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Paradiso Backpackers

42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the last week I stayed at the Paradiso Backpacker's and then the Paradiso Motels and had a wonderful time. I was very impressed with the way the Paradiso is run. The owner's, Robin and Helen have a young baby but you would never guess. This is the height of their busy season and they attended to every request or... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found ourselves in need of a bed for the night, late on a busy summer's evening in Nelson. Everywhere we checked was fully booked but the staff at Paradiso found us somewhere to stay - it was called a "love shack", which seemed appropriate as it was our honeymoon! It was in fact a shed with two single beds... More 

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Thank Anna L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked from Kaikoura on the day we needed a place. Amazing value for money - our own private room, there's great kitchen facilities and a swimming pool, and the place is teeming with other young backpackers, a very social atmosphere. Would love to come and stay again if we find ourselves in nelson again!

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Byron Bay, Australia
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Location is very good, close to the waterfront and the beach (but not walking distance). Airport is also close, 15 min driving. The double room is really big and comfortable. All facilities are very clean. The swimming and hot pools are really AWESOME, they make you feel like in a hotel. Beach volley court and ping pong table are also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Had a pretty good time staying here. Free breakfast and soup for dinner is great, pool and spa are a nice addition too. The staff are okay, but the place isn't exactly the cleanest, and the outdoor area is usually full of junk from people. I know that's not really the hostel's fault, but they really don't actually try to... More 

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1 Thank GoosefaceKillah
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Be aware if you stay there, that it's a place where there's a lot of young bacpackers so if you want to be a quiet, it's maybe not the best place. Beside, it was the very first time that the reception of an hostel asked for an ID for the key deposit... It's also weird to have the kitchen close... More 

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Thank Alquedyal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostel however had beers stolen from the fridge (as did other people) and expensive hiking gear stolen from the washing machines. When I told the staff they thought this was funny and made jokes about how I shouldn't buy expensive hiking gear and that will teach me. I really wasn't amused and felt let down. What a shame.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The Paradiso Backpackers in Nelson is supposed to be one of the best hostels in New Zealand and it comes very close but due to some issues i can not rate this place any higher.. I stayed there alone in a 4-bed Dormitory Room Ensuite which was good apart from the fact that my top bunk was so close to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

You are going to love this place. Woofers and management are always nice and being helpful all times. rooms are clean every morning and breakfast & vege soup serve on time everyday. Big swimming pool, sauna, hot tube, table tennis, volley ball just name it and you get it. It is located out of the city (20mins walk) but there... More 

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Thank Choonhong C
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Shower water was freezing, like so cold that I had to shut the water in between applying soap. Well equipped kitchen and sinks. The evening noodles were just ramen noodles and it was one per person. Breakfast was provided and decent. Some parking although the lot is a nightmare because it's so small. Dorm beds were average. The room did... More 

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