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The Palace Backpackers

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good10%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
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 strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book...
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Location and contact
114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
5.8 km to Nelson Airport
96 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewsfree breakfastlocal bakerymusical instrumentsbakery foodold housestayed in a double roombig houselong termersfantastic hostelgreat characterwould recommend this place to anyonecommon areasprivate roomplace to staytea and coffeewell equipped kitchencentral location
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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
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This little magical gem was a nice little getaway in the heart of Nelson. A few houses with really cool interior decor (looks more like a cool old house than a hostel, like, no bunk beds - real beds, and nice vintage furniture). Lots of...More

1  Thank michaellythcott
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Details
Price range
US$37 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$37 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
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Room & Suite (1)
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"If it's just you and another person, get the private room!"
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"Choose a room away from the street if poss"
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"You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room"
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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..."
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