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The Cambridge Hotel

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28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, 6001, New Zealand

Hostel with restaurant, near Embassy Theatre
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From 733 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Bar is awesome
Good internet service
More comfort would be nice

The Cambridge Hotel

from ZAR 674
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What’s around The Cambridge Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Embassy Theatre (2-minute walk)
  • Courtenay Place (3-minute walk)
  • St James Theatre (3-minute walk)
  • Waitangi Park (5-minute walk)
  • The Great War Exhibition (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 26 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngaio Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1883
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

The Cambridge Hotel’s 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


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. For more information please contact the property using the contact details on the booking confirmation.

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.

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 (subject to availability)

Breakfast costs between NZD 4.50 and NZD 35.0 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD 0.00 per stay

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

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

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7,8 From 307 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Cambridge Hotel Great place to stay
We were not fortunate to stay this period due to mum having an accident on way to wellington, however Cambridge hotel were very accommodating. From previous stays loved it, the convenience and great size rooms, prices and bar n restaurant below is amazing.
Trevelyn, nz5 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
excellent value for money friendly staff excellent location
chris, nzOther trip
Very good 8,0
My stay at the Cambridge Hotel,Wellington
The staff were fabulous and the service was great. The Pub food was lovely with a friendly atmosphere. Very handy in central Wellington. Can walk everywhere. The state of the rooms and fittings left a lot to be desired. Definitely needing a makeover! The bed mattresses are old and hard. The window blinds don't keep out the lights outside. But the staff were absolutely wonderful! I would go there again definitely.
Marianne, nzFamily trip
Very good 8,0
Recommended for your stay in Wellington
Not far from Cuba Street; friendly staff with excellent service; the building itself is very historical and the premise looks old somehow; the only things we didn’t enjoy that mucb was that the room didn’t look very clean (especially the carpet!) and it was dark in the room
HONG WA, hkRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great stay
I like this hotel. It has everything you need for a great stay in Wellington. Close of all the action.
Amelie, ca2 night romance trip

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