Lodge In The City
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7.9
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Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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  • National Tattoo Museum180 m
  • Blue Note190 m
  • Indigo200 m
  • Spacesuit210 m
  • Mediaplex230 m
  • Sisters of Compassion - Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre240 m
  • JJ Murphy & Co300 m
  • Good Luck Bar310 m
  • Health Mensana340 m
  • Kiwi Arthouse Gallery370 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Lodge In The City

    152 Taranaki Street, Te Aro, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 80 times

    "Ironically, the lady helped us check-in in the afternoon told us there's a parking space for the night!"
    Wenrui - July 16, 2017
    Good service
    6.8 rating for service
    • Located in heart of Wellington

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

    • Vending machine

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Wellington in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 600 Wellington properties at Agoda for various dates

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    6.6/10
    Room comfort score
    5.2/10
    Location score
    7.9/10
    Better than
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    Value for money6.6
    Location rating7.9
    Nearest airportWellington International Airport (WLG)
    Distance to airport4.7 km

    Rooms available at Lodge In The City

    Large Budget Studio
    Large Budget Studio
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 single beds
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    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Budget Studio
    Budget Studio
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
    Single Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about Lodge In The City

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Staff 

      "Attentive staff, quick checkin and check out."

      Norbaini

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      August 28, 2018

    • 6.4
      Good
      Location

      "The location is good and price is cheap."

      Siu H.

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      February 27, 2017

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Good place and price kind assistant"

      Dasol

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      December 16, 2016

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "The bed was nice and comfortable even for a tall person."

    Martynas

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    December 31, 2018

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    23 mentions
    Internet
    5 mentions
    Food & Dining
    1 mention
    Car Park
    1 mention

    What they offer

    7.2
    Very good

    "Big and good equiped kitchen and two big common areas."

    Nils

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    April 10, 2018

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    Most helpful reviews for Lodge In The City
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Review score3.2
    TerribleLeft early because in my opinion it was terrible. There was one bathroom between 28 (assume min 2 person room) as 2 were out of order. Someone was smoking on the floor so it stunk. The room was so dated and dirty, marks everywhere. I went down in the evening to ask if we could move rooms the next day to be told there weren’t any for the next couple of days and needed to speak to the manager the next day to put a refund request in. Went down the next morning and spoke to the manager who said two toilets were still in use despite the out of order signs... Ok?! The guy went to investigate the smoke but couldn’t smell it? Ok again? There were actually rooms available we could move too but there wasn’t the night before? At this point I’d already booked elsewhere after being told there wasn’t. Everywhere was filthy and the laundry facilities didn’t work. Glad we left early and requested a refund. The only good point was the location.
    Hannahfrom United KingdomReviewed July 19, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Review score3.2
    A nightmareLocation was OK. Requested for a lower deck bed and received a reply saying it was approved but when I am there no lower deck available. The entire place smells so bad. Room was right beside the main road with trucks and bus passing by. Traffic light right outside the window. Curtains not able to fully close and passerby can look in. Was really the worst stay of my life
    Tanfrom SingaporeReviewed June 29, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Excellent8.4
    Budget digs near CubaPros Great staff and location 24hr reception Large kitchen Quite inexpensive Cons Creaky bunks Can be noisy at times Could use some upkeep with cleanliness of common areas If you plan to spend most of your time out on the town this place is great for the money. It's not all that cosy but it was good enough for me.
    Jacobfrom United StatesReviewed March 26, 2019
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Review score4.8
    Okay for a night but definitely better accommodation out there. The lodge was fine for one night before we crossed to Picton. It wasn't the cleanest but the beds were clean and relatively comfortable. Lots of noise from both inside and out of the Lodge all night. Kitchen was weel equipped but the living area very run down as were the shared bathrooms. Clear divide between the short and long term guests. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great central location is about the only redeeming feature.
    Rivkafrom New ZealandReviewed May 06, 2019
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Excellent8.8
    Good value for moneyInitailly chose this as it was the cheapest one. Ive read some reviews about how awful it is because its dirty, its not a 5 star hotel but it is a nice place to stay. Its a bit dirty in the way that hostels can be sometimes. Most of the dirt I saw was from guests not wiping down the table after they used it ans dirty dishes in the sink. The staff are super helpful, the airline lost my luagge and the staff basically helped me anyway they could, lent me a charger, lent me a towel and didnt charge me and even in a 12 bed dorm you can actually sleep!! Loads of space to chill The only annoying downside, but after being in another hostel I think may be the norm, is there is no individual locker in the room which means you either have to go to reception everytime you want ro pull something out from there storage or you have to trust that no one in your dorm has sticky fingers. My flight out of NZ is from Wellington, I will be staying here again.
    Nicholafrom United KingdomReviewed February 27, 2019

    Reviews of Lodge In The City from real guests

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    Cleanliness5.2
    Facilities5.4
    Location7.9
    Room comfort and quality5.2
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.6
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    3.2
    Hannah from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Terrible”

    Left early because in my opinion it was terrible. There was one bathroom between 28 (assume min 2 person room) as 2 were out of order. Someone was smoking on the floor so it stunk. The room was so dated and dirty, marks everywhere. I went down in the evening to ask if we could move rooms the next day to be told there weren’t any for the next couple of days and needed to speak to the manager the next day to put a refund request in. Went down the next morning and spoke to the manager who said two toilets were still in use despite the out of order signs... Ok?! The guy went to investigate the smoke but couldn’t smell it? Ok again? There were actually rooms available we could move too but there wasn’t the night before? At this point I’d already booked elsewhere after being told there wasn’t. Everywhere was filthy and the laundry facilities didn’t work. Glad we left early and requested a refund. The only good point was the location.

