Prince Albert Backpackers (formerly Fern Lodge)
113 Nile street, Nelson, New Zealand


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Description

We offer our guests free unlimited Wi-Fi, a free hot breakfast and free bikes to explore the city. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, and you can receive discounts around town with our branded wristband!

We, Mike and Nani, own and run this charming and endearing backpackers which operates inside a Heritage-class building that was originally built in 1888. It's now fully refurbished and caters to the modern traveler.

We have a large car park that we encourage Freedom Campers to use.

We are an easy five-minute stroll to the center of town where, on Saturdays, you can experience the famous Nelson Markets.

Outside of the room you can relax in one of our hammocks in the sunny courtyard, watch a movie in the TV lounge, compete against other travelers in our backpackers games room (table tennis, darts or Foosball) or enjoy a cold beer with some of our locals in the 'best beer garden in Nelson'.

On that note, how can we forget to mention that our Backpackers comes with its very own English-style pub where you can meet the locals, and to encourage interaction we have backpacker prices, just show your room card at the bar! Can't argue with that now can we!

Reception hours: 8am to 9pm, so if you are arriving outside this hours, please contact us and we will rescue you at the front door!

See you soon!

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Directions

The hostel is situated at the corner of Nile and Tasman Streets. 2 blocks from Trafalgar St towards the Maitai Valley

From the airport one exits onto Quarantine Road.
150 meters take the 1st exit onto Whakatu Drive.
400 meters via the 2nd exit continue on Whakatu Drive
700 meters take the 2nd exit onto Waimea Road
4.4 km turn right onto Selwyn Place
500 meters turn right onto Collingwood St
150 meters take 1st exit onto Nile St
350 meters and we are on the left.

A taxi will cost between $20-$25 to reach us.
Unfortunately Nelson doesn't have a bus service that runs to the airport, however there is a service called 'Super Shuttle' that exists. It is cheaper than a taxi!!!
The intercity bus terminal is a 10 minute walk and is located on Bridge St.
To reach us from there one need only walk 3 blocks down Bridge St, turn right onto Tasman St and we are on the corner of Tasman and Nile another 3 blocks South.
Again with prior arrangement we do provide complementary pick ups and drop offs to the bus terminal.
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