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The Palace Backpackers

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The position drew my attention; a wonderfully Gothic building. It has something for everyone - the first night we stayed in an enormous room, but at backpacker prices. So good we returned for a second night, this time to a dorm room. There are balconies for everyone, kitchens, even a smoker's den, and a wonderful maze of a garden leading...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

After I stayed with the boozed up paradiso crowd I was looking for something more calm and found a nice hostel called The Palace. The palace has free wifi and also offers the leftovers from a local bakery for free which is good for socialising. The receptionist was very nice and she showed me the whole hostel and property. The...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I loved this unique hostel. Unfortunetely we stayed for just one night, but we really enjoy it. Our room was very spacius and comfortable. And all the hostel has different areas to enjoy your stay, a tv room with lot of movies, a smokers room, a nice kitchen (with some stuffs from the bakery every day for free), a living...

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Imbituba, SC
Reviewed 10 August 2015

The building is magical, an old wooden mansion, french stile that looks like a piece of New Orleans on Nelsosn´s Hills. The toilets make you feel like you are triping on LSD. They ofer Free Breakfast with free range eggs from their own chickens. Beautiful place all around, very recommendable.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Loved the unique decoration in the building (especially the bathroom). Very comfortable bed. Friendly manager who was helpful. Good value for money (20nzd for a bed with free breakfast and 300mb free wifi!)

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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Can't ask for anything more from this place. It has a real warm welcoming feel to the place. Free breakfasts and WiFi and the bakery that comes in the afternoon was a nice surprise! The weekly rates are also very reasonable. Love the location to, It's only a 5 mins walk to supermarket. Perfect!

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Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Such a warm and friendly place to be.. thank you for such an awesome experience!!! I can't wait to come back and chill in the nelson sun.. the free daily bakery food is my favorite.. I recommend anyone who wants a beautiful stay in nelson to g9 stay at the palace! Peace..

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Thank Jamie H
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

The place had an old charm about it but you can also kind of imagine The Exorcist having been filmed there. I stayed in the conservatory room and could crawl out the window and sit in the conservatory with my book. They have free breakfast and bakery goods in afternoon. People seemed friendly enough but it might not suit the...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2015

we arrived to palace backpackers planning on only staying for one night. that didnt happen, everyone is very friendly, there is a very nice atmosphere and vibe throughout the house. warm, welcoming, cosy and overall awesome. the price is great for what you get. you will not regret your stay at palace!

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Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed 6 June 2015 via mobile

Staying at this hostel is like going to stay at your old, eccentric auntie's house. The historic building sits atop a hill, surrounded by gardens and filled with vibrant, colorful art which makes the space feel cozy and welcoming. The staff is pretty incredible, too! So helpful and genuinely friendly. (Thanks for turning the heat on for us, helping us...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Check in as a traveller and leave as a friend. Help yourself to our tea and real coffee and tuck into a complimentary breakfast each morning. Sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or Centre of New Zealand whilst strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book exchange. Play a tune on the piano in the music room. Lie back and swing in one of our hammocks. Access our free WiFi and check your emails in our spacious lounge. Enjoy hot pressured showers in our delightful colourful bathrooms. Enjoy socialising at the BBQ area with new friends. Make friends with one of our hostel cats. Enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our spacious dorms or doubles (no bunks!). A place to relax and a base to explore one of New Zealand's most interesting cities, rich in art and culture, which enjoys 2500 hours of sunshine per year. Explore the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, right on our doorstep. ... more   less 

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Address: 114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Number of rooms: 23
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“You can hear the stairs creak from the 5 bed room”
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“We liked the first room best- Dickens. The only complaint we can think of is one bed had a broken spring which poked le bum”
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“Private rooms aren't that much more and very spacious and roomy”
 of 5 bubbles CtgGirl, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Go twin for a fantastic view at a very reasonable price without having to share”
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“All rooms are good”
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