After travelling from Wellington and missing a transport connection we had an unexpected stay in Nelson. We rolled into the YHA reception in the evening and nothing was too much trouble. After sharing our story with the staff member we were checked in swiftly and she even booked our departing bus ticket ex Nelson for us in the same transaction. She also let us know that the markets would be on the following morning, and were worth checking out, so encouraged us to stay in Nelson for the day and catch a bus early evening instead.
We were so glad we did this because Nelson was a charming little town. We had a great dinner at a local pizza parlour, stocked up on locally made items at the markets the following day and had coffee at Lambretta's.
The rooms were basic but very clean. As were all the facilities in the hostel - the kitchen was spotless, with a free food shelf too, the dining area was tidy, and the lounge area was peaceful, with an adjoining dark and closed off movie room. We loved the hostel cat too, he was gorgeous.
- 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 Nelson 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. We act 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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