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Overview of Wakatu Lodge

Wakatu Lodge

2 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
125 Waimea Road, Nelson, 7010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFairfield Park10 min walk
  • Popular LocationVictory Square18 min walk
  • AirportNelson (NSN)6 min drive
  • Popular LocationPaddy's Knob Reserve7 min drive

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About this area


Wakatu Lodge is located in Nelson. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Fairfield Park and Nelson Provincial Museum, while World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars and Founders Park are cultural highlights. Queens Gardens and Natureland Zoo are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Fairfield Park - 10 min walk
  • Victory Square - 18 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 3 min drive
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 3 min drive
  • Paddy's Knob Reserve - 7 min drive


  • Red Art Gallery & Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Sweet as - 3 min drive
  • Falafel Gourmet - 3 min drive
  • Babagatto - 3 min drive
  • Lambretta's Cafe - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 6 min drive

About this property

Wakatu Lodge

Nelson hostel in Nelson South with free parking
This smoke-free hostel features an outdoor pool, laundry facilities and an arcade/games room. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include barbecues. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
Wakatu Lodge offers 16 forms of accommodation. This Nelson hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

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

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


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


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 2 PM - 9 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 per night (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession, within the meaning of Article 155 of the French Tax Code
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

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

Wakatu Lodge Nelson
Wakatu Lodge
Wakatu Nelson
Wakatu Lodge Nelson
Wakatu Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Wakatu Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 20 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 20 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 20 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 20 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 20 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very enjoyable and comfortable, would stay again without doubt.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was great for the type of hostel it is. We had a double bed with a bunk above us and the bathroom down the hall. All was clean and staff very nice. We may have gotten the last room for miles so we were very grateful. It was a bit pricey for a hostel but that may be because it was peak time.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome Lodge
Amazing staff who were SO accommodating given my really last minute needs!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very helpful staff, and pretty entrance, Flowers.
Much bigger in side, but small bed room, but clean. Use of Kitchen, fridge, microwave etc. Toilets and showers along the corridor. Large sitting and games room. Small swimming pool. More Hostel, than hotel, but very good for the price.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great facilities inside with games room. Small kitchen, but everything you need. Staff were Great!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018