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Independently owned and operated YHA Nelson by Accents


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Royce & Linda

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

Contact: +64 3 545 9988 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:30am - 8.30pm

Location 59 Rutherford Street,


Next to Nelson Market


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How to get here

We’re on the corner of Rutherford St and Montgomery Sq - look for the large mural on the side of the hostel. Montgomery Sq has paid parking available.

Bus/Shuttle: All buses and shuttles drop off at the hostel except InterCity which drops at the Bus Depot, 100m from the hostel.
Airport: We are 8km from the airport. Taxis and shuttles operate door-to-door.

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Perfect for schools and large groups! Find out more

This brightly-coloured central city hostel brings Nelson's sunny vibes inside as well as out. Enjoy the ample well-appointed common areas on our ground floor, including a large multi-purpose lounge, two spacious kitchens, and vibrant adjoined dining area.

You'll find your comfortable bed located on the upper floor in amongst a surprising number of rooms to suit all types of travellers. On weekends Nelson's popular market is just outside your front door, or grab some of the fresh-baked bread provided daily in the kitchen and relax in the sunny garden courtyard.

Our guests love the added extras like our sauna, BBQ area, foosball and air hockey tables, piano, DVD collection, and of course, 2GB free WiFi per day. Our family-owned hostel is comfortable, clean, secure, and you won't be surprised to find we're a 5 Star Qualmark-rated backpackers either! For free travel and activity advice just ask our helpful hostel staff.

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Guests love:

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Free movies

Shared facilities:

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

Entertainment and activities:

  • Free movies
  • Games available
  • Communal TV


  • Luggage storage options
  • Bicycle storage
  • Bicycle hire
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Some of our Nelson highlights:

  • Find local produce and souvenirs at the Saturday morning market, just behind the hostel
  • Visit Abel Tasman National Park: kayak it, walk it or cruise it
  • The National Parks of Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi have 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 and Tasman Bay
  • Take advantage of the many excellent cycle trails in the area

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