Welcome to Abel's

The best located Backpackers in sunny Nelson, right in the centre of town on Trafalgar Street! 

Now under New Management - Come and check out our freshly painted rooms with beds from $20 a night, the cheapest in town!

Free Breakfast

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We are located literally in the centre of Nelson city, the sunshine capital of New Zealand, and the Centre of New Zealand itself is right up the hill from us. We are 2 minutes walk from both the Intercity bus stop and the Information Centre. We are right in the mix for all the best bars, restaurants and cafes and can sort all you activities to the world famous Abel Tasman National Park. Store your pack with us for free and head off to camp and kayak for a few days.


We have 16 rooms available in our central city location  a mixture of dorms and private rooms. Summer is already getting very booked up, so don't delay. Free High Speed Wi-Fi is available in every room and we have a well equipped communal kitchen.
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