We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paradiso Backpackers

42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Paradiso Backpackers
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Ranked #20 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
fjida umeå
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
    59
    33
    13
    14
    6
See reviews for
Families
0
32
44
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (125)
  • Mar-May only
    (40)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (19)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (42)
All months
umeå
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lubeck, Germany
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

17 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (17)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (10)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay