Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

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Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

5.0 star property
Waterfront hostel in Te Aro with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

460 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
118 Wakefield St, Wellington, 6011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk safe
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Living room
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Oven
  • Elevator
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Te Aro
  • Wellington Central Business District - 1 min drive
  • Te Papa - 1 min drive
  • Interislander Ferry Terminal - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) - 16 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 5 min drive
  • Wellington Ngauranga Station - 8 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 18 min walk

About this property

Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington

A great choice for a stay in Wellington, Nomads Capital Backpackers Wellington is just 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. The helpful staff and central 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

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 48 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open Wednesday - Saturday (8:00 AM - 5:30 AM) and Sunday - Tuesday (8:00 AM - 9:00 PM)
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in

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


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1900
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Oven


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Award, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: NZD 200 per stay

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 percent

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 12 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 1 days prior to check-in.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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 fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Nomads Backpackers Wellington
Nomads Capital
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Nomads Capital Backpackers Hostel
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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lisa, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Has to be the top in Welly..
Nicholas, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Dirty blankets that I didn't even sleep there or want to get into the double bed & no tv to watch that it waz not a nice room to feel comfortable
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

While the staff themselves were very friendly and well presented, the condition of the property itself was a glaring difference. Covid has not been kind to this establishment. The housekeeping could dramatically benefit from extra members, the facilities desperately require attention to correct various states of disrepair and every single toilet requires toilet brushes. Overall, if you are looking for a place that reflects the saying "You get what you pay for" in the extreme, then you will certainly find it here. Best as a short term option for travelers on a tight budget.
Elijah, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a hostel, no conplaints however the office lady was a bit lazy and didnt really help me
Ayla, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Just a very basic, not so clean place
Good location. That's about it, no clean or any basic confort provided. Basic backpackers with overpriced ensuite/private rooms.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

I didnt like that i had contacted them prior to booking and was told that they had parking and then when i arrive for check in, i was told no parking and had to pay. Also reception was rude, like they didnt even wanna work there. Was poor experience overall
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

You get what you pay for and this was budget accommodation. But it was close to the location we wanted and the bed was comfy.
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

かなりうるさくても寝られますが、金曜日・土曜日の周りのパブのうるささには驚きました。あれだとなかなか寝られないと思います。宿泊客もそのパブに行っていたからか、廊下で大声を出したり、夜中の2時でもだいぶうるさかったです。バックパッカーなので静かで快適な事は期待していませんが、ビックリしました。たぶん、窓側の部屋やパブに隣接している部屋だけでなく、このバックパッカーズ全ての部屋がうるさく感じていたと思います。バックパッカーズに泊まっているのですから文句はないです。 スタッフはとても親切で気を使ってくれ、気持ち良く滞在する事ができました。バックパッカーズの中ではかなり良い方だと思います。
2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

The 2 showers that were in my floor were out of service.
Traveller, 3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review