Among numerous hotel, motel, bed and breakfast house, lodge and backpackers choices in Nelson, New Zealand, consider Almond House Backpackers for convenience, budget, and comfort. This hostel has an 84% BBH quality rating, pleasant outdoor views and is just a short walk to the city center. (Map)
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Clean, small, and comfortable Almond House Backpackers is easy on the traveler’s budget with free bedding, coffee, tea, swimming pool, BBQ, sunny garden, and off street parking in a secure environment. Dorm, twin, and double rooms have fully made up beds. This backpacker also features laundry facilities and a guest phone.
Costs are from $26 for a shared room to $70 for a private double bed room with bathrooms close by. You can get a discount on all the accommodations with a BBH card.
Under new management since December 2006, the hostel has friendly owners who are ready to give helpful advice for booking tours and activities on your Nelson visit. They’ll be glad to direct you to New Zealand’s great outdoor adventures of Abel Tasman National Park, enjoy a museum, local artisans, shopping, sample great Nelson wines, or take part in bone carving or other arts and crafts.
When you’re not cooling off in the private pool at Almond House Backpackers, owners Paul and Fiona might also direct you toward Nelson’s famous wellness spas for a full spectrum of treatments and services offered by qualified practitioners. Or they may recommend fish and chips or the catch of the day at one of Nelson’s restaurants located in this fishing port known as “Seafood City.”
Almond House Backpackers makes a great base to relax only a few minutes’ walk away from cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or you can enjoy reading or writing postcards int the attractive garden, cooking in a well equipped kitchen or gathering with friends around the BBQ, or catching up on laundry.
Almond House is situated on a quiet residential street across from the Green Grocer Organics Shop and one minute’s walk from “The Bush Tavern,” Nelson, New Zealand’s oldest pub. It is walking distance to downtown where you will find New Zealand’s finest artisan workshops and stores. Coach buses will gladly pick up and drop off.
My daughter and I stayed here for a couple of days where we had fun exploring the town and purchasing gifts for our family and friends. The accommodations are first class. We had a double room that was very spacious and looked over the pool.