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The Prince Albert Backpackers

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's best hotel we've stayed at during our around NZ trip. Reasonable price, room with private bathroom looked great and clean, free bike hire, free and working wifi, game room, great breakfast for free, friendly staff, discounts at the bar, laundry, kitchen and TV room available, good location = GREAT STAY. I wish we could stayed longer

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Tauranga
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed over New Years in the Prince Albert in a four bed dorm. This backpacker is friendly, clean and has the feel of home away from home. Having the bar attached to the premises meant we could meet people and eat and drink with the friendly locals of Nelson. The breakfast was lovely, staff friendly and...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel has a great breakfast(waffles!!!!) and helpful staff. Good beds and the location is good. Really enjoyed my 3 nights here. Only minus is that you can't use the stove in the kitchen after 9pm. the dinners you buy in the bar are average, but cheap!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a double room en suite. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom comparatively spacious and clean. Very good value for money. The location is decent, roughly 10-15 min walk to the city center. Nice common area and cool people to share a wine in the evening.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights whilst exploring the area. Double room was spacious and had all the basics. Kitchen was small but had everything we needed and was well organised but to be honest we didn't use it much as we ate out most nights. We did make use of the $10 meal once which is so handy that...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this place with all the great reviews, but for me it wasn't for me. The room we stayed in looked very clean but it smelled like pot and definitely is a hazard for people with allergies. Me and my companions were all congested from something lurking in the room. We were told it had recently...

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Thank Kendra B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. The staff was really friendly, room was basic but nice. They have free breakfast that was a great one. The location is around 10 minutes walk from downtown, pretty good. Free wi-fi, only the kitchen that was pretty small.

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Thank Valeria M
Reviewed 7 December 2016

the set up of the hostel really speaks to me. The central courtyard is great for socializing, and there is always somebody around to chat up. And it's a perfect place to lounge in the hammocks. The people there, owners and staff alike, couldn't be more helpfull and genuinely nice. The location is central, and is well know by drivers...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice and clean. Each room has its own bathroom. Cool outside area, good kitchen and laundry facilities. Good WiFi, best breakfast so far in a hostel and bikes to rent. The staff is ultra fiendly, the receptionist showed me everything and got me to my room. Very good!

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Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

When you visit the Prince Albert's website, you can clearly see the BBH Logo and when you make a booking it says that if you hold a valid BBH card you will receive a 3$ discount for each night. As i am a BBH card holder i mostly stay in hostels where i can use it. When i checked in...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about The Prince Albert Backpackers

Address: 113 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $49 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Prince Albert Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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“The rooms on the floor level had hammocks out front and another available bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles KiwiTravlla, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 155colleend, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“upstairs for those with healthy knees, but this general location is so quiet I would imagine anywhere the rooms are situated would be quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 789barbd, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in a room with direct access to a patio. We had a nice veranda and hammocks around. It was really quite too.”
 of 5 bubbles Heu_Filiaci, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great”
 of 5 bubbles 515juergenh, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
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