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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Abel's Central Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Under New Management as Abel's Central Backpackers, we have 14 rooms available in our central city location.
1 minute walk to I site and bus station,restaurant,supermarket,bank and museum.
Free high speed Wi-Fi is available in every room
Sunny deck and fresh paint throughout
A large fully equipped kitchen for your convenience View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 6.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 6.4

  • Cleanliness 6.4

  • Facilities 6.1

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2020
    Lovely little hostel in the centre of Nelson, easy walking distance to museums, centre of NZ and other attractions. Clean hostel with friendly vibe, some really nice chill lounge spaces outside and inside. Lots of bathrooms, good kitchen, just limited clothes washing that staff need to assist with but other than that it was great. Cheap private room options which we loved.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jan 2020
    Awesome place, however a bit dead socially
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Feb 2020
    Awesome hostel. Not the most modern facilities but it’s a really cheap stay so it’s all worth it! The location is perfect, the wifi is good and the staff is super fun and nice. I had a great time and met a lot of cool people. Small detail that bothered me : the hostel is in the free breakfast section on hostel world but they don’t serve one.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    20 Feb 2020
    Very chill space with nice people! Our bunk bed was super creaky though which made it hard to sleep. Loved that there was a sink in the private room- really reduced the need to take up time in the bathroom and felt more private.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    23 Feb 2020
    Pretty basic but good location and cheapest you will find by far
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    11 Feb 2020
    Quiet hours are not enforced. Bathrooms are gross. Management seems lax. My $30/night private room was fine, but you definitely get what you pay here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    08 Jan 2020
    We were charged for not dropping off the keys which we did (I have a witness). I now have to try and get my key bond back. Since the staff are not often manning the desk they didn't see us return the keys. They have a lockup room for bags but because the staff are not manning the desk very often they often leave the 'secure' room unlocked. This room is visible from the street and 'very' unsecure. I was not happy about this at all. Just about impossible to find a staff member at any time.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 5.1


    14 Mar 2020
    Rooms were really cramped Bunk beds were unstable, nearly toppled down when I tried to climb up No charging sockets by the bedside for phones and gadgets Wifi signal was poor in the forms Limited number of bathrooms given the number of people staying, also on the last day the bathroom light failed so had to shower in the dark. I had to get to my room through the kitchen which was a little awkward. But the staff was very friendly and the guy on the counter helped with my luggage to my room.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    20 Feb 2020
    We only saw one staff member throughout our whole stay- he was completely unhelpful and didn’t bother telling us about WiFi, check out etc. Only 2 toilets for the whole hostel, so you practically always had to wait. No late night noise policy- we were kept up by a group playing music until 1am. Although the site says free breakfast, we were informed upon arrival that this was a mistake and breakfast wasn’t included in the room fee. It’s only redeemable quality is its central location.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 4.0


    08 Mar 2020
    This was one one the worst hostels I have ever stayed in! It felt very unsafe. My girlfriend and I got a private room, but the window of our room was along a balcony that people were out on all night long being loud. There were also people constantly trying to open our bedroom door at all hours of the night which was concerning! The rooms were old/dirty as well. The toilet was broken and the toilet seat was on the ground covered in p**s. fine for a party hostel but not if you want to sleep
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
  • Wi-Fi