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Paradiso Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • 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
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Saskatoon, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed here a couple of nights and really liked it! It was quite cheap but great value. We had free WiFi, free breakfast, free soup in the evening, free bread, and free noodles at check-in. There was a pool, a jacuzzi, and a sauna. The kitchen was big, a bit chilly but fine. We had a room in the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Awesome Hostel. Everything a backpacker needs and a great place to make friends with plenty of activities, table tennis, volleyball and a pool table. Also a pool, hot tub and a sauna if that wasn't enough. Really friendly staff and a good location. 10 minutes walk to the supermarket and a great place to stop before and after doing the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great backpackers with spa, pool, pool tables, volley net etc... Would be perfect for the warmer months. We got a room that was mixed gender and as we were working we asked to have our own room which was no trouble for them to arrange and at no extra cost :) kitchen facilities were good too- only one microwave though.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A fun place to stay. Great pool, great travellers, a fun time all around. I wrote two awsome songs here for my band, Papillon Mystique, with random fun fellow travellers that we later ended up professionally recording. Inspiring place and atmosphere. The breakfast is basic (sucks) but there are shops and a huge kitchen to use as you like. Great... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed in the motel portion of this hostel, but did use some of the hostel facilities. While we didn't use the pool, sauna or spa they all looked in very good condition. Helen, the manager, was very helpful while we were there, and all staff were quite pleasant. The motel was very good value and a refreshing luxury at... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Communal area around kitchen is nice but busy. Old building, old decor in rooms, awful, uncomfortable beds, lots of drinkers and very noisy. It's ok bug for the price there is better choices. I hear it has a reputation as a party hostel, my fault for not checking reviews before I booked.

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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
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradiso Backpackers 3.5*
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