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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Location is very good, close to the waterfront and the beach (but not walking distance). Airport is also close, 15 min driving. The double room is really big and comfortable. All facilities are very clean. The swimming and hot pools are really AWESOME, they make you feel like in a hotel. Beach volley court and ping pong table are also...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Had a pretty good time staying here. Free breakfast and soup for dinner is great, pool and spa are a nice addition too. The staff are okay, but the place isn't exactly the cleanest, and the outdoor area is usually full of junk from people. I know that's not really the hostel's fault, but they really don't actually try to...

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1Thank GoosefaceKillah
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Be aware if you stay there, that it's a place where there's a lot of young bacpackers so if you want to be a quiet, it's maybe not the best place. Beside, it was the very first time that the reception of an hostel asked for an ID for the key deposit... It's also weird to have the kitchen close...

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1Thank Alquedyal
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostel however had beers stolen from the fridge (as did other people) and expensive hiking gear stolen from the washing machines. When I told the staff they thought this was funny and made jokes about how I shouldn't buy expensive hiking gear and that will teach me. I really wasn't amused and felt let down. What a shame.

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1Thank Andrew N
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

The Paradiso Backpackers in Nelson is supposed to be one of the best hostels in New Zealand and it comes very close but due to some issues i can not rate this place any higher.. I stayed there alone in a 4-bed Dormitory Room Ensuite which was good apart from the fact that my top bunk was so close to...

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4Thank PatrickNZNSK
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 28 August 2015

You are going to love this place. Woofers and management are always nice and being helpful all times. rooms are clean every morning and breakfast & vege soup serve on time everyday. Big swimming pool, sauna, hot tube, table tennis, volley ball just name it and you get it. It is located out of the city (20mins walk) but there...

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Thank Choonhong C
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Shower water was freezing, like so cold that I had to shut the water in between applying soap. Well equipped kitchen and sinks. The evening noodles were just ramen noodles and it was one per person. Breakfast was provided and decent. Some parking although the lot is a nightmare because it's so small. Dorm beds were average. The room did...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

I arrived at paradiso earlier this month with my boyfriend. We arrived but had to go for lunch and come back as there wasn't anyone on reception. When we did come back a lovely man called robin was there to greet us. The reason for this 5* is all down to robin. He was very friendly and upgraded us from...

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1Thank 123Rebecca
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Rooms are freezing in the winter. At night time rooms don't exceed 8 degreees celcius. There is a heater in most rooms, but it's not nearly enough to heat up the entire room. This makes sleeping really hard. I expected a lot more from this hostel. We also stayed at Tasman bay. It is about 100 meters from Paradiso. We...

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Thank Tim .
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

That's was for me the best backpacker I did in NZ so far : Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna , ping pong, tv room, free WiFi , free soup & bread every evening , volley ball court, all kind of games available at the reception and really good atmosphere for only 25 bucks per night in 4 beds dorms ! If...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Paradiso Backpackers

Address: 42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $24 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradiso Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The other backpackers hostel down the street was more clean.”
 of 5 bubbles reviewer12510, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask when booking what your preferences are.”
 of 5 bubbles AuroraLodge, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good for an overnight stay if you are an older couple. Great for young people.”
 of 5 bubbles DianeW80, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Dorm rooms upstairs in the main building were very nice and surprisingly quiet and had a shared balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles pmskydiver, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Wifi was slow”
 of 5 bubbles lorivb, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
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