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Almond House Backpackers

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Fulda, Germany
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I stayed twice at Almond house during my stay in New Zealand and really enjoyed it. It is small, quiet, clean and has free unlimited wifi (rare in New Zealand). It is a bit of a phenomenon that even if it is fully booked you hardly spot other guests in the communal areas (maybe because of the two kitchens). Highly...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2014

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It was spotlessly clean. I managed to get a single bed in a corner room at the back in the accommodation block. The owners were very nice and helpful with really useful local information. I chose this based on previous reviews on Tripadvisor. I was glad I did. The garden area is very...

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Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights at Almond House in a single room which actually had 2 bunks. The bed was comfortable and although at the front of the house was quiet and peaceful. The communal areas were lovely, clean and well looked after with a nice garden. Free computer, phone calls and wifi without messing about with vouchers. Staff were friendly...

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Fiona L, Owner at Almond House Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review - so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Safe travels.

Flagstaff, AZ
Reviewed 5 March 2014

My friend visiting from overseas and I stayed here for 1 night in a private room with 2 single beds, shared bathroom 2 doors away. We were both most pleased. The linens were the nicest we've seen in a hostel. The courtyard was a lovely place to enjoy breakfast and an evening meal. The kitchen met our needs. Check-in was...

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wasilla, alaska
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Almond House was my favorite backpacker hostel in New Zealand. It had everything necessary for a pleasnant, peaceful stay. First of all, it is reasonably small, so there is plenty of room for everybody to have their own space. The 2 kitchens are well-appointed to meet everyone's culinary desires. The price of admission includes all services from towels to internet....

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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Really loved my time in Almond House. A charming hostel, just the right size, not too big or too small. It holds two very well equipped kitchens so plenty of space to cook which I found to be a problem in other hostels on my travels. The owners Fiona and Paul were so lovely as well as the lovely friendly...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2014

It was a joy to spend time at Almond House Backpackers. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, despite the fact that we arrived hours before the normal check in time. Our private room was quiet and comfortable and the communal showers and kitchen were clean and well equipped. The garden is a great place to read a book in...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 January 2014

What a wonderful backpackers. I have nothing but good things to say about this place. Great kitchens, rooms, beds, internet, cat, etc, etc. If you are looking for a quiet, clean and run base to explore Nelson, look no further.

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Lewes, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed here as a family over Christmas, giving our son his first backpackers experience. We wondered how it would be as we were the only family (except the owners, who luckily had a child the same age!), but the group were so friendly, we needn't have given it a second thought. Nice, clean rooms, with space for clothes and...

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Almond is perfect. The owners and staff just understand what customers want and have created a perfect family-like small backpackers. It attracts the right people and so it feels like a second home. With just 25 beds it's small enough to give this family feeling and big enough to have a amusing time with similar-minded travelers! It's clean, well equipped,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As world travellers ourselves we know what makes a great stay - whatever the season. Almond House summers are all about sunny garden bbqs and hammocks while in winter our log fire gatherings are the place to be. All year round you can go exploring on our bikes or yours (we're super cyclist friendly!), plan your next adventure (we'll help!), unwind with a book, stay connected with free internet and wifi, or - simply throw down your bags and relax. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Almond House Backpackers

Address: 63 Grove Street | The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $54 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms inside the main house are quieter”
ChristineL494, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Couldn't speak more highly of the beds, linens and simple yet enjoyable decor in the 2-single private room with shared bathrooms. Nice to have a place to hang clothes inside as well, and appreciated the extra electrical outlets to charge our phones.”
WynneJoy, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Doubles outside are a bit more private”
imogenbailey, 27 Feb 2013 | Read review
“The double at the front of the main house is great, a bit more expensive but worth it with a big bed and lots of wardrobe space.”
RVillalta, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
“We were lucky enough to get the room at the corner!”
polarsnack, 26 Dec 2012 | Read review
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