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Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Spacious kitchen and common area. Plenty of toilets and showers. Bed was comfortable. Clean. I liked the lockers so I could secure my valuables while I trekked the Able Tasman Coastal Track. We stayed in this YHA before and after that trek. There was a fabulous Farmer's Market on Saturdays right next to this... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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104 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect central backpacker, 300 meters from the cathedral, 600 from the botanic garden and 1 block away from a supermarket!!!! The base to visit the region and 3 nationals parks. Free wifi and good advices

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

clean place nice people:)location is perfect clean felt like at home i will come again:)i came back from abel tasman and this place was so good showers are clean.dorm rooms where warm prime location normal people.

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1 Thank englandfootball
Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. Our wonderful team work hard to keep the hostel clean and tidy and we will let them know you noticed. We hope you enjoy the rest of your new Zealand adventures. Safe travels, Linda, Royce and the Accents Team More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The staff is very friendly. The rooms, kitchen and bathroom are clean and I haven’t noticed any issues. There are multiple kinds of free fresh bread every day in the kitchen. The wifi usually works good. Very good value for money.

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. Our team works hard to keep the hostel clean and tidy and we always pass on feedback from our guests. Everyone loves our daily bread selection from Shelley's Fresh Bake bakery right here in town. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in New... More 

Cumbria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I haven't actually managed to find anything wrong with the YHA Nelson by Accents. The dorms are clean and comfortable, there are plenty of amenities including a well stocked kitchen, TV room, lounge and outside seating area with BBQ. Although there are plenty of people staying at the hostel it is nice and quiet which is really welcome after some... More 

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review and for your kind comments about our hostel. We have some great facilities here and we agree, even when we are busy there always seems to be room for everyone to relax. We do hope you enjoy the rest of your experiences (and hostels) in New Zealand Safe travels, Linda, Royce... More 

Quebec City, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We stayed there in July 2014. When we entered, we we amazed by how friendly the hostel staff was. We had the pleasant surprise when we came in...they had upgraded us to a twin room (We had booked a dorm). The hostel is far cleaner than many other hostels...and hotels. The kitchen is really good since it has a lot... More 

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. As others have also noticed we have a great team working every day to keep the hostel clean and tidy and we always let them know when someone comments. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your experiences in New Zealand and will come back again one day. Safe travels, Linda, Royce and the... More 

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8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed a few days in this hostel, which is pretty central to everything. Everything was clean and they even have two kitchens. Really nice was the fresh bread for free everyday! All sorts of bread and everyday something different, also they offer a lot of different spices and herbs in the kitchen. What I didn't like was the fact that... More 

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post a review of your stay with us. Our amazing clean team work hard to keep the hostel tidy and we will let them know you noticed. It isn't the cleaning but overall security that we ask checked out guests to leave the hostel by 11.00am. We do offer bag storage at no charge,... More 

England
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed at YHA Nelson for 2 nights out of 3, leaving the middle night for a hut stay in Abel Tasman NP. All the staff were super friendly and helpful and it wasn't a problem leaving a bag for the middle night. Freshly baked bread in the morning went down well too -as did the air hockey table...

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We know everyone enjoys our bread selection so thank you for commenting. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your New Zealand adventures. Safe travels, Linda, Royce and the Accents Team More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I was shocked by how friendly the service was there. Specifically a young lady called Jess was so helpful! (and found my lost key, thanks again:) ). The rooms were very clean and free fresh bread for breakfast made everything so much better. I also met plenty of people there! If you're traveling alone it's a great place to meet... More 

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. It's always nice when one of our team is remembered. Our wonderful team work hard to keep the hostel clean and tidy and we will also let them know you noticed. Jess hoped you enjoyed Wellington Zoo. Safe travels, Linda, Royce, Jess and the Accents Team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My room was on the first room besides the stairs on the first floor. It was close to the bathrooms facilities. I kept hearing the slamming of the bathroom doors at night, people coming up the stairs and walking on the corridor and shouting! The room was also above the outdoor area outside the kitchen on the ground floor. The... More 

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Royce L, Manager at YHA Nelson by Accents, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback on your stay. We are aware of the issues you experienced that night and regret that the guests that caused the disturbance did not respect our other travellers in the hostel, especially at that time of the evening. It seems one of them was having their birthday. We agree... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Linda and Royce who ran the famous Accents on the Park Backpackers for a decade are now proud to welcome travellers to their new hostel in Nelson. Qualmark rated 5 Star and located right in the middle of NZ's sunniest city, YHA by Accents brings travellers home-style hospitality and great facilities all right next to Nelson's famous Saturday Market and walking distance to all the best cafes and restaurants in town. Use YHA by Accents as a convenient base to access 5 National Parks including the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes. Our spacious kitchen facilities provide you with everything you need including a sunny BBQ courtyard and garden. There is Secure (internal) Bike Storage, a Piano, Foosball, table tennis and huge (Free) DVD collection. Of course we have great internet access too! ... more   less 

Additional Information about YHA Nelson by Accents

Address: 59 Rutherford Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: €21 - €61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — YHA Nelson by Accents 5*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Do not get the room that has the window that opens into the foyer. It is noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieC591, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“do it nice place:)”
 of 5 bubbles englandfootball, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for the single room if you can afford to! Your own space and guaranteed sleep”
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“If you decide to cook yourself, make sure you dont buy cooking oil and bread as they supplied these.”
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“Double rooms as of now may not be for you unless you're a very easy and sound sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles PaulOfTheNorth, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
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