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10 Best Backpacker Hostels in Nelson

Get cheap accommodation in Nelson.

Wow! So many hostels to choose from in Nelson, all competing to win backpackers’ affections. It was difficult to whittle the numbers down to a TOP 10, as Nelson is the place to be if you want to be a pampered backpacker. It’s a place many WWOOFers find themselves stay awhile too.

Hostels are ideal for backpacking on a budget, so you have more money to spend on fun activities. It’s likely you’ll save more money in Nelson with the free bikes and nice big gardens to relax in.

For ideas on what to do in Nelson, visit: Nelson – Guide for Backpackers.

So here are the backpacker hostels we love the most in New Zealand’s sunniest city.

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1. Innbetween Lodge and Backpackers

Super stylish, Innbetween Backpackers looks like something from an IKEA catalog. The flashpackers has some vintage town bikes and beach cruisers to hire, as well as friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Check Innbetween Lodge and Backpackers out!
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2. TASMAN BAY BACKPACKERS

Free pudding!!! Free bikes!!! Free breakfast!!! This place does get us a little excited. With a garden of various hammocks and picnic benches to relax on, a homely lounge and friendly atmosphere, Tasman Bay Backpackers is definitely a top contender for this listicle!

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3. PARADISO

Need some space? Paradiso has tonnes of it with a large swimming pool, huge garden, spa pool, beach volleyball court and hammocks. All free to use.

Check Paradiso out!

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4. Prince Albert Backpackers

This hostel is beautifully decorated with murals and Middle-earth themes. Borrow a free cruiser bike, enjoy the Nelson sun in the hammocks of the spacious courtyard. You don’t even have to walk very far to get a beer with the hostel’s bar being just downstairs. And, before we forget, free waffles for breakfast!!

Check Prince Albert Backpackers out!
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5. the Bug Backpackers

The owner of the hostel is also the manager, so expect a host paying attention to the hostel. This certainly reflects in the cleanliness. A social place to be, as it is always busy with other backpackers.

Check The Bug Backpackers out!
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6. THE PALACE BACKPACKERS

No bunk beds, solar power, recycling: it sounds like Grandma’s house but better! Add in the free high-speed Internet and you got me for the night!

Check The Palace Backpackers out!

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7. BRIDGE STREET Backpackers

Is this a church or a backpackers? This quirky hostel couldn’t have a more convenient location in the centre of Nelson. Sit in the sun in their outdoor area or play a game of pool with your new hostel mates.

Check Bridge Street Backpackers out!
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8. Aurora Backpackers

Centrally located in the heart of Nelson, Aurora Backpackers makes things convenient. BBH members will benefit from a discount here.

Check out Aurora Backpackers here!
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9. Almond House Backpackers

Relax in one of the garden’s sun loungers while being connected to free WiFi! Enjoy the great outdoors with free bikes and BBQ.

Check Almond House Backpackers out!
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10. YHA Nelson

Got a YHA membership card? Get your discount here in this centrally located YHA hostel.

Check out YHA Nelson here!
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