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The Palace Backpackers

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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #14 of 40 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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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place with lots of awesome people there was a really good community feel to it where everyone helped each other out. There was a good price with lots of extras I didn't expect. Such as the free breakfast which was nice.

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have stayed in many backpackers around NZ and this was, by far, the worst. It is true that it is well located but it's on a hill, which is not very convenient if you are travelling with a big suitcase or a backpack. When I finally got to the reception completely exhausted, the receptionist told me that they had... More

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Boston, MA
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104 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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
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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
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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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Address: 114 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Number of rooms: 23

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