation in ensuite did not work. Heating room was difficult. Decor is tired. While place was secure, not an area of town to walk around late at night alone. Plenty of nice cafes and restaurants nearby for food any time of the day. Situated in walking distance to Oriental Parade and Te Papa museum.
Catherine, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Clean, friendly & convenient
It’s an old building and rooms are above the pub. There’s also dorm/backpacker style accommodation in the house. However the ensuite Hotel room was pristinely clean, old, tiny bathroom but very well serviced. Bed and linen were great quality. So if you can see past the rough charm of the reception area and the horror style elevator you will experience friendly hospitality at a fraction of the price you’d normally pay in Wellington.
Mandy, 2-night trip
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