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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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The Palace Backpackers
Ranked #12 of 41 Specialty lodging in Nelson
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, MA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
105 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a big house that overlooks the town center. There are only real beds in the female dorm, no bunks here! I had some of the best nights sleep here. The room is big and has power sockets and hooks. The bathrooms are descent but could use a bit more cleaning. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful ...no... More

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Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hostel should perhaps be used as the blueprint for other hostels around the world. The property, which is a character home and a hill, features three buildings, lots of patios, and a seemingly infinite number of rooms. It feels like massive but also small at the same time. Staff are awesome, very friendly and willing to help. I would... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The staff is especially friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and still reasonably priced. Lovely location on top of a hill; a colourful and happy place - rain or shine. Don't miss a night at the spring and fern with the whisky priest!

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Woodstock, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the best hostel I have ever been to, for many reasons. The place itself is incredible, it really is a palace in its own way. It feels private because it is on its own little hill, surrounded by gardens, but it is actually just a few blocks away from one of the best areas of town.The staff was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

I cannot go into enough detail to express how much i enjoyed my stay here at The Palace. After being stranded in nelson, i was lost, tired and worried. After one call to the palace all these feelings went away. A kind gentleman (didnt catch your name but thank you so much!) picked me up and took me to the... More

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Bedfordshire, England
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I am currently staying in this hostel, unfortunately only for one night! - but I already LOVE it and wish I could be staying here longer. The location is perfect and it just has the most quirky, homely character. Unlike most backpackers, it is quiet (so far), clean, and everyone is friendly and relaxed (although I suppose that is the... More

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The Palace is just great - the house has lots of character (and wow, not typical for NZ it is an 100-year-old building), no bunks, nice garden areas to hang out with BBQ and Spa, good and clean kitchen/ bath rooms, nice staff. Also free breakfast. Really: stay there!

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Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Came on a holiday with my family and stayed for a year in this unforgettable place. The hostel is composed of 3-4 houses surrounded by a well maintained garden in the town centre. It is old and full of charm always a great crowd of people. rooms are decorated with taste, it's a unique place you will surely have a... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The hostel is pretty central and the staff are friendly and helpful. I was picked up at the bus station and dropped off there as well, so I really appreciate the kindness of the staff. The house is old and Victorian styled. They also provide you free breakfast and pastries in the afternoon and some WIFI. Now that I told... More

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I couldn't have explained all that you get here any better then the previous couple people. It's an amazing place, which draws in great people, has friendly and knowledgeable staff like Robin and Kana who also run and participate in the awesome open mic nights at the Vic every Monday night (not to mention they're always able to fill you... More

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Address: 114 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson

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