Wellington accommodation overview

Everything you need to know about accommodation at Massey University in Wellington – from options available to pricing and food plans.

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Lounge in The Cube apartment, with fridge, kitchenette, tables and couch and Wellington city views

All Massey University's Wellington studios and apartments are fully furnished, have wifi internet access and are smoke-free.

Wellington halls and apartments are self-catered, however meal packages are available at the Tussock Cafe on campus (full menu) or the Pyramid or Museum cafes (limited menus).

Accommodation comparison

The following table compares the prices and services of all the Wellington campus accommodation options.

Accommodation comparison for Wellington accommodation.
Accommodation option Beds Housing style Room size Cost Ideal for Catering Wheelchair accessible Walking time to campus
The Cube 261 Room in 3 or 5-bedroom apartment or studio apartment (single occupancy) Double *$12,424–16,994 Tertiary students 19+ years Self-catering / Meal packages available Yes 5 mins
Kāinga Rua 155 Single or shared twin rooms with ensuite bathrooms Single or double *$9,654–$13,682 School leavers Self-catering / Meal packages available Yes 5 mins
Whanake Hall 280 Room in 2- or 4-bedroom apartment, or studio (single occupancy) Single *11,750–$15,656 School leavers Self-catering / Meal packages available Yes 12 mins

We will do our best to accommodate your preferences for alcohol-free, single gender, LGBTQ+ or Kaupapa Māori accommodation, as well as dietary restrictions or preferences, and any accessibility needs.

Services

Internet

Wifi is available throughout Massey's Wellington accommodation and is included in your contract rates.

Heating

All of our apartments have heating.

Cleaning

We clean the communal spaces of our halls but residents must clean up after themselves in these spaces. You are responsible for cleaning your own room/apartment.

Security and safety

All Massey University accommodation facilities have CCTV and 24/7 pastoral care staff. Residents are responsible for their own security and the security of their hall family and are required to keep their apartments/room doors locked at all times.

Map

This map outlines all accommodation at the Massey University Wellington campus.

2022 Pricing comparison

Here is the pricing across all of the accommodation at the Wellington campus for comparison. Costs include furnished room, shared bathroom facilities, electricity and wifi. Meal packages are available and are charged separately.

2022 Pricing comparison of the accommodation at the Wellington campus.
Hall/ apartment Catered / Self-catered Full year domestic student Full year international student Semester (international student)*
The Cube studio apartment (single occupancy) Self-catered* $16,750 $16,994 $9,699.50
The Cube single room (3/5 bedroom apartment) Self-catered* $12,424 $12,668 $7,410.50
Kāinga Rua single room Self-catered* $13,682 $13,926 $8,047.50
Kāinga Rua twin-share room Self-catered* $9,654.20 $9,898.20 $5,846.81
Whanake Hall studio Self-catered* $15,656 $15,900 $9,204.50
Whanake Hall budget studio Self-catered* $13,766 $14,010 $8,165
Whanake Hall single room shared apartment Self-catered* $11,750 $11,994 $7,056

* Meal packages are available.

Payment

A range of payment options is available for domestic students. See each hall page for details.

International students must pay all accommodation fees in full. Your payment details and deadline will be confirmed in your Offer of Place email.

Deposit

To secure your accommodation, you will need to pay the following deposit as soon as you receive your Offer of Place email. This is usually required within one to two weeks of your Offer of Place email.

Deposit break down of accommodation at the Wellington campus.
Deposit break down Full year One semester (international students)
Administration fee $100 $100
Bond (refundable when contract ends) $600 $600
Activity fee $120 $90
Internet $330 $185
Mattress protector $16 $16
Room pack (international students only) $200 – $260 $200 – $260
Total $1,166 – $1,496 $1,391 – $1,451

The activity fee contributes to hall events and activities throughout the academic year.

Cancellations for Whanake hall and Kainga Rua must be received by 19 January 2022 to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee – the administration fee is non-refundable.

Cancellations for The Cube must be received by 28 November 2022 to secure a refund of the bond and activity fee – the administration fee is non-refundable.

2022 occupancy dates

Refer to hall pages for occupancy dates for 2022.

Your accommodation contract term must reflect your study programme – if your programme of study is full year you must apply for full year accommodation.

Domestic students

2022 occupancy dates for domestic students.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 42 weeks 13 February 2022 4 December 2022
Semester One 21 weeks 13 February 2022 10 July 2022
Semester Two 21 weeks 10 July 2022 4 December 2022

International students

2022 occupancy dates for International students.
Term Duration Start date End date
Full year 42 weeks 6 February 2022 27 November 2022
Semester One 21 weeks 6 February 2022 3 July 2022
Semester Two 21 weeks 3 July 2022 27 November 2022

Catering

You can choose to cook your own meals in the hall’s shared kitchens, or buy a Hospitality meal plan.

Meals are served at Tussock Café, located in the heart of the campus or they can be taken away. The café offers a diverse range of food options, simply order with everybody else but pay by presenting your Hospitality ID card.

Your Hospitality meal plan provides you with a $50 credit for each week of the term from orientation week onwards. If you don't use the full credit each week it will be accrued during study weeks only, and expires on the last exam day of the year/semester.

A discount applies to full-year payment, giving you a total credit value of $1,250 per year.

Hospitality meal credit can also be used at the Pyramid and Museum Cafes, which have limited menus.

Meal packages for accommodation at the Wellington campus 2022.
Full Year Meal Package Semester 1 Meal Package Semester 2 Meal Package
$1,062.50* (prepaid with hall fees, includes 15% discount) $650 (prepaid with hall fees) $600 (prepaid by 1 July)

* Discount applies to full-year payment – total credit value is $1,250 for the year.

International students

We encourage all new international students to live at Massey halls for their first year of study. Our halls provide a supportive, welcoming environment for international students.

Our on-site International Support Staff and the International Student Support Office (ISSO) on Massey’s Wellington campus will help students with any welfare or other issues they may have while studying here.

Accessibility

Massey's Wellington campus accommodation offers accessibility options for those students who require it. Please outline any requirements you have in your accommodation application.

Alcohol

Massey's Wellington halls allow alcohol in rooms only and not common areas. Spirits and hard liquors, and alcohol in large quantities such as beer kegs, crates or casks of wine, are not allowed.

Residential Life Team

Accommodation staff are made up of dedicated professionals with qualifications and experience in education, social work, youth work and customer service, along with a team of Residential Assistants who are senior students. They offer a supportive community environment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They help to create a positive culture and opportunities to have fun, while making sure our environment is safe for everyone. Staff members and RAs live on site.

We pride ourselves on caring for our students and work closely alongside other university support services to make sure your needs are met.

24/7 support

Our accommodation team at Massey University’s Wellington Campus provide 24/7 support to all student residents.

Other support services

  • Muslim prayer room
  • Chaplaincy services

Accommodation handbook

For more information, download:

Wellington accommodation office

Hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

The Cube direct dial

0800 722 823 (24 hours a day, duty Residential Assistant)

Kāinga Rua direct dial

0800 574 255 (24 hours a day, duty Residential Assistant)

Whanake Hall direct dial

0800 964 255 (24 hours a day, duty Residential Assistant)

Location

Physical address
The Wellington accommodation office is located in Student Central, The Pyramid.

Postal address
Massey University
Student Accommodation Wellington
242 Taranaki Street
Mt Cook
Wellington 6021

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