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Nelson & Abel Tasman Backpackers & Hostels

Nelson isn’t just a destination – it’s a way of life! Located at the top north-west of the South Island, it benefits from the most sunshine days anywhere in NZ. It also boasts about every scenery possible from un-spoilt golden beaches, lush native forests and rugged mountains. One of the must do activities in the area is to walk the Abel Tasman Track which takes 3-5 days or visit the Nelson Arts Festival.

Currently 22 hostels in this area

Filter by Location: View All, Abel Tasman (1), Golden Bay (6), Motueka (4), Nelson Central (11)

Great location
The Barn is situated right on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park - you couldn't be closer! Rest up in one of our heated outdoor baths or chill out on our large deck.
Closest to the park, friendly staff, clean, hot baths, camping, activity bookings, secure parking, cold beer!
Newly opened!
Newly opened hostel right next to Nelson’s most popular Beach!
Free breakfast, beach, late checkout, TV room, travel booking desk, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen, BBQs
Qualmark 5* Gold
Comfortable and popular, YHA Nelson is a 5 star hostel in the heart of the city and close to iconic cafes and restaurants. A perfect base to explore the National Parks.
Qualmark 5 star Gold, laundry, TV room, luggage storage, car parking, BBQ, sauna, book exchange bike storage, fully equipped kitchen,
Central Location
The INNBetween offers backpackers and other travelers visiting Nelson, free WiFi, clean, modern rooms set next to the Nelson historical Cathedral gardens. Backpackers and guests can look forward to mixed and female-only dorms, double, family and queen en
Unlimited wifi, feather duvets & pillows, fully equipped modern kitchen, bag storage, Netfilx
Honey Suckle House
125 Tasman St, Nelson
Hat Trick Lodge Backpackers
25 Wallace Street, Motueka
+64 (0)3 528 5353
Barefoot Backpackers
114 Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay
+64 (0)3 525 7005
The Innlet
Main Road, Pakawau, Golden Bay
+64 (0)3 524 8040
Shambhala Retreat
RD2, Onekaka, Golden Bay
+64 (0)3 525 8463
73 Motupipi Street, Takaka, Golden Bay
0800 805 494
The Bug
226 Vanguard Street, Nelson
+64 (0)3 539 4227
White Elephant Backpackers
55 Whakarewa Street, Motueka
+64 (0)3 528 6208
Happy Apple Backpackers
500 High Street, Motueka
+64 (0)3 528 8652
Neudorf's Gingerbread House
42 Westbrook Terrace, Nelson
+64 (0)3 543 2472
Getaway Backpackers
28 Motupipi Street, Takaka, Golden Bay
+64 (0)3 525 6261
Nelson Beach Hostel
25 Muritai St, Nelson
+64 3 548 6817
The Prince Albert Backpackers
113 Nile Street, Nelson
0800 86 735 29
42 Weka St, Nelson
Shortbread Cottage
33 Trafalgar St, 'The Wood', Nelson.
Almond House
63 Grove St, Nelson
The Laughing Kiwi
310 High Street, Motueka
+64 (0)3 528 9229