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Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

Paulhan, France
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Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

Could any one suggest a suburb that would have better value accommodation than the CBD? We need a suburb where the public transport is quick and easy into the centre of Wellington. Many thanks

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1. Re: Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

Hostels in the central city often offer private rooms for less than the hotels, you could look at them. There are a couple of motels in Kilbirnie which isn't too far by bus (747 and Brentwood) - I don't know if they are any cheaper than the hostel rooms. The 747 is very close to a bus stop.

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2. Re: Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

Have a look for the likes of Air BnB, Holidayhouses etc. in suburbs which have a railway station. Suburbs which come to mind are Johnsonville and Petone for trains, or most suburbs south of the Wellington railway station have good bus services. This includes Kilbirnie as mentioned by the previous posters, Island Bay, Berhampore, Hataitai to name a few. Perhaps you could find a Wellington Transport route map online which would help you find suitable suburbs. Just make sure you won't be too far away from the train and/or bus,

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3. Re: Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

Petone should be really good as it has a good train service assuming you are looking for Airbnb (not aware of any hotels there)

Karori has a good bus service (the #3 to island Bay) - in fact island Bay would be nice if you want flat & close to the beach.

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4. Re: Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

I think you miss the whole point of Wellington's cute, cool and quirky city centre by staying in the suburbs. Don't forget to add in the cost of the transport in and out and time wasted.

There is a couple of motels at the airport.

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5. Re: Better value accommodation in the suburbs?

Petone has some motels and has some nice cafes and a beach. It has good train and bus services. Newtown is another possibility, with some motels in the vicinity of the hospital.

If you find somewhere that interests you, do check https://www.metlink.org.nz/ for transport.timetables and costs, to be certain you are actually getting better value.

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