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Fully renovated Hotel designed for backpackers. 5 minute walk to city centre. High quality accommodation at realistic prices. Backpackers own Kitchen, Longe, outdoor areas.

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Prince Albert Backpackers (formerly Fern Lodge)
113 Nile street
Nelson, New Zealand 7040
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Our charming and endearing backpackers operates inside a Heritage-class building that was originally built in 1888. It's now fully refurbished and caters to the modern traveller.

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

Guests can enjoy: FREE Wi-Fi 24hrs a day!
FREE Bikes
FREE Breakfast from 7:30 - 9am
(Waffles, Hot Chocolate and Orange Juice. YUM!)
We have a mixture of doubles, twins and four- or six-bed dorm rooms. All rooms are have ensuites and linen is provided for everyone.

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 fooseball) or enjoy a cold beer with some 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!!

See you soon.


The hostel is situated at the corner of Nile and Tasman Streets, two blocks from Trafalagar St towards the Maitai Valley.

Please print the map above to help you find your way.


Breakfast Included, Restaurant, Internet Access, Laundry, Airport Pick Up, Wheelchair Friendly, Linen Included, Bar, Towels, Luggage Storage, Travel Desk/Travel Info, Key Card Access, Common Room, Bike Parking, Free Carpark, Meeting Facilities

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Prince Albert Backpackers (formerly Fern Lodge)
113 Nile street
Nelson, New Zealand 7040

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