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YHA Nelson by Accents
Ranked #19 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Stayed twice for a total of three nights recently.
Had one night in a five bed dorm room and two nights in double bedded rooms.

The dorm room was small and a bit pokey for five people.

Staff on the reception desk were efficient but not overly friendly (HR needs to help staff improve their interpersonal skills!!!)

Room Tip: If you can stretch to it, go for a double or a triple room for a peaceful night.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

YHA is very central, and staff are welcoming and helpful. BUT if you want a good night's sleep, don't stay here. The bedding feels cheap and well worn, beds are not that comfortable, and the rooms are noisy. You can hear your neighbours next door and people on the street and the bathroom/toilet doors open and close all night and squeak and bang,

There does not seem to be any expectation of no loud noise in the corridor after 11.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

very central to town, with friendly and helpful staff, stored our luggage, booked our airport shuttle and gave us a map to find our way back after a night on the town, the hotel has two good sized and well equipped kitchens plus an outdoor eating area which was a nice quiet place to eat porridge and read the newspaper in the morning

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

A no fuss hostel, it's just what we wanted for a one night's stay. Like many chain hostels it feels a little impersonal, but makes up for it with spacious common areas, a big kitchen and lots of information brochures and posters with helpful tips on what to see and do in the area. The furniture is a bit dated, but otherwise it was clean and comfy. Location is good, just a short walk from a supermarket and the town centre. 16 hours free Wifi if you're a YHA member, if not you will have to pay for it. The walls was quite sound proof so we slept well. Something we really appreciate with the YHA is that you're welcome to use the common areas after check out, so there was no need for us to rush out without having breakfast first. Good place for a short stay in Nelson!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Very central hostel, clean and quiet. Perfect for some rest before and/or after visiting the Abel Tasman national park and hiking-kayaking! Nelson is a lovely city and so are the locals and the staff at YHA Nelson!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

I stayed in private rooms a few times here in Nelson and each time I left well rested and refreshed. It was exactly what I needed after the long bus ride from Franz Josef. Great facilities very clean and extremely spacious. I couldn't believe how much communal space there was in general. Great kitchen and dining room, always very clean. Movie room, ping pong, sauna, air hockey, and Foosball. Rooms were spacious as well as clean along with the bathrooms. Check in was a breeze and the staff was very helpful and genuine. Highly recommended for a stay in Nelson.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed at the Nelson YHA in November 2011. It was central to town and a very easy walk to everything you could need. the communal areas are nice. All amenties (kitchen, bathrooms etc) were very clean. The staff at reception were friendly and most helpful when planning day trips.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: $16 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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