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Coleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I am sure that you will find things wrong with this hostel but you will at any accommodation unless it's 5 star. I thought it was perfect! The people is a pub onsite with cheap drinks and cheap food, the kitchen was well equipped, the beds were sturdy and comfortable (to many hostels have I thought the bed was going...

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Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Very clean and comfortable. Great location. Nice bar, breakfast and outdoor seating area. Friendly and helpful staff. The room was spacious and the bed comfortable. This is one of the top backpackers in NZ. Highly recommended.

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Thank BruceAnd
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Glad I read the previous reviews and chose to stay here. 10min or so walk from the main street n a lovely quiet area. Off street parking for my rental car. I had a single room with en suite. Fabulous. As well as the backpackers $10 special for dinner there is a good selection of meals if youre hungrier. And...

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Thank Peter M
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We had a great two night stay at Prince Albert. Reasonable rates, lovely clean rooms/kitchen, comfy beds and communal area and dead nice staff. Sad we couldn't stay for longer! If you're looking for a lovely base for exploring Nelson/Abel Tasman, definitely check these guys out. My favourite backpacker's in NZ so far.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Not uncommon to find backpackers who just keep on extending their stay! A very homely vibe ran by an awesome young couple with a tonne of travel and industry experience. The accommodation is attached to a decent gastro pub serving local beers and quality food, with discounted rates on food and drinks for resident backpackers. Well situated in Nelson and...

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Thank ImpulsiveHopper
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed here two nights. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Small kitchen to share but who needs to cook when the bar serves $10 meals with dessert?! Also the free breakfast with waffles and cereal is a plus (and the occasional free beer). although our room was over the bar we couldn't hear any bar noises. The only noise...

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Thank rec998
Reviewed 11 December 2015

I booked a bed in a dormatory with my friend. The quality of the mattress and the sheet was awesome! We even had two pillows. The facilities were also very good and clean. When you wake up comes the best.. An amazing breakfast with big waffles, severals topping and a lot of perfect morning drinks. Above all, the owner couple...

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Frost, Minnesota
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for nine nights, which was supposed to be ten. I was checked in and gave the date I wanted to leave and the employee told me the total of what I would owe for my stay. Turns out he was unable to do the math correctly so it ended up that I was checked out a day...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The dorm rooms are pretty standard - clean ensuite bathroom and bunk beds. What pushes this hostel to above average is the hospitality (Mike, Nani, and the rest of the staff are super friendly, accommodating, and helpful with local tips), free fast wifi, and great food/drink specials at the adjoining pub. The hostel is also within easy walking distance to...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

This is definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed in. The dorm was spacious and clean, and the beds are very comfortable. Very fast, free wi fi is always a plus too. Free computers to use, bikes to ride around on (2 hours free, 5$ an hour after), and a good bar attached with meal and drink discounts for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is centrally located in Nelson City. Our Heritage class building is located only minutes away from everything Nelson has to offer including mountain biking, hiking, natural swimming pools, arts and crafts and the famous Saturday Markets. The Prince Albert Backpackers and hostel provides today's travellers with the very best in modern facilities and accommodation including free unlimited WiFi and a free daily breakfast, while the locals bar and restaurant allows friendly interaction between the Nelsonites and the backpacker traveller.We have a range of rooms from 6 bed dorms, 4 bed share rooms, twins, and doubles. All of our rooms have en-suite facilities along with laundered and pressed linens and duvets. The backpackers uses a secure electronic keycard access system. Our guests also enjoy the exclusive use of a private sunny courtyard, private lounge, private kitchen and laundry facilities.Other facilities that you will find here at The Prince Albert Backpackers include a games room with Fussball, Darts, Ping Pong & Air Hockey, cruiser style bikes free of charge to explore Nelson and for the more adventurous individual we have quality mountain bikes for hire at the cheapest rate in town. With our free luggage storage you can also make The Prince Albert Backpackers your base-camp hostel to explore the 3 national parks within 1 1/2 hours from Nelson including the beautiful Abel Tasman and the alpine National Lakes.Factor in the discounts you will receive around town with our branded Prince Albert Backpackers wristband and we truly believe that once you have stayed with us you will seriously consider staying just that little bit longer... ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Prince Albert Backpackers

Address: 113 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $54 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Prince Albert Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“The rooms on the floor level had hammocks out front and another available bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiTravlla, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 155colleend, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“upstairs for those with healthy knees, but this general location is so quiet I would imagine anywhere the rooms are situated would be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 789barbd, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in a room with direct access to a patio. We had a nice veranda and hammocks around. It was really quite too.”
 of 5 bubbles Heu_Filiaci, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles 515juergenh, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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