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Nelson, New Zealand
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Joya Garden & Villa Studios
Joya Garden & Villa Studios
9.5 Excellent
49 Brougham Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 147 reviews
9.5

Joya Garden & Villa Studios is situated on South Island and offers 5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. The various amenities this award-winning guest house features include a terrace, luggage storage and a ticket service.

Gladstone Motel
Gladstone Motel
8.8 Excellent
19 Gladstone Road, Richmond, New Zealand
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11.5 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 176 reviews
8.8

Gladstone Motel Richmond is located on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. The numerous facilities this modern motel has to offer include a playground, babysitting/child services and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Boutique Motel
Boutique Motel
8.9 Excellent
559 Main Road Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand
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6.4 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 347 reviews
8.9

Located in Nelson, Boutique Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Nelson Airport and provides a swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The Beachcomber Hotel
The Beachcomber Hotel
8.3 Excellent
23 Beach Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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3.3 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 1,755 reviews
8.3

Situated in Nelson, The Beachcomber Hotel & Conference Centre is within walking distance of Tahunanui Beach and offers an outdoor heated pool. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include babysitting/child services, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
29 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
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11.7 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 503 reviews
8.4

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides laundry facilities, a swimming pool and luggage storage.

Quest Nelson
Quest Nelson
8.6 Excellent
Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 1,577 reviews
8.6

Quest Nelson is located in Nelson and is close to The Grampians. It provides 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned apartments.

The Bug Backpackers - Hostel
The Bug Backpackers - Hostel
7.9 Good
226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Nelson 
GoodBased on 478 reviews
7.9

The Bug Backpackers is situated in Nelson and features free wireless internet. It also provides luggage storage, free bicycle rental and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent
59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 368 reviews
8.4

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
9.5 Excellent
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 518 reviews
9.5

Boasting free Wi-Fi, The Sails Nelson is located in Nelson and provides modern accommodation. The various facilities this luxury motel offers include free bicycle rental, a free shuttle service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park and Motel
Tahuna Beach Holiday Park and Motel
8.2 Excellent
Nelson, New Zealand
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3.7 km from city centre, Nelson 
ExcellentBased on 264 reviews
8.2

Tahuna Beach Kiwi Holiday Park and Motel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features laundry facilities and luggage storage.

Tips for booking a Nelson hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:February
Average price in Nelson:C$ 98/night
Absolute cheapest price found:C$ 18/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Friday
C$ 25 - C$ 136
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C$ 56 - C$ 99
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Joya Garden & Villa Studios
Joya Garden & Villa Studios
9.5 Excellent
49 Brougham Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Nelson 

Joya Garden & Villa Studios is situated on South Island and offers 5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. The various amenities this award-winning guest house features include a terrace, luggage storage and a ticket service.

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The Sails Nelson
The Sails Nelson
9.5 Excellent
7 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Nelson 

Boasting free Wi-Fi, The Sails Nelson is located in Nelson and provides modern accommodation. The various facilities this luxury motel offers include free bicycle rental, a free shuttle service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Paradiso Backpackers
Paradiso Backpackers
7.0 Good
42 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Nelson 

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Rutherford Hotel Nelson
7.9 Good
27 Nile Street West / Trafalgar Square PO Box 248 Nelson, New Zealand, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.6 km from city centre, Nelson 

Rutherford Hotel Nelson - A Heritage Hotel offers 4-star accommodation in Nelson. It also features an outdoor pool and a gym.

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Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent
59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Nelson 

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Paradiso Backpackers
Paradiso Backpackers
7.0 Good
42 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre,  

Paradiso Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's tourist attractions. It also provides a free shuttle service, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

C$ 17
Avg. per night
Yha Nelson By Accents
Yha Nelson By Accents
8.4 Excellent
59 Rutherford Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Set in Nelson, the hostel is a five-minute walk from the Nelson Provincial Museum and provides free Wi-Fi and a sauna. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

C$ 20
Avg. per night
Bridge Backpackers
Bridge Backpackers
8.3 Excellent
8 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Bridge Backpackers is situated in Nelson and is close to the area's popular attractions. It offers luggage storage and laundry facilities, and is a brief stroll from the Nelson Provincial Museum and Christ Church Cathedral.

