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Reviewed 22 February 2013

I have thought long and hard before posting this review, but I have appreciated honest feedback here on trip advisor, so I am going to be honest. Like one reviewer said, this is not a backpackers, but a family home. And while the couple and their six year old son are charming and very friendly and helpful, I would have appreciated a turn in the bathroom and a chance to cook and eat a meal. Yes, it is a lovely relaxed atmosphere, but cramped and a little claustrophobic.
And while I appreciate the chance to use the Internet, it is inexplicably turned off at 11.00pm and on again at 7.00am which put paid to my insomniac habit of researching and booking my forward travel.
Lovely people, but a crowded space.
Sorry, but that was my experience.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Feels like home!

Clean and tidy, and the hosts are great.
Paid for shared but got a single room with a big bed.
Right next to city centre.
Too bad I could have spent here only 1 night :-(
Good place to stay before hikes, Alan has great tips and knowledge.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Rotem L
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

An amazing little place which makes you feel like home!!!! BUT BOOK IN ADVANCED!!!
Piri, Alan & Jamie are great hosts with always a smile on their faces. Arriving there and being welcomed makes already the difference. You getting a beautiful tour around the small cozy guesthouse and you being introduced to all people are staying at that moment (there is a board with all the names in the kitchen as well - very easy to remember all names). There is always fruit cake and a hot cup of tea or coffee waiting. You can play the piano, guitar or just one of the many board games. You are aloud to use all the wonderful herbs in the garden and a big lemon verbena tree is waiting to become a lovely tea!
The guesthouse is only a few minutes walk away from the city center and you have in about 2-6 minutes walk 4 different restaurants/take aways around. The guesthouse is super clean and has WIFI, a washing machine and a dryer! Always nice background music is playing...just great!

The warm hearted family is always a big help and makes you feel like a good friend. Amazing that even over new years when the guesthouse was full they tried to find a place for every single backpacker/guest who walked in or called.

If you come to Nelson - DO NOT MISS to stay at this lovely and family run guesthouse! You will just like it.... I liked it so much that I couldnt leave for a whole week....even though I just planned 2 nights :)

Thank you so much for the great welcome, awesome time and all the nice time we spent together.

All the best to Alan, Piri & Jamie and hope to see you one day again!

Room Tip: The double/twin room has a great huge bed (and it would even fit 3 people). But also sleeping in the shared room is comfortable! But acually it doesnt matter....just a great place to stay....stay for a while and let your soul rest!
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Darry22
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Reviewed 25 December 2012

I have mixed views about this place which was friendly, clean and comfortable but also very clearly a rather cramped family home with very little outdoors space - indeed most of it was below a constantly full washing line. The barbecue could only be used if plenty notice was given to get it ready and if several people wanted to use it, and there was a small child wandering around most of the time. The small kitchen felt crowded at mealtimes and I was glad I didn't have the "room" which was really just a tiny conservatory off the sitting room. It would be fairer to call this place a bed and breakfast because it often felt as though we were intruding on family space. That being said, the host Piri was very nice and made a big effort to cope with conflicting pressures. We stayed two nights and made full use of the free bikes and wifi.

Room Tip: Check if you're being offered the sittingroom conservatory. It's tiny and could be noisy.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank DuthieDuck
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Reviewed 25 December 2012 via mobile

We spent the Christmas days in this tiny hostel with only eight beds in total. The hosts Alan and his wife Piri made us feel as a part of the family and celebrated Christmas with us. We had two great days and a lot of fun!

The hostel is very clean, the kitchen has everything you need for cooking and baking, there is free WiFi and no bunk beds.

Alan is always happy to give advice about tramping and travelling and knows his way around NZ very well.

It was lovely spending this Christmas in the hostel! It really is a come-back-destination!

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank worldtravel16
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