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The Custom House

252 Haven Road , Nelson, New Zealand

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  • Nice Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

BEST LOCATION; The hostels city/waterfront location is 13 minutes walk to the center of town, on the waterfront and close to the beach. The best of all worlds, arrive in town, call us then relax as we come to pick you up. Enjoy the following (ALL FREE) Wi/Fi & computers, 65' TV, Sky, 600 movies, Xbox, Bicycles, Laundry, Local phone, Pool and Foosball tables, Coffee & tea, Car parking and camping gear (to loan).

The recently restored historic 120 year old Customhouse is spacious and has a full kitchen with ovens, bread maker and all other appliances.
Surrounded by waterfront either jump off the wharf into the sea next door or walk along the waterfront to the beach for the day. Close by are cafes, fresh fish shops and Nelsons best (award winning) fish/chip shop is next door, We are at a main pick up and drop off point for many chosen activities including the Abel Tasman National Park. We also offer a booking service, bar on site, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas as well as all the activities and sights the Nelson/Tasman area has to offer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The hostel provides a variety of secure bedrooms both shared and private with common television, kitchen, dinning and lounge rooms. Our rooms are clean and all beds have laundry pressed linen and duvet's.

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Mon 25 Jun 2018 - Thu 28 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Mon 25th June 2018 - Thu 28th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.4

  • Security 5.8

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 7.8

  • Atmosphere 6.4

  • Cleanliness 5.6

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 8.6


    26 Dec 2017
    Great Hostel! Huuuge TV with tons of films, free xbox, pool and table tennis quite industrial kitchen, but I guess that's fine washing machines weren't working when I was there which is a minus Location: right in between beach and city, so quite good actually! Rooms were clear and crispy downside: wifi .... come on it's 2018 unlimited wifi is a thing!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jan 2018
    Your standard hostel bedrooms, kitchen way too small for the number of guests. Had a free pool table and ping pong table which was a great touch . It’s basically a kiwi experience stop with new people everyday .
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.3


    21 Apr 2018
    Nice quiet place but kitchen really dirty
    Belgium, Male, 41+
  • 4.6


    05 Jan 2018
    Bathrooms don’t meet the basic needs for a hostel this size. 1 cubicle toilet and 2 showers for male. Downstairs bathrooms look like they’ve not been cleaned since it was built. Kitchen is very very small. WiFi is super slow. And that’s if it even works for you. Not sure about these people praising the WiFi. Bed comfort very hit and miss. Staff were very nice. Lounge area is nice (pool table, ping pong, Xbox, tv), but doesn’t make up for the rest. Get the basics right first.
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Pool Table


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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