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YHA Nelson by Accents
Ranked #19 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Reviewed 4 December 2010

We loved this hostel. It is in a great location with all the services you could want within walking distance. We had an ensuite bath that was very large. There was even a second sink in the room. The beds were okay but not the most comfortable. We had our garbages emptied and clean towels left every day. There was a tea kettle and tea which was so nice. Staff were not the friendliest and we found that they always seemed a bit rushed and easily irritated. Bus pick up was right outside the door. Be aware that the staff leave at 8:30pm so no late arrivals. There is a code to get in if you are already registered.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with family
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Thank you - Late arrivals are easy to manage so long as we know you are coming.

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Reviewed 30 June 2010

I've stayed here twice with the same friend and we returned to it because it offered clean rooms for a budget price - pretty sure I only paid $28 per night. Good backpacker accommodation. It certainly isn't plush but if you've been in the wilderness for a week it seems great!

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

We stayed here for one night during easter, and due to the fact that the hostel was fully booked, reception and kitchen were quite busy. Parking was free, due to the public holiday (don't know if there's a free parking option during normal days). Location is good for the nice city center, waterfront is a 15 minute walk.
Our private ensuite was very convenient with lots of space, a large bathroom, a couch, a sink with some cups, plates etc. and coffee and tea making facilities, a large bed and television+dvd player. A small fridge would have made it completely perfect.

Unfortunately, a 'public' bathroom was located just next to our room,and walls are quite thin so we could hear everything. Another small disadvantage was that the windows in the room were located very high, so there's no opportunity to have a look outside and the room feels a little bit like a bunker.
The hostel is pretty big, so it can feel a little unpersonal, but that didn't botter us.

Receptionstaff was very helpful to make a booking for the watertaxi in Abel Tasman National Park.

For diner, try the Indian restaurant in the 'villa', it was the most delicous Indian food we ever had.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2010

This hostel was pretty nice and nicely located. Room was clean but cramped. Bathrooms were clean. Cons: 1) room smelled funky, 2) very noisy - both rude loud people in the common areas, and can hear all the doors slamming at 5:30 am when people leave.
On the plus side, the bed was a good one.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

After travelling from Wellington and missing a transport connection we had an unexpected stay in Nelson. We rolled into the YHA reception in the evening and nothing was too much trouble. After sharing our story with the staff member we were checked in swiftly and she even booked our departing bus ticket ex Nelson for us in the same transaction. She also let us know that the markets would be on the following morning, and were worth checking out, so encouraged us to stay in Nelson for the day and catch a bus early evening instead.

We were so glad we did this because Nelson was a charming little town. We had a great dinner at a local pizza parlour, stocked up on locally made items at the markets the following day and had coffee at Lambretta's.

The rooms were basic but very clean. As were all the facilities in the hostel - the kitchen was spotless, with a free food shelf too, the dining area was tidy, and the lounge area was peaceful, with an adjoining dark and closed off movie room. We loved the hostel cat too, he was gorgeous.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 January 2009

This is a quiet, clean, and modern hostel in a great location in Central Nelson. We could not ask for more. Would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about YHA Nelson by Accents

Address: 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: £24 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Nelson by Accents 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Linda and Royce who ran the famous Accents on the Park Backpackers for a decade are now proud to welcome travellers to their new hostel in Nelson. Qualmark rated 5 Star and located right in the middle of NZ's sunniest city, YHA Nelson by Accents brings travellers home-style hospitality and great facilities all right next to Nelson's famous Saturday Market and walking distance to all the best cafes and restaurants in town. We act as a convenient base to access 5 National Parks including the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes. Our spacious kitchen facilities provide you with everything you need including a sunny BBQ courtyard and garden. There is secure internal bike storage, a piano, foosball, table tennis and huge free DVD collection. Of course we have great internet access too! ... more   less 
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