YHA Nelson by Accents

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Twin Room, Shared Bathroom | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Shared Bathroom | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Double Room, Private Bathroom | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of YHA Nelson by Accents

YHA Nelson by Accents

2.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
59 Rutherford St, Nelson, 7010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNelson Provincial Museum4 min walk
  • Popular LocationChrist Church Cathedral7 min walk
  • Popular LocationTrafalgar Park11 min walk
  • AirportNelson (NSN)12 min drive

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About this area


YHA Nelson by Accents is located in Nelson City Centre, a neighbourhood in Nelson, and is in the entertainment district and near the airport. Christ Church Cathedral and Centre of New Zealand Monument are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Queens Gardens and Tahunanui Beach Reserve. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Trafalgar Park. Kayaking and windsurfing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Montgomery Square - 2 min walk
  • Nelson Market - 2 min walk
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 4 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Trafalgar Park - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 13 min drive


  • Robert Harris Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Pizzeria Bella - 3 min walk
  • Paasha - 4 min walk
  • Nicola's Cantina - 4 min walk
  • East St - 4 min walk

About this property

YHA Nelson by Accents

Nelson hostel in Nelson City Centre, near Nelson Market
A sauna, concierge services and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a computer station, an arcade/games room and a library are on-site.
YHA Nelson by Accents offers 27 accommodations with a hairdryer and blackout curtains. This Nelson hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include a sauna.

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


English, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free off-site parking

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike rentals
  • Public winery tours
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • 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)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals 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, debit cards and cash
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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

YHA Backpacker House Nelson Central
YHA Nelson Central Backpacker
YHA Nelson Accents House
YHA Accents House
YHA Nelson Accents
YHA Accents
YHA Nelson Accents Hostel
YHA Accents Hostel
YHA Nelson by Accents Nelson
YHA Nelson by Accents Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
YHA Nelson by Accents Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 36 out of 85 reviews
5 - Excellent 42%
Rating 4 - Good. 37 out of 85 reviews
4 - Good 44%
Rating 3 - Okay. 11 out of 85 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 85 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 85 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked the clranliness and not being overwhelmed by people...due to covid i guess. I didnt like music playing in hallways...npt everyone has the same tastes Giy on front frsk made me feel teally welcome. Bread in kitchen was good too.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quite clean and tidy, nice to see free bread for breakfast in the kitchen. Room was facing the road and quite noisy (not sure why, it was as if the buildings were amplifying the noises made by every car or person that walked past) so didn't sleep well.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Hostel staff were nice and (mostly) helpful. Internet is limited to 1 Gig per 24 hrs unless you pay them for unlimited (i want to say 2 NZD). You can’t see how much internet you have left (the interface it shows you when you log on is inaccurate) but it will stop if you use it all. The room I was in didn’t have lockers. Instead we were supposed to use the set in the hallway which felt less secure to me. Also, the bathrooms near my room almost inevitably had water on the floor (I think one of the fixtures was leaking). Overall still a pleasant stay.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good hostel
Staff is very friendly. Kitchens are huge, wished there would be a few more frying pans. Our room was basic, nothing special (double room with no bathroom) and clean.We had a good night there. Good location In Nelson, Intercity just around the corner.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked tidy and clean, good kitchen, lounge area, books, local info etc. Could have done with a bit more info on the stay and departure etiquette.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019