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Paradiso Backpackers

42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #21 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Attentive staff, free noodles on arrival (yay) and an amazing living area. Felt like I was at a pool party. Great big table and relatively spacious kitchen with lots of utensils. Our cabin-style dorm was really nice, en suite in the room, clean, and the room was rather spacious for 4. I loved Paradiso and if I find myself in... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our guidebook called this place, "club med for the impoverished." That's accurate for many who stay here, except if you stay in the motel you get pretty nice accommodation for a reasonable but higher price a little ways from the very busy hostel full of people swimming, soaking in the spa, playing beach volleyball, waiting in line for free soup... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Manchester
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37 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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