Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Palace Backpackers

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8.5
Fabulous
191 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Run for over two decades, The Palace Backpackers is this historical colonial villa maybe a stone’s throw from downtown Nelson, but you’d never believe it when you stay here. Set in an enchanting garden with plum and lemon trees and flowers scenting the air, The Palace could be a million miles from anywhere.

Check in as a traveller, and leave as a friend. Help yourself to our tea and real coffee and tuck into a free breakfast and bakery. Sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or Centre of New Zealand whilst strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book exchange. Play a tune on the piano in the music room. Lie back and relax in one of our hammocks. Access our free high speed unlimited WiFi, Enjoy hot pressured showers in our delightful colourful bathrooms. Enjoy socialising at the BBQ area with new friends. Make friends with one of our hostel cats. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in one of our spacious dorms or doubles (no bunks!).

The Palace Backpackers features free unlimited WiFi, free bicycle hire (limited), free breakfast and bakery, a laundry, free luggage storage, free parking (limited), large well equipped kitchens with bread, tea, bakery and real coffee with a machine.
Reception opening times: 6.30am - 9pm

Our staff is warm and friendly. Feel free to ask for any assistance that you need :-) We'd love you to come and experience life at The Palace.

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
191 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8
  • Location
    9.3
  • Staff
    9.3
  • Atmosphere
    7.3
  • Cleanliness
    8
  • Value for Money
    9.3
  • Facilities
    8

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10
Superb
Nov 20, 2022
Super charming, beautiful, and clean. Very friendly and helpful staff who go above and beyond to be accommodating hosts. Highly recommend!
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Female, 31-40
8.9
Fabulous
Oct 06, 2022
the building felt less like a hostel and more like an old fashioned English hotel, it was full of character and quirky. I just really found the quirks of the building interesting. The free breakfast was great too. Good parking options, but tricky to find from the road you have to drive onto the gas station forecourt and the entrance is up a drive that way.
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Female, 25-30
3.7
Rating
Jan 06, 2022
Smelled of cigarettes and felt bad the moment I walked in. Very run down. The door to my room didn’t lock well. The beds weren’t very comfortable. I left and went to another hostel.
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Hair Dryers
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • DVD's
    • Board Games