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Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand is located in the centre of Wellington city. We are able to recommend a range of options close to the school for Le Cordon Bleu students and are happy to provide advice and assistance if required. Options include hostels, homestays, flats and other short-term or long-term accommodation solutions.

All New Zealand students and international students who are over the age of 18 have the option of securing accommodation before they arrive or booking into short-term accommodation for one or two weeks while they get settled, and then making a decision about where they would like to live.

The benefit of moving into short-term accommodation first is that it gives students the opportunity to inspect facilities before making a long-term commitment. However, students who would like the security of having their long-term accommodation sorted out in advance may prefer to secure a place prior to arrival.

Below is a description of some of the accommodation types and approximate rates. While standards will vary, all of the accommodation options outlined in this document have been assessed by Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand as being of an acceptable standard.

For more information about the cost of living in Wellington, click below.

cost of living

Short Term Accommodation:

For short-term stays, students may wish to use backpacker or budget hotel accommodation. This is a great option for those who are unsure about where they would like to live and allows students to have a look at a range of options before making a long-term commitment. Prices start at approximately $30/night for a bed in a secure dormitory to approximately $140/night (minimum 7 days) for a serviced studio apartment. However, bear in mind that budget hotels and backpackers inns are for those who are more socially active and outgoing as you will be living in a mix with other young professionals and students. If you value your quiet time, this may not be a good fit.





From $25 per night for a shared room (more options available)

Email: info@nomadscapital.com
Phone: +64 4 978 7800

Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers


From $30 for a shared room (more options available)

Email: info@hotelwaterloo.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 473 8482

Base Wellington


From $25 for a shared room (more options available)

Email: wellington@stayatbase.com
Phone: +64 4 801 5666

The Setup on Manners


From $105 per night for a studio (more options available)

Email: info@setupmanners.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 830 0990 

The Setup on Dixon


From $30 per night for a shared room (more options available)

Email: info@setupdixon.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 830 0991 


Student Hostel - Medium to Long Stay

Hostel living is a very convenient accommodation option as it allows students to live close to the campus in a warm and comfortable environment. The following table has a list of accommodation providers that provide single rooms with shared facilities, all within an easy walking distance of the school. Hostel rooms are usually (but not always) furnished with a bed, desk and wardrobe, with communal spaces for cooking and relaxing with other students. Hostel living is a great way to meet other students and a good option for those who want to be located close to the school and the vibrant dining and entertainment district in Wellington. However, bear in mind that student hostel living is for those who are more socially active and outgoing as you will be living in a mix with other university students. If you value your quiet time, this may not be a good fit.


Apollo Lodge Motel & Majoribanks Apartments


From $150 per night for a single room (more options available)

Email: stay@apollolodge.nz
Phone: +64 4 385 1849

Capital Accommodation


From $300 per week for a single unit. Minimum stay of one month

Email: capital@primeproperty.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 470 7777

Helen Lowry Hall


Helen Lowry Hall

From $285 per week for a catered single room (more options available including a self-catered option). Minimum stay of 19 weeks

Email: hlh@hlh.org.nz
Phone: +64 4 4634793

Rowena's City Lodge


$140 per week for a single room (min stay of 3 months)

Email: rowenas@wellingtonbackpackers.co.nz

Phone: +64 4 385 7872


Student Accommodation/Apartments - Medium to Long Stay

There are many studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments close to the school. All have their own kitchen and bathroom facilities. The level of comfort is very high. Apartments can be furnished or unfurnished. Prices start around $300+ per week for a studio or one bedroom apartment. The cost of one room in a two or three bedroom apartment starts at around $250 per week.

AC International House



$231 per week for a single standard single room (more options available)

Email: info@acinternational.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 384 6735 or
+64 21 666 168                      



$270-290 per week (Minimum stay of 42 weeks)

Email: accommodation@222willis.co.nz Phone: +64 4 920 2769

UniLodge Stafford House


$270 per week (Minimum stay of 19 weeks)

Email: staffordhouse@unilodge.com.au Phone: +64 4 463 2200

Southern Cross Apartments



$300 per week (Minimum stay 26 weeks). More options available on a shorter term and nightly rate

Email: bookings@sxapts.co.nz

Phone: +64 4 802 3441


Some apartments are managed through private letting agencies. A list of letting agencies is provided below:





+ 64 4 384 2141




+64 4 382 8300

Te Aro Tenancies


Online Form

+64 4 802 4779




+64 4 472 5746




+64 21 650 905


Private Flatting / House sharing

Students can share rental accommodation with other students. This is called 'flatting' and suits some people very well. The cost of this sort of accommodation will vary along with the quality. Private rental accommodation usually suits students who have been in New Zealand for some time, and who would like increased independence. Students can expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $350 rent per week for a room in a flat (house) and then pay a share of the other costs such as power and food in addition to rent. Most flats are unfurnished. Two to four weeks refundable bond will be required. We recommend previewing accommodations prior to signing an agreement. The website TradeMe is the most popular in New Zealand if you wish to find a room in a shared house or flat.

Check out the current ads on TradeMe
Check out Facebook pages like Vic Deals or Flatmates Wanted Wellington


Staying with a homestay family is a good option for international students who want to live in a family environment and practice their English. It is a great way to acclimatise to a new country and get to know the surroundings.Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand works with Host Families NZ to provide high-quality homestay services. All families are assessed for suitability, and each family has a contractual obligation to meet minimum standards, for example, a warm and comfortable bedroom, and a friendly and comfortable environment. Homestay houses are usually not within walking distance of our campus, and students applying for homestay accommodation should be prepared to travel to school by public transport. Click here to apply directly on the Host Families NZ website.

What can you expect?

  • A welcoming family environment
  • Fully furnished room and bedding is provided
  • Laundry facilities available for you to use
  • Meals are available
  • Reasonable use of internet, electricity, and water
  • 24-hour support in case of an emergency

One-off Placement Fee



Weekly fee (Half Board) *



Weekly fee (Full Board) *



Special Dietary (P/W)



Winter Surcharge (p/w) (Applies 1st Jun. –30th Sept.)


*Fees apply for 2020 bookings.
*Half board: breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday, Breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekends and public holidays.
*Full board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Monday to Sunday.

Students that request Homestay Accommodation will be referred to our partner who will arrange Homestay placement.

NOTE: New Zealand government regulations require international students under the age of 18 stays in Homestay accommodation

Our staff can provide you with guidance on different types of accommodation in Wellington. Please contact nz@cordonbleu.edu