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Prince Albert Backpackers (formerly Fern Lodge) Reviews

113 Nile street, Nelson, New Zealand

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74 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 97%Facilities

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Really great place. Second time have been there and this wasn't a disappointment. Staff are friendly and helpful. Only comment would be it can get a wee bit noisy from the bar if you have a back room. But that stops around 9pm so all good. Breakfast times could be longer too, check out is 11 but breakfast stops at 9. All in all a great place.


Loved, loved, loved staying at PA! We had the best Christmas away from home you could possibly imagine, and it was all thanks to this fantastic hostel!! Everything was top notch: the atmosphere, the assistance with activities around Nelson, the facilities, the rooms and the activities put on by the hostel were some of the highlights of our stay in Nelson. Look no further than PA while you're in this great part of NZ and make sure to chat with Naiane and Mike! They made our stay unforgetable!


Great hostel, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Good breakfast!


Awesome place and very nice breakfast! The rooms at the back are perfect for a small group of 4 mates!! Totally recommended :)


Such a fabulous place to stay so homely, warm and comfortable. The owner's were great and so incredibly friendly. Best place I had stayed in, in New Zealand!

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