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YHA Nelson by Accents

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Quebec City, Canada
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...

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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...

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...

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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,...

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

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...

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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

Auckland, New Zealand
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...

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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...

Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 13 March 2016

The facilities are fine - definitely no where as good as described in Lonely Planet and other hostels we stayed at in Nelson had better vibes and amenities. The kitchen is good - clean and well equipped. The rooms were spacious enough - clean but no character as were the bathrooms (and there weren't a lot of them). One annoyance...

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Española por el mundo
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Clean dorm rooms and toilets. Comfy bunk beds. Spacious and clean kitchen and common areas for lunch and garden. Good location.well organized. Nice atmosphere. Free bread. Only the wifi is not too good.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Friendly staff & lots of space, though the German group didn't tidy up after themselves the hostel staff thankfully did it for them. Free fresh bread & assorted random baked goodies available every day which was lovely & 2 clean kitchen areas with lots of space. Had just picked up hire car & had a nightmare parking. The 'free' parking...

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 14 February 2016

I stayed here for 5 nights and it was good for the most part. The location is really good. Right in the CBD and close to everything. Close to good grocery stores and the Warehouse for anything you need. The kitchens here were really nice and there are two. There was always enough room including refrigerator space plenty of utensils...

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

Thank you for choosing our hostel and for taking time to review your stay with us. We hope you enjoyed your week in Nelson. The reason Linda and I chose this wonderful hostel was the fantastic location and the amazing spaces for guests to enjoy. We are pleased you agree. Being here just a few months now were are still...

Reviewed 6 February 2016

This was such a great place to stay before and after a mulit day trip into Abel Tasman Park. They allow you to use their lockers or storage to keep the stuff you do not need while you hike or kayak. It is so centrally located to everything you could want for planning to get into the park, amenites, bus...

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

We are very grateful you have taken the time to post a review of your stay with us in Nelson. We are continuing to add more services and facilities that we think travellers can use, so keep the good ideas coming. As this is our first Summer here at the YHA we are especially noting comments about the rooms to...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
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: €15 - €54 (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.”
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