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The Prince Albert Backpackers
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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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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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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 that stable inside out room..
kitchen is quite small but the kitchenware are enough..
individual bathroom even in a shared room.

provide free breakfast with not only toast n jam..coffee n tea..and also waffles, cereals, milk, juices..

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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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 out and about doing as much as we could! The first night we stayed we went for a quick drink in the pub before heading up to our room, but Mike (owner/manager) and his friends who work and live there was just about to start a poker game and kindly asked us to join in; we ended up having a really good night with them!
Would definitely recommend staying here to anyone who is in Nelson, great price and great location.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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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.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank redseri
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Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We all loved this backpackers! Stayed in a cosy 4 bed room with en suite, very clean and warm with lots of bedding and night lights. The free breakfast was great value as was the guest food and drink deals plus the wifi was unlimited and super fast. Short pleasant walk to town. Definitely recommend!

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Kat B
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Address: 113 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: $26 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Prince Albert Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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