Our Nelson Hostel: Modern Facilities, Safe, Secure, Friendly
Our great facilities, friendly staff and central location make Accents backpackers hostel your ideal base when you stay in Nelson. It's the only backpackers in Nelson with the world famous Nelson Saturday Market right outside the front door. Enjoy the buzz of Nelson's excellent cafes and bars just a couple of minutes walk away.
Our reception is open from 8.30am to 8.30pm to help with local information, coins for the laundry or if you just feel like having a chat.
We have a resident Night Manager onsite after hours.
Things to do & Day Trips
We can help you book your Abel Tasman National Park trips and other local activities, Intercity Buses, Interislander ferries and accommodation at any of the YHA Hostels in New Zealand.
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Kitchens - Love to Cook?
We are lucky to have 2 newly renovated kitchens. The large spaces mean there is always plenty of room for you to prepare your favourite food. Rice cookers, sandwich machines, blenders and more... We provide herbs and spices for you to use
Fresh bread is delivered daily for our guests to enjoy.
Bathrooms - Brand New
Light, bright and sparkling clean we have lots of newly renovated bathrooms all around the Hostel. There is one close to your room.
Bike Hire & E-Bike Hire
We have the latest City Bikes and some zippy Electric bikes available for Half or Full day Hire. Helmets, gloves,bike locks and break down kit included. We have trail maps and can give you suggestions depending on your ability and the amount of time you have available.
Bring your favourite bike to Nelson... we are setting up the Best Bike Cave in town.
It's right inside our building so your precious machine will be safe and comfy.....
There is also room to work on your bike if it's in need of some TLC.
We have several great areas to relax in around the hostel. You can find a quiet spot or a place to have fun and share with friends.
Our seperate TV Room is soundproof and we have hundreds of movies available if you need some Chill Out time.... have you seen the Lord of the Rings series (filmed in New Zealand) ?
Yes we have a Sauna! It is available free of charge for you to use. Perfect if you've had a hard day kayaking, tramping or enjoying Nelson's other great outdoor activities.
Feel like cooking outside ..... then check out our BBQ. It's in the courtyard beside the kitchen and is a great spot in summer or even on a sunny winters day to enjoy a meal.
What People Say
When we entered, we we amazed by how friendly the hostel staff was. The hostel is far cleaner than many other hostels...and hotels. The kitchen is really good since it has a lot of space for everyone. Beside the kitchen is a ping-pong table, which is nice when you do not want to go out for the night. If I were to go back to Nelson, I would book this hostel without a second thought."
Trip Advisor testimonial June 2016