Independently owned and operated

YHA Nelson


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Royce & Linda

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 545 9988 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm

Location: 59 Rutherford Street,


Next to Nelson Market


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How to get here

We’re on the corner of Rutherford St and Montgomery Square - look for the large mural on the side of the hostel. Montgomery Square has paid parking available. There is free parking nearby, please ask at reception. 


Bus/Shuttle: All buses and shuttles drop off at the hostel except InterCity which drops at the Bus Depot, 100m from the hostel.
Airport: We are 8km from the airport. Taxis and shuttles operate door-to-door.

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This brightly-coloured central city hostel brings Nelson's sunny vibes inside as well as out. Enjoy the ample well-appointed common areas on our ground floor, including a large multi-purpose lounge, two spacious kitchens, and vibrant adjoined dining area. YHA Nelson has carbon positive status, offsetting 120% of their emissions, giving you a sustainable night sleep!

You'll find your comfortable bed located on the upper floor in amongst a surprising number of rooms to suit all types of travellers. On weekends Nelson's popular market is just outside your front door, or grab some of the fresh-baked bread provided daily in the kitchen and relax in the sunny garden courtyard.

Our guests love the added extras like our sauna, BBQ area, foosball and air hockey tables, piano, DVD collection, and of course, free WiFi per day. Our family-owned hostel is comfortable, clean and secure. For free travel and activity advice just ask our helpful hostel staff.

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Guests love:

  • Free WiFi
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage
  • Solar powered

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Communal lounge
  • Communal dining area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Food storage area
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Sauna
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 24 hour guest access
  • E-Bike Hire
  • Laundry facilities

Entertainment and activities:

  • Free movies
  • Games available
  • Communal TV
  • Netflix


  • Luggage storage options
  • Bicycle storage
  • Bicycle hire
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Some of our Nelson highlights:

  • Find local produce and souvenirs at the Saturday morning market, just behind the hostel
  • Visit Abel Tasman National Park: kayak it, walk it or cruise it
  • The National Parks of Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi have great views and hiking
  • Take a stroll up the Centre of New Zealand walk from Nelson’s Botanical Hill to enjoy stunning views over Nelson and Tasman Bay
  • Take advantage of the many excellent cycle trails in the area

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