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Paradiso Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

So safe and chill and everything you want in a backpackers. I lot of the people staying there are long term so it isn't as rowdy during the week. Free noodles on arrival, free soup at dinner with fresh bread from the bakery, free breakfast including a variety of cereals toast spreads etc and free wifi. I stayed in on... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I booked 3 nights here. Friendly environment. Lovely people. The bright sunny dinning area is impressive. Nice spa. I booked a double studio which is nice quiet. It will be better to stay in summer time.

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Houston, Texas
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53 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is located a short walk from the center of town. There's plenty of facilities, including a pool and sauna. There's free soup and bread every night and a free standard breakfast. The rooms have large creaky wooden bunk beds with huge lockers beneath them. Mine also had access to the balcony in the main house. The WiFi only... More 

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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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