Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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.


The Fountain Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Fountain Backpackers... Experience living in an old New Zealand heritage building with its very special vibe and unique character. Feel home away from home. We provide 4 bed dorms, one 3 bed room and double bed rooms as well as 2 rooms with a single + double bed. We are based in in Central Nelson - right in the middle of the beach and city center. Location is everything, so close to all the main amenities & city attractions all within a 5 minute walk. The property has its own look out with some of Nelson's best views to wake up to as well as several outdoor areas.

Every room has its own little glam and special vibe - furnished and renovated with love.
Relax, chill out or have a drink in our renovated common areas... Join for an unforgettable time in our gardens, a BBQ on our side deck or some food on our huge dining table. Maybe the fish you caught during one of our fishing trips?

Many reasons to have a memorable and special time with people from all over the world.

You need to get around?
Our hostel is located just 5 minutes from the heart of Nelson city with fantastic cafés, restaurants and shopping. No real public transport needed ☺ Take another 5 minute walk down the local wharf – always great for quick swim in summer. Or grab one of our bike and go on a 10 minute ride down to the beach.

Interested in the best local activities or where to get the best coffee and scones in town? Our staff will help you out - no doubt is there :)

We are looking forward to welcome you at our home soon.
Your Fountain Backpackers team View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 7.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Apr 2019
    Awesome homely place to stay . Highly recommend
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2019
    Was met by the lovely manager and warm staff. Super chill and comfortable.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2018
    I really enjoyed my stay. The garden was a lovely place to pass time and I had pleasant people to make conversation with me. I also found lots of fun activities around town like hiking and markets,etc. The room and bathroom were clean and the common areas were cleaned daily. I will definitely go back next time I’m in Nelson.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    11 Oct 2018
    Great stay. Cool people. Would always come back. Cosy little house, had fun times. Nice kitchen.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Mar 2019
    Great stay. Came back again. All you want and all you need :) Met the loveliest people and will be back again one day.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2019
    A great place to stay when in Nelson. Good, clean facilities, small and cosy living and a charming, helpful manager. Highly recommended.
    Australia, All Male Group, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Mar 2018
    Great hostel, good environment!
    Mexico, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 May 2018
    First of all, the host Olivia is a great person. Helped a lot and was very kind :-) We got a very nice ensuite room for two with a double bed, one of the best I have been to as far as hostels and guesthouses go. It is located almost in the city centre which encourages walks to the city. The kitchen should be more tidy as it was plain dirty though this is by no means host's fault :-)
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Nov 2018
    After our flight to Nelson from Wellington was delayed, we ended up getting a ferry to Picton and hitch hiking to Nelson. I was pretty scared to do this as it’s my first time, especially in the dark. I called the hostel and Maj reassured me and gave me her number so I could WhatsApp her the details. She made everything so easy for us and we felt very comfortable during our stay! Great staff and really nice hostel to see the beautiful town of Nelson!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    14 Mar 2019
    Got zero sleep because of constant traffic noise, heat in room and only window, a skylight had no curtain so lampost light flooded room all night. No towels in room, had to ask and then used them as makeshift curtain across window.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Towels Not Included
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi