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YHA Nelson by Accents
Ranked #15 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Clean place and a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights. I was impressed on how clean the toilets and showering facilities were. The place was also very quite.

Location is great!! Right smack down in town, and right beside the saturday market.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

We stayed here over Christmas 2011.

Good stuff:
- Location - close to the town centre and not too far from bus station etc
- Small outdoor communal area
- Large kitchen with seating

Not so good stuff:
- Christmas Day, sat outside around 10.30pm just chatting and we received a whole host of complaints that we were too noisy and had to go to bed. It seemed especially miserable given it was Christmas Day and we were not making excessive noise. Apparently all the noise reverberates off the walls and makes it very noisy for the rooms facing the patio. So they seriously need to address the soundproofing.
- Seemed to be full of older people and many of them long term residents - which I have no problem with. However that's a little unusual for a youth hostel, and it also meant that by about 10pm you couldn't really use any communal areas (see above point) unless you were extremely quiet.
- Outdoor areas were very small and not spacious enough for the amount of people staying there.
- Room became like a sauna because of the glass area and got quite unbearable in the night when full of people.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Essex
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights, it has a great location, friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Stayed in a 5 bed room which was really clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were very clean as well. They have a good games room and tv room and a very large kitchen with outside patio as well.

Enjoyed staying here and Nelson is a cute town to explore. Recommend going to the nearby beach Tahunanui, it's gorgeous!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

Great little YHA hostel, very friendly staff, location very good about 2mins away from the bus station. Building a little old (no central heating) and window in my room did not close properly i only discovered this when i was about to go to bed, too late to contact reception but it was only somewhere to sleep for one night so was ok

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

Truly great service, clean, spacious, good amenities. Just a bit noisy, our room v.close to main road.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

Was here for a night in May 2011. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. My room was a 5 bed dorm with 2 bunk beds and a single bed. Room was adequately large though it only had 2 power outlets. There are plenty of clean showers & toilets and towels are provided, which is much appreciated. The common areas are spacious and comfortable.

Its location within Nelson Central is pretty good and you have some grocery shops and convenience stores nearby. The hostel even has a small indoor sauna if you're feeling a little chilly.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2011

We apparently arrived in Nelson on a really crowded weekend, so this place was our only option. We only stayed one night, but the double room was SO overpriced for what you got. The room was really tiny and overlooked a loud street and the patio where everyone drinks and hangs out.

There was a loudspeaker down every hallway outside of every room that the staff would use to try and find certain people staying at the hostel. They woke us up a few times using this intercom system. Annoying.

However, the bathrooms were clean, the sheets and beds were clean, and the staff was friendly.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: YHA Nelson by Accents
Address: 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Nelson by Accents 5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Linda and Royce who ran the famous Accents on the Park Backpackers for a decade are now proud to welcome travellers to their new hostel in Nelson. Qualmark rated 5 Star and located right in the middle of NZ's sunniest city, YHA by Accents brings travellers home-style hospitality and great facilities all right next to Nelson's famous Saturday Market and walking distance to all the best cafes and restaurants in town. Use YHA by Accents as a convenient base to access 5 National Parks including the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes. Our spacious kitchen facilities provide you with everything you need including a sunny BBQ courtyard and garden. There is Secure (internal) Bike Storage, a Piano, Foosball, table tennis and huge (Free) DVD collection. Of course we have great internet access too! ... more   less 
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