YHA Nelson

Description

Qualmark 5-Star Rated Backpacker Accommodation

YHA Nelson is a comfortable and popular 5-star hostel in the heart of sunny Nelson city and close to iconic cafes and restaurants. Use the YHA Nelson hostel as a convenient backpacker accommodation base to access the local National Parks including Abel Tasman and Kahurangi. 

The excellent kitchen facilities in this Nelson hostel provide you with everything you need including an adjoining dining area and sunny garden with a courtyard BBQ. In the common areas we have foosball, table tennis, an extensive DVD collection and internet access. YHA Nelson’s backpacker accommodation and facilities are suitable for groups and disabled guests, and the two well-equipped kitchens allows for a dedicated kitchen when large groups come to stay.

Nelson is the arts and crafts capital of New Zealand and the renowned Nelson market is located next-door to the hostel. It runs on Saturdays and is the perfect place to pick up a unique memento or some great local produce. The YHA Nelson hostel is also near supermarkets, pubs, cafes and the Intercity bus station. For free travel and activity advice on your Nelson and New Zealand stay just ask the helpful hostel staff. YHA Nelson is cosy, clean and secure, come and stay and see what 5-star backpacker accommodation is like.

Quote

"YHA Nelson: this purpose-built hostel in a central location remains the best in town, with a wide range of accommodation and plenty of communal areas mean you never feel crowded and the staff are well informed and helpful."  - The Rough Guide to New Zealand

By Bus/Shuttle

Most drop off at hostel (except InterCity – Bus depot 100m).

By Plane

6km. Take a taxi or shuttle from the airport.

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Disabled Facilities
  • EFTPOS
  • Internet Access
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • Sauna
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Visit Abel Tasman National Park: kayak it, walk it or cruise it.
  • The National Parks of Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi are also worth visiting for great views and hiking. 
  • Take a stroll up the Centre of New Zealand walk from Nelson’s Botanical Hill to enjoy stunning views over Nelson city and Tasman Bay.
  • Soak up the famous Nelson sunshine on its many great beaches, especially the long strip of sand that is Tahunanui.
  • Nelson’s arts and crafts are well-known, pick up a piece or two or just enjoy following the trail.
  • If adrenaline is more your thing why not try out skydiving?
  • The Nelson region has some of the countries great boutique wineries,  why not explore the region while taking in a spot of wine tasting
  • Nelson is one of New Zealand’s cultural capitals, where the World of Wearable Art began – check out the outstanding WOW museum.

Events

  • Three Wishes Exhibition at Reflections Art Gallery (Mar 4th - Apr 27th) 'Three Wishes' exhibition is a celebration of three artists and their interpretation of domesticity. If Nelson screen printer Lisa Grennell had one wish it would be to turn back time and take back the years of ...
  • Nelson Suter Art Society: Autumn Exhibition (Apr 17th - May 11th) Guest Artists: Patterson Parkin (Painter), Nadine Spalter (Potter), and Art Society members.
  • Easter 10 & 5km Run/Walk (Apr 18th - Apr 18th) Run & walk open to everyone. Starting next to Railway Station Trafalgar Street end of the Atawhai Walkway off Sovereign Street. Ideal lead up race for the Nelson Shoe Clinic Half, Quarter or 5km fun run and walk on ...
  • Starting with Plants (Dec 12th - May 31st 2014) Plants are the basis of food for all animals and they create oxygen for all living things. The native plants at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary support a variety of very special birds and animals. Come and explore ...
  • In the Trenches (Apr 19th - Apr 20th) Lest we forget transports you back to WW1 for an interactive theatrical experience to give an understanding of wartime realities. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of First World War trenches with a working ...
  • Canterbury Quakes (Mar 1st - Jun 2nd) Starting at 4:35 am on Saturday 4 September 2010, the Canterbury region has been shaken by several large earthquakes and their consequent aftershocks. These earthquakes have already been acknowledged as some of the most ...

Nelson is the accommodation leader for groups with many repeat customers annually. We provide quality, secure and affordable accommodation.

YHA Nelson accommodates all types of groups from schools and colleges, to sporting and cultural groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements before making a booking.

YHA Nelson is set in the heart of Nelson, next to the famous Nelson Market and in within easy walking distance of the Trafalgar Centre, Trafalgar Park, Rutherford Hotel and the Nelson Colleges.

YHA Nelson is the ideal accommodation for groups with easy access to Saxton Field.

Capacity and Room Types

YHA Nelson can cater for up to 92 people across 31 rooms.

Room types available are:

  • 1 x 7 bed multi-share
  • 1 x 6 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 5 bed multi-share
  • 4 x 4 bed multi-share
  • 3 x 3 bed multi-share
  • 1 x single
  • 17 x twin and double rooms
  • 1 x double room with ensuite facilities.
The accommodation

YHA Nelson is a single building with two levels. We endeavor to keep all group members and the group leader in the same area. All bedrooms have locks. We can provide a spare set of keys to leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group if you wish.

Shared rooms

Group members are accommodated in comfortable rooms with 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 bed rooms. Shared single sex bathroom facilities are available. Bathrooms are throughout the building so they are always near bedrooms. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $1.

Private rooms

Supervisors and tour leaders can be accommodated in private single, double or twin rooms. These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note: we have a limited number of rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Free WiFi for Group Leaders

We know being a group leader is tough work at the best of times and you need to stay contactable as much as possible to keep things running smoothly. To help you stay connected YHA offers provides group leaders with free high speed WiFi during their stay. 

Contact YHA Nelson direct on 03 545 9988 email nelson@yha.co.nz or call our groups coordinator on 0800 278 299.

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