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The Palace Backpackers

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114 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
The Palace Backpackers
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Favourite hostel experience in NZ so far!! Beautiful old building and decorated to suit the style. Despite the age, still very clean, comfy and cosy. The rooms are spacious with plenty of storage and electrical points. Kitchen was well equipped and the lounge felt like home- especially with all the friendly long termers. Free, unlimited breakfast as well as bakery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I've been to Nelson a few times before and I can't believe I never knew about this place! It's in a really amazing beautiful old house, really close to the bus stop and the centre of town. In some ways it's more like a fancy mansion than a hostel, but it still manages to be super laid back and quirky.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I found my visit beyond enjoyable! Great food, wonderful company, and best of all fluffy, pliable, easy-to-use toilet paper. It is rough peeing here in New Zealand for everyone provides you with pastry pick-up wax paper. I did not even know that NZ sold such wonderful toilet paper until I visited this backpackers. They also have a beautiful mosaic tile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Most friendliest, prettiest and well organised backpackers I've ever been to. No bunk beds, the house is stunning and it's set up for cosy fun. Not too expensive, close to everything. Beat my expectations multiple times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had a private room which when a friend came and had the other bed in it we were given dorm rate. Well equipped kitchen , free breakfast , cereal , toast jam and if the hens are laying a freshly laid free range egg. Good hot water , clean bathrooms , friendly atmosphere , friendly staff, free use of... More 

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