Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Down duvets, free WiFi

Overview of Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

2.0 star property

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
42 Weka Street, Nelson, 7011

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFounders Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationTrafalgar Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationNelson Provincial Museum20 min walk
  • AirportNelson (NSN)15 min drive

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About this area


Paradiso Backpacker Hostel is located in The Wood, a neighbourhood 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 hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Founders Park - 8 min walk
  • Trafalgar Park - 10 min walk
  • The Suter - 11 min walk
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 13 min walk
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 15 min drive


  • Milton Street Sprig and Fern Tavern - 6 min walk
  • DeVille - 14 min walk
  • Stefanos - 14 min walk
  • Riverside Kitchen - 14 min walk
  • Comida - 15 min walk

About this property

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

Nelson hostel in The Wood with free breakfast and sauna
Along with an outdoor pool, this hostel has a snack bar/deli and a sauna. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a spa tub, laundry facilities and an arcade/games room.
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel offers 30 accommodations. Beds feature down comforters. This Nelson hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

Afrikaans, English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


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


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in reception
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Down duvet

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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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
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system

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
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel Nelson
Paradiso Backpacker Nelson
Paradiso Backpackers Hotel Nelson
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel Nelson
Paradiso Backpacker Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 22 out of 66 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 21 out of 66 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 66 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 66 reviews
2 - Poor 11%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 5 out of 66 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely staff, spa and a bed for cheap.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
the service was great but the fact that the people who shared the room came home in the early hours morning drunk,did not go down well, tried to get a single room but none available so i booked into another hotel so i could get some peace and sleep well after a long 2 night journey from rotorua, and seing as i was going on a 6hr trip to greymouth i needed the sleep,
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service
Above average hostel
It was a good hostel if you want a chill fun night. Love the pool/sauna and spa. Not enough parking on site but plenty on street parking. Close to Nelson CBD and good outdoor space at the hostel.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
0/10. Lasted 15 minutes and booked alternate accom. Door to first room I was supplied with had been busted in and the lock was hanging by a fragment of a screw thread in one corner, almost on the floor... Pillows looked a little too crumpled to be fresh. Arrived to windows open on a cold wintery night. Approached staff to repair door, was supplied with a second room. Tried to shut the windows but the latch was snapped off. Asked staff to close the window and told "It will be alright" They then adjusted the curtain which was like well ripen swiss cheese, holed from sagging misplaced hooks on a flimsy rail, welcoming the wind to greet me. Enough I thought! NO! A small smurf sized oil fin heater is plugged in by the staff member. Why?... there is a fan heater on the wall. I turn on the fan heater to hear the exorcism of Edward Scissor hands in a paper shredder begin. Ah. Over it. I booked somewhere else. No one on reception, so I just put the key on the desk. Let the staff know I was leaving as they were out the back by the pool.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021