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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Prince Albert Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

We offer our guests free unlimited WiFi, a free breakfast that includes waffles along free bikes to explore the city.
All of our rooms also have an ensuite bathroom,
We, Mike and Nani, own and run this charming and endearing backpackers which operates inside a Heritage-class building that was originally built in 1888.

There is a large car park for those with vehicles and we are happy to accommodate Freedom Campers as well.

We are an easy five-minute stroll to the center of town where, on Saturdays, you can experience the famous Nelson Markets.

Outside of the room you can relax in one of our hammocks in the sunny courtyard, watch a movie in the TV lounge, compete against other travelers in our backpackers games room (table tennis, darts or Foosball) or enjoy a cold beer with some of our locals in the 'best beer garden in Nelson'.

On that note, how can we forget to mention that our Backpackers comes with its very own English-style pub where you can meet the locals, and to encourage interaction we have backpacker prices, just show your room card at the bar! Can't argue with that now can we!

Important: Reception hours: 8am to 9pm, so if you are arriving outside this hours, please contact us prior to the date of arrival.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2020
    By far the best hostel in Nelson. Great space and very inexpensive. Stayed in a 4 person room. You have a shared shower and toilet in the room and lovely outdoor hang out space. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Squeezed us in even though I booked on the wrong dates. Beds were clean and comfy and the privacy curtains are always a bonus at a hostel.
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Feb 2020
    Awesome stay. Wonderful staff. Clean. Loved the pub!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Dec 2019
    Breakfast has waffles and is good. Staff is welcoming.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    30 Jan 2020
    Nice and clean hostel, with great atmosphere and good facilities. A bit of a walk from the city centre, but that also makes it quieter. Some more bathrooms would be handy, I sometimes had to wait for ages ;-) but all in all a very good experience, I would definitely choose this hostel again!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Jan 2020
    It was great, met lovely people and the staff were friendly and helpful
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Aug 2020
    Hostel was next to the pub. Nice rooms with ensuites. Pub itself was great. Had awesome quiz night. Staff behind bar were very helpful. Swipe card for your own room however anyone could walk out of pub and into hostel area. Didn't appreciate the cleaners leaving all the doors wide open during the day to "air out" with all our belongings sat there. And then sitting outside smoking (when there are no smoking signs literally next to ash trays supplied???) and filling the rooms with cigarette smell.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Feb 2020
    Hostel was fine. Good sturdy beds with 2 pillows, locked rooms (although no lockers), decent kitchen and laundary. However, hostel lacked atmosphere. Staff were too busy working in the pub to offer advice on where to go or what to do. I also had food stolen on numerous occasions during my stay.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    22 Dec 2019
    My experience at the hostel was average. I appreciated the large/sturdy bunk beds, but found the kitchen quite small to prep food alongside others in the evenings. I loved the morning breakfast at the bar with waffles, though food would run out too quickly. Some Staff were condescending and downright unhelpful, whereas other members of staff were lovely and open to guests. Probably won't return.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    28 Jan 2020
    I had an ok stay. The showerhead was broken and had to be held up while in use. The breakfast was good but ran out quickly, the staff was a bit rude when someone asked if there was more waffle mix. The kitchen was run down but very tidy. The backgate is accessible to non-guests creating a security issue.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 4.3


    13 Oct 2020
    I stayed a few times at this hostel almost 4month ago and that time WERE really nice and clean. However everything has changed especially kitchen’s cleanness. Too many dirty dishes and pans were left in sink so have to move away them when I wash mine. I’ll never stay there again.
    Japan, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi