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The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers
The Palace Backpackers

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8.2

Excellent

176 reviews

176 reviews

So much inspiring artwork and decorations!

Jasmin
- Feb 1, 2020
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Stewarts Avanti Plus Nelson

120 m

Litter Arty

120 m

Höglund Art Glass Gallery

180 m

South Street Gallery

180 m

South St Gallery

190 m

Popular landmarks
Christ Church Cathedral

320 m

Nelson Farmers' Market

390 m

Queen's Gardens

570 m

Suter

800 m

Centre of New Zealand

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
Montgomery Carpark

260 m

Church Hill

300 m

Benge & Co Green Grocers

310 m

Victorian Rose

310 m

Page and Blackmore Booksellers

320 m

The Palace Backpackers

114 Rutherford Street Nelson, Nelson City Center, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Nelson City Center part of Nelson, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

200 meters to Höglund Art Glass Gallery

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money8.3
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportNelson Airport (NSN)
Distance to airport5.4 km

Rooms available at The Palace Backpackers

Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed
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Single Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Palace Backpackers?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to The Palace Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Palace Backpackers has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at The Palace Backpackers?

The Palace Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about The Palace Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "So much inspiring artwork and decorations!"

    Jasmin

    |

    February 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "If you're in Nelson, I highly recommend staying there."

    Jasmin

    |

    February 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Woofers are always welcome as well."

    Jasmin

    |

    February 1, 2020

Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
8 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.5
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More about The Palace Backpackers

More about The Palace Backpackers

Located in Nelson, The Palace Backpackers offers accommodation with free bikes and a shared lounge. The historical colonial villa is set in an enchanting garden with plum, lemon trees and flowers. It is a 4-minute walk from Christ Church Cathedral. Free WiFi is provided. The property offers free tea, coffee, breakfast and bakery. Guests can sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or centre of New Zealand whilst playing one of the guitars available or reading a book from the international book exchange. It also has a music room, large shared kitchen, hammocks and BBQ area. Tahunanui Beach is 3.5 km away and World of Wearable Art and Collectable Car Museum is 4.4 km from the hostel. The nearest airport is Nelson Airport, 6 km from the hostel. All rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental
Location
114 Rutherford Street Nelson, Nelson City Center, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports

  • Nelson Airport (NSN)
    5.4 km
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE)
    55.7 km

Public transportation

  • Wakefield Quay Station
    1.9 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Prices Pharmacy
    570 m

Shopping

  • Nelson Farmers' Market
    390 m

Convenience store

  • Shell Select
    90 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    170 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Nelson Provincial Museum
    270 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral
    320 m
  • Nelson Farmers' Market
    390 m
  • Queen's Gardens
    570 m
  • Suter
    800 m
  • Centre of New Zealand
    1.3 km
  • Founders Park
    2.0 km
  • Tahunanui Beach
    2.4 km
  • World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
    4.5 km
  • Broadgreen Historic House
    5.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Stewarts Avanti Plus Nelson
    120 m
  • Litter Arty
    120 m
  • Höglund Art Glass Gallery
    180 m
  • South Street Gallery
    180 m
  • South St Gallery
    190 m
  • Flamedaisy Glass Design
    210 m
  • Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
    210 m
  • Bead Gallery
    220 m
  • Montgomery Carpark
    260 m
  • Wellington Reserve
    260 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-in until21:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Property announcements

Please inform The Palace Backpackers in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Reviews of The Palace Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.5
Location8.5
Service8.8
Value for money8.3
High score for Nelson
Rating
9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (0)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
Mar - May (1)
Jun - Aug (1)
Sep - Nov (1)
Dec - Feb (1)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jasmin from Germany
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

On point”

This stay was amazing. So cozy, laid-back, natural and creative. So much inspiring artwork and decorations! If you're in Nelson, I highly recommend staying there. Woofers are always welcome as well.

Reviewed February 01, 2020

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5.6
Marco from Philippines
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Old hostel and not the cleanness I've tried.”

This hostel is pretty old and you have to climb a steep stair in order to get to their reception. Not ideal for those with heavy luggage. I've visited during winter and the heater in the room is not working! I didn't have a comfortable sleep the whole night. Not to mention they also charge extra for credit card payment when paying upon arrival.

Reviewed August 22, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nichola from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Just book your stay already!”

Lovely staff that are baking all the time and you get to eat the goodies. Nice free bread all day, free breakfast, noce size rooms, the house has chracter. Nice atmosphere. Stay here!!!

Reviewed May 19, 2019

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5.6
Luis from United States
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Disappointing”

Front desk person Veronica is xenophobe and discriminated against me the next morning claiming I was not a guest there. All got sorted, but this person should not work there. This is an old house converted into a hostel. Nights get cold and there is no heating. No lockers here and basic breakfast is provided (toast). There are a lot of steps all the way up, so prepare yourself for a short hike. McDonald's is right next to this place. My issue was the way I got treated, otherwise this is an okay place for 1 to 2 nights.

Reviewed November 19, 2018

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