Yha Nelson

2 stars
Nelson, New Zealand
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590 reviews
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About Yha Nelson

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Situated in the heart of Nelson, this 5-star hostel features free WiFi, shared kitchen facilities, spacious dining area and a sunny garden with a courtyard BBQ. The common areas include air hockey and table football. Surrounded by cafes and restaurants, YHA Nelson is a 10-minute drive from Tahunanui Beach and a 15-minute drive from Nelson Airport. The Interislander Ferry Terminal in Picton is only 90 minutes’ drive away. Facilities include an internet kiosk with Skype access, guest lounge with LCD TV and DVD collection, and hammocks in the garden. The tour desk can book kayaking, skydiving, wine and craft beer tours and walks through Abel Tasman National Park. Guests can choose between private and dormitory rooms, most with access to shared bathroom facilities. Secure lockers, luggage storage and bicycle storage are available. The hostel also offers mountain and city bikes for hire.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Yha Nelson

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Express check-out
  • Golf
  • Cribs available
  • Disabled access

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle hire
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Earplugs
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden

Accessibility and suitability

  • Disabled access
  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Shared kitchen
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Indoor play area

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Cleaning products


  • Tennis


  • Sauna

Reviews of Yha Nelson

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5.1 Fair
Pros:Location is close to transit stop
Cons:My sheets were dirty, the beds were awful, the woman behind the front counter was less than friendly, WIFI DOEST WORK


59 Rutherford Street, Nelson

What's nearby

  • Nelson Market110 m
  • Atkins Gallery166 m
  • Nelson Provincial Museum247 m
  • Christ Church Cathedral387 m
  • Trafalgar Park0.7 km
  • The Suter0.7 km
  • Queens Gardens0.8 km
  • South Pacific Distillery1.4 km
  • Botanic Gardens1.5 km
  • The Grampians1.6 km
  • Founders Heritage Park1.9 km
  • Miyazu Japanese Gardens2.1 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


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Top tips for your stay at Yha Nelson

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Yha Nelson, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in July and October.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Yha Nelson, plan to stay on a Saturday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Yha Nelson was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $97, while the most expensive was $97.
  • How long should you stay at Yha Nelson? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Yha Nelson

  • Where is Yha Nelson located?

    Yha Nelson is located at 59 Rutherford Street, 0.4 km from the centre of Nelson. Nelson Market is the closest landmark to Yha Nelson.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Yha Nelson?

    Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Yha Nelson.

  • Does Yha Nelson offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Yha Nelson offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Yha Nelson from the airport?

    Yha Nelson is 5.5 km from Nelson. Yha Nelson is 56.2 km from Blenheim.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Yha Nelson hotel deals?

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

0.4 km

Nearest airport


Distance to airport

5.5 km