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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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    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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked into this place and instantly a good feel. The staff was nice very welcoming. Rooms were nice and clean, every bed had its own night light and we even had a shared balcony in dorm. Beds were super comfy. Kitchens were clean and tidy. They offer a free light breakfast every morning and a delicious home made soup and... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was rather surprising, as it has a pool and several different activities, including a hot tub. Madness! The staff were friendly, free WiFi, clean and parking. The only issues were that the WiFi was a huge pain to log on to. The bed was a bit solid bit comfy enough. The local location was a bit far from... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a private double with shared bathroom. Pros - we only stayed for one night but it seemed like a fairly lively hostel, lots of opportunity to meet others. - hostel is a short walk to the centre of town - free breakfast, free noodles on arrival and free soup for dinner (although it's a typical scramble to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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