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5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   59 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #17 of 41 Specialty lodging in Nelson
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently stayed YHA Nelson about a week. It was fantastic expericece. Facilities such kitchen and TV room, pool, table tennis and so on are great. I stayed dorm room which was spacious and clean. And staffs are very friednly and kind. YHA Nelson is more than 5 stars. It should be rated as exclusive.

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Osnabruck, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just a normal hostel. Nothing special but also nothing to worry about. +quite fast internet +clean +all needed facilities +central - can be a little bit sticky in the rooms but when you figured out how to open the "windows" it's alright.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hostel is very well located, within walking distance of Nelson's main street. The weekend market is also right next door. The room was very small, with just enough room to walk around the bed. Most of the bedrooms are above street level, and it can be quite a hassle getting luggage up and down. Maybe a lift should be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Very clean basic rooms with very helpful staff who were very knowledgable on the local area. Kitchen is big and clean with big communal areas with stuff to do. No problems and would stay again when we hopefully come back in the summer time.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I rocked up in town without a reservation and was welcomed by helpful and friendly staff. Accommodation in a single room was small and basic, you have to make your own bed, but clean and well maintained. Bathroom was spotless as was the kitchen. I didn't check the shower pressure as I ran out of time. My friendly and informative... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights here. Average and nothing fancy. Nothing to complain about the kitchens and communal area, they are huge and well equipped with ample number of seats and sofas around. Here comes the bad, Shower pressure is probably one of the lowest I've encountered in all my accommodations in NZ. I had one of the worst sleeping nights... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our double room was a bit small and bland but that's not really an issue. The kitchen was a good size and the communal areas have a lot of seating, table tennis, and a piano. No issues with the bathrooms. The staff were nice & friendly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

this was the best yha i have stayed in nz. the areas are very clean. equipment in kitchen are well maintained n clean. plus lots of herbs are avialable for free. the staff is wonderful n very helpful. toilets were clean all the time showers had hot water n good pressure. beds were comfy .. in short the stay was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I arrived in Nelson with a friend for a wedding, and we were immediately set at ease by Kumi and her staff at Nelson YHA. The facilities were very clean, modern, fresh and inviting; the friendly atmosphere and the friendly and helpful attitude of the staff made for a great place to rest, relax and hang out; and the activities... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I shared a room with three friends on two separate nights and have no complaints whatsoever. The service was helpful and friendly and I was not too cramped in our room. The kitchen facilities were more than adequate and I liked the roomy dining area where just the four of us could comfortably sit at a table together. The bathroom... More

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YHANZ, Manager at YHA Nelson, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your great review. We we work to achieve the highest standard for our guests. It's nice to hear that our efforts are appreciated! Sean Gidall Manager, YHA Nelson More

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Address: 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Nelson 5*
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