I spent a little more than three months in NZ, and I spent about half of the time at the PA's (the hostel in question). This is not because I had no desire to see the rest of country nor because I had any special connection to the city of Nelson.
The Prince Albert's Backpackers and Bar is simply such a nice place to stay, that I felt like I became part of a family and a micro society.
The service is outstanding, the staff is bubbling and outgoing, the owners are beyond belief in kindness and fun, the pricing is "combative"/dirt cheap, and the hostel is for everyone; from families with children to everyday partygoers.
I wouldn't miss it for thing!
-Toph (frequent stayer, odd-place sleeper, part-time worker)
- 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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