The Dwellington perfectly blends the homely, the cozy and the stylish within a backpackers property. We guarantee you will not stay in a hostel as luxurious as this anywhere in New Zealand.
Over half of The Dwellington is dedicated to common areas, including the chef’s style kitchen, the impressive 5 meter long Redwood dining table that overlooks the tennis courts, a state-of-the-art cinema room with Netflix and Sky Sports, a games room, ample outdoor spaces and much more.We offer our guests free unlimited WiFi and a scrumptious free breakfast with freshly roasted ‘Havana’ coffee and free-range eggs everyday during their stay. Fresh towels are available on demand anytime you like.
We have a variety of rooms which include spacious private double’s, twins, triples, a family room, 4-bed dorms, a female dorm room and a generous 8-bed dorm. Reception is open everyday between 6:30am – 9pm but we can arrange to welcome you if you are arriving later.

The friendly staff can help with booking a variety of local activities and onward journeys including the Interislander and Bluebridge ferries to Picton.

(Bookings are made via our booking page, please add a note in the booking that you are a member or just give us a call or walk in with your membership, the deal is only available if you book direct and not valid with any other hostel deals, see you soon! )

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Hostel Amenities

  • Complimentary Breakfast - Fresh locally roasted coffee, free-range eggs, a selection of cereals and spreads and seasonal fruit.
  • Wifi - Free Wifi; unlimited and fibre speed.
  • Chef Style Kitchen - Chef Style Kitchen
  • Cinema room - Cinema room; 4K projector and leather recliner sofa's. Netflix and Sky Sports available. Nightly movie screenings.
  • Luggage room - Storing luggage/backpacks before/after check in/out.
  • Free Tennis & Squash - Complimentary use of racquets and balls.
  • BBQ facilities. - Large courtyard and BBQ facilities.
  • Lockers - Lockers in all shared rooms
  • Laundry - Coin operated with free laundry soap
  • Books and games - Book exchange and board games room.
  • Printing and scanning - Free printing and scanning
  • Smoke Free - Smoking is not allowed on the premisses
  • Linen and towels - All dorm beds will be immaculately made up with soft linen and two pillows on each bed, free towels on demand.


  • Do you have parking?
    We have limited free parking available at the hostel. Spaces are on a first come first serve basis. If our car park is full, you can also park on the street. Overnight parking on the street is free. Day parking on the street costs $8.50 for the whole day. Coupons are sold in New World supermarket which is across the road from the hostel. The best thing to do is come into reception when you arrive and our staff will find a spot for you.
  • Can I check in after 9PM?
    Checking in late is absolutely no problem. If you arrive after reception is closed (8-9pm), we will leave a note for you on the front desk with your room key and directions to your room. The main doors are always open. There will also be a phone number visible at the reception desk, in case of any emergencies.
  • Do you run a free shuttle?
    We run a free shuttle service for passengers going on any of the ferries heading to the South Island. You may book this in when you check in. We do not offer a ferry or airport pick up service.
  • How do you get from the airport to The Dwellington?
    To reach us from the airport, you have a few options: 1. You can catch a taxi from the airport taxi rank. A taxi should be about $30/$35. 2. If you have the Uber or Ola app, a ride to The Dwellington should be around $25. There is a special pick-up area at the airport, just follow the signs for App-based Pickup Zone. 3. You can book a shared shuttle bus (Super Shuttle) service which will be about $22 for solo travellers then just an additional $5 for each additional traveller. 4. You can catch the airport flyer bus which is $12.The airport flyer runs on Mondays-Fridays from 6:35am - 9:25pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7am - 8:45pm.
  • How far away are you from Westpac Stadium?
    We are located 15 minutes door-to-door to the Westpac Stadium, where you can watch world class rugby and concerts.
  • Do you have laundry facilities?
    Yes we do! They are coin operated and costs $4 for a wash and $4 for a dry. We have lots of laundry powder you can use for free.

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