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8.0Excellent

18 reviews

18 reviews

Location 8.7
Service 8.6
Value for money 8.0
Facilities 7.6
Cleanliness 7.4
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8.7Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Stewarts Avanti Plus Nelson
120 m
Litter Arty
120 m
Theatre Royal Nelson
160 m
Höglund Art Glass Gallery
180 m
South Street Gallery
180 m
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
Closest landmarks
Montgomery Carpark
260 m
Nelson Provincial Museum
270 m
Church Hill
300 m
Benge & Co Green Grocers
310 m
Victorian Rose
310 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

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Coffee shop

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Value for money8.0
Location rating8.7
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 kinds of entertainment are available at The Palace Backpackers?

The Palace Backpackers features games room while you remain at this property, providing visitors with entertainment value all throughout your remain here.

What bars are nearby The Palace Backpackers?

While staying at The Palace Backpackers, indulge in your evening or night out at Shark Club or Phat Club to make the most out of your nightlife.

What public parks are in close proximty of The Palace Backpackers?

While lodging at The Palace Backpackers, take joy in your morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Wigzell Park, Wolfe Park, and Russell Reserve Playground.

How long do visitors generally stay at The Palace Backpackers?

Verified past guests that have stayed at The Palace Backpackers had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What do past guests love most about The Palace Backpackers?

Past visitors that stayed at The Palace Backpackers have given this property a rating of 8.824 for its excellent location as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to The Palace Backpackers?

Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Palace Backpackers an average rating of 7.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to The Palace Backpackers?

Past families with young children that have stayed at this property have given The Palace Backpackers an average rating of 7.3. You can look up more detailed customer testimonials and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that past Group travelers have given to The Palace Backpackers?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Palace Backpackers an average rating of 7.9. You can check out more precise customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What popular shopping venues are nearby The Palace Backpackers?

Shopping options in The Palace Backpackers’s Nelson City Center neighborhood include Nelson Farmers' Market.

What popular natural sightseeing destinations are near to The Palace Backpackers?

The Palace Backpackers is located within Nelson City Center, which makes it suitably close to natural scenery including Founders Park and Queen's Gardens.

What is the closest airport to The Palace Backpackers?

The closest airport to The Palace Backpackers is Wellington International Airport, 128.0 km away.

What people love about The Palace Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "So much inspiring artwork and decorations!"

    Jasmin

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    February 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

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

    Jasmin

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    February 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Woofers are always welcome as well."

    Jasmin

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    February 1, 2020

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

7.6

Languages spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Garden
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Coffee shop
  • 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]
  • Car park [nearby]

Location

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

8.7

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
  • Theatre Royal Nelson
    160 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
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
8.0
Location8.7
Service8.6
Value for money8.0
Facilities7.6
Cleanliness7.4
High score for Nelson
Rating
9+ Exceptional (3)
8-9 Excellent (1)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (3)

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Showing 7 verified guest comments
12
3.6
Adam from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in December 2023

Disgusting”

The most disgusting place I have stayed in 8 months traveling (SE Asia, NZ, Aus). You make some allowances when staying in a hostel, but didn't realise we would be staying in a squat. Have no idea what the other reviews talking about a 'Bohemian vibe' are talking about, they must be confusing Bohemian with homelessness. They were what looked like squatters camping in the garden outside. Our first experience turning up here was seeing a hobo outside the front door cutting his toenails on the table glaring at us. The furniture is all blown out and looks like it was rescued from a dumpster. We only stayed because we were late arriving and had to get up early. The building was beautiful once but avoid this run down binfire at all costs.

Reviewed February 03, 2024
8.4
Excellent
Kelly from Canada
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2023

Lots of character”

It is a beautiful old mansion in the heart of Nelson. Cheap and more than adequate. Free laundry and breakfast were a bonus

Reviewed November 02, 2023
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
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
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
12
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