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The Palace Backpackers

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Loved the unique decoration in the building (especially the bathroom). Very comfortable bed. Friendly manager who was helpful. Good value for money (20nzd for a bed with free breakfast and 300mb free wifi!)

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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Can't ask for anything more from this place. It has a real warm welcoming feel to the place. Free breakfasts and WiFi and the bakery that comes in the afternoon was a nice surprise! The weekly rates are also very reasonable. Love the location to, It's only a 5 mins walk to supermarket. Perfect!

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Thank Fred C
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Such a warm and friendly place to be.. thank you for such an awesome experience!!! I can't wait to come back and chill in the nelson sun.. the free daily bakery food is my favorite.. I recommend anyone who wants a beautiful stay in nelson to g9 stay at the palace! Peace..

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Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

The place had an old charm about it but you can also kind of imagine The Exorcist having been filmed there. I stayed in the conservatory room and could crawl out the window and sit in the conservatory with my book. They have free breakfast and bakery goods in afternoon. People seemed friendly enough but it might not suit the...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 July 2015

we arrived to palace backpackers planning on only staying for one night. that didnt happen, everyone is very friendly, there is a very nice atmosphere and vibe throughout the house. warm, welcoming, cosy and overall awesome. the price is great for what you get. you will not regret your stay at palace!

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Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Staying at this hostel is like going to stay at your old, eccentric auntie's house. The historic building sits atop a hill, surrounded by gardens and filled with vibrant, colorful art which makes the space feel cozy and welcoming. The staff is pretty incredible, too! So helpful and genuinely friendly. (Thanks for turning the heat on for us, helping us...

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Thank erikadidit
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Favourite hostel experience in NZ so far!! Beautiful old building and decorated to suit the style. Despite the age, still very clean, comfy and cosy. The rooms are spacious with plenty of storage and electrical points. Kitchen was well equipped and the lounge felt like home- especially with all the friendly long termers. Free, unlimited breakfast as well as bakery...

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Thank Rachajack
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I've been to Nelson a few times before and I can't believe I never knew about this place! It's in a really amazing beautiful old house, really close to the bus stop and the centre of town. In some ways it's more like a fancy mansion than a hostel, but it still manages to be super laid back and quirky....

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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I found my visit beyond enjoyable! Great food, wonderful company, and best of all fluffy, pliable, easy-to-use toilet paper. It is rough peeing here in New Zealand for everyone provides you with pastry pick-up wax paper. I did not even know that NZ sold such wonderful toilet paper until I visited this backpackers. They also have a beautiful mosaic tile...

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Thank HypercriticalHolt
Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

Most friendliest, prettiest and well organised backpackers I've ever been to. No bunk beds, the house is stunning and it's set up for cosy fun. Not too expensive, close to everything. Beat my expectations multiple times.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

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Address: 114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Number of rooms: 12
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“You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room”
, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“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”
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Stephlt01, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms aren't that much more and very spacious and roomy”
CtgGirl, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Go twin for a fantastic view at a very reasonable price without having to share”
DimensionArtist, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are good”
C0ral5, 6 Apr 2013 | Read review
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