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Abel's Central Backpackers
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6.8

Good

34 reviews

34 reviews

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9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Aurora
20 m
Mygym
50 m
Benge & Co Green Grocers
130 m
State Cinema 6
150 m
Pottering About
150 m
Popular landmarks
Queen's Gardens
190 m
Nelson Provincial Museum
250 m
Nelson Farmers' Market
290 m
Christ Church Cathedral
440 m
Suter
460 m
Closest landmarks
Post office
150 m
Montgomery Carpark
170 m
Shark Club
180 m
Phat Club
180 m
Queen's Gardens
190 m

Abel's Central Backpackers

163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson City Center, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Nelson City Center part of Nelson, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum.

Highlights

200 meters to Queen's Gardens

Airport transfer

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Shared kitchen

Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.1 km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportNelson Airport (NSN)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Abel's Central Backpackers

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Basic Triple
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Twin Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Economy Quad
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Quadruple Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Triple Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Abel's Central Backpackers offer shuttle service for getting around?

    For your ease of travel around the city, Abel's Central Backpackers offers None right where you need it making it easy for you to get to places effortlessly.

    What is the average travel time to the closest airport from Abel's Central Backpackers?

    The average travel time to get from Abel's Central Backpackers to the airport is 15 minutes, but please keep in mind that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

    What points of interest are nearby Abel's Central Backpackers that are in walking range?

    While residing at Abel's Central Backpackers, begin your vacation by discovering the nearest destinations that are within walking distance to the property which include Benge & Co Green Grocers, State Cinema 6, and Aurora.

    What bars are in close proximty of Abel's Central Backpackers?

    While residing at Abel's Central Backpackers, indulge in your evening or night out at Shark Club or Phat Club to make the most out of your nightlife.

    What are the property's policies for children's bedding at Abel's Central Backpackers?

    Abel's Central Backpackers's policy relating to children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore requires an extra bed which will incur an additional cost. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

    In which languages can Abel's Central Backpackers's personnel communicate?

    Abel's Central Backpackers can communicate up to 2 languages which includes English for travelers that prefer this language. Please refer to the "Amenities and facilities" section and in the "Languages spoken" category to find out what different languages this property supports.

    What is the typical rating that past Couples' have given to Abel's Central Backpackers?

    Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Abel's Central Backpackers an average rating of 6.1. You can look up on more descriptive customer reviews, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Abel's Central Backpackers?

    Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Abel's Central Backpackers an average rating of 6.8. You can look up more thorough customer evaluations and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to Abel's Central Backpackers?

    Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Abel's Central Backpackers an average rating of 7.3. You can look up more specific customer assessments and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Abel's Central Backpackers?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Wakefield Quay Station, 1509.0 m away from Abel's Central Backpackers.

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    Property ranking|Compared to 249 Nelson properties
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    Location score
    9.1/10
    Value for money score
    7.4/10
    Room size
    16 sqm.
    Service score
    6.9/10
    Better than
    94
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    Overall rating:

    6.8

    Good
    34 reviews
    Cleanliness
    5.7
    Facilities
    5.2
    Location
    9.1
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    More about Abel's Central Backpackers

    More about Abel's Central Backpackers

    Abel's Central Backpackers

    Abel's Central Backpackers is a distinct addition to Nelson and a smart choice for travelers. This hostel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Nelson? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Abel's Central Backpackers, located merely 4.9 km from World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum.
    Abel's Central Backpackers offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Nelson is made even more convenient with the taxi and shuttle services available at the hostel.
    Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at Abel's Central Backpackers.


    Dining and things to do

    Every day at Abel's Central Backpackers begins with a delicious complimentary breakfast. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.


    Around the property

    Abel's Central Backpackers is the perfect spot to explore Nelson's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. Be sure to visit Centre of New Zealand located 900 m away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Nelson. Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Tahunanui Beach located 3.7 km away.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find rooms here that are cheaper than 97% of all other options in the city.
    Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 93% of accommodations in the city.
    According to guests who stayed here, this hostel's room comfort is rated higher than 87% of other accommodations in Nelson.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Review score
    Facilities

    5.2

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • German
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Ticket services
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Shared kitchen
    Services and conveniences
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoking area
    Access
    • Pets allowed
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [nearby]
    • Shuttle service
    • Taxi service

    Location

    163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson City Center, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.1

    Airports
    • Nelson Airport (NSN)
      5.8 km
    • Woodbourne Airport (BHE)
      55.6 km
    Public transportation
    • Wakefield Quay Station
      1.5 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Collingwood Health
      290 m
    Shopping
    • Nelson Farmers' Market
      290 m
    Convenience store
    • Shell Select
      200 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      70 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Queen's Gardens
      190 m
    • Nelson Provincial Museum
      250 m
    • Nelson Farmers' Market
      290 m
    • Christ Church Cathedral
      440 m
    • Suter
      460 m
    • Centre of New Zealand
      910 m
    • Founders Park
      1.6 km
    • Tahunanui Beach
      2.8 km
    • World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
      4.9 km
    • Broadgreen Historic House
      6.2 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Aurora
      20 m
    • Mygym
      50 m
    • Benge & Co Green Grocers
      130 m
    • State Cinema 6
      150 m
    • Post office
      150 m
    • Pottering About
      150 m
    • Montgomery Carpark
      170 m
    • Double Decker Experience
      180 m
    • Shark Club
      180 m
    • Phat Club
      180 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.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 3-12 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Getting around
    • Airport transfer fee25 NZD
    • Distance from city center0.1 km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
    The property
    • Number of rooms 14

