The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar

113 Nile Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3548 8477

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8,7

Excellent
based on 852 reviews
The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar - Nelson, New Zealand
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Distance to city centre 0,8 km
Location rating 9,4
Nearest airport Nelson
Distance to airport 6,1 km

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  • Okay
    Dec 2019
    6,0

    Excellent costumer service, nice, friendly and helpful. Mike and his team are great. They did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. Genuine hospitality!

    Well, the day after our arrival there was some maintenance happening. At night the shower was cold and the temperature that day was 16°C. In the morning we woke up and had the same issue, only freezing water. I know that sometimes it's not easy to monitor everything, but the guests left the kitchen always dirty. 3 times a day the staff cleans it all, but between those it's a mess. I recommend reinforcing a mandatory clean up after the use of the kitchen.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    9,2

    The staff was so friendly and the room was big and clean. Love the bar. Opportunity of free park at the back!

  • Good
    Nov 2019
    7,0

    The staff were welcoming and accommodating (excuse the pun!) The food was excellent (free breakfast was simple; the bar menu was pretty good and the food even better), and they had a good selection at the bar. The Prince is also popular with families. It was common to see families with their kids enjoying meals there. They also have a quiz night that was well supported by the locals. In fact there appeared to be a lot of locals supporting the Prince which says something about the place and the people who own it. Plus the locals are really friendly and hospitable. Location, location, location. It's five mins walk from town, and 20mins to the centre of NZ memorial, plus there are other gardens and attractions in walking distance from the Prince Albert. Being outside of the main part of town you get to escape the bustle of the city (if there's such a thing for Nelson). The Fish Stop is near (really nice fish n chips despite the reviews on Google) and a host of other eateries. Fresh Choice is 10mins walk away.

    The room was dank and offered little privacy. Because you're sharing the facilities with others, including backpackers, you could hear their comings and goings through the walls as if they're in the room with you. Our shower, in the ensuite had a patch on the shower floor as a fixer upper (probably to a bigger problem) and kept going cold. The shared kitchen facilities were always paru despite the best efforts of someone to keep it clean (I blame it on the number of young backpackers staying there).

  • Good
    Nov 2019
    8,0

    I liked everything except the discomfort of being in the upper bunk bed of a predominantly male room. I liked the fact that the B&B was also a pub, the first time I've experienced anything like that in my life. It was also quite close to the center of the city.

    The ladder to go up to the upper bunk was not completely secure, and I thus had difficulty going up and down. The lock of the bathroom/toilet didn't work so I ran into an occupied toilet twice during my one night stay there.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    9,0

    Helpful and welcoming staff. Food and drinks at a reasonable price in the bar. Comfortable beds.

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Overview

With a stay at The Prince Albert Backpackers and Bar, you'll be centrally located in Nelson, just a 5-minute walk from Queens Gardens and 7 minutes by foot from The Suter. Featured amenities include a business center, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,7 Excellent

based on 852 reviews

9,6

WiFi

9,5

Bar

7,5

Room

6,1

Cleanliness

Things to know

  • Near city centre
  • Very quiet
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Fair breakfast prices

Check in

15:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Business centre
Car hire
Internet
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Bicycle hire
Game room
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free parking
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Hiking
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed
Designated smoking area
Grill
Airport shuttle

FAQs when booking at The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar

Where is The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar located?

The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is located at 113 Nile Street, 0,8 km from the centre of Nelson. Queens Gardens is the closest landmark to The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar.

Does The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar offer free parking?

Yes, The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar offers free parking.

Does The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar from the airport?

The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is 6,1 km from Nelson. The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is 55,3 km from Blenheim.

Can you bring pets to The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar?

No, pets are not allowed at The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar.

Does The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar have a pool?

No, The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar does not have a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Queens Gardens 282 m
  • The Suter 380 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral 0,6 km
  • Nelson Provincial Museum 0,6 km
  • Nelson Market 0,8 km
  • Botanic Gardens 0,8 km

Getting around

Nelson 6,1 km
Blenheim 55,3 km

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