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Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

Most friendliest, prettiest and well organised backpackers I've ever been to. No bunk beds, the house is stunning and it's set up for cosy fun. Not too expensive, close to everything. Beat my expectations multiple times.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I had a private room which when a friend came and had the other bed in it we were given dorm rate. Well equipped kitchen , free breakfast , cereal , toast jam and if the hens are laying a freshly laid free range egg. Good hot water , clean bathrooms , friendly atmosphere , friendly staff, free use of...

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Thank KiwiJan48
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2014

great place with lots of awesome people there was a really good community feel to it where everyone helped each other out. There was a good price with lots of extras I didn't expect. Such as the free breakfast which was nice.

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Thank 248zak
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I have stayed in many backpackers around NZ and this was, by far, the worst. It is true that it is well located but it's on a hill, which is not very convenient if you are travelling with a big suitcase or a backpack. When I finally got to the reception completely exhausted, the receptionist told me that they had...

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3Thank NMoonB
Boston, MA
Reviewed 24 August 2014

It's a big house that overlooks the town center. There are only real beds in the female dorm, no bunks here! I had some of the best nights sleep here. The room is big and has power sockets and hooks. The bathrooms are descent but could use a bit more cleaning. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful ...no...

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Thank 07Boston
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This hostel should perhaps be used as the blueprint for other hostels around the world. The property, which is a character home and a hill, features three buildings, lots of patios, and a seemingly infinite number of rooms. It feels like massive but also small at the same time. Staff are awesome, very friendly and willing to help. I would...

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Thank Tyrannosaurus_Ross
Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

The staff is especially friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and still reasonably priced. Lovely location on top of a hill; a colourful and happy place - rain or shine. Don't miss a night at the spring and fern with the whisky priest!

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Thank malibubeachbabe
Woodstock, New York
Reviewed 20 May 2014

This is the best hostel I have ever been to, for many reasons. The place itself is incredible, it really is a palace in its own way. It feels private because it is on its own little hill, surrounded by gardens, but it is actually just a few blocks away from one of the best areas of town.The staff was...

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Reviewed 6 March 2014

I cannot go into enough detail to express how much i enjoyed my stay here at The Palace. After being stranded in nelson, i was lost, tired and worried. After one call to the palace all these feelings went away. A kind gentleman (didnt catch your name but thank you so much!) picked me up and took me to the...

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Bedfordshire, England
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I am currently staying in this hostel, unfortunately only for one night! - but I already LOVE it and wish I could be staying here longer. The location is perfect and it just has the most quirky, homely character. Unlike most backpackers, it is quiet (so far), clean, and everyone is friendly and relaxed (although I suppose that is the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Check in as a traveller and leave as a friend. Help yourself to our tea and real coffee and tuck into a complimentary breakfast each morning. Sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or Centre of New Zealand whilst strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book exchange. Play a tune on the piano in the music room. Lie back and swing in one of our hammocks. Access our free WiFi and check your emails in our spacious lounge. Enjoy hot pressured showers in our delightful colourful bathrooms. Enjoy socialising at the BBQ area with new friends. Make friends with one of our hostel cats. Enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our spacious dorms or doubles (no bunks!). A place to relax and a base to explore one of New Zealand's most interesting cities, rich in art and culture, which enjoys 2500 hours of sunshine per year. Explore the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, right on our doorstep. ... more   less 

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Address: 114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Number of rooms: 23
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“We liked the first room best- Dickens. The only complaint we can think of is one bed had a broken spring which poked le bum”
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“Private rooms aren't that much more and very spacious and roomy”
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“Go twin for a fantastic view at a very reasonable price without having to share”
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“All rooms are good”
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