Lodge In The City - Wellington

152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand  show map
 2 stars
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Lodge In The City - Wellington

Paid Wi-Fi


NZD 10 per day

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables


Leisure/ TV room



Lodge In The City is a 2-star comfortable property, set within walking distance to the beachfront. A welcoming interior distinguishes Lodge In The City from other hostels. The on-site conveniences include a designated smoking place, parking, a meeting room and a lift.

Circa Theatre, Oriental Bay and Downstage Theatre are located just 500 meters from the venue. Logan-Brown with contemporary specialties is just around the corner.

A local bus stop lies within 200 meters away.


The property provides rooms with high-speed internet, a TV, a dressing room, a work desk and a separate toilet. The rooms also have a carpet floor. There are large en suite bathrooms.


Guests can take advantage of laundry, ironing service and tour/ticket assistance.


A picnic area and a safety deposit box will make a stay in Wellington a very pleasant one.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at NZD 10 per day.

Number of rooms:   92.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables


  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request


  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed NZD 20
Children above
2 years or adults
Extra bed NZD 20
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Wellington
    1700 ft
Train Stations
  • Wellington Railway Station
    1.2 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Logan-Brown (cuisine: Contemporary)
    700 ft
  • Ban Mai Thai Cafe (cuisine: Thai)
    200 ft
  • Oriental Bay
    1600 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Cable Car4000 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1400 ft
  • Cuba Street1700 ft

Places of interest

  • Department of Conservation2000 ft
  • Wellington Central Library Branch2700 ft
  • Department of Internal Affairs3000 ft
  • University of Canterbury3300 ft
  • New Zealand Defence Force – Trentham Camp3300 ft
  • Wellington Magistrates’ Court3300 ft
  • Medical Research Institute of New Zealand3300 ft
  • Otago University Wellington Campus3300 ft
  • Department of Child, Youth and Family3300 ft
  • Accident Compensation Corporation3300 ft
  • University of Canterbury3300 ft
  • Wellington Institute of Technology3300 ft
  • Massey University Wellington Campus3300 ft
  • Wellington City Council3300 ft
  • TSB Bank Arena4000 ft
  • New Zealand Ministry of Justice4000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • National War Memorial1000 ft


  • Basin Reserve Cricket Ground1700 ft
  • TSB Bank Arena Wellington3700 ft


  • Colonial Cottage Museum2000 ft
  • Te Papa2000 ft
  • Museum of Wellington City and Sea3700 ft


  • Civic Square2300 ft
  • Frank Knitts Park3000 ft
  • Kelburn Park3700 ft

Public parking

  • Victoria University3000 ft


  • Clyde Quay Marina3300 ft

Local attractions

  • Carter Observatory5000 ft
    40 Salamanca Road, Wellington
  • St Andrew's on the Terrace1.1 mi
    30 The Terrace, Wellington
  • Tonga Island Marine Reserve1.1 mi
    Abel Tasman National ParkNew Zealand
  • Wellington Botanic Garden1.2 mi
    101 Glenmore St, Wellington
  • Old Government Buildings1.1 mi
    Cnr Lambton Quay & Whitmore St, Wellington

Near the hostel

  • Museum of New Zealand 2200 ft
    55 Cable St, Wellington
  • New Zealand Cricket Museum1500 ft
    Museum Stand, Wellington
  • Cuba Street District2100 ft
    Access from Wakefield Street and, Wellington
  • City Gallery Wellington2300 ft
    101 Wakefield St, Wellington
  • Oriental Bay1600 ft
    Oriental Parade, Wellington
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church1700 ft
    211 Willis street, Wellington
  • St. John's in the City2100 ft
    Cnr Willis & Dixon Streets, Wellington

Restaurants nearby

  • Logan-Brown700 ft

    Address: 192 Cuba St
    Phone: 00644801 5114

    86% likes this, based on 345 reviews
    Cuisine: Contemporary
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 150

  • Flying Burrito Brothers400 ft

    Address: Vivian St
    Phone: (04) 385 8811

    68% likes this, based on 77 reviews

  • Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant700 ft

    Address: 39 Abel Smith Street
    Phone: 04 384 9085

    66% likes this, based on 105 reviews
    Cuisine: New Zealand

  • Ban Mai Thai Cafe200 ft

    Address: 111 Vivian Street
    Phone: (04) 384-4092

    71% likes this, based on 12 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Havana Bar and Cafe600 ft

    Address: 34 Wigan Street

    66% likes this, based on 76 reviews

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:

Lodge In The City Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lodge In The City

Average guest rating

5.6out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 88 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    Nothing, window glass not sealed. Kitchen not very good specially when kids are around. You can not cook properly because of poor appliances. Self-contained room not in good standard. Drawers, cupboards, I think everything in the room needs to be replaced. Sorry for making this comment but the lodge needs to be at par with the other lodges that with visited. Sad to say your lodge is not recommendable.

  • Group of friends

    Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Excellent location, felt comfortable getting around the city after only a day. Self-contained kitchen was completely adequate, could cook most dinners on the little portable stove top and had most cooking utensils. The 5 person apartment was a great size for eating and socialising, didn't feel cramped at all.

    The heaters kept the room very warm but could not be turned off - we got very dehydrated overnight. Bunk beds weren't too comfortable. Sink got blocked on the first night, dirty dishwater took all night to drain.

  • Single

    The location was very centrick - 5-10 minutes to the seafront, papa museum and all places of interest. The room was basic but ok if you dont have a lot of money but dont want to stay in the dorm with other people this is the right option for you.

    I would prefer to have the wifi in the room. I had to go down to the lobby and common area to have connection. But I cant complaint as it was on the website.

  • Family with children

    It was a very convenient location.

    Noisy and in need of some renovating in the bathrooms.

  • Single

    The location was handy to town but so is all the budget accommodation in Wellington.

    Two of the three showers didn't work on the floor I stayed on and were in an unclean and dated state. Definitely not worth the money, stay at another budget accommodation if you can.

  • Group of friends

    Leaving out the front door

    We did not like that it was a dirty hostel horrible bathrooms and lack of lighting n the bathroom

  • Single

    Central to what I required during my stay in Wellington

    No wash basin in room or facilities to make tea or coffee

  • Older travelers

    Staff was friendly,good location

    Bathrooms and toliets was not clean,no toiletbrushes,me and my husband when both to toilets that was dirty and their was hair in the showers.We will definetly pay more and look for something better. Definetly not for us.

  • Older travelers

    It was very central to town. Found the place clean and staff welcoming and helpful.

    My husband found the room next door kept him awake. Could do with upgrading the place has huge potential but is in dire need of just painting, especially in the showers on second floor. No shelves to put things on. Bedroom a bit tight on space but comfortable bed.

  • Couple

    The price for the room exceeded its price for an overnight stay, compared to other hotels they offer an overnight room staynight with a bathroom (no sharing) for less than $140 and have better quality rooms. The bathrooms were not of great quality they were dirty and unsanitary E.G. toilets had stains on them. Room wasn't that great either, but everything else was fine.

  • Family with children

    The hotel was adequate for the time spent there overnight. I liked the sparkling cutlery in the drawer. It was great to pull the drawer open and see the brand spankin new cutlery. I would've expected to see this solid silverware in a real posh hotel. The linen was nice and fresh and the double bed was comfortable in the apartment that sleeps 5 with 2 sets of bunks . The staff on the front desk was very helpful and obliging...you need to

    The lift was rather scarry. It clunked when it came to a stop. The stairwell smelled of cigarette smoke. There was no tea towel and the frying pans looked abit sad.

  • Family with children

    The only thing I liked about Lodge in the City was the great location. I had shouted my two daughters the trip to wellington to see the wearable arts show. We had no transport while in the city so the lodge was handy to shopping and the show. .

    The room was very basic. Not well laid out ie TV set and sterio on a unit where there was no plug within 3 metres!!! It is in desparate need of renovation. The bed was comfy enough and clean. But out of the 4 double electric plugs in the room, 3 of them were not working. The hallways were over poweringly smelly with what I suspected was a automatic airfreshener. There were no smoking signs everywhere stating the whole building was smokefree but there was definate smells of smoking in our corridor.

  • Family with children

    The staff were fantastic, really helpful and did everything they could do help make our stay as good as possible. The bunks were nice and solid and didn't wobble!!! (as in some hostels!). Nice easy walk to Cuba St and central town shops and close to a bus stop.

    The bathrooms were dirty and I've never stayed in a hostel before where the bathroom facilities were communal which was a bit disconcerting, When you're wandering around in your PJs, it's nice to have a little girl/boy privacy! Especially because the toilets are already not particularly private with large gaps under and over the doors and dividers. The worst thing was that when we arrived at about 5.30 there was alot of toilet paper all over the toilet floor (level 2) and the bathroom's didn't feel that clean and when I went back at 11pm before going to bed there was still the same toilet paper all over the floor so the bathroom obviously hadn't been cleaned or checked in that time which was a bit horrible. It was also very very noisy in the room we had - we were by the doors and with a window onto the road so it was a pretty interrupted sleep what with lifts, doors banging and ambulances roaring past. I'm not sure I would come again for that reason and because the bathrooms were so unclean and mixed. Although there were female only toilets on the next floor it would be nice not to have to wander down the stairs with your toothbrush. Also no separate lockers for personal storage which I think is important although the staff were very helpful about looking after our stuff while we were in town. Guess you get what you pay for.

  • Couple

    No towels were included which I didn't know and usually coffee or some sort of breakfast is included in backpacker accommodation. Which wasn't in this case. The lift wouldn't come to the second flour when called.

  • Family with children

    The location was quite good and the TV was ok in the room. The heating system was quite good.

    Not enough parking spaces, very noisy as it is close to the main street. We didn't feel comfortable to have family holiday at this place.

How to reach hostel

hostel Lodge In The City - Wellington Wellington location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

152 Taranaki Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Wellington
    1700 ft
Train Stations
  • Wellington Railway Station
    1.2 mi
  • Train Stations
    400 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Logan-Brown (cuisine: Contemporary)
    700 ft
  • Ban Mai Thai Cafe (cuisine: Thai)
    200 ft
  • Oriental Bay
    1600 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms: