YHA Nelson

Nelson Central Budget/Backpackers

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Check In: 14:00 | Check Out: 10:00

Open Hours: 0830-21.00

Nelson's Only Biking Hostel. We have City Bikes and Ebikes for hire. We also have indoor storage for guests bikes and a Secure E-Bike Charging station!


Gorgeous Newly Renovated Kitchens and Bathrooms! YHA Nelson is a comfortable and popular family run hostel in the centre of the city.
We have a variety of private rooms including Single, Twin, Family and Queen Ensuite Rooms. We also have 4, 6, and 8 person Share Rooms. The Share Rooms can be booked for sole use by a group. We think we have something to suit most people.

Located in the centre of town we are really close to Nelson's cafes, restaurants, shops and the famous Nelson Saturday Market. YHA Nelson is also a convenient base to access the local National Parks including Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes and a lot of the transport operators will pick up from our door.

Our kitchen facilities are sparkling new and spacious and provide everything you need for Self Catering including Rice Cookers, Crockpots etc. The large vibrant dining areas open onto a sunny BBQ courtyard and garden.

Facilities also include a Large lounge with foosball, book exchange, piano, and an extensive Free DVD collection.
The hostel is suitable for groups, with two well-equipped kitchens allowing a dedicated kitchen and dining area when large groups come to stay.
Disabled Guests are catered for with some bedrooms & bathrooms and all the Common areas, including Kitchens, located on the Ground Floor. If you would prefer a Ground floor room please contact us for availability.

If you are arriving on the Intercity Bus we are just an 8 minute walk from the bus station, which is perfect if you are arriving on the Late Bus.

For free travel and activity advice during your Nelson stay just ask the helpful hostel staff. We can book Intercity Bus, Interislander Ferry, Abel Tasman Kayak and Walk packages and more! YHA Nelson is cosy, clean and secure. Come and stay and we'll help you discover everything Nelson has to offer.


  • Accessible Facilities
  • Balcony/Courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Board Games
  • Clothesline
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Families Welcome
  • Free WiFi
  • Guest Laundry
  • Guest Lounge
  • Library
  • Luggage Storage
  • Non-smoking property
  • Sauna
  • Travel Desk
  • TV Room

Map & Directions

59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010

Cancellation Policy

If Cancelled greater than 3 days before arrival 100 Percent of the total amount.

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