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The Palace Backpackers

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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Kitchenette
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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Out of all the backpackers I have stayed at throughout New Zealand this is the worst experience I have had. Firstly screwed up our booking even though I rung several times to confirm numbers, we were then overcharged and because the system they run is...More

10  Thank Rob C
Response from Dave E, Owner at The Palace BackpackersResponded May 1, 2012

No Rob,my tolerance of New Years good spirit does not extend to Vandalism,the screaming of obscenities from the balcony,throwing all your rubbish onto the carpet instead of the separate bins provided.YOU WILL DEFINITELY NOT STAY HERE AGAIN

Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed at dozens of hostels on our trip round New Zealand, and this was one of our favourites. The rooms are high-ceilinged and spacious, the staff were lovely, and the communal areas were friendly and convivial, and complete with guitars and keyboard for impromptu...More

Thank Mark N
Reviewed September 23, 2011

I was able to call this wonderful place home for over two months... I only intended on staying there a week when I first arrived. The house is colonial, beautiful and very well furnished (good job Dave!), located in one of the sunniest places in...More

Thank GinaMV
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The Palace Backpackers is a warm friendly beautiful place. You are made to feel like part of a community, not like a $ sign as with so many backpackers on the planet. High ceilings, sunny rooms, single beds (no Bunks) and FREE BREAKFAST & BAKERY!...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed July 28, 2011

I stumbled across the palace right around christmas time. I had actually been calling around and everywhere was booked right up or they didn't accept bookings without a credit card number (which I didn't have at the time). It was a lucky find! Dave and...More

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Check in as a traveller and leave as a friend. Help yourself to our tea and real coffee and tuck into a complimentary breakfast each morning. Sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or Centre of New Zealand whilst More strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book exchange. Play a tune on the piano in the music room. Lie back and swing in one of our hammocks. Access our free WiFi and check your emails in our spacious lounge. Enjoy hot pressured showers in our delightful colourful bathrooms. Enjoy socialising at the BBQ area with new friends. Make friends with one of our hostel cats. Enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our spacious dorms or doubles (no bunks!). A place to relax and a base to explore one of New Zealand's most interesting cities, rich in art and culture, which enjoys 2500 hours of sunshine per year. Explore the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, right on our doorstep. Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$42 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$42 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Room & Suite (1)
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"If it's just you and another person, get the private room!"
michaellythcott
Mar. 15, 2018
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"Choose a room away from the street if poss"
Cordelial_13
Nov. 2, 2017
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"You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room"
SarahF6176
Oct. 28, 2016
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"We liked the first room best- Dickens. The only complaint we can think of is one bed had a broken spring..."
Stephlt01
Feb. 10, 2016
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