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The Palace Backpackers

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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
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Check in as a traveller and leave as a friend. Help yourself to our tea and real coffee and tuck into a complimentary breakfast each morning. Sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or Centre of New Zealand whilst More strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book exchange. Play a tune on the piano in the music room. Lie back and swing in one of our hammocks. Access our free WiFi and check your emails in our spacious lounge. Enjoy hot pressured showers in our delightful colourful bathrooms. Enjoy socialising at the BBQ area with new friends. Make friends with one of our hostel cats. Enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our spacious dorms or doubles (no bunks!). A place to relax and a base to explore one of New Zealand's most interesting cities, rich in art and culture, which enjoys 2500 hours of sunshine per year. Explore the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, right on our doorstep. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$42 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Room & Suite (1)
Reviews (130)
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I felt like home here and met lots of good best friends! - large rooms with huge windows and high ceilings - creatively crazy decorated, lots of artworks - big balcony with a view - lots of free food - beautiful bathrooms - amazing garden...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I think this was my favorite hostel on our entire trip! Sure they didn’t have the best beds and it could use some renovating but we had a really relaxing time here! And the garden is great. Had a wonderful day just reading in the...More

1  Thank Rooosss
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The place has a quirky vibe to it, which I was interested in checking out. We were staying in the building next to the main one and seemed like it was a university frat house. It was not clean when we arrived and there was...More

1  Thank becca108
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Old fashioned big house with multiple rooms and places to hang out including balcony and hammocks. The kitchen is well stocked and even has a free food shelf and various herbs and spices for you to use if you wish. Free breakfast and tea and...More

1  Thank Iain S
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Had a great stay at the Palace. The staff went above and beyond to help me out when I was in a bind. The Palace has a lovely social atmosphere yet is also super chilled. The kitchen is huge so several people can cook at...More

1  Thank Caitlin R
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"If it's just you and another person, get the private room!"
michaellythcott
15 Mar 2018
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"Choose a room away from the street if poss"
Cordelial_13
2 Nov 2017
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"You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room"
SarahF6176
28 Oct 2016
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"We liked the first room best- Dickens. The only complaint we can think of is one bed had a broken spring..."
Stephlt01
10 Feb 2016
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