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Paradiso Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel was tidy and had decent facilities, however I found that the kitchen was a little untidy as well as the rooms and showers. Was as I had expected for the price and the fact that is was a hostel but would have been nice to have a shower where the water actually drained away. The pool and sauna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in a 4 bed dorm for 3 nights, the dorm was really cool had a private bathroom and was like a cabin, was spacious and clean, free wifi, free breakfast and soup in the evening, really nice welcome on reception and great atmosphere around the place, really nice pool although very cold water and the TV room is really... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great facilities and clean! Really loved the pool/spa/sauna and free wifi at Paradiso. The 4 bedroom dorm was pretty small but having on suite bathroom was a big plus. Also there are 2 kitchens, so plenty of space for cooking and there was always space in the fridge. The cleaners sorted out the fridge every morning and got rid of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Only in Nelson for a night and had booked the Paradiso upon recommendation. But I really should've gauged the recommender's age in hindsight... The hostel is clean enough, and the free breakfast and wifi is awesome. However, it's absolutely rammed with people and the party didn't stop next door until 4:30am. It was about that time that I realised, I'm... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed in Nelson for 5 nights and had the best stay at this hostel. Amazing price for everything that is included. Staff were friendly and the place was clean and well organised. Best hostel I have stayed at so far- would love to go back.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Clean, value for money and very homie :) Breakfast included which is cool (muesli bread and so). There is a soup at 6 but you gotta be on time because it never lasts. Quiet at night also. and free wifi (unlimited!) ah and Swimmingpool. Thanks! Happy new year..

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lonely Planet describes Paradiso as "Club Med for the impoverished." They really aren't far off. This place is awesome if you're looking for super cheap rooms, hot tub, spa, pool, games, and free (but super slow) wifi. And lots of people seem to think the same thing which makes it pretty chaotic. On the plus side: Super friendly reception staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This backpackers has just about everything you need or want. Pool, spa, sauna, volleyball net, everything! It was also a nice luxury for us to have our own ensuite (we opted for a slightly pricier room) although the hot water ran out on our second night. We also had troubles with the wifi however the staff were very helpful. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This hostel is fantastic if you're an 18 year old German who wants to drink all day (98% of the guests). However if you're not, your stay will be quite unpleasant. Nobody here cleans up after themselves and subsequently the kitchen is a complete mess as are the doom rooms. The supposed outside curfew (10pm) is more like midnight and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Seriously, can a hostel got it all? well yes and the name of it is Paradiso. The best staff people, amazing enviroment, pool, sauna, a lot of space to share! and a bus inside! Yes a bus! awesome!. If you want to meet great people also party in there is your choice

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Address: 42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradiso Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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