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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (6 people) stayed in a budget room for one night for a price of just over 100 NZD. The room had all the kitchen facilities so that you can cook your own meals. Even their is a dining table inside the room. Staff is very friendly as well. Only drawback is limited parking is available and you have to...

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is perfect and that's it. The bathrooms are dirty, carpet dirty and the kitchen is worn out. They charge $5 for the wifi connection when you can get that for free in other Hostels. Check in at 2:00 pm and the Check out at 10:00 am

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Catania, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's definetly not the best hostel ever but it's fine for a very cheap hostel in the center. The staff is not especially very welcoming. It's mainly dirty: kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and even the beds. Place to stay only for one night

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Essex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Place was cheap, staff were cheerful as were the other people staying there usually until around 2-3am, which would have been fine, i've been a student I understand revelry, however when you're in a room with a window that won't shut and has duct tape holding it together, you can't really block it out. Think I got a total of...

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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Horrible hostel. Dirty, crap rooms that are falling apart. Curtains hanging off, paint gone off the walls, carpet filthy. Shared bathroom was awful. Old, dirty, falling apart aswell. Showers were ok. Staff were lovely. Location was great but I'd never stay here again. Cheap for a reason.

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend stayed there for about 2 weeks and expected the worst after seeing all the reviews. Granted we did stay in a double room, so can't comment on what the dorm rooms are like, but was perfectly fine for us. Toilets are kitchen gets cleaned daily, but often does get very dirty at busy times, which obviously...

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had a stay in november and lived in a private bunkbed room and had our worst night ever! The smell in the room was horrible and smelled like a drunk man's breath. The toilets were all dusty and dirty and we didn't wanna touch anything. All the walls were covered in horrible paintings and mud and...

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

A disgustingly neglected stinking room and you couldn't open the window because something was broken. Bathroom and toilet floor covered with toilet paper - no way you would want to wade thru to get to a shower. The whole place was pretty filthy everywhere.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Kitchen very dirty. Really small rooms. It's Like being in a can...and people take your things you leave unattended...and noisy...worts hostel ever. Staff do not look after rules fullfilment by people...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is very run down compared to how it used to be. Generally dirty, broken furniture in room. Broken glass in window - could not close window. If you have any standards, do not stay here. Shame on the new owners.

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Amenities

About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Lodge in the City

Address: 152 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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Price Range: RM62 - RM187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lodge in the City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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“"Add a tip to help travellers choose a good room" - Go elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles RebeccaW488, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The higher you go up the building the more peaceful it gets. Remember folks 20 bucks a night and very good value for money-I shall return.”
 of 5 bubbles craigmV4146SH, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“spend 10$ more and get a good hostel..”
 of 5 bubbles 286felixk, 16 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you have a window room you won't sleep. Downtown streets are so loud at night, and the windows don't really close.”
  • the carpet outside the men's washroom. my brother didn't use it..
  • toilet lid, but no toilet seat....
 of 5 bubbles slampz, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms are clean. Good for party people and youngsters to be honest. not a family place”
 of 5 bubbles sammyo517, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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