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The Palace Backpackers

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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be prepared to mix with young people of every race. Beautiful atmosphere. Lovely breakfast. If you're older - this is a younger persons accommodation. My sister and I loved it. Clean and close to everything! Good fun x

Thank Trish P
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying at The Palace - free breakfast, free baked goods in the evenings, sunny BBQ area, huge selection of movies to watch and charming rambling old house. The long-termers can be a bit cliquey but there's always lots of opportunities to socialise and the location is very close to supermarket and 5-10 min from town centre, weekend market... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

But unfortunately the kitchen at times a sty...grand old home with beautiful features, complimentary breakfast and pastries in the afternoon a bonus but some guests need to learn how to clean but after themselves ...and the lovely managers need to get on to it...

Thank Kerry T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 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... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

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... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 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... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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.

Thank DemetrioMello
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 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!)

Thank maggietmg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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!

Thank Fred C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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..

Thank Jamie H
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