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The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar, Nelson

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The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar Reviews

The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is one of the highest-rated hostels in Nelson, and for a good reason! This place has all the details in place and some good extras as well.

The Location

The hostel is located just outside of the city center of Nelson. It is a ten-minute walk to all the shops and bars, but they also have their own bar. The hostel is easy to find as it is a big nice building on a street corner. There is a private parking area behind the hostel, but also free parking on the street. The hostel's location is close to all the city action, but the beach is around five kilometers away. It makes a good walk or you can use the hostel bikes.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The Prince Albert has dorms in different sizes -- the biggest has six beds -- and also private doubles. The dorms are located behind the main house around a lovely courtyard and the other rooms are located in the main building. This hostel has all the details right -- really comfortable beds with storage space under the beds and a shelf and reading light for each bed. The rooms are locked with key cards. Every room has an en suite bathroom with a shower and toilet. The showers are big and have warm water. The bathrooms are very clean and have hooks and a shelf for your stuff. If the en suite bathroom is taken, there is an extra bathroom in the common area.

Common Spaces

In the main house, there is a bar/restaurant and a games room. The games room has foosball and table tennis that you can use for free. The bar is really nice and there are always people having a drink or some food. They offer a for-purchase meal for guests every day, which is a good deal. Breakfast is also served here and it consists of cereal, toast, jam, and waffles with maple syrup. The bar has a great courtyard where you can enjoy a discounted drink.

There is another courtyard next to the dorms, with picnic tables and hammocks. Here you are allowed to drink your own alcohol and have your own food. The kitchen is a bit small, but organized and clean. The dining area has a few tables and two computers with internet. There is a really nice TV room with lots of places to sit and more than four hundred movies on the TV. Games and a book exchange are also available in the TV room. The separate laundry room is in the back and offers lockers, as there are no lockers in the rooms.

The common areas make it easy to socialize and have a drink. Because the bar is close, the courtyard and dorms are relatively quiet. There are quite a few long-term guests here, but different nationalities seem to mix easily and you’ll for sure be able to meet people here.


Everything in this hostel is just amazing. From the cheap meals to the extremely comfortable beds and the nice common rooms, all details are in place. This is definitely a great place to stay in Nelson.
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The building
TV room
TV room
En suite bathroom
Paulien Staff Reviewer
Published on 2016-02-17

Great place to stay!

Very nice place, friendly staff.

Age 32, Canadian

It was lovely and the staff was amazing and helpfully. Really lovely and I would absolutely recommend to everyone!

Age 30, Sweden


Location and Contact



Address: 113 Nile St, Nelson, New Zealand

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

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Website The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar Nelson
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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