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. YHA Nelson 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

  • WW1 - Their Stories - Our History (Aug 6th - Apr 24th 2015) Over the next few years, the Nelson Provincial Museum will present an exhibition honouring the memories of men and women from the Nelson Province who served in what we now call the First World War. The exhibition marks ...
  • A Pandemonium of Parrots (Dec 14th - Apr 30th 2015) Parrots are part of our region and are in the news for all sorts of reasons. There are scientists living in Nelson who are experts in native parrot biology and conservation. At Natureland you can see exotic parrots and ...
  • Whispers & Wonders Exhibition (Nov 18th - Jan 9th 2015) The new exhibition at Reflections Art Gallery, 'Whispers & Wonders'; showcases work by Ana Aceves, Barbara Franklet & Deborah Fuller. Collectively their style of work is playful, whimsical and bright. Now a local ...
  • Nelson Repertory Theatre presents Cinderella (Dec 12th - Dec 20th) We meet Cinderella and her friend Buttons, who live with Cinderella's father and his new wife (a very mean stepmother) and her two daughters. The wicked stepmother does all sorts of truly nasty things to ensure that ...
  • Barry Korcheski Trio (Dec 19th - Dec 19th) Barry Korcheski Trio Performs at the Rutherford Hotel Friday 19th December 2014 The "Barry Korcheski Trio" performs this Friday in the Port O' Call bar at the Rutherford Hotel from 7 pm to 10 pm. This week the ...
  • The Nelson Market (Mar 29th - Jan 10th 2015) The Nelson Market is a famous Nelson icon and the perfect place for locals and tourists to experience the creativity and essence of the Nelson region and its local people. Established over 30 years ago by its owner ...

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.

Click here to read YHA New Zealand's full Groups Brochure.

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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