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YHA Nelson by Accents

Overview of YHA Nelson by Accents

YHA Nelson by Accents

2.0 star property
Exclusive hostel, steps from Nelson Market

8.6/10 Fabulous

87 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Child-friendly activities
59 Rutherford St, Nelson, 7010

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Nelson City Centre

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 13 min drive


  • Robert Harris Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Pizzeria Bella - 3 min walk
  • Paasha - 4 min walk
  • Nicola's Cantina - 4 min walk
  • East St - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Nelson by Accents

A great choice for a stay in Nelson, YHA Nelson by Accents is only 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from the airport. Guests can enjoy the sauna, and hiking/biking trails and kayaking are nearby. Other highlights at this exclusive hostel include a terrace and a garden. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travellers.


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Public winery tours
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Arcade/games room
  • Sauna


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

YHA Backpacker House Nelson Central
YHA Nelson Central Backpacker
YHA Nelson Accents House
YHA Accents House
YHA Nelson Accents
YHA Accents
YHA Nelson Accents Hostel
YHA Accents Hostel
YHA Nelson by Accents Nelson
YHA Nelson by Accents Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Nelson by Accents Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson

Frequently asked questions

Does YHA Nelson by Accents offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, YHA Nelson by Accents does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at YHA Nelson by Accents?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at YHA Nelson by Accents?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at YHA Nelson by Accents?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at YHA Nelson by Accents?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-out is available.
What is there to do at YHA Nelson by Accents and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, hiking and kayaking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a sauna, an arcade and a picnic area. YHA Nelson by Accents also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near YHA Nelson by Accents?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pizzeria Bella (3-min walk), Paasha (4-min walk) and Nicola's Cantina (4-min walk).
What's the area around YHA Nelson by Accents like?
YHA Nelson by Accents is in Nelson City Centre, a short 2-minute walk from Nelson Market and 4 minutes' walk from Nelson Provincial Museum. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Catherine, 2-night trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I liked the clranliness and not being overwhelmed by people...due to covid i guess. I didnt like music playing in hallways...npt everyone has the same tastes Giy on front frsk made me feel teally welcome. Bread in kitchen was good too.
Lee, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Quite clean and tidy, nice to see free bread for breakfast in the kitchen. Room was facing the road and quite noisy (not sure why, it was as if the buildings were amplifying the noises made by every car or person that walked past) so didn't sleep well.
3-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Hostel staff were nice and (mostly) helpful. Internet is limited to 1 Gig per 24 hrs unless you pay them for unlimited (i want to say 2 NZD). You can’t see how much internet you have left (the interface it shows you when you log on is inaccurate) but it will stop if you use it all. The room I was in didn’t have lockers. Instead we were supposed to use the set in the hallway which felt less secure to me. Also, the bathrooms near my room almost inevitably had water on the floor (I think one of the fixtures was leaking). Overall still a pleasant stay.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Good hostel
Staff is very friendly. Kitchens are huge, wished there would be a few more frying pans. Our room was basic, nothing special (double room with no bathroom) and clean.We had a good night there. Good location In Nelson, Intercity just around the corner.
Kerry, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Liked tidy and clean, good kitchen, lounge area, books, local info etc. Could have done with a bit more info on the stay and departure etiquette.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Peter, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review