The waterfront, train station and Lambdon Quay areas in Wellington have lots of large hotels, and several backpackers. Because it is so close to good public transport options, accommodation further away from the CBD is also accessible.

March is a busy time in Wellington’s culture calender, which can lead to accommodation shortages. We recommend booking your accommodation early.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but here are a few suggestions for nearby options:

  • The Ibis is a 3.5 star hotel with rooms starting at $189. Website.
  • The Hotel Waterloo is a backpackers that also offers private rooms, starting at $70 per night with a shared bathroom or $89 ensuite. Website.
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