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The Prince Albert Backpackers
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

I couldn't rate this place higher - it's so good! A group of us stayed at the Prince Albert over the weekend. The staff are so friendly and hospitable, the rooms are clean with lovely crisp linen, the breakfast is included, and the rates are very reasonable. I would definitely stay here again :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Anna5672014
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

The Prince Albert had literally everything you could hope for in a hostel! Competitive rates; clean, neat rooms with great showers; an amazing dinner deal in the attached restaurant; awesome drink specials; free bike rental; a beautiful patio; nightly social events; and friendly, welcoming staff. I spent 3 days biking Nelson from one end to the other and thoroughly enjoyed my 4 days at the Prince Albert! :) Thank you so much!

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms can get noisy when social events are on. Request an upstairs room if you need it 100% quiet.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank aeking3
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

I really only want a clean, tidy and safe room and I'm on a budget. After my regular accommodation was fully booked I booked via booking.com on the reviews and price. Well, what a wonderful welcome and then a tour. Very clean and tidy room with an ensuite. Obviously a bar that the locals visit. Upmarket bar, great 'deals', good security (card entry into the room) and excellent location. Free wifi. The only complaint - my room was by the outside stairs and overlooking the beer garden - thus smoke rose into my room, the outside door was against the beds wall and it was noisy until late at night. I will certainly book again but will ask for a room near the road instead. Very impressed and lots of happy people showed just how great this place is.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Thank ponymadaj
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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Everyone who worked there was friendly and kind. They went out of their way to be social and inclusive and this atmosphere rubbed off on the guests as well. Loved the discounted drinks and meals at the pub. Also appreciated that it's a proper pub that locals enjoy too, not a party hostel bar.
Accommodations were comfortable and clean. The hammocks and game room were added bonuses!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
Thank tiffymoose
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

We were very pleased with our comfortable room with private bathroom.
There were no cooking facilities but breakfast was included in the price. The evening meal was outstanding - main course and pudding plus a jug of beer for $10 each!
The breakfast was equally good with a selection of cereals, toast and a waffle maker which produced delicious hot waffles in a couple of minutes. Butter and maple syrup were also supplied - altogether a very happy experience!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Bren C
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