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Paradiso Backpackers
Ranked #12 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

I had a great stay at Paradiso Backpacker!
You not only get a clean room and a beautiful backyard, you also get the chance to meet great people,staff as well as other guests. Everybody is very welcoming and you get a lot for your money (free soup+bread). Paradiso Backpacker is the place to be if you like a relaxed,fun time with follow travellers in Nelson.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

From the moment I stepped into this hostel I felt at home, and then I ended up living there for six months! It is by far my favourite hostel I have ever stayed in and I've stayed in a fair few. Managers, Helen and Rob, are really friendly and welcoming. The other staff are all friendly too. There was a family atmosphere to the place, and while there was plenty of partying, it was also a cool place to wind down and chill out. I enjoyed all the little nooks and crannies in this place, like the mezzanine, the hammocks and the tv bus. It is a beautiful place for any travellers to stay in, whether it is a family holiday or a single backpacker. I highly recommend visiting Nelson just to stay here!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

Stayed here some time in January 2009 for 2 nights I believe this place for what you pay is very well equipped swimming pool, 2 big kitchens, lots out door picknic tables and then dont forget the magic bus all in all with good company one of the best hostels Ive stayed at.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights during my trip around the south island. I dont normally stay in large hostels but thought I would give it a go as it had a swimming pool. I was very happy with my stay, it was busy but everyone was very friendly and enjoying there holidays. I made use of all the facilities including the spa pool and sauna... very relaxing. All the staff were very helpful and gave me lots of local information and the rooms were clean. would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

We came through here last year on the Magic Bus. My favourite hostel of all. Free soup was good and brekkie adequate, also we got a free pack of noodles on arrival, so soup and noodles was enough! We popped out to the supermarket for wine, and the local wine they were selling off was brilliant, (it is a great region!) took it to the centre of NZ a short walk from the hostel. The pool was pretty good and the bed was great, a double really, but only paid for a single, be the first one into your room! Definitely recommend it. Lovely people and the den above the reception was good to chill out on.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Cramped, noisy and uncomfortable. Rooms were tiny. Bed was shocking. Fellow backpackers were most inconsiderate and doors were slammed noisily all night - had a lot of trouble sleeping. Go elsewhere, unless you want a shallow party experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

Being a veteran attendee at the excellent MarchFest, which is staged just down the road in Founders Park, I have arranged a group booking at nearby Paradiso on three separate occasions, as there's a good range of accommodation types. Have stayed in dorms, a private room in the main building and a motel unit. Each time the staff have been very friendly and helpful, but the place has always been packed (it's on the major coach tours stop-off route). This creates a party atmosphere, but leads to inevitable problems with overcrowding etc. in both kitchen and bathrooms. The outside space is great with the pool and old bus down the bottom of the garden, but if you want a quiet stay make sure you a book a motel unit.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Paradiso Backpackers

Address: 42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: £13 - £41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Paradiso Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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