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YHA Nelson

59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand

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Overall Rating 70%

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 60%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 60%
Security 60%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 80%

YHA Nelson is a comfortable and popular 5-star hostel in the heart of sunny Nelson city and close to iconic cafes and restaurants.

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Nelson Hostel

Hostel Nelson

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

'Still the best in town' - Rough Guide

Welcome to YHA Nelson - five star, award winning, purpose built and central!

Nelson's YHA is a popular, comfortable hostel in the heart of the city. The sunny garden and dining area compliment the high quality kitchens and lounges. Use the hostel as a convenient base for visiting Nelson's attractions or simply relax with a selection from the (extensive) free video library. Hostel features:

- Sauna available.
- Guitar and pianos available (free).
- Many games free for your use.
- Heated rooms and extra blankets, pillows & hot water bottles available at no extra charge.
- Airport shuttle picks up from the front door.
- Free luggage storage available.

We are in the centre of town, so handy to the local cafe's and supermarkets. A short walk to the local bars. Party in town - relax in the comfort and security of the hostel.

To do in Nelson:

Discover the home of 'Wearable Art', explore the Abel Tasman and two other National Parks, enjoy a wine or craft tour and treat yourself at the renowned Nelson market (beside the hostel every Saturday). Experience the thrill of the unique 'Skywire', parachute or paraglide, enjoy a mountain bikers mecca, or kayak the coastline and hike for a lifetime. Discover why Nelson is one of the most popular places to live in New Zealand. All of these activities and more can be booked at reception, just ask our friendly staff.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

  • Available
  • Limited
  • Unavailable

Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • TV room
  • Table tennis / ping pong
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - At Reception
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
From 08:00 to 20:30
Check-in:
From 14:00 to 20:30

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +64-3-5459988

Fax. +64-3-5459989

yha.nelson@yha.co.nz

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Abel Tasman National Park (More than 10km)
  • Nelson Art & Craft Market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Adventure, Wine & Sightseeing (At or next to the hostel)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

I suggest YHA include quality of and convenience of internet access (cable, Wifi) in their surveys, as this is very important to most users/members. Quality of internet access at Nelson YHA was fair.

93%

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Ian Yann Ronald,

Sat 08 Nov 2014

Probably the best 'city' hostel that I stayed at in NZ.

100%

Avatar for David R

David R,

Thu 13 Mar 2014

I would recommend Nelson YHa to be one of the best in New Zealand

100%

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marion,

Wed 05 Mar 2014

Loved the included Wi-Fi. Great staff, friendly and very helpful. good location, easy to get around the town. the only suggestion I could make is a power bar (or two) in each room, depending on the number of beds. Everyone has cameras, phones, computers, tablets, etc. it would make it a lot easier to charge these devices, without anyone suffering. Other than that, would recommend it to anyone.

83%

Avatar for Daniela

Daniela,

Mon 06 Jan 2014

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (2 to 3km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Golf course (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (Less than 500m)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Nelso Airport is 6km from the hostel
Bus
Most buses drop off at the hostel apart from Intercity buses which drop off at a bus stop 100m away
Alternate Transport
City Centre location At or near hostel
Car
Parking is available at or near the hostel

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Light/energy sensor control
  • Renewable energy
  • Green energy supplies
  • Energy efficiency appliances

People

  • Working with local community
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Growing own vegetables

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in toilet
  • Water-wise garden

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