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The Prince Albert Backpackers
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

We were four friends travelling and we got an ensuite room for us. It was really clean and comfy. We were really wellcomed by the owner and he was all the time worried if everything was ok with us. The breakfast was really nice and organised.
I will definetely recommend this place for other friends.

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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Spent three nights in private room. Friendly welcome on arrival by the owner who also suggested a few things that we could do whilst in Nelson. This was very helpful as neither my partner or I had been before.
Good free breakfast and good deals on food and drink available in bar downstairs.
Excellent location for walking into town.
Would recommend.

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2016

The hostel is close to the town centre, but still quite peaceful. The rooms are large and clean, with comfy beds. The backpackers has seperate areas, outdoor and indoor, for guests. The breakfast was plentiful, and the deals for the pub meals and drink was generous. A great place to meet people and explore Nelson.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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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 to fall apart if I moved) the place was spotless and most of all the staff are fantastic. The owners will happily sort you out should you need help including a lift to the station etc. I can only recommend that you stay here as long as you can. Best hostel of my whole trip!

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about The Prince Albert Backpackers

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 #4 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: $28 - $89 (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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