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7.9
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Basement60 m
  • Embassy Theatre140 m
  • Downstage Theatre170 m
  • Tasting Room170 m
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  • Red Square190 m
  • Sandwiches190 m
  • Elliott House190 m
  • Chow Cabaret200 m
  • Health Mensana200 m
  • The Cambridge Hotel

    28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 13 times

    "this hotel has good value for money, and is located very close to dozens of restaurants (including its own restaurtant)."
    Yu-Heng - April 2, 2016
    Excellent service
    8.2 rating for service
    Very good comfort
    7.7 room quality and comfort
    • 800 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Wellington

    • Bar

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

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

    Compared to 595 Wellington properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Review score - United States
    8.3/10
    Value for money score
    8.0/10
    Location score
    8.7/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.0
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportWellington International Airport (WLG)
    Distance to airport4.5 km

    Rooms available at The Cambridge Hotel

    7.7
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Twin Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    6-Bed Dormitory Room
    6-Bed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    8-Bed Dormitory
    8-Bed Dormitory
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 8 bunk beds
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    4 Bed in Dormitory
    4 Bed in Dormitory
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Double Shared
    Double Shared
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Quad Room
    Quad Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Single Share
    Single Share
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Single En-Suite
    Single En-Suite
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Double Ensuite
    Double Ensuite
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Triple Ensuite
    Triple Ensuite
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    • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 king bed & 3 single beds
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    What people love about The Cambridge Hotel

    • 6.0
      Review score
      Location

      "Pros: Great location as it is near many dining options."

      Pei S.

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      October 22, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Great rooms, location and the most attentive staff."

      Peter

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      October 4, 2016

    • 8.0
      Very good
      Location

      "Nice pirce and good location,near national museum"

      CYNTHIA

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      September 18, 2017

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    8.8
    Excellent

    "I was very pleasantly surprised at how good the hotel was."

    John

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    November 11, 2016

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    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping
    30 mentions
    Breakfast
    5 mentions
    Food & Dining
    4 mentions
    Internet
    2 mentions

    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The hotel is a classic, like the old trend of lift."

    Bong

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    August 17, 2017

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    Nearest essentials

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    Vegetarian
    Full English/Irish

    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant
    Cuisine:International, Grill/BBQ
    Menu:Buffet

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of The Cambridge Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.8
    Very good
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    Rating via Agoda7.9
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    Cleanliness7.6
    Facilities7.0
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality7.7
    Service8.2
    Value for money8.0
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    9+ Exceptional (47)
    8-9 Excellent (53)
    7-8 Very Good (57)
    6-7 Good (20)
    <6 Below Expectation (46)
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    Jun - Aug (53)
    Sep - Nov (62)
    Dec - Feb (44)
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    5.6
    Shyam from Singapore
    Group
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Decent(ish) ho(s)tel but be warned that wifi is only free for 1 or 2 hours”

    Location wise, the hotel is located at the fringes of the city centre. The rooms were small but adequate. However, the toilet has a weak flushing system. You have to wait 5 minutes before completing another flush. The showers were small in size and be prepared for water to spill over to the dry areas during showering. The beds were comfortable. However, one thing that was unforgivable is that wifi is chargeable even though listing it as "free". It is only free for the first one or two hours and beyond that you have to pay. That's simply misleading and terribly dishonest. There are much better options out there and we would certainly not recommend this ho(s)tel.

    Reviewed June 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Amelie from Canada
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Great place”

    I enjoyed staying at this hotel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. After a long journey of 26h travelling from Canada. I was quite happy to arrive and my room was ready. It’s clean and got everything you need. It’s also close to everything in CBD. The pub has great food and a good ambience. Definitely will be back at Hotel Cambridge. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed May 12, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Maria from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Double Shared
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Average ”

    +: great location and price ratio -: thin walls, so you will hear all the road noises and bar music at night; no cooking facilities

    Reviewed May 14, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Anike from South Africa
    Solo traveler
    Single Share
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Best budget hotel in Wellington!”

    The single room is basic but has everything you need for a simple short stay. Probably the best basic room offering for budget range, room includes tv, tiny fridge and basin with hot water for washing face and brushing teeth which is great. You won't get the setup for this price anywhere else in Wellington CBD, it's extremely central close to major bus stop. The shared bathroom on the second floor has a private bath which is lovely. The shared kitchen facilities also basic but great, can get a bit busy or crowded when the hostel is full but the option to dine in the restaurant with a 10% guest discount is a great alternative. BBQ on Wednesday for $7 including drink, count me in! Everytime I have stayed here it feels like I'm the only person in the hotel which I love. It's generally quiet and the rooms are just the right amount of private. The high ceilings give the best illusion of space and adds a kitsch feel. I love this hotel and would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed August 07, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Sarah from France
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Excellent”

    Great hostel ! The rooms are nice with high celling. The bathroom are clean and big enough. However, the kitchen is really small and a commun area to chill is missing, there are only few couch in the kitchen and in the hall.

    Reviewed February 14, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mariano from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in April 2017

    Great hostel, super nice staff, would put some lockers in the rooms”

    Super clean, super nice and helpful staff, best location. I would add lockers to the rooms. This is a small and quiet hostel, that's why I love it. Wifi is free for only 1 hour every 24 hs. Superb facilities.

