Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Down duvets, free WiFi

Overview of Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in The Wood with outdoor pool

7.4/10 Good

65 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
42 Weka Street, Nelson, 7011
Main amenities
  • 30 guestrooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
For families
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/games room
  • BBQs
  • Free self-parking
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In The Wood
  • Trafalgar Park - 1 min drive
  • Montgomery Square - 4 min drive
  • Richmond Mall - 17 min drive
  • Mapua Wharf - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 16 min drive

About this property

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel

Paradiso Backpacker Hostel is a great choice for a stay in Nelson. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and the hot tub makes for a relaxing end to the day. Other highlights include a sauna, a snack bar/deli and a terrace.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 30 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available each morning
  • BBQs
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Volleyball
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Sleep well

  • Down duvet

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Eric, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

the service was great but the fact that the people who shared the room came home in the early hours morning drunk,did not go down well, tried to get a single room but none available so i booked into another hotel so i could get some peace and sleep well after a long 2 night journey from rotorua, and seing as i was going on a 6hr trip to greymouth i needed the sleep,
lance, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Above average hostel
It was a good hostel if you want a chill fun night. Love the pool/sauna and spa. Not enough parking on site but plenty on street parking. Close to Nelson CBD and good outdoor space at the hostel.
1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

0/10. Lasted 15 minutes and booked alternate accom. Door to first room I was supplied with had been busted in and the lock was hanging by a fragment of a screw thread in one corner, almost on the floor... Pillows looked a little too crumpled to be fresh. Arrived to windows open on a cold wintery night. Approached staff to repair door, was supplied with a second room. Tried to shut the windows but the latch was snapped off. Asked staff to close the window and told "It will be alright" They then adjusted the curtain which was like well ripen swiss cheese, holed from sagging misplaced hooks on a flimsy rail, welcoming the wind to greet me. Enough I thought! NO! A small smurf sized oil fin heater is plugged in by the staff member. Why?... there is a fan heater on the wall. I turn on the fan heater to hear the exorcism of Edward Scissor hands in a paper shredder begin. Ah. Over it. I booked somewhere else. No one on reception, so I just put the key on the desk. Let the staff know I was leaving as they were out the back by the pool.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

WORST experience.
I wouldn’t recommend anyone to stay in Paradiso. I have stayed in many hostels before, in NZ or overseas. I have to say, I have never stayed anywhere WORSE than Paradiso. CHAOTIC, UNCLEAN, UNFRIENDLY. I booked 4 double room, but when we arrived, we were given 3 double and a 4-bunk bed dorm. I thought that was fine as long as it was for us only. Little we know how chaotic the management is. The dorm room is super small and gloomy, we opened the door to air the odour out. However, our PRIVATE room soon became a PUBLIC hall way. Our room is connected to another room with a door. We locked the door from our side because again we booked a private double room. While my friend and I(we are two girls) chilling out in the room, a man walked in without saying anything to enter another room. We were SHOCKED! Five minutes later, another man did the same thing and I asked him to leave and use their entrance because our room is a private double room. But the man explained he is used to use this one. I was astonished. At night, a group