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The Custom House

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242 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

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.

The recently restored historic 130 year old Customhouse is spacious with a full kitchen including ovens 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, 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.

Reviews & Ratings

242 Total Reviews
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Feb 22, 2024
You can meet a lot of people play pool and just have a great time it's not a modern place really things are old and a bit dirty but the beds are amazing and they have a mini fan in the compartment where you sleep
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Male, 18-24
Feb 19, 2024
Want to start by saying that the owner was absolutely lovely, gave great recommendations on where to eat and was really accommodating when I had an early bus. Beds had lots of privacy and rooms were clean and airy. Only thing about this hostel is it’s location — no problem if you’ve got a car but it’s a bit out of the way from the centre. On the other hand since it’s by the waterfront you can walk a minute outside and watch the sun go down over the harbour :)
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Female, 18-24
Feb 15, 2024
Love this place. The beds in the 4person room are comfortable. The privacy curtains on the bunks work wonders. The little bedside fan and multiple socket/USB ports attached to each bunk make it a perfect place to hide away and have your own space in what can be a busy hostel. The owner is personable, helpful and considerate. The kitchen is a bit small when lots of folks are there, but the multiple common spaces are varied and spread out. It's close to the main town and beach.
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Female, 41+


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Parking
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Entertainment

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

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