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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

People we met along the way on our roadtrip warned us about this hostel but we didn't listen because we had already booked our room... that was a mistake. The good thing: -staff was friendly -the pool is nice -lot's of recreational activities - free breakfast and soup The bad things: It doesn't seem like the free food is enough....

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On paper this hostel is great and I don't have anything serious to complain about. There's free soup, breakfast, wifi, a pool, suana, spa, table tennis. The staff were really helpful and friendly and probably the best thing about the stay. I do have some quibbles: - On the surface the hostel was clean enough, but as it's cleaned by...

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Thank Rosie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This backpackers has adequate facilities and we had no major issues here. Staff were pretty helpful and flexible and free breakfast was a bonus. Looks like a place which would be great in summer, with a large outdoor area and swimming pool etc. I would say that it's probably more of a party backpackers. Although some noise at night doesn't...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for four days and was not impressed. The room was not very clean and the common kitchen was super gross. Ate out so I did not have to deal with it. Many people seemed to know each other and took over the pool and hot tub. I did not feel very welcome. The staff was very nice...

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Reunion Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 4 or 5 nights. The bed is good. There is a pool, sauna and spa. The off street car park is very small (for a big hostel), but there are plenty free place on the street. Kitchen is OK but it's very messy and dirty because guests don't do their dishes. The staff/woofer are not friendly...

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Thank TiGreg974
Waipu Cove
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were visiting a niece in Nelson and she had booked us in to Paradiso. We had a room that would be equal to a good quality Hotel. The people were so friendly and helpful.. Breakfast was a basic Cereal, Milk , Toast and Honey.Tea & Coffe supplied.. As we were there for just three days we were out sight...

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Thank AuroraLodge
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The accommodation includes breakfast and 6 pm consommé, when I paid the accommodation I received a pack of noodles. At the breakfast you can choose coffee, tea, sugar, milk, cereal, bread, butter and 2 options of jam. Vegetable consommé with bread and seeds. You can use the kitchen and its tools also salt, sugar and preparing your own food. Free...

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Thank Casyomosa C
Germany
Reviewed 21 September 2016

my room was clean and my bed was comfortable and I had really nice roommates also the kitchen was very clean and the breakfast was good. The Sauna and hot pool was the best. The Staff was really helpful. ps: sorry about my English; I am from Germany ;)

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Room was smelly and bed was dirty like used (tooth paste on blanket, blood on linen and pillowcase) slept in our sleepingbags, the Windows were covered with shutters that were screwed so you couldn't open it and the room was dark, kitchen was dirty even we were the first to Breakfast

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Thank Aurii8
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stay 2 days lovely clean room own bathroom always a plus had spa played pool met nice friendly staff and guests our first exp backpacking yep it was different tho we made it fun great relaxed.Deane drives Taxi blue cabs was shady watch out avoid that fellow use another company folks he let them down Paradiso was fabulous yes we...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Paradiso Backpackers

Address: 42 Weka Street | PO Box 7, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: €17 - €47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Paradiso Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The other backpackers hostel down the street was more clean.”
 of 5 bubbles reviewer12510, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask when booking what your preferences are.”
 of 5 bubbles AuroraLodge, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Good for an overnight stay if you are an older couple. Great for young people.”
 of 5 bubbles DianeW80, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Dorm rooms upstairs in the main building were very nice and surprisingly quiet and had a shared balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles pmskydiver, 16 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Wifi was slow”
 of 5 bubbles lorivb, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
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