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The Palace Backpackers

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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 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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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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 out our room wasn't ready, the receptionist apologized and
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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 move beds during my stay. Everyone had a chill demeanor
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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. Alec and Nicolas (?) were very
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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 6 places). The share room is nice, good view on Nelson.
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The owner tell us to leave in the midnight! Just because he drunk!!!! We had pre-inform the owner we will be late and he say okay no problem, around 11pm-12am. But when we arrived, he is kinda drunk, not in a good manner when he speaking with us. Just when I ask him where can
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Response from Dave E, Owner at The Palace Backpackers
Responded Nov. 10, 2016
I was not drunk.I do not drink.However I was intensely irritated by their attitude.This group said they would be arriving around 11pm,2hours after closing time and I offered to stay up and wait for them.I asked them to call again just before arriving so I could re-open reception,assign them a carpark and let them in.Instead I find one of them banging on the hostel door just before midnight! I asked the three of them to come inside and sign in, but the female in the group stayed in the car on her tablet.I went back outside and asked her to come in,then waited another few minutes for her to come in.When we went outside again she was still sitting in the car on her tablet,and I decided not to let them stay.I am sorry, but sometimes people need to be aware that while it may not be the case in their own country, in New Zealand the people who are there to serve them have rights and deserve some respect.
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Dickens room
"If it's just you and another person, get the private room!"
"Choose a room away from the street if poss"
"You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room"
"We liked the first room best- Dickens. The only complaint we can think of is one bed had a broken spring which poked le bum"
"Private rooms aren't that much more and very spacious and roomy"
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PRICE RANGE
US$37 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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