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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2015

The twin room was excellent and we had our own bathroom. The food deals (including free breakfast!!!! :OOO) were delicious and very handy since we were just in transit and couldn't carry much. Bar was great too, especially if you consider the friendly and helpful staff. I would definitely come back and recommend!

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Stayed here with a group of guys on a motorbike tour. Fantastic hosts who went above and beyond to ensure our stay was memorable. Clean and tidy facilities, great food. Highly recommend this as a destination.

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2Thank 001BradE
Coromandel, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Localizado no centro de Nelson, possui quartos confortáveis com banheiro privados, cozinha, lavanderia, computadores, sala de jogos, bar com um cardápio bom e barato! Atendimento de primeira e todo um visual caprichado deixando o ambiente muito agradável! Recomendo! Ahh, tem café da manhã e wifi grátis! Located in Nelson City Centre, this backpackers has comfortable rooms, including private toilets! The...

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2Thank magrini51
Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Booked a few nights here due to the rave reviews and definitely didn't regret it. Mike and Nani were super nice and accommodating and very helpful with the local area. Besides the good accommodation, they also have $10 meals and $6 drinks during certain times for guests in the hotel. This really can't be beat. They also do a decent...

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2Thank Stephen2383
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Nice environment and very friendly treatment, specially for Brazilians 😁😁. I loved the experience and I do recommend it. The rooms are in excellent conditions, very clean and organized. There is also a bar, so you don't need to go out to find something to eat; food here is awesome!

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2Thank Stephanie S
United States
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Cannot say enough good things! The owners Mike and Nani are some of the warmest and most welcoming people you'll meet in New Zealand. They'll tell you about all that there is to do in Nelson, and /or set you up on some tours. For guests they offer discounted meals (dinner and dessert for $10) and drinks (select beers and...

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2Thank kdhellner
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Very friendly and clean hostel. Mike & Nani are great hosts. Prices for food (good portions) and drinks in the Bar are awesome ... An absolute "Must" when you stay in Nelson just for have a beer. I will come back

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2Thank Juergen H
Sitiawan, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 September 2015

It a garden style backpackers hostel attached with a nice pub.. i been stay there for 10 days even at first i only planned to stay for just 3 days. It is too comfortable to live there until i doesnt want to move so soon.. convenience location, can easily reach restaurant, cafe, walking track.. provide free wifi but sometimes not...

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Had a great stay at the Prince Albert. We stayed here for two nights on our short trip around the South Island ,and felt warmly welcomed immediately. This place is attached to a pub, provide free wifi and free breakfast in the mornings, and cheap meals at night, although we didn't get to take advantage of this as we were...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Run by backpackers for backpackers. We stayed in a double that was the standard of a good bed and breakfast at the price of a hostel ... plus breakfast included! Owners are very nice. Pub serves well priced drink. nice atmosphere. Movie room to chill. All clean and well decorated. Very informative staff. Highly recommended. WiFi very good.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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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