Our Backpackers

Our Backpackers

It's a pretty good place to stay

The Prince Albert Backpackers & Bar is centrally located in Nelson City. Our Heritage class building is located only minutes away from everything Nelson has to offer including mountain biking, hiking, natural swimming pools, arts and crafts and the famous Saturday Markets.We have a range of rooms from 6 bed dorms, 4 bed share rooms, twins, and doubles. All of our rooms have en-suite facilities along with laundered and pressed linens and duvets. Other facilities that you will include a games room with Foosball, Darts, Ping Pong & Air Hockey, and Cruiser style bikes free of charge to explore Nelson.With our free luggage storage you can also make The Prince Albert Backpackers your base-camp hostel to explore the 3 national parks within 1.5 hours from Nelson including the beautiful Abel Tasman and the alpine National Lakes. We truly believe that once you have stayed with us you will seriously consider staying just that little bit longer....

Check-in is 2pm-9pm

What's included with every room

  • Free breakfast from 8am - 9am
  • Free pick-up and drop-off service from the the intercity bus terminal. Available between 8am and 9pm. Contact us at least one day prior to arrange
  • Special taxi deals, to and from airport. You must contact Nelson Taxis and pre arrange. Quote code NPA4, for 4 passengers or less, or NPA10 for a van.
  • Overnight luggage storage, free when you stay with us again on return or $5 if picking up a few days later
  • Free WiFi throughout the hostel
  • Free Cruiser bike hire
  • Free advice on all there is to do around Nelson
  • Every room has a fully equiped ensuite bathroom.
  • All beds are fully dressed with laundered linens and duvets
  • Our rooms are secured by a card locking system
  • Exclusive use of our sunny courtyard, private lounge and kitchen and laundry facilities

Our Dorms

Our biggest rooms still only have 6 bunk beds, plus all our rooms have en suites so you’ll never be waiting too long for that shower. 


6 Bed Dorm 


4 Bed Dorm

Our Private Rooms

From Standard Backpacker Doubles to Family Double Rooms with beds for the entire clan we probably have something to suit. All our double rooms are fully made up with bedside tables and lights, crisp fresh linen and an en-suite bathroom. Prices listed are per person, per night.


Double Rooms


Twin Room



Single Room

Common Areas