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Paradiso Backpackers

42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at paradiso earlier this month with my boyfriend. We arrived but had to go for lunch and come back as there wasn't anyone on reception. When we did come back a lovely man called robin was there to greet us. The reason for this 5* is all down to robin. He was very friendly and upgraded us from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are freezing in the winter. At night time rooms don't exceed 8 degreees celcius. There is a heater in most rooms, but it's not nearly enough to heat up the entire room. This makes sleeping really hard. I expected a lot more from this hostel. We also stayed at Tasman bay. It is about 100 meters from Paradiso. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That's was for me the best backpacker I did in NZ so far : Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna , ping pong, tv room, free WiFi , free soup & bread every evening , volley ball court, all kind of games available at the reception and really good atmosphere for only 25 bucks per night in 4 beds dorms ! If... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very reasonable prices, extremely cheerful and helpful staff, huge place , tons of rooms, good parking, amazing amenities ( free table tennis, local phone calls, free breakfast supplied before 9 am , free homemade soup at 6 pm, sauna, spa , $2 for half hour Skype) .immense kitchen......seems too good to be true! Beds hard as a rock and pillows... More 

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umeå
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great hostel with heaps of people. Awesome for people who are social and like to party. They staff is also really helpful and friendly and the night manager is always helpful during the time when reception is closed. I've stayed here for five weeks and to be honest this is the best hostel in Nelson!

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

Rooms were quite spacious and had our own bathroom which was a plus. The wifi worked but you had to keep going back to Reception and getting more codes as it ran out quickly. Friendly and helpful staff and a nice, chilled out atmosphere going on. There was free soup I think but of course, if you're not there straight... More 

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Lubeck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Free wifi - big pool - whirlpool - sauna.... and thats all for a good price. They also have a helpful staff there.. and of course free breakfast and soup in the evening ! :-D Had a great stay there. Thanks!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Definitely one of the better hostels I've stayed at during my time in New Zealand. Staff are super friendly. Big shout out to Helen and Rob for the incredible service they provided during my stay. Had a great time here. Free breakfast and soup included. Great atmosphere in the evenings. Lots to keep you entertained in the hostel if funds... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

If you are young backpacker and just wanna have a good time you will adore this hostel. Many reviewers are complaining about the place being dominated by German speaking youths and there is correct, so make up your mind whether that's positive or not. The pool is a great addition, the property is well maintained and has got a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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