All Hostels in Nelson

Welcome to your detailed guide for Nelson hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Nelson, Nuova Zelanda. Compare prices for Nelson hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Nelson Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Nelson, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Nelson


(Bridge Backpackers is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Nelson


(The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is the best rated)

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Hostels in Nelson for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Nelson for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Nelson? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Nelson alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Nelson. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Nelson (no more "I wish I knew this before")

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Nelson here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

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Marahau Marahau (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Havelock Havelock (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman National Park (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Anakiwa Anakiwa (52 Km / 32 mi.)

FAQ about Nelson Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Nelson. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Nelson. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Nelson Hostels

A hostel in Nelson costs on average $17 for a dorm. A hostel in Nelson with private rooms costs on average $50. shows all 12 Hostels in Nelson. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

The Bug Backpackers is the best hostel in Nelson for families. compares prices for 12 hostels in Nelson, Nuova Zelanda.

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    The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is the best rated hostel for partying in Nelson.
    It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

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    Your Packing List for Nelson

    Hostel? Check! Now le0t's have at your hostel packing list for Nelson and Nuova Zelanda.

    You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

    1. Padlock
    2. Earplugs
    3. Sleeping Mask
    4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
    5. Head Lamp

    These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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    Your Packing List for Nelson