    Reviewed April 06, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    Michael from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Quad Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Small but good location”

    Location is near to other food amenities. Street parking is free from 6pm til 8am. Lift/elevator is the older type which must be manually opened/closed and is not available 24 hours. I think it stops operating after 7pm then you need to hit the stairs.

    Reviewed December 08, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tim from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    One night for business trip”

    We really enjoyed staying in this hotel. The room was great and very comfortable. A little further from Lambton Quay, Courtney Place etc but not too far either. Rooms were clean and spacious and staff friendly. Recommended.

    Reviewed November 05, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Thuy from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

    Great location, friendly staff”

    The best thing about this place is its location, it's right in the heart of the city. All attractions are within the walking distance. It's just about 10 minute walk to Cuba Street, 20 minutes to the waterfront, 10 minutes to mount Victoria. The staff were very friendly. The place were clean, the only thing I didn't like was the bathroom basis were way too tiny. The room was average, quite small and the bunk beds were quite low. I kept hitting my head to the upper bed even though I am a small person. But the room was clean and the bed was quite comfortable.

    Reviewed April 13, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    ottilie from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    Single Share
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Good ho (s)tel”

    I stayed in a single room which was alright. The bed was comfy, there was a tv, fridge and sink. The carpet didn't look that clean and I had a window that I couldn't close. Not only was that quite windy, it was also quite noisy. Location is very good. Not far from busses,restaurants,shops and te papa. Bathrooms looked clean, there was even a bath..(which seemed surprisingly nice but something I wouldn't use in a shared bathroom). Even though the walls were thin and you could hear everyones tv it was also very quiet. I didn't see other people and there wasn't really a common hostel area. I'm not sure what the dorms are like but it seems like a clean and quiet hostel in a good location.

    Reviewed April 09, 2016
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Clifford from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

    An old fashioned city centre hotel ”

    Location

    Being a city centre hotel there was no hotel parking available but the staff helped with the parking coupons. Old fashioned but had a good atmosphere. Easy to walk around the city centre which has a lot of character. I can't rate the food/dining as I ate out during my stay.

    Reviewed October 23, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Danai from Thailand
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

    Wonderful stay backpacker style”

    Price service location

    After our very unpleasant experiences with the base backpacker hotels, we thought this hotel would be quite similar. We were ready to move to a normal hotel if it seemed like a Base hotel. But we were wrong, the service was great, the room was clean and of decent size. The occupants were the civilized and decent kind! Completely satisfied wit our stay here

    Reviewed May 03, 2013
    7.6
    Very good
    Marjel from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2019

    Very good”

    Good hostel. I like the bathroom and the pantry. Suggest to have ventilation for a room enable to have the stinky smell get evaporated and not get stuck inside the room. Also, if it's possible to have a curfew hours for those who would gonna drink inside the hotel and/or if those drunk guests can limit their voices and be considerate to those who are already sleeping. During my stay, it was until 4am that there were drank guests from other room/s running around and shouting. Best regards.

    Reviewed January 22, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ana from Spain
    Solo traveler
    4 Bed in Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Beautiful old hotel”

    When I arrived at the hotel, I saw that the shared dorm that I had booked was dark. I asked to change to a private room with beautiful view to the city. It was rainy, so I enjoyed watching movies and having a quiet place for myself. I had one free hour of internet, then I had to pay $4 for 2 more hours, and I did not like that. Also, when paying with credit card, there is a fee, like 1.8% approx. I don't think that is necessary or beneficial for the business or clients. The hotel is beautiful, although it could use some improvement. Perfect location and very friendly staff. Thank you!

    Reviewed December 29, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Brandi from United States
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    One night stop”

    For the price this hotel wasn't too bad. I would consider it a hostel more than a hotel. The room was decent in size, bed was clean. Bathroom was pretty small, light fixtures were loose & hanging... the biggest issue for us was that the walls were paper thin and you could hear the water running through it all night. Kind of awkward with a transparent bathroom door. I would recommend the bar/restaurant, Fish and chips from the bar were on point.

    Reviewed April 20, 2019
    5.6
    Chloe from New Zealand
    Couple
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Too noisy, won't go back”

    Beautiful antique building with old days manual elevator that makes quite loud noise the problem is it operates all day all night(even 3am!) I'm sure there was a notice saying 7am till 10pm only and the building is only 3 levels anyway.. 1 hour free wifi should only for the backpackers as we almost paid double (or more)for the hotel service. 10% discount on breakfast is reasonable then shouldn't really advertise as "breakfast provided" to avoide confusion. Check out time is 10am and the cleaners knock on your door 9.30 if not answer quick enough they will unlock and come inside for the cleaning. Good experience to stay at nostalgic old style building but will never go back. The reception lady was nice though

    Reviewed March 17, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    ANITA from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Double Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    In process of renovation. Rooms cold unless bar heater & electric blanket on. No wool bedding”

    Extremely centrally located. Coffee ok & many eateries literally just around the corner all within walking distance of harbour, museums, markets

    Reviewed June 10, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Bee from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    The shower is horrible: water pressure is bad and tge temperature is erractic.”

    Other than the shower and lift, the rest is satisfactory.

    Reviewed March 16, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jian from China
    Solo traveler
    Single Share
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018

    good”

    Good position with good bar. near museum and hill views.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Lee from Singapore
    Group
    Quad Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Lovely Old Fashioned Lift”

    The room for the 4 of us was clean & neat. The reception was extremely friendly & the location was walking distance to most places of interest. Great stay!

    Reviewed September 30, 2018
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