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UniLodge—Stafford House

Stafford House consists of furnished two and three bedroom apartments at the Parliament end of The Terrace in Wellington's Central Business District.

Self-catered hall

Students make their own meals.

Walking time to campuses

Kelburn—20 minutes
Pipitea—5 minutes
Te Aro—15 minutes

Housing style

2- and 3-bedroom apartments:
301 single rooms

UniLodge—Stafford House is close to Parliament and Wellington’s Central Business District so it’s a handy location for students studying at Pipitea campus.

Ideal for independent and mature students. And it's suitable for students with specific cultural, dietary or religious requirements.

About the hall

  • UniLodge—Stafford House is operated by UniLodge.
  • Popular with second-year and above students.
  • Apartments, including single bedrooms, are fully furnished and centrally heated.
  • Each apartment has a kitchen with a two-element cooktop, fridge–freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. See the list items provided in the UniLodge—Stafford House Resident Handbook pdf422KB
  • There is a common room with Sky TV, music practice room with a piano, games room with table tennis and pool tables, study room, bike storage, gym, and an outside courtyard.
  • You can request to live on an alcohol-free floor.
  • 24/7 camera surveillance and swipe card access is required to enter the building.
  • Wi-Fi is available with 20 GB of data per week included in fees.
  • Four apartments are designed for students who have disabilities or require wheelchair access.


  Per academic year (38 weeks) Per week

Single room



The 2021 fee quoted for Unilodge—Stafford House includes electricity, heating, and internet, and is subject to change. The rate will be confirmed when you receive your offer.

There is an additional one-off connection fee to the wireless network and heavy internet use may attract an extra charge.

Trimester 1 only contracts will incur an additional fee of 10 percent to cover the cost of finding someone to take your room when you leave.

Find out when you need to pay accommodation fees and other charges.

Hall photos


Get involved and meet lots of people at the many inter-hall events. Throughout the year there are sports events, a quiz night, talent quest, film festival screening, and hall formals as well as in-hall activities.


Our dedicated team of hall staff are always there to support you, and contribute to creating a friendly and safe hall whānau culture.

Residential advisers (RAs) are senior students trained by the University to support hall residents. You’ll be assigned to one of them and they are often your first point of contact if you need help. RAs are very approachable and enjoy having a chat anytime. They organise hall events and can arrange study groups.

Student support coordinators are registered health professionals who are assigned to each hall, giving you easy access to counselling support. They also work closely with hall staff to ensure health and wellbeing goals are understood and being met.

Support services

We want you to have a happy and successful time at university and get all the support you may need. Make use of our study skills advice and resources as well as health, counselling, and recreation services. There are mentoring programmes and support networks available within our diverse communities.

Addressing conflict

Living with others can be hard at times. Our halls use a restorative justice process to address conflict and rule breaking. This process requires everyone affected to work together to reach an agreement about what must be done to restore relationships.

The UniLodge—Stafford House Resident Handbook pdf422KB outlines our behaviour and conduct rules.

For residents of the hall who are not enrolled as students at the University, read our misconduct process schedule pdf212KB

Visit our halls

Contact the hall directly to make an appointment to visit. If you wish to see more than one hall on the same day, make sure you allow at least 30–40 minutes to cover the tour and the time to travel to the next hall.