Independently owned and operated
YHA Nelson by Accents
Hostel Details & Location
Host: Royce & Linda
Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am
Reception: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location: 59 Rutherford Street,
Next to Nelson Market
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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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.
Please note: Updated December 11 2019 There continue to be travel disruptions in the South Island and road closures on the West Coast due to flooding and slips. This is likely to persist for the next few days.
We recommend you monitor traffic updates via: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic before making your booking.
- Free WiFi
- Free movies
- Free WiFi
- Communal lounge
- Communal dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Food storage area
- Outdoor area
- Wheelchair accessible
- 24 hour guest access
Entertainment and activities:
- Free movies
- Games available
- Communal TV
- Luggage storage options
- Bicycle storage
- Bicycle hire
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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