Sustainability Level 1
Free WiFi

YHA Nelson

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806 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Discover the vibrant heart of Nelson City with our unbeatable location, just steps away from great cafes, craft beer bars, shops, supermarkets, and next to Nelson's famous Saturday Market. Our hostel offers not only a comfortable and secure haven but also a gateway to unforgettable adventures in the Nelson Tasman Region.
What sets us apart? Our dedication to helping create great experiences for you! We are the only booking agent in town providing lots of free local information. We can advise and help you book Abel Tasman tours and transport, Intercity Bus, Interislander ferries, Wine Tours and much more.
Explore Nelson's hidden gems with our help – from the best coffee spots to scenic walks, exhilarating kayak trips, refreshing swimming holes, and breathtaking views.
Our City Bikes and fun E-Bikes are available for hire every day from reception. With over 100 kilometers of bike-friendly trails around Nelson, there is plenty to see.
Convenience is also at the core of your stay. The Intercity bus station is a short walk away and the Airport Bus stops just around the corner from us. All the tour operators and the early morning buses to the Abel Tasman National Park pick up from our Hostel for Kayak trips, Sailing, Canyoning, Water Taxis and walking trips.
Our hostel is a place where you can relax in comfort and security, with comfy rooms, fast, free WiFi and modern facilities.
For the food enthusiasts, we have 2 well-equipped kitchens with plenty of space to cook your favorite meals. Fresh bread is delivered daily, accompanied by a selection of herbs and spices. Socialize in our modern, colorful dining area, or find a quiet spot in our lounge, complete with a reading area, book exchange, music space, and an enclosed TV Room boasting a vast library of movies.
But that's not all – our hostel has a range of other services and facilities that will enhance your stay. Enjoy a relaxing sauna, internal bike storage, musical instruments (guitar, ukulele and piano) board games, foosball and sports equipment.
We offer late check-ins, CCTV security monitoring, free in-room lockers, laundry facilities, towel hire, and printing services.
If you are heading off on a multiday trip we have Luggage Storage available while you are away. We also have the best value camping gear hire in Nelson including tents, cooker sets and more.
Stay with us and our friendly team will help you experience the best of Nelson City and the surrounding region.

Reviews & Ratings

806 Total Reviews
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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Latest Reviews

Apr 16, 2024
staff very welcoming, very clean. only stayed one night so did not fully explore facilities
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Female, 31-40
Apr 14, 2024
Lovely staff who are very helpful :) all in all clean nice place to stay
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Female, 18-24
Apr 13, 2024
The owner is really strict and rude. They also want money for so many things, like Wi-Fi or to store your bags. They also kick you out at 11am, even if you just want to sit in the dining area for a bit, until your bus is leaving.
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
    • Sauna
    • Steam Room
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi

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