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Prince Albert Backpackers Reviews

113 Nile street, Nelson, New Zealand

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88 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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I stayed in 5 different hostels through my trip and this was the lowest ranking one, in my opinion. Pros: not too far from the city, decent sized kitchen, both a TV lounge and a quiet reading lounge, free bikes (when available) Cons: no wifi (supposedly there was a paid option, but I couldn't get a signal), not enough outlets in rooms for each person, can't get into/out of shower without opening outer door into hallway, office closes early, lack of storage in rooms except a few built-in shelves


graet place, just far from the center


Nice place to stay. They offer free unlimited, fast wifi, free bikes, and free breakfast. The bar serves cheap drinks and good food. Everyone was super friendly and you only share the showers/toilets with people you share room with


Really nice breakfast; )

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


All good. Friendly staff, free breakfast, free wifi, nice bar, quiet at night so easy to sleep.


Awesome Backpackers, keep it up. Ill be sure to stay again if I return to Nelson.


Probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in. They have obviously paid a lot of attention to what your average backpacker needs, and are very organised. Quiet, solid and comfy bunks, great facilities, 11am check out, breakfast was great, and a cheap meal in the pub if you don't feel like cooking. The list goes on... The pub is a nice spot too!


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!


Not the very center of Nelson


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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