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The Prince Albert Backpackers
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

What I remember of this amazing hostel : a place where you can feel at home far away from your home with wonderful owners, Mike and Nani. This place is perfect to make some new friends with a beer in your hand (such a good idea to have a bar in the hostel, cheap beers and a lovely atmosphere !) I remember, of course about a beautiful day on the beach, amazing games' nights, lovely bike trip, tasty food and breakfast ... For summary, the perfect hostel and in addition, some great dorms and shares rooms to have a good rest also. For sure, one of my best hostel in New Zealand !

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

I spent one month at the Prince Albert and I really enjoyed each day. The staff is superb!! always friendly and dedicated to its customers and their needs. If you spend some time there, you'll feel part of the "family". Lots of fun at the Games night and the Quiz night!! Wonderful free breakfast with waffles!!
and if you just want to relax, you can choose among lots of movies or tv series or you can always play some games with your friends!!
The hostel is located in a great position, just 5 mins to town or supermarket, or to some really nice walking track, or the queens garden!
Rooms and bathrooms are always clean. Unfortunately some rooms are quite small..but, you know, i'm sure you are going to spend most of your time out!! so..no problem!!
oh..and you have free internet all day and night!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Ive never been in such a great Hostel!! amazing staff and atmosphere, Free Internet, free brakefast, free bikes!
they have there own bar (cheap deals for backpackers) and a lot of entertainments( games night, quiz night, TV room with houdreds of movies, guitar). Located near the city centre and the centre of NZ.
if i ever go again to Nelson i wouldnt doubt about staying again at Prince Alblert!! highly recommended

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

If you are around nelson, there's no other option than to stay at prince albert backpackers. You will find everything u expect from a hostel and even more. Lovely and active owners, loads of games in the common areas, super tidy and clean the whole hostel in general, one bathroom in each doorm, comfortable beds, warm place to be, lots of movies and series to chill at the tv lounge, FREE WIFI and computers to use! Cheap prices at the bar for the backpackers, guitat, ukelele, friendly people around all the time, and my favourite.. The hamacs. definately a place in nelson not to be missed!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

I would like to recommend the Prince Albert Backpackers to everyone who is looking for the best hostel in Nelson, New Zealand. I stayed for three nights and was really impressed by the accommodation and the facilities. The room was tidy and quiet, in the morning they offer a tasty breakfast, they have bikes to explore Nelson and in the courtyard hang hammocks to relax. The kitchen was clean and well equipped. But above all it is the warm atmosphere that welcomes everyone and makes it hard to move on.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2013

This cozy hostel has everything you need to feel just like home: Good facilities (the shower in the 6 bed dorm is amazing!!!!), TV-room with loads of movies, free unlimited wifi, it's clean and tidy and provides a great atmosphere while it's connected to a bar where not only backpackers but also locals enjoy a beer. All in all great hospitality, the owners are super friendly and it was lovely to stay there. Can recommend it as one of the best hostels in NZ!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

We originally planned to stay here for one night and ended up staying for 3. I was in the 8 bed dorm with an en suite. The room was clean, the shower amazing.
The facilities of the hostel are fantastic. Free wifi/internet, free breakfast, clean kitchen, great dining room, bikes to get into town, day trips, really comfortable tv lounge, great outdoor sitting. The bar downstairs has an amazing atmosphere and good prices for food and drink alike. The game room was my favourite. We were lucky enough to arrive on the Games Night where we took part in different games with fellow travellers and locals it was a fun filled night with a lot of laughter.

My favourite thing about the hostel wad the owners Mike and Nani, the friendly staff, and the home like feel you got from being there. It was my favourite hostel in New Zealand having travelled there for 5 weeks. I hope in years to come it's still going as I'd love to return :) (Love 'Newcastle'!!!)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Prince Albert Backpackers
Address: 113 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Prince Albert Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is centrally located in Nelson City. Our Heritage class building is located only minutes away from everything Nelson has to offer including mountain biking, hiking, natural swimming pools, arts and crafts and the famous Saturday Markets. The Prince Albert Backpackers and hostel provides today's travellers with the very best in modern facilities and accommodation including free unlimited WiFi and a free daily breakfast, while the locals bar and restaurant allows friendly interaction between the Nelsonites and the backpacker traveller.We have a range of rooms from 6 bed dorms, 4 bed share rooms, twins, and doubles. All of our rooms have en-suite facilities along with laundered and pressed linens and duvets. The backpackers uses a secure electronic keycard access system. Our guests also enjoy the exclusive use of a private sunny courtyard, private lounge, private kitchen and laundry facilities.Other facilities that you will find here at The Prince Albert Backpackers include a games room with Fussball, Darts, Ping Pong & Air Hockey, cruiser style bikes free of charge to explore Nelson and for the more adventurous individual we have quality mountain bikes for hire at the cheapest rate in town. With our free luggage storage you can also make The Prince Albert Backpackers your base-camp hostel to explore the 3 national parks within 1 1/2 hours from Nelson including the beautiful Abel Tasman and the alpine National Lakes.Factor in the discounts you will receive around town with our branded Prince Albert Backpackers wristband and we truly believe that once you have stayed with us you will seriously consider staying just that little bit longer... ... more   less 
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