YHA Nelson Group Accommodation


YHA Nelson is an accommodation leader for groups with many returning to stay on a regular basis. The hostel is ideally designed with 2 large kitchens and dining areas, and a large common room. YHA Nelson offers quality, secure and affordable accommodation and welcomes a variety of groups from schools and colleges, to sporting, musical and cultural groups

Free booking service

A free booking service is provided for all land-based domestic travel and activities including:

  • Interislander and Bluebridge ferries
  • InterCity coach travel and local shuttle services
  • Local tours and activities

Get in touch

Have questions? YHA Nelson's Groups Coordinator will be happy to help: email [email protected] or phone 03 545 9979.

To book group stays across multiple hostel locations please talk to our National Groups Coordinators: [email protected] | 0800 278 299

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Hostel Details & Location

Group Coordinator: Royce Lock

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: 03 545 9979 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:30am - 8.30pm

Location: 59 Rutherford Street,


Next to Farmer's Market


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How to get here

We're in the heart of Nelson on the corner of Rutherford Street and Montgomery Square right next to the famous Saturday Nelson Market. Trafalgar Centre, Trafalgar Park, Rutherford Hotel and the Nelson Colleges are all within walking distance, as well as supermarkets and shops. We are the ideal accommodation for groups with easy access to Saxton Field.

We can help to arrange your activity bookings or transport to local activities. Just let us know, we are happy to help!


Most buses will drop passengers off at the hostel with the exception of InterCity – their bus depot is 100m from the hostel.


We are 6km from the airport and suggest taking a taxi or shuttle.


We offer bus parking and there is free overnight parking available near the hostel.

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Great for groups:

  • Free WiFi
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Towel hire
  • Bed linen included
  • Secure bedrooms
  • Luggage storage options
  • Solar powered

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Sauna
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor area
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Games available
  • Communal TV


  • Luggage storage options
  • Bicycle storage
  • Bicycle hire

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hostel capacity

YHA Nelson can cater for up to 97 people across 26 rooms. YHA Nelson is a single building with two levels.

Shared rooms

  • 3 x 8 bed multishare rooms
  • 5 x 6 bed multishare rooms
  • 5 x 4 bed multishare rooms
  • 2 x 3 bed multishare rooms

Shared bathroom facilities are available throughout the building. All bedding is provided (duvets, sheets and pillows) and towels can be hired for $2 each.

Private rooms

  • 5 x single
  • 4 x double
  • 1 x double + single with ensuite facilities
  • 1 x double room with ensuite facilities
  • 2 x twin rooms

These rooms include all bed linen and towels. Please note that we have a limited number of private rooms with ensuite facilities and they are subject to availability.

Safety & Security

Safety and security are top priority at YHA. Read our Group Health and Safety Information for more details on YHA Nelson.

All bedroom doors have locks and require keys for access. A duplicate set can be provided for leaders to access all rooms allocated to your group. We endeavour to keep all group members and the group leader in the same area.

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