'Still the best in town' - Rough Guide
Welcome to YHA Nelson - five star, award winning, purpose built and central!
Nelson's YHA is a popular, comfortable hostel in the heart of the city. The sunny garden and dining area compliment the high quality kitchens and lounges. Use the hostel as a convenient base for visiting Nelson's attractions or simply relax with a selection from the (extensive) free video library. (over 350 movies and counting)
Rated Enviro Silver and Five Star, we aim to be one of the best hostels in NZ.
A lovely Sauna available
Guitar and pianos available for free
Many games free for your use and have fun with your new friends.
Heated rooms and extra blankets, pillows & hot water bottles available at no extra charge, making if feel more like home in those chilly winter months.
Airport shuttle picks up from the front door. (as do most of the buses Magic, Stray, Kiwi, Abel Tasman Coachlines, Kayak companies,... - Make life easy for yourself)
Free luggage storage available for all our guests.
We have apparently got the best equipped kitchens of any hostel in NZ. Bake a cake, cook something you enjoy eating :-)
We are also often told by our guests that we have the cleanest hostel they have ever been in.
We are in the centre of town, so handy to the local cafe's and supermarkets. A short walk to the local bars. You can party in town with the people who do it best then relax in the comfort and security of the hostel.
To do in Nelson:
Discover the home of 'Wearable Art', explore the Abel Tasman and two other National Parks, enjoy a wine or craft tour and treat yourself at the renowned Nelson market (beside the hostel every Saturday). Experience the thrill of the unique 'Skywire', parachute or para-glide, enjoy a mountain bikers mecca, or kayak the coastline and hike for a lifetime. Discover why Nelson is one of the most popular places to live in New Zealand. All of these activities and more can be booked at reception, just ask our friendly staff.
Members, ask for your free mobile SIM at the hostel!
To cancel any bookings a NZ$5.00 cancellation fee applies per transaction. For cancellations made before 6pm the day before arrival - full refund. For cancellations made after 6pm the day before arrival - no refund for the first night. Cancellations on bookings made on the day of arrival will receive no refund for the first night, normal cancellation policy applies for subsequent nights. If you do not advise the Hostel the non-arrival clause applies.
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Everything's just good at this very large and well-equipped YHA. Basic quality as you'd expect it, a nice terrace, very large kitchen and dining area, decent lounge. One gripe is that if you come with your own car, parking is a bit of an ordeal in Nelson. You can park overnight at the big parking area right next to the hostel, but then have to get up early to move the car to the other side of town.
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