    Reviewed July 19, 2019
    3.2
    Tan from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    A nightmare”

    Location was OK. Requested for a lower deck bed and received a reply saying it was approved but when I am there no lower deck available. The entire place smells so bad. Room was right beside the main road with trucks and bus passing by. Traffic light right outside the window. Curtains not able to fully close and passerby can look in. Was really the worst stay of my life

    Reviewed June 29, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Jacob from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Budget digs near Cuba”

    Pros Great staff and location 24hr reception Large kitchen Quite inexpensive Cons Creaky bunks Can be noisy at times Could use some upkeep with cleanliness of common areas If you plan to spend most of your time out on the town this place is great for the money. It's not all that cosy but it was good enough for me.

    Reviewed March 26, 2019
    4.8
    Rivka from New Zealand
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Okay for a night but definitely better accommodation out there. ”

    The lodge was fine for one night before we crossed to Picton. It wasn't the cleanest but the beds were clean and relatively comfortable. Lots of noise from both inside and out of the Lodge all night. Kitchen was weel equipped but the living area very run down as were the shared bathrooms. Clear divide between the short and long term guests. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great central location is about the only redeeming feature.

    Reviewed May 06, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nichola from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

    Good value for money”

    Initailly chose this as it was the cheapest one. Ive read some reviews about how awful it is because its dirty, its not a 5 star hotel but it is a nice place to stay. Its a bit dirty in the way that hostels can be sometimes. Most of the dirt I saw was from guests not wiping down the table after they used it ans dirty dishes in the sink. The staff are super helpful, the airline lost my luagge and the staff basically helped me anyway they could, lent me a charger, lent me a towel and didnt charge me and even in a 12 bed dorm you can actually sleep!! Loads of space to chill The only annoying downside, but after being in another hostel I think may be the norm, is there is no individual locker in the room which means you either have to go to reception everytime you want ro pull something out from there storage or you have to trust that no one in your dorm has sticky fingers. My flight out of NZ is from Wellington, I will be staying here again.

    Reviewed February 27, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Martynas from Lithuania
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Cheap and close to thr city centre”

    The stay was okay. It has a nice chilling place with tv, large dining table and a kitchen. I was staying in a 4 bed room for 3 nights. The room was lacking some ventilation as there was only one small window which opens only a quarter of the way. The bed was nice and comfortable even for a tall person. One of the people that stayed there was snoring so loudly at night that no earplugs or pillow around the head would help at all. Our room didn't get proper sleep all three nights because of that. I think people like that should seek some remedies or book a room for them selves or pay for someone to stay with them... Anyways, without too much ranting, the place was okay. The people at the reception always helpful and works 24/7

    Reviewed December 31, 2018

    Dear Martynas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that your overall stay was enjoyable and that our staff where friendly and helpful. We are sorry to here about the person snoring in your room and the bad ventilation. We are currently in the process of having our windows replaced to hopefully stop this. As for the person unfortunately we cannot predict if people will snore or not. My suggestion for you is that if this happens again see reception about moving rooms. Most receptionists are backpackers themselves so we know how annoying this can be! Kind Regards, Lodge in the City Team

    Responded February 06, 2019
    Lodge In The City
    5.2
    Emilie
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

    Above average”

    The kitchen is dirty and definitely not well organised. All the facilities are very basic. I spend a lot of time in hostels and this one definitely doesn't make any effort to make the atmosphere nice.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Norbaini from Malaysia
    Group
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    Shared bathroom was filthy and wasn't informed on the need to pay parking”

    Overall was okay. Attentive staff, quick checkin and check out. Shared toilet is fine, but there's sanitary pad on the bathroom tile, also was not inform if parking is chargeable. Should it be complimentary parking? The room is too small, smelly and the bed, i don't want to start...appreciate if you could do something to it. Also the bathroom.

    Reviewed August 28, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    Shannen from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Clean but very small room, no were to put luggage ”

    The hostel was clean, and cheap. However we requested a non smoking room to which we got however it was located above the smoking area??? Sure something wrong there? The room was very small nowere to our luggage. But clean and good value for money as it’s a typical hostel. Kitchen was pretty dirty and basic

    Reviewed June 19, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Lovely from New Zealand
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Good”

    If you are just looking for a room just to sleep in, then this would be an Ok choice. It's affordable amd within the CBD. The staff are friendly. However, i asked for a large bed during booking, but we were placed in a double bed room, we didn't bother changing it since we're only staying for a night.

