The Palace Backpackers


⏰ 0:00 - 24:00

💵 NZ$59 - NZ$63

🌏 114 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand (View map)

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Room type

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Family rooms

Language spoken

English, German, Hindi, Indonesian

Number of rooms


About us

Check in as a traveller and leave as a friend. Help yourself to our tea and real coffee and tuck into a complimentary breakfast each morning. Sit on the deck and gaze at the sea or Centre of New Zealand whilst strumming one of our guitars or reading a book from our international book exchange. Play a tune on the piano in the music room. Lie back and swing in one of our hammocks. Access our free WiFi and check your emails in our spacious lounge. Enjoy hot pressured showers in our delightful colourful bathrooms. Enjoy socialising at the BBQ area with new friends. Make friends with one of our hostel cats. Enjoy a good night's sleep in one of our spacious dorms or doubles (no bunks!). A place to relax and a base to explore one of New Zealand's most interesting cities, rich in art and culture, which enjoys 2500 hours of sunshine per year. Explore the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, right on our doorstep.
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⏳ 03-2021

Great backpackers - originally planned for 3 weeks and stayed for months!

First off the vibe of the place was great! With so many longtermers (working in everything from local vegan restaurants, coffee shops and icecream parlours, to fruitpicking and tree cutting) it was instantly easy to make friends here around the large common room table. People were so often ready to hike up into the Grampians reserve, walk over to Tahunanui Beach, or go for a drink in town! Dave, the owner, likes to make sure the hostel is an easygoing place where people can enjoy themselves, and he so often succeeds! Also he's a complete rugby nut, which is fantastic! There are no bunkbeds! Every dorm room has comfortable single-level beds, which is a bloody luxury after so many other hostels cramming bunk beds into every cranny they can fit. Tonnes of guitars strewn about the place, hammocks in the gardens, free bakery breakfast + real coffee, tv room for movie nights, so close to Nelson city centre you can roll down into it within a minute - safe to say I really enjoyed my time here! …
⏳ 09-2020

howls moving castle vibes

loved our stay here. got a van spot because we needed a shower after a long trek, and this hostel had everything we coulda wanted and more. beautiful tiling in upstairs bathroom, FREE breakfast with REAL coffee (!!!!) spacious kitchen, artsy and whimsicle. favorite hostel ive stayed at in NZ, great value, friendly people.
⏳ 07-2020

Really nice hostel!

We just stayed for a night but really enjoyed the good vibes. It makes you feel like home. Good people, good breakfast! Bathrooms pretty didn’t try the showers. And our room was nice but cold luckily the receptionist helped us right away and brought a heater. Definitely would come back!!
⏳ 06-2020

Very nice hostel !!

We really enjoyed our stay in The Palace, best hostel in NZ so far thanks to the great staff and a wonderful place. The free breakfast was good. The location is perfect to visit the city and the area. Very clean. The atmosphere is very friendly.
⏳ 03-2020

Beautiful old building with top-notch amenities

Amazing old building with lots of original features — which, importantly, means THICK WALLS AND THICK DOORS for superior noise-dampening. Plus, they have a couple of decent guitars in the dining room! Splendid place.
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