The Marion is your brand new hostel right in the heart of New Zealand’s capital, near Cuba Street and Courtenay Place, where the cultural and bohemian city life is happening.
You came to the right place if you want an unforgettable stay in New Zealand’s buzzing capital. After a day of travelling, discovering and getting to know other cultures, we want you to feel at home in a stylish, relaxing and clean environment. Enjoy the view of Cuba Street from the rooftop terrace, or exchange stories with your new friends over at one of the many coffee shops just next door.
We offer our guests free unlimited WiFi. Every bed has it’s own power plug, light and locker. Free towels are available on request. Our staff can help you with planning and booking your further journey around New Zealand.

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Hostel Amenities

  • Wifi - It is free and unlimited throughout the whole hostel.
  • Lounges - Two communal lounges, with flat screen TVs and Netflix to relax.
  • USB Charging - USBs, power plug and reading lights right next to all beds.
  • Free Organised Events - Free Organised Events - Game nights, hikes, pizza baking and much more makes it super easy to meet fellow guests.
  • Privacy Curtains - Each bed in a dorm has privacy curtains
  • Kitchen - Fully equipped communal kitchen for your self-service with free spices, tea, coffee, hot chocolate.
  • Storage - Free storage available for luggage or personal items before check-in and after check-out
  • Laundry - Washing machine and dryer for self service. Laundry powder is included.
  • Access - Wheelchair access to some of the rooms, please get in contact before booking.


  • What time is check-in and check-out?
    Check-in is 2pm and check-out is before 10am
  • What are your reception hours?
    Our lovely receptionists are here for you from 6:30am - 9:30pm. But there's always someone on site if you need help or if there's an emergency.
  • My ferry will arrive after 9:30pm, how can I check-in?
    A check-in after 9:30pm is absolutely no problem. Please let us know and we'll send you the details. It's super easy, we promise!
  • How can I meet other backpackers and fellow guests?
    Our lovely hosts at The Marion organise many different free events for you like pizza nights, hikes, exploring Wellingtons music or brewing scene together or game nights. Makes it super easy to meet new people and make new friends. For more info and what kind of events are on during your stay please check out our event board next to reception.
  • What's there to do in Wellington?
    Wellington has much more to offer than just the TePapa Museum! Convince yourself and talk to one of our lovely receptionists. They are more than happy to share their favorite spots and hidden gems with you.
  • What's complimentary with my stay?
    We've got free tea, coffee and hot chocolate, oil and spices available for you. You can also borrow a free towel for your stay. We would also be happy if you joined us for one of our many free events
  • Where can I find out what's going on in Wellington and the hostel during my stay?
    Let's be friends! Just like us on Facebook. We always post updates about events and adventures going on in Wellington!
  • How can I safely store my belongings during my stay?
    Every bed has a drawer where you can put your backpack and other belongings in. You can lock it with your padlock. There's also luggage storage on the ground floor for bigger items, same here please bring your padlock.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.