We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abel's Central Backpackers

Save
Share
Room & Suite (30)
Dining (2)
Overview
  • Excellent0%
  • Very good20%
  • Average40%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible40%
  • 26 Jul 2018
    “Ok”
  • 21 May 2018
    “Just if you need to save”
163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Dry Cleaning
Housekeeping
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerAttributes":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget"}}
Reviews (5)
Filter reviews
5 results
Traveller rating
0
1
2
0
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
0
1
2
0
2
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The staff needed a few calls til someone came downstairs. Very unfriendly and not helpful! They didn't explained anything about the hostel or the city. The rooms are clean. It is directly in the city centre.

Thank CarolynR1634
Response from Steve G, General Manager at Abel's Central BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much for your feedbacl

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel after travelling around South Island. We really liked the great atmosphere there. Staff gave us a really warm welcome and treated us like part of family. Kitchen is big and there is everything you need for cooking. Beds are comfortable...More

Thank Kaisa A
Response from Steve G, General Manager at Abel's Central BackpackersResponded 11 June 2018

Thanks very much!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is the cheapest hostel I have booked all over New Zealand. It's not bad at all for the price, if you don't mind the most unconfortable beds to sleep and noise. Price is not very clear. I payed 15 for my first night in...More

Thank EMonle
Response from Steve G, General Manager at Abel's Central BackpackersResponded 22 May 2018

Thanks very much - new owners have taken over and we are working through the above.

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Its very cheap but not worth going that cheap. We had a 10 bed dorm but the room was tiny, no room to move around at all. The room also stunk of weed and feet because all the workers sit on the balcony right beside...More

1  Thank Mikaela B
Response from Steve G, General Manager at Abel's Central BackpackersResponded 4 April 2018

Sorry you didn't have a good stay, we are in the process of painting the whole place and changing out all the rooms. New management took over less than a month ago and we are working through all the rooms.

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Wish I had read the reviews on here before staying because yes there were bedbugs. Went to sleep itchy but tried to not think too much of it. Woke up the next day and the other people in the room were saying they were itchy...More

2  Thank Sophie H
Response from Steve G, General Manager at Abel's Central BackpackersResponded 25 March 2018

Hi there, Apologies, I will contact you directly to discuss further. Many thanks

View more reviews
About
Description
Under New Managment and undergoing a refresh, Abel's Central Backpackers is slap bang in the middle of town. We have 14 rooms available in our central city location. 1 min walk to the bus stops and I-site, we ...More can also arrange transport and activity pick ups from the door. Free High Speed Wi-Fi is available in every room and we have a well equipped communal kitchen, two sun decks, TV room and book swap. The complimentary cereal breakfast is a must for any traveller to set you up for a days adventures. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$ 30 - US$ 45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Retreat Backpackers
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
14
Price range
US$ 30 - US$ 45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Retreat Backpackers
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Photos
Room & Suite (30)
Dining (2)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 hotels in Nelson
Mid City Motor Lodge
13 reviews
.10 km away
Palms Nelson
193 reviews
.35 km away
Trailways Hotel Nelson
586 reviews
.36 km away
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
441 reviews
.42 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 206 restaurants in Nelson
Viva La Vaca
40 reviews
.05 km away
Deville
200 reviews
.14 km away
Stefano s
290 reviews
.16 km away
The Swedish Bakery & Cafe
69 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 136 attractions in Nelson
Queen's Gardens
235 reviews
.19 km away
Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
178 reviews
.23 km away
Nelson Saturday Market
287 reviews
.18 km away
Nelson Provincial Museum
142 reviews
.21 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Abel's Central Backpackers staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing