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Reviews of Prince Albert Backpackers Nelson Hostel

113 Nile street, Nelson, New Zealand

Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 92%

Location 86%

Safety 93%

Staff 94%

Value 97%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 10.82USD
  • Towel 1.44USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Nelson?

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Atmosphere 93%

Cleanliness 93%

Facilities 92%

Location 86%

Safety 93%

Staff 94%

Value 97%

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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: nice atmosphere with courtyard and TV room, clean, free breakfast (but only from 8am onwards, too late if you are going on a day trip to Abel Tasman and need to catch the bus)

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Lovely clean room. Great meal deal and brilliant breakfast. Good atmosphere. Very friendly.

Disliked: Window didn't close properly

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Friendly staff, clean & tidy excellent wifi

Disliked: All just really good, breakfast included well located friendly staff

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: Nice communal spaces and bar discount

Disliked: No free tea and coffee in kitchen

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean rooms and private bathrooms. Bar was fun. Good location. Free parking and wifi. Spacious rooms. Friendly staff. Delicious dinners and good beer specials.

Disliked: Small kitchen and very hectic in there. Also, you're only allowed 1 waffle per person at breakfast, which is one of the reasons we wanted to stay at Prince Albert. Cramped diner.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break

Liked: I traveled around the south Island for 10 days and Prince Albert was one on the best hostel I stayed. Nice friendly staff and owners. Great $10 meals which include main and dessert. Nice big TV room with heaps of choice of movies and DVD's. Great price for the dorm room which had it's own bathroom.

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Great breakfast! Free wifi and free use of pcs, good beds and bathrooms for each room

Disliked: a bit far from the center, but hm not really... its still just a 15 minutes walk, there is great outdoor common space, but as it was cold we couldnt use it, the tv room and teh dining room are not that inviting to sit together and have conversations

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: In 2 and a half years travelling round Australia, Asia and New Zealand this is one of the best, if not the best, hostels i have stayed in. Mike and Nani who run the place are really friendly and helpful and give advice and help when needed. They offer free Internet (computers and wifi- the fastest I've come across), free breakfast, a tv room with lots to watch, discounted drinks at the bar, free bikes, a games room plus you can discounts on other things around Nelson as well- what more could you want?! The hostel is a bit out of town but still walking distance and there's always the bikes. The rooms are spacious and clean and have enough space under the beds to put your belongings under so they're not in sight and also to keep the room tidier. The rooms have ensuite bathrooms which is really handy. The staff do their best to make you feel welcome- it's not a mad party hostel but still sociable and has a bar attached with decent drink prices if you want to spend some money on decent beer- 6 dollars for a pint or spirit which isn't bad. They also offer a restaurant quality meal and dessert for 10 dollars- definitely was value for money.This hostel is ideal for both a long term and short term stay. I have been to any other hostel in Nelson to compare but I would definitely always go back to the Prince Albert.

Disliked: Nothing. Seriously.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
23 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Staff were very helpful and prompt to attend to my request even though they were quite busy. Good friendly interaction with those staying.

Customer would recommend this property

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