The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar, Nelson

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The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is centrally located in Nelson City. Our Heritage class building is located only minutes away from everything Nelson has to offer including mountain biking, hiking, natural swimming pools, arts and crafts and the famous Saturday Markets. The Prince Albert Backpackers and hostel provides todays travellers the very best in modern facilities and accommodation while the locals bar and restaurant allows friendly interaction between the Nelsonites and the backpacker traveler.
We have a range of rooms from 6 bed dorms, 4 bed share rooms, twins, and doubles. All of our rooms have en-suite facilities along with laundered and pressed linens and duvets. The backpackers uses a secure electronic keycard access system for security. Our guests also enjoy the exclusive use of a private sunny courtyard, private lounge and private kitchen and laundry facilities.
Other facilities that you will find here at The Prince Albert Backpackers include a games room with Fussball, Darts, Ping Pong & Air Hockey, cruiser style bikes free of charge to explore Nelson and for the more adventurous individual we have quality mountain bikes for hire at the cheapest rate in town. $35 for the whole day and only $25 if you leave after midday.
Factor in our free unlimited Wifi, free daily breakfast coupled with the discounts you will receive around town with our branded Prince Albert Backpackers wristband and we truly believe that once you have stayed with us you will seriously consider staying just a little bit longer.

Location and Contact


• Car
• From Picton take either the very scenic but extremely windy Queen Charlotte Drive or go via Blenheim (similar time to scenic route).
• From the West Coast or Christchurch (via the Lewis Pass) follow signs to city centre and you'll end up on the main street. Trafalgar Street.
• Bus
• Nelson is well serviced by lots of different shuttles and buses. Most buses will drop you off at our door and pick you up from here also - just make sure you ask!
• Most buses link up with ferries.
• Abel Tasman Coaches. 27 Bridge St, Nelson. Tel 03 548 0285
• Intercity Coachlines. 27 Bridge Street, Nelson. Tel: 03 548 1538
• Atomic Shuttles. Tel: 03 322 8883
• Nelson Lake Shuttles. Tel: 03 521 1900
• By air
• Air New Zealand. Reservations tel: 0800 737 000
• Sounds Air. Reservations tel: 0800 505 005
• By sea
• The Interislander Passenger and vehicle ferry 3 hrs Wellington to Picton.
• Reservations tel: 0800 802 802.
• Bluebridge Passenger and vehicle ferry 3 hrs, 20 minutes Wellington to Picton.
• Reservations tel: 0800 844 844 Then catch a bus that links in with the ferry.



Address: 113 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is listed on the following booking sites:

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Phone Number: 006435488477
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller


Bike Rental


Luggage Storage


Pub Crawls

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

City Tours


Lockers in Lobby

Towels ($3)

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Table Tennis

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Rooms


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: 75

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 10

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 16

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8am - 9pm

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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