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Nomads Wellington Hostel

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Stay at Nomads Wellington (Capital)

Nomads Capital, our Wellington hostel, is a Qualmark 5-star rated hostel, so you know that you will be staying in top quality budget accommodation. It is ideally located in Wellington’s central bohemian quarter, with comfy communal areas to meet other backpackers, making Nomads Wellington the best value place to stay on your arrival.

Due to events in Wellington this Wellington hostel can book out very quickly. So make sure you don’t miss out and BOOK NOW.

Blend is our onsite bar and restaurant offering an eclectic variety of food at backpacker prices and great daily food and drink specials

Nomads Wellington Hostel (also known as Nomads Capital) – voted number 3 in New Zealand as well as nominated for Best Large Hostel in the World where it placed 13th at the recent Hoscar Awards!

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Hostel Features

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Communal kitchen
  • Free Luggage Storage
  • Free Wifi
  • TV Room
  • : Travel Shop
  • : Bed Linen Provided
  • : Laundry Facilities
  • : Towels for Hire
  • : Hairdryers

Location and contact details

Nomads Wellington Hostel is ideally located in the bohemian quarter of central Wellington.
Get Directions

Address: 118-120 Wakefield St, Wellington, North Island, New Zealand
Freephone: 0800 100 066
Email: enquiries@nomadscapital.co.nz


From Wellington Airport: Shuttle ranks can be found directly outside the baggage claim area on Level 0 of the main

terminal. Take the Airport Flyer (Bus number 91) get off at the corner of Cuba and Manners St. then walk down Cuba St. and take a left onto Wakefield St. The Super Shuttle also operates regular transfers between the airport and the city and will drop you directly outside Nomads Wellington Hostel. Taxi $30-$40 / Uber or Zoomy $20-$30

From Bus|Train Station: Follow the Custom-house Quay, Jervois Quay then Victoria Street until you come to Wakefield Street. (10-15 min walk) Alternatively jump on any bus heading to Manners St. jump off outside Burger King and walk down Cuba St until you reach Wakefield St. on the left.

Wellington Airport 6.6 km
Te Papa Museum 0.45 km
Westpac Stadium 2.5 km
Cuba Street 0.5 km

Parking: There are 2 Wilson Car Parks behind us – earlybird prices between $17 or $22 until 6pm. Free Parking available in Wakefield St from 8pm – 8am.
Supermarkets: New World is 5 minutes walk away from our Wellington backpackers.

Terms and conditons


Changes and cancellations: Changes can be made up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed arrival, subject to availability. Bookings

cancelled at any time and up to 24 hours prior to the confirmed arrival will result in the loss of the deposit (10% of booking total). Bookings cancelled within 24 hours of arrival and no-shows will incur a 1-night penalty charged to your credit card.

Refer to your booking confirmation for non-accommodation bookings (tours and packages) cancellation policy. Contact the accommodation provider directly to make changes or to cancel your booking using contact details provided on your booking confirmation.

Nomads Capital Backpackers Conditions

Cancellations made within 24 hours will incur a 1 night penalty per person

Guests who no show will be charged for 1 night per person

  • Check In – 2pm – Check Out – 10am
  • Reception is open 24 hours

No transfers included
Valid photo ID required for check in

We are a dry hostel due to having a bar onsite.

Children under 18 are allowed to stay at Nomads Capital with legal guardian in private room using existing bedding. No reduction (guests between 16 and 18 years of age staying without a guardian must be in a private room and must provide prior permission from a parent or guardian to stay here)

Please Note: For last minute bookings, in periods of high demand we cannot guarantee that reservations with more than one person will be allocated to the same room. We will however make every attempt to allocate beds in the same room where possible.

Your local guide to Wellington

With a fairly young population, this bustling capital city is the centre of not only New Zealand politics, but also most of its culture and arts. Because of this Wellington has a bohemian nature, which welcomes diversity and creativity. Located right at the southern tip of the North Island, it also serves as the hub for traffic between the North and South Islands. Whether you’re in Wellington for only a few days or for a slightly longer stay, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy during a visit to Wellington. There are lots of Wellington Hostels to choose from, but Nomads Wellington is handily located near Te Papa, the main supermarket and the main shopping areas of town.


Looking for fun? Want to make a new friend? Keen to see the local sites? We have activities lined up to help you get out and about


In the bar

$7 Top Shelf


In the bar

Bar Crawl, 2 steaks for $30


In the bar

Beer Pong


In the bar

$7 Top Shelf


In the bar

$10 for KG of Chicken Wings


In the bar

$25 All you can eat ribs $5 house beer, wine & spirits at Blend Bar all night

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