C$ 22
Avg. per night
The Bug Backpackers - Hostel
The Bug Backpackers - Hostel
7.9 Good
226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre,  

The Bug Backpackers is situated in Nelson and features free wireless internet. It also provides luggage storage, free bicycle rental and an express check-in and check-out feature.

C$ 23
Avg. per night
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park
8.4 Excellent
29 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
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11.7 km from city centre,  

Richmond Motel & Holiday Park is situated on South Island and offers 4-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It also provides laundry facilities, a swimming pool and luggage storage.

C$ 61
Avg. per night
Mid City Motor Lodge
Mid City Motor Lodge
6.5 Good
218 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Mid City Motor Lodge provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in Nelson. It is steps from the Nelson Provincial Museum and is close to the area's popular attractions and dining spots.

C$ 72
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The Beachcomber Hotel
The Beachcomber Hotel
8.3 Excellent
23 Beach Road, Nelson, New Zealand
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3.3 km from city centre,  

Situated in Nelson, The Beachcomber Hotel & Conference Centre is within walking distance of Tahunanui Beach and offers an outdoor heated pool. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include babysitting/child services, luggage storage and meeting rooms.

C$ 87
Avg. per night
Boutique Motel
Boutique Motel
8.9 Excellent
559 Main Road Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand
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6.4 km from city centre,  

Located in Nelson, Boutique Motel is within a 10-minute drive of Nelson Airport and provides a swimming pool and outdoor tennis courts. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

C$ 104
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Nelson

2 stars or below

C$ 17 - C$ 22

Tasman Bay Backpackers

#1 Most popular

C$ 20
Avg. per night
Bridge Backpackers

#2 Most popular

Bridge Backpackers
8.3 Excellent
C$ 22
Avg. per night
Paradiso Backpackers

Best value

C$ 17
Avg. per night
3 stars

C$ 61 - C$ 132

The Beachcomber Hotel

#1 Most popular

C$ 87
Avg. per night
Queen Street Studios

#2 Most popular

C$ 132
Avg. per night
Richmond Motel & Holiday Park

Best value

C$ 61
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

C$ 104 - C$ 173

Joya Garden & Villa Studios

#1 Most popular

C$ 107
Avg. per night
The Sails Nelson

#2 Most popular

The Sails Nelson
9.5 Excellent
C$ 173
Avg. per night
Boutique Motel

Best value

Boutique Motel
8.9 Excellent
C$ 104
Avg. per night

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About Nelson

Renowned for its arts and crafts scene, Nelson is the second-oldest city in New Zealand and boasts a picturesque setting on Tasman Bay. It claims to be within one of New Zealand’s sunniest regions and lies on the doorstep of sweeping vineyards and spectacular national parks.

Things to do

Nelson has long lured creative people, with more than 350 artists and craftspeople living in the city. There are plenty of working studios and art galleries to peruse featuring traditional, contemporary and Maori work, so you can find a unique piece to take home with you.

Stemming from the annual Wearable Art Awards in Nelson, Nelson now has its own World of Wearable Art Museum. Get up close to these unique international fashion designs that look well and truly outside of the box, as well as a collection of classic cars.

Nelson serves as the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, a large wilderness reserve that is home to little blue penguins, seal colonies and bottlenose dolphins. Follow the Abel Tasman Coast Track along its white sandy beaches and coastal ridges or slowly paddle across its clear blue waters on a kayaking adventure.

Want to experience the historic side of Nelson? Then make a stop at Founders Heritage Park, which brings together a collection of historic buildings housing artisan foods, locally made artworks and an award-winning brewery. A short heritage railway offers train rides around the park, with its quaint streets interspersed with village greens and landscaped gardens.

Getting around

Nelson Airport is located around 15 minutes’ drive south-west of the city and has flight connections across New Zealand. Buses connect Nelson with destinations across the South Island, while the city centre is compact enough to explore on foot or by bicycle.

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  • What are the best hotels in Nelson?

    DeLorenzo's Studio Apartments (9.3/10 from 1,686 reviews), Tasman Bay Backpackers (8.9/10 from 566 reviews), and Yha Nelson By Accents (8.4/10 from 368 reviews) are all highly rated places to stay in Nelson.