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Almond House Backpackers
Ranked #13 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Reviewed January 6, 2013

friendly staff, clean, nice showers, kitchen, living room...nothing to complain, did not try Pool and Fitness facilities...I stayed in a dorm room, there is also an Outdoor kitchen and bathroom...you can use bicycles for free, but the City Centre is reachable by foot

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

The team at Almond House was really friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We were satisfied with the enviornment, the people and the facilities offered. In short, our stay at the Almond House made it enjoyable and easy for us to explore around Nelson!!
*Thumbs Up*

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to get the room at the corner!
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I stayed here with my mom (60 years young!) and we loved it. This place is perfect for mature backpackers, and couples wanting some quiet time. I really appreciated how peaceful, clean, and homely this backpacker is after spending time at Base. My mom definitely preferred this place to Base, as did I. Within walking distance of downtown, very clean, great kitchen amenities and a common area that lets the sun in, and lots of board games. We were in Nelson for 2 nights, and it rained the entire time, so we did spend a lot of time indoors, we were grateful we were at this backpacker. Highly recommended. You can really tell the owners care.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed 4 very comfortable nights at Almond House Backpackers. Everything about it was set up perfectly and you could not have wished for anything better. The perfect location to walk into town or to drive out of town easily. Great place to wind down after a hard days winery tours. The kitchen is well set out and great that there are two kitchen areas which means that at the busy times you are not all doing the dance around each other! The wi fi is great, the hosts are friendly but not intrusive, the rooms are very comfortable. Would recommend it to anyone, especially those like us not into the grungy backpacker scene. Thanks Fiona and Paul for a great stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank kelllips
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

Only stayed one night but the rooms and kitchen were clean and well furnished. Loved the pictures in our courtyard room and the whole place had a relaxed air about it. 5 minutes’ walk to the centre and ample parking made this a good place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

Used Almond House as my Nelson base before and after a trip to the Abel Tasman N P. It's a small family run backpackers that is easy walking distance from the middle of town. Really nice kitchen and lounge area as well as a garden area out the back make this a great place to choose if staying in Nelson. Very helpful with everything!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

This hostel was beautiful. We had just arrived from Franz Josef, where we stayed at Rainforest and had a horrid time.

The room was spotless, the beds were so comfortable that we didn't realise we were asleep until the morning. The hosts were amazing, even meeting us in front of the hostel when our bus arrived. I would recommend this hostel to everyone and with free internet, it made our top 5 hostels (believe me, we have been to a few as we have been travelling for 3 years)

The only concern we had was the amount of staff working there/long term guests that sort of made the atmosphere uncomfortable due to the click.

Room Tip: double bed room on the front of the hostel. Top of the stairs to the right.
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 63 Grove Street | The Wood, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Ranked #13 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: $30 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As world travellers ourselves we know what makes a great stay - whatever the season. Almond House summers are all about sunny garden bbqs and hammocks while in winter our log fire gatherings are the place to be. All year round you can go exploring on our bikes or yours (we're super cyclist friendly!), plan your next adventure (we'll help!), unwind with a book, stay connected with free internet and wifi, or - simply throw down your bags and relax. ... more   less 
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