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The Prince Albert Backpackers
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This backpackers has got to be the best in Nelson. The facilities are top notch and always cleaned to perfection every day. Bunk beds are spacious and comfy, didn't hit my head once! The courtyard area with hammocks makes for some great relaxation or socialising with other travellers. My only complaint is that it was so booked up I could only stay 4 nights!
Overall amazing place with a great pub next door and staff that are all super friendly!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This has by far been the best hostel I've came across in the south island. They do amazing dinners in the evening and breakfasts in the mornings. The staff were very helpful and really friendly, most of all the rooms were very clean and all had a good layout.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

I was in Nelson only for few hours and I decided to stay in this hostel. The staff is great, friendly and very helpful to plan your trip or things to do around! Rooms are clean and well furnished and there is a free breakfast!
well recommended!

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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to stay! The owners are lovely. Nothing is ever a problem, they are so helpful snd always happy and smiling. Really enjoyed staying here, spent a total of six nights over three weeks at the backpackers. The price is good, breakfast (included) is also good, a full kitchen has everything you need including a coffee plunger. The private room are comfortable and the backpackers is well located, 5 minute walk to the city. Would highly recommend staying here during your stay in Nelson, but book early! Rooms book out quickly, word is getting out how good this place is!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We were there two times for only one night on the way to the able tasman track. We had a 2 Person-Room and it was clean and comfortable. You should try the Bar at the Hostel. The Burgers are very good! We would stay there again!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Prince Albert Backpackers

Address: 113 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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 #1 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: $53 - $86 (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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