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    3.2
    Van from Vietnam
    Family with teens
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Don’t worth money”

    The room is old and tidy, restroom is small with only 2 bathroom for a floor. We left a thing at our room when check out but they don’t support us to find our stuff. The good point is location convenient to work around but you should consider another place around their

    Reviewed December 15, 2018
    5.2
    Mary from United States
    Group
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Above average”

    Run-down building, surly front desk staff, broken lift, and only one mixed bathroom per floor of like 20 rooms. This building is a decent location but has no parking and is clearly over-booked constantly. We booked a private room for 3 and ended up in a closet on a bunk bed. Would never stay here again. Not even enough space to turn around in your own room.

    Reviewed November 12, 2018
    5.6
    GOAY from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    You get what you paid ”

    One of the cheapest accommodation in Wellington, thus attracted alot of backpackers to stay here. kitchen was quite crowded though i stayed here during winter time (off season). Walking distance to Capital Market (Food Court) and Cuba Street. it is an old building with a functional elevator. there are only two bathrooms for whole building and are unisex, thus expect queue. if you are a mysophobia, u may not willing to bath in it.

    Reviewed October 24, 2018
    7.2
    Very good
    Nils from Thailand
    Couple
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    amazing value!”

    the first night we stayed in a beautiful double room, the other two in noisy dorms. the toilets are mixed but clean and big showers some in bad condition. big and good equiped kitchen and two big common areas. but many weird people living there. but for the price it's definitely okay!

    Reviewed April 10, 2018
    4.4
    Sarah from France
    Solo traveler
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Acceptable”

    One of the cheapest hostel in the city and you've got what you paid for (even less). The building, beds, matresses, showers, toilets are very old, a lot of things are broken. It doesn't look clean. I didn't feel confortable there. Only the lounge area is fine, even if it's old as well.

    Reviewed February 14, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Nina from Netherlands
    Couple
    Double Room with shared bathroom room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2017

    Cheap and well located hostel ”

    After reading all the bad reviews I was a bit afraid to stay here but it turned out to be ok for a few days. Building definitely needs a make over (loads of cuts in the walls, part of bathroom floor gone etc) but the room, kitchen and toilets were clean, staff ok and the location is great.

    Reviewed November 06, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ross from New Zealand
    Group
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

    Get what you pay for”

    We'd read the reviews and we're honestly worried about staying here with half of the things that were said about it, and prepared to have to pay for another place to stay at, when I got there, the staff was very VERY kind and funny, the bed and sheets were clean and tidy, I stayed with some mates in a 10 bedroom room, and the only downside was I'm pretty sure a couple had sex in the bed next to me, the shower was hot but kind of dribbled out. So like my title explains, you get what you paid for, and my mates and I just needed a place to come back to at 4am after clubbing, and sleep, this place was amazing for that. They also had a clean kitchen, everyone that we stayed with at the time was a lot of fun, I would definitely recommend it, and definitely will be going back

    Reviewed September 15, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Wenrui from China
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    The receptionist in morning needs upgrade to her service”

    The receptionist (with probably French accent) responsible on 13th and 14th morning was unfriendly. Kept looking into the computer screen when talking to customer is not welcoming at all. When I asked if there's a parking space left for tonight, she said "you go to the garage and check on your own". I told her it's full at the moment but probably someone will check out later then the parking will be available since it's just 12:00 mid-day. She was like "if no space left, then no". I asked her if there's any parking lot around, she's like "I don't know. I don't drive". I asked "is it possible to do early check-in", "check-in at 2pm". Seriously ?! It was stormy outside and we eventually had to park 15 minutes away and waited 2 hours and walked all the way back in the storm happened once 7-8 years in Wellington. Ironically, the lady helped us check-in in the afternoon told us there's a parking space for the night! Apart from her, the rest receptionists are very friendly, helpful and nice.

    Reviewed July 16, 2017
    4.8
    Nora from Malaysia
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    The only good thing is the location”

    "You get what you pay" applies here but since it is only one night, what we need was a place to sleep and it was one of the cheapest in CBD. The room was very basic and with the right size, the heater was not working in our room and it was freezing cold. At our dorm area too, the was no shower head in the bathroom that was disappointing. Will choose another place if we set foot in Wellington again.

    Reviewed June 30, 2017
    4.8
    TIM from New Zealand
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2016

    Very basic and unclean, get what you pay for”

    The room was clean and comfortable, but the window latch was broken so could not completely close. The staff were friendly. The bathroom on the 1st floor was appauling. The smell was foul and it was extremely badly maintained. We went to the 3rd floor for a more usable and clean bathroom, however it was still badly maintained and mouldy. The hotel was generally poorly maintained and I'd spend just a little more to stay elsewhere.

    Reviewed May 29, 2016
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