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Abel's Central Backpackers, Nelson

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163 Trafalgar St, Nelson, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

No-frills hostel in Nelson
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • My booking had not been processed, when i turned up there no room was available.Feb 17, 2019
  • Overall I enjoyed staying here. Facilities are good, location perfect, and the staff are…Jan 13, 2019
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Abel's Central Backpackers, Nelson

from $23
  • Basic Twin Room
  • Basic Double Room
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 4 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 6 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 10 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, 8 Bed Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Basic Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Basic Triple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Basic Triple Room, Multiple Beds

What’s around Abel's Central Backpackers, Nelson


  • In Nelson City Centre
  • Pacific Islands - 1 min walk
  • Montgomery Square - 2 min walk
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 3 min walk
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 3 min walk
  • Nelson Market - 3 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Anzac Park - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Towels are not included in the room rate. Towels are available for a surcharge or guests may bring their own. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 8 AM to 8:30 PM *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Abel's Central Backpackers, Nelson’s small print

Also known as

  • Abel's Central Backpackers Hostel Nelson
  • Abel's Central Backpackers Hostel
  • Abel's Central Backpackers Nelson
  • Abel's Central Backpackers Ho


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of NZD 25 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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