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The Palace Backpackers

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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
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All reviewsfree breakfastlocal bakeryold housemusical instrumentsbig houselong termersstayed in a double roomfantastic hostelgreat characterwould recommend this place to anyonecommon areastea and coffeewell equipped kitchencentral locationbackpackershammocksbeds
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Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in the mainhouse. The bedroom was nicely decorated with mattresses used but still in good condition. there is free breakfast, carpark above the house and nice lawn with a view over Nelson

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We got to the accommodation a bit early and had to wait two hours for check-in. This was no problems for us. At 1:00 we were told that our room was ready for check-in. We got the key and where shown to the room. Turned...More

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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

It was very easy for me to feel cozy and welcomed at The Palace. Alec was very helpful and friendly, every time I saw him he inquired how I was and how I was liking it. Very accommodating and easy transition when I had to...More

1  Thank vagamunk
Reviewed December 6, 2016

I really enjoyed staying at the Palace. It feels like going over to friends or staying at your holiday house with a heap of chilled out people. The common areas are like living rooms and everything feels so homy and cosy with a personal touch....More

1  Thank Janina W
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for five or six days. The house is old but very nice. Good view of Nelson and of the hills. The receptionist guy is very helpful and friendly, the same for the staff and woofers. There is a car park (5 or...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
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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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
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US$43 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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!"
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"You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room"
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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..."
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