The Cambridge Hotel
The Cambridge Hotel
Exterior view, The Cambridge Hotel in Wellington
Bar/lounge, The Cambridge Hotel in Wellington
The Cambridge Hotel
Exterior view, The Cambridge Hotel in Wellington
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7.9Very good

562 reviews

562 reviews

Location 8.8
Service 8.3
Value for money 8.0
Room comfort and quality 7.7
Cleanliness 7.6
Facilities 7.1
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Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
60 m
Embassy Theatre
140 m
Muay Thai Institute
160 m
Downstage Theatre
170 m
Tasting Room
170 m
Popular landmarks
Cuba Street
390 m
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
540 m
Oriental Bay Beach
790 m
Mount Victoria
960 m
Wellington Museum
1.1 km
Closest landmarks
Capital Care Health Centre
150 m
UFS Pharmacy
190 m
Moore Wilson's
190 m
Chow Cabaret
200 m
Health Mensana
200 m

The Cambridge Hotel

28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011 - See map

Strategically situated in Wellington Central, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa as well as Oriental Bay Beach nearby. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.


Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Wellington

Check-in [24-hour]

Inside city center

400 meters to Cuba Street


Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Contactless check-in/out


This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportWellington International Airport (WLG)
Distance to airport4.5 km

Rooms available at The Cambridge Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality


Single Share
  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Shared Bathroom
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Double Shared
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Quad Room
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed and 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Dormitory
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 8 bunk beds
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6-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Ensuite
  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed & 3 single beds
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Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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4 Bed in Dormitory
  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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Double Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Cambridge Hotel provide laundry services?

Yes! The Cambridge Hotel offers laundry service at your discretion and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

Does The Cambridge Hotel provide an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At The Cambridge Hotel, customers can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option provided by this property for your ease of use and safety.

Are there ATM on-site at The Cambridge Hotel?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at The Cambridge Hotel include an on-site ATM, providing customers with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your vacation.

What attractions are close by The Cambridge Hotel that are in walking distance?

While residing at The Cambridge Hotel, jump start your holiday break by checking out the nearest attractions that are within walking distance to the property which include Embassy Theatre, Muay Thai Institute, and Downstage Theatre.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at The Cambridge Hotel?

The Cambridge Hotel's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 4 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional fee. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

How many rooms does The Cambridge Hotel have?

The Cambridge Hotel has a total of 66 rooms.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with young children have given to The Cambridge Hotel?

Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given The Cambridge Hotel an average rating of 7.5. You can look up more comprehensive customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What well-known natural sightseeing locations are close to The Cambridge Hotel?

The Cambridge Hotel is located within Wellington Central, which makes it fittingly near to natural scenery including ZEALANDIA Sanctuary, Matiu / Somes Island, and Mount Victoria.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Cambridge Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may inquire about early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Travelers checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What is the closest airport to The Cambridge Hotel?

The nearest airport to The Cambridge Hotel is Palmerston North Airport, 129.0 km away.

What people love about The Cambridge Hotel

  • 9.6


    "The bed in the dormitory was large comfy and provided with clean bedding."



    August 10, 2023

  • 8.4


    "Overall good and clean."



    February 4, 2023

  • 8.8


    "I really enjoyed my stay here is in a great location walking distance everywhere."



    June 17, 2023

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More about The Cambridge Hotel

More about The Cambridge Hotel

The Cambridge Hotel

Get the most from an urban escape in Wellington when you book a room at The Cambridge Hotel. Located right in the city center, The Cambridge Hotel saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Get cozy and warm in the lobby with the hostel's charming on-site fireplace. Packing light is possible at The Cambridge Hotel thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include daily newspaper, television and cable TV. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal.
It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.

Dining and things to do

Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hostel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's bar. Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines.
Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Hostel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.

Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 94% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 91% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good


Most talked about facilities


29 mentions


5 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions


2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • On-site entertainment
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Vegetarian
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site
  • Cuisine: International, Grill/BBQ
  • Menu: Buffet


28 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington Central, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011


  • Wellington International Airport (WLG)
    4.5 km
  • Kapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)
    47.0 km
Public transportation
  • Lambton
    1.4 km
  • Wellington Railway Station
    1.8 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Capital Care Health Centre
    150 m
  • Wellington Underground Market
    950 m
Convenience store
  • Kanti's Dairy
    180 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Cuba Street
    390 m
  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    540 m
  • Oriental Bay Beach
    790 m
  • Mount Victoria
    960 m
  • Wellington Museum
    1.1 km
  • New Zealand Parliament
    1.9 km
  • Old St Paul's
    2.1 km
  • ZEALANDIA Sanctuary
    2.5 km
  • Wellington Zoo
    2.7 km
  • Staglands Wildlife Reserve
    44.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Basement
    60 m
  • Embassy Theatre
    140 m
  • Capital Care Health Centre
    150 m
  • Muay Thai Institute
    160 m
  • Downstage Theatre
    170 m
  • Tasting Room
    170 m
  • The Hannah Playhouse
    170 m
  • Ponderosa
    180 m
  • Red Square
    190 m
  • Sandwiches
    190 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • Guests booking Triple and Quad en-suite rooms must submit the request for splitting beds at least 24-hour prior to arrival, if the request has not been put in the “Special Request” section upon booking. Guests may choose a king bed with a bunk-set or 2 single beds with a bunk-set.
  • All credit card transactions will incur a 1.8% surcharge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until21:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 NZD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 66
  • Year property opened1883
  • Most recent renovation2004

Reviews of The Cambridge Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Value for money8.0
Room comfort and quality7.7
High score for Wellington
9+ Exceptional (66)
8-9 Excellent (68)
7-8 Very Good (74)
6-7 Good (26)
<6 Below Expectation (55)

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Showing 289 verified guest comments
GWYNNE from United Kingdom
Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Excellent hostel, set in the centre of Wellington”

Great hostel - clean, comfortable, a well equipped kitchen, plus plenty of shower/toilet facilities. We had a private double room with its own bathroom facilities, which we were most pleased with and considered it excellent value for money. The staff were extremely helpful; while the location is in the centre of Wellington and only 50 metres of so from the bus stop to/from the Airport. Would certainly recommend to any traveller staying in Wellington.

Reviewed February 23, 2020
Strato from Laos
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 3 nights in February 2023

Best Experience Ever ”

A place where finding very good vibes and meeting up interesting people

Reviewed March 07, 2023
mark from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Share
Stayed 4 nights in April 2023

Budget old school hotel accommodation ”

Check in was easy. Rooms have been upgraded with new carpets and blinds. Pub down stairs was busy and popular. happy hour between 4 and 6 featured nice wines. Room faced the street so can be a little noisy. but very little noise transfer between rooms. Location is very good 10 min walk to Te Papa. 5 mins to a supermarket. There is a kitchen and lounge you can use to prepare food. I didn't that area is more for the backpacker side i think. Rooms feature sinks, tea and coffee, heater, all bedding and towels, table and chair and a storage unit for your bag and gear. beds and pillows are comfortable. Cleaning needed to be stepped up in the shared bathrooms.

Reviewed April 19, 2023
Raquel from New Zealand
Family with teens
Triple Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in December 2020


Thanks Cambridge, only stayed for one night this time but will definitely be back. Bar meals were awesome!!

Reviewed December 06, 2020
John from United States
Twin Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2022

Great Value, Location & Clean”

Cool to stay at a Real Old Timey Hotel. The Good: Hotel is Cool, Clean, and well situated in the City. Even has a Bar under. The Bad: Receptionist is only there until the evening, yet no reception after hours The Ugly: Restroom is down the Hall for both Men and Women. Could have been a touch more cleanly. Planning on staying again.

Reviewed December 18, 2022
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