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Outdoor spa bath
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Down duvet, free WiFi
Down duvet, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
58 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationFounders Park8 min walk
Popular LocationTrafalgar Park10 min walk
Popular LocationThe Suter11 min walk
AirportNelson (NSN)22 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • 4 Person Shared Dormitory

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Person Shared Ensuite Dormitory

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 10 Bed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed Dorm

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Standard Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStandard Twin Room

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Paradiso Backpacker Hostel is located in Nelson. Waahi Taakaro Golf Club and Nelson Golf Links are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Miyazu Japanese Gardens and Miyazu Gardens. Queens Gardens and Natureland Zoo are also worth visiting. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and mountain biking nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Founders Park - 8 min walk
  • Trafalgar Park - 10 min walk
  • The Suter - 11 min walk
  • Queens Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 22 min drive

About this property

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

Hostel in Nelson with free breakfast and outdoor pool
Along with an outdoor pool, this hostel has a spa tub and a sauna. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, an arcade/games room and a library are on-site. All 30 rooms offer free WiFi and down duvets.
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel offers 30 forms of accommodation. Beds feature down comforters. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Library

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Down comforter

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access



Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel Nelson
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel
Paradiso Backpacker

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Paradiso Backpacker Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Paradiso Backpacker Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Paradiso Backpacker Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Paradiso Backpacker Hostel?
As of 12 Jul 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Paradiso Backpacker Hostel on 13 Jul 2020 start from NZ$69, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in begins at 2 PM.
What time is check-out at Paradiso Backpacker Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
Situated in Nelson, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Founders Park and Trafalgar Park. The Suter and Queens Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The property could be amazing. It has a pool and hot tub. Great location, but it's a college party house. I've been to many college House parties and this place is just like many of those that I have been. Disgusting bathrooms and showers. Hair piled up in the showers and the water pooling out into the hallway. The bathrooms, I don't believe one person who stayed there actually aimed at the bowl. There was urine everywhere. The kitchen was a mess and no one cleaned up properly after themselves. Dirty dishes put back on the shelfs and food clogging the sink drains. There is a sign stating that the outside common area would be closed after 10 to keep the noise down. Well I guess that is not enforced at all. The music was loud, the beer bottles clanking all night and people shouting and partying till the late hours. Not good when you need to be up early for an all day hike. I will not be back and suggest everyone looks elsewhere for a place to stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    Strong hostel community

    Paradise is a solid hostel with strong community. The energy there is what makes it interesting and the pool common area was active. Additionally, the staff has strong relationships with people in Nelson and were helping guests find work.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Friendly, helpful staff good location, value for money

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
    paradiso nelson

    Good location nice pool, but more of a party hostel full of younger people ! Doors slamming late into the night, kitchen dirty, rooms dusty with no personalised charging points. Bathrooms ok, bed linen stained and cat asleep on one of the beds on arrival

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020