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4.0 out of 5

"The location was excellent as we were able to walk to all of the places we wanted to go. However on arrival we were told that (despite the Wotif site ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 28 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

The Cambridge Hotel places you in the center of Wellington, steps from Embassy Theatre and within a short 5-minute stroll of Courtenay Place. Highlights at this hostel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy TVs, coffee/tea makers, and phones, featured in all 58 rooms. Additionally, refrigerators and free toiletries are available.

For a drink, you can stop by the hostel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM and on weekends between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this Te Aro hostel include St James Theatre and Waitangi Park.

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$56* Per night/room 31 Jan. - 1 Feb.

Triple Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Quadruple Room, Ensuite

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.SofaBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom (1 Single Bed only)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The Cambridge Hotel ratings based on 291 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Cambridge Hotel

Everyone (197) Couples (42) Students (4) Family (42)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Nov. 2020

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3 out of 5
The location was excellent as we were able to walk to all of the places we wanted to go. However on arrival we were told that (despite the Wotif site where we booked saying there was free parking nearby) there was no free parking. This was the main reason we had booked here and were very disappointed that we had to spend another $50 to park our car for one day and overnight. We also read that our room would be serviced but this did not occur and we had to go to reception to ask for more tea bags etc. Adequate but would not return here after having spent several days travelling around the South Island and staying in some fantastic places this was a let down.

Posted by , from Tauranga on 28 Oct. 2020

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3 out of 5
Convenient location for where I needed to be. Bed wasn't that comfortable. Overall, room was dated but did the job

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2020

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2 out of 5
Had stayed here before and had had a much better experience. On arrival after a long drive first needed a pit stop and was met with an explosively pebble dashed toilet. Room had no towels which made me wonder if it had clean linen on the beds. The room also needed the black mould cleaned from the bathroom. I'm sure Covid19 has allot to do with it, but the place felt more like a half-way house rather than an Hotel.

Posted by , from Hamilton on 26 Oct. 2020

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2 out of 5
The location was good. The property was old due to which the rooms are quite compact , the bathroom was

Posted by on 23 Oct. 2020

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4 out of 5
A lovely old time feel, comfortable bed. Could do with some repairs to exterior as in Wellingtons strong winds something was banging about

Posted by on 20 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Oct. 2020 by Team Camby

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are begining the process of giving the Cambridge some TLC. We hope you will stop by in the future to see the changes!

4 out of 5
Great location, friendly staff, shared bathroom facilities were very clean. My room had a broken blind so the light came through very early in the morning. Bed was incredibly comfortable. Excellent location right in the heart of downtown Wellington, close to Te Papa and some excellent fooderies

Posted by on 18 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Sep. 2020 by Team Camby

Kia ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Cambridge Hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! We really appreciate you taking the time to give us a review. We hope you will choose to stay with us again in the future! Nga Mihi The Cambridge Accomodation team

4 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Aug. 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Jul. 2020 by Reception

Thank you for your review. We home to see you again soon, Nga Mihi, Cambridge Hotel

1 out of 5
We booked a king room with onsuit,before arrival,I confirmed by contacting the hotel,on arrival the young lady,questioned our booking and finally gave us the room.The room was tiny,terrible paint job,the fittings did not match or have fashion at all,it felt like we were thrown into trash room,to top it off,it was near the emergency exit,which was used the whole night which was a terrible noise,almost no sleep,the lady tha that took over from the one that booked us in realised they had messed up,but couldn't to much to fix the problem(atleist she tried)

Posted by on 2 Jun. 2020

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Cambridge Hotel also features tour/ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and an elevator. This Wellington hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1883
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington Intl. Airport (WLG) (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)

Room Amenities

The Cambridge Hotel offers 58 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Cable television is provided. This Wellington hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM and on weekends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The Cambridge Hotel has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Cambridge Hotel

Policies

Please note that guests may experience noise from the bar and hotel building on Saturday nights/early Sunday mornings from 9 PM to 3 AM.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 6.00 and NZD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 40.00
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.8 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Backpacker Cambridge
  • Cambridge Backpacker
  • Cambridge Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker
  • Cambridge Hotel Backpacker Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • Cambridge Hotel
  • Cambridge Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Wellington
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Cambridge Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Wellington

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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