    Reviews of Abel's Central Backpackers from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    6.8
    Good
    Cleanliness5.7
    Facilities5.2
    Location9.1
    Service6.9
    Value for money7.4
    High score for Nelson
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (1)
    8-9 Excellent (1)
    7-8 Very Good (0)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (7)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (2)
    Jun - Aug (1)
    Sep - Nov (1)
    Dec - Feb (9)
    Showing 13 verified guest comments
    6.4
    Good
    Linh
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Nothing special”

    We arrived at around 6pm and the receptionist was about to go out, so he gave us a very quick check-in without taking us to the room, nor telling us how to access the internet (though it's fine because the wifi has no password). The place looked messy, and the kitchen (where guests also socialise as there is no living room besides a small TV room) was small. People stayed on the balcony talking loudly late into the night. On the bright side, the location is right in town centre. You can't ask much from a cheap backpackers, but clearly I have stayed in better ones in New Zealand.

    Reviewed February 21, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Deborah from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Basic accommodations for very reasonable cost. ”

    The staff were friendly and very helpful. Went out of their way to help me recover an important item I left in the room. I will forever be grateful!

    Reviewed January 09, 2019

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    2.8
    Gary from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    INFESTATION OF BED BUGS AND FILTH”

    This hostel is filthy and overcrowded and the more bodies they can get in, the better for their profit. I was eaten alive by bedbugs that were so large, that they were all over the sheets in the morning when I got up due to me grabbing them and smashing them with my fingers. I brought a pillow down to the lady manager, and she never apologized, but kept stating that they spray every Friday. She fully refunded the night stay. Be warned about this place, and there are too many backpacker places in Nelson to sleep at this filthy and overcrowded one. I have had better stays in third world countries who the quality was better than this place. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND and BE WARNED!

    Reviewed February 09, 2019

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    5.2
    Nichola from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Go to Tasmen or The Palace Backpackers”

    I stayed here as the price was really low. The 1st night I arrived a guy had too much to drink and it turned out, was in my room. I ended up talking to another guy in the room and after I said Im gonna ask to change rooms, he told me how he had already spoken to the owner and asked her for the same thing, said she was rude and angry at him for calling her, she said to him that hes only paind 17$ so what does he expect. I mentioned that I might get my money back but the owner already told this guy that he couldnt do that either. I think this idea of a low cost room means you get what you get, is really bad. It does not matter how much you pay for a room, feeling comfortable is a basic for what ever price is paid. I was then moved after the guy called again. The owner apologized for the drunk guy but she should have dealt with it pronto. All the other staff were lovley. No atmosphere. Will never stay here again

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

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    5.2
    Jaewon from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Above average”

    Location is so good but that’s it I think and chep price. Bunk bed was shaking and ladder was broken. Some shower room was broken and lounge was so small. The reception was nice and kind.

    Reviewed November 29, 2018

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    6.8
    Good
    Elsa from New Zealand
    Family with teens
    Basic Triple
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Good”

    The building looks terible. In urgent need of painting and new carpets. That makes the place look dirty and not acceptable

    Reviewed January 22, 2019

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    3.6
    Yu from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple
    Family Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Acceptable”

    The listing misleading, there no room attached it's own barthroom

    Reviewed May 30, 2019

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    6.0
    Carrie from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    OK for the night”

    I stayed the one night and happened to be a Saturday which was extremely loud. I did not realise it was so close to a night club so music was playing loud till early hours. The place was very gruby but the guy checking me in was kind enough to move me into a different room with just 1 other lady which was much better. It was OK for the 1 night but I would not stay longer.

    Reviewed February 09, 2020

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    6.8
    Good
    J from Germany
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Fast wifi, kitchen good equipped, but not that clean ”

    Fast wifi, kitchen good equipped, but not that clean. But i liked the stay.

    Reviewed February 04, 2020

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    6.4
    Good
    David from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Good price and location, but dirty and loud”

    Cheap place to stay if you have an early bus to catch, but the wifi didn't work in my room, the kitchen was dirty, the lighting was super dark and the street noise seeps in through the walls at night.

    Reviewed January 30, 2020

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    5.2
    Héctor from Spain
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    Sin Wi-Fi sin servicio serio”

    Si puedes escoger otro Hostel hazlo y ahórrate el estar en un sitio incómodo, sucio, apretado y sin Wi-Fi y con un dueño con un humor bastante malo.

    Reviewed February 04, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anna
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    Exceptional”

    すごく安かったから汚いだろうと思っていたけれど、凄く清潔感あって、本当にこの値段でいいのかとびっくりしました。 キッチンも整理整頓されているし、朝食無料もそこそこ充実していてとてもいいです。 シャワーとトイレは共同なので我慢ですが、すぐ慣れました。シャワーはちょっと汚いです。ベットはギシギシ揺れます。立地は完璧! またNelson通る場合は絶対にここを選ぶというぐらいめちゃめちゃ良かったです。(今まで泊まってきたところと比べてですが)

    Reviewed January 30, 2019

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    5.2
    cilia from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

    changement de nom, de matelas... devinez !”

    Le gérant était très gentil mais le ménage devait être difficile à gérer vu la vétusté de la baraque. C est plutôt un coloc avec 1 seule douche en service, avec de la crasse marron orange en bas, pour 15 persones . Bien pour le prix et la location mais tu peux trouver mieux en hiver.

    Reviewed July 02, 2018

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