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Prince Albert Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.8
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 9.1

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    28 Nov 2018
    This hostel puts all other hostels to shame! Good location, private parking, nice & airy ensuite rooms, consistently good wifi, clean rooms & showers, friendly staff, etc. Beds have individual shelves & power plugs, and beds also come with curtains offering some privacy. Hostel also houses a nice pub with live music, decent food and well-priced beer. Just a small suggestion, breakfast should be served before 8am as many travelers in Nelson head out to Abel Tasman earlier in the morning.
    Malta, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Nov 2018
    I really loved this backpackers. Probably some of the biggest single beds I've seen at a hostel, super comfortable, curtains and privacy around each bunk... A lamp and shelf on the wall at your bed. Perfect! The free breakfast was great too! :D It didn't have much communal space and the kitchen was super tiny, but it did have a nice chilled vibe and honestly I'd say it was one of my favourite hostels for a short trip. You will definitely get a great night sleep.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Feb 2019
    Breakfast was amazing. Waffles :)
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    13 Feb 2019
    Looks rather unpromising next to a local pub...but it's actually a really nice setup. I had a private room (with en-suite 😮) which was excellent. Nice communal courtyard to eat & socialise. Good vibe. Easy walk into town. My only criticism is the kitchen which is entirely the fault of the guests not the hosts. At most hostels, everyone cleans up after themselves, but for some reason, this kitchen is in a constant mess. Come on people, clean up after yourselves. It's really not hard!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    21 Dec 2018
    Loved The Prince Albert but only thing needed is “quiet time” out in the back courtyard. Listening to pissed up German backpackers until 2am wasn’t fun :(
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    27 Feb 2019
    Hostel clean and safe. Amazing free breakfast included (waffles and more!!!) Restaurant and bar attached can be considered as a plus. Highly recommended!
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 Feb 2019
    Nice vibe and free breakfast (including waffles!!) but the kitchen was never clean and the en suite bathrooms meant you were often waiting an hour for the toilet when in a 6 bed dorm. Also the bunks were very high with no bar around them which was pretty disconcerting and might be an issue if you roll about in your sleep. It was probably 20 minutes walk from the town centre.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    31 Oct 2018
    Lovely hostel!! Clean and cozy... it was also so nice to have a curtain around your bed!!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6

    Good

    16 Feb 2019
    the worst kitchen i have ever seen. woah. the beds were pretty comfy, the vibe was okay at best...but really that kitchen was just...traumatizing.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    12 Feb 2019
    kitchen was an absolute mess the entire time i was there and the atmosphere was really lacking. first night i stayed there i had a room off the courtyard and the doors are just constantly open so literally ANYONE can just walk in. really nothing too great to report, and i heard there’s other hostels for the same price that are much better in the area
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

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