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The Prince Albert Backpackers

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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free breakfast”(37 reviews)
“drink deals”(3 reviews)
“courtyard area”(4 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As per other reviews, facility not bad. Bit of walk from CBD. Breakfast is 8am, forget it if you need to leave early. It is also a pub, i expected bit of noise from young travellers. However, young travellers behaved so well the night i...More

Thank Mei C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We where staying on Nile street close to the PA and visited this bar a number of times for food and drinks. Staff are super friendly and are very accommodating. The food is very good and super value for money. Spoke to the young lady...More

Thank Grifficx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the Prince Albert backpackers and was greeted warmly by the owner, who was also helping serve customers in the adjoining bar. Very helpful in telling us about some of the local eating/night spots, free unlimited wifi, meal times and special deals at the...More

Thank Xavier W
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

THIS is what hostels were once like... great atmosphere with open courtyard and all the amenities, awesome breakfast included, generous bike rentals, attached bar that is very classy, and the price is right. If you’re tired of pub crawl hostels with nothing included and want...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

I have stayed here many times while in Nelson and I absolutely recommend. This is not your typical backpackers. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and with ensuites. The staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. The PA is a 5 minute walk to the...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Self-Serve Laundry
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$39 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$39 - US$62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (35)
Room & Suite (20)
Dining (4)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Natalie H
12 February 2015|
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Response from MikeATthePA | Property representative |
Hi Natalie - We provide a Free shuttle service to and from the bus terminals in town (of which there are two) between the hours of 8am and 9pm. All that we ask is that you pre-book it.
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"The rooms on the floor level had hammocks out front and another available bathroom."
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"Upstairs rooms are probably quieter."
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"upstairs for those with healthy knees, but this general location is so quiet I would imagine anywhere the..."
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"We have stayed in a room with direct access to a patio. We had a nice veranda and hammocks around. It was..."
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