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Paradiso Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This hostel is fantastic if you're an 18 year old German who wants to drink all day (98% of the guests). However if you're not, your stay will be quite unpleasant. Nobody here cleans up after themselves and subsequently the kitchen is a complete mess as are the doom rooms. The supposed outside curfew (10pm) is more like midnight and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Seriously, can a hostel got it all? well yes and the name of it is Paradiso. The best staff people, amazing enviroment, pool, sauna, a lot of space to share! and a bus inside! Yes a bus! awesome!. If you want to meet great people also party in there is your choice

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Silkeborg, Denmark
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed two nights at the hostel and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Soup was good and breakfast ok. Free intertnet was nice and the lounge bunk above reception was cool. A clean place with friendly staff. Pool, spa and sauna was awesome. There was not so bad noise when we were there. Bad things were only one bathroom on bottom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

During our stay the only downside was the large kitchen was being decorated so only the small kitchen was open which was too busy for the amount of people. The hostel itself however offered great facilities such as hot tub, pool, sauna, taxi ride to the supermarket and good wifi...as well as very good free soup and fresh bread!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I lived in Paradiso for 3 months - amazing hostel, awesome environment and amenities, great staff and people. Best place ever. A piece of my soul remains there. So much love for this place, it's pure magic. Do yourself a favour and book your stay here, you won't regret it!

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Address: 42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradiso Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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