1. The Setup on Manners
The Setup on Manners is quite the setup! Get everything you need in your own private apartment within walking distance of the city centre attractions. A lounge and a bathroom are included in each apartment as well as a kitchen so you can save the cents on the food. Get some inspiration for quick and easy meals that won’t get in the way of your trip here. Plus, free WiFi!
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With a super central location and super affordable prices, Rivers ticks the right boxes. Many of the activities mentioned in our 14 Free or Cheap Things to do in Wellington are easily accessible from Rivers. Rooms offered are double, triple and quadruple rooms with some of those being en-suite. There are shared kitchen and lounge facilities, plus free WiFi.
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3. Willis Wellington Hotel
Situated just outside the city centre (about a 20-minute walk to the waterfront), Willis Wellington Hotel offers some budget-friendly private rooms, especially for solo travellers. Couples may also sometimes get a good deal depending on the date. There is an on-site restaurant and the hotel is close to bars and restaurants. Free WiFi is available and on-site parking is an extra cost.
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4. Shepherds Arms Hotel
For a classic pub-style accommodation at an affordable price, choose the Shepherds Arms Hotel. Single rooms have a shared bathroom, while the queen suite is en-suite. Other room types are available. Join the locals downstairs at the Shepherds Arms Restaurant and enjoy free WiFi and free parking. The Shepherds Arms Hotel is within 10-minutes walk of the city centre.
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5. Halswell Lodge
Although offering studios, Halswell Lodge has some extremely affordable single, twin and double rooms for those travelling on a budget. There’s free unlimited WiFi and the lodge has a convenient central location. Kitchen facilities are shared.
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6. 747 Motel & Car Hire
For a budget stay within 5 minutes drive of Wellington Airport, try 747 Motel. Private single rooms are particularly affordable with access to shared kitchen, barbecue and laundry. Each room has en-suite and sofa.
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7. Trinity Hotel
Trinity Hotel is everything you would expect from a hotel. The double and queen rooms are an affordable option with an en-suite bathroom. Choose this hotel if you want a central location and plan on eating out or want to treat yourself at their rooftop bar. Unlimited free WiFi is available in each room. And on-site parking is available at an extra cost.
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8. Capital View Motor Inn
Although a little more expensive than other accommodation on this list (just a tad though), Capital View Motor Inn has the advantages of free on-site parking in a very central location of Wellington. Plus, each studio has its own private kitchen and bathroom facilities. 300mb of free WiFi is also included.
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9. Cambridge Hotel
This hotel within walking distance of the city centre has a budget room for everyone. Part hotel, part hostel, rooms range from dorms to private single, twin, double and quadruple rooms. Some rooms have en-suite. The historic hotel is within walking distance from Te Papa, Oriental Bay and the city centre. Eggs on toast for breakfast is a mere NZ$3! Facilities like kitchen, lounge and laundry are shared.
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10. Harbour Views B&B
Escape the city centre to this B&B retreat with sea views. Enjoy this small B&B with a lot of charm and breakfast included! Rooms are double with shared bathroom, kitchen, lounge and decking area. This property is ideal for couples travelling by car. What’s more, there’s free WiFi and free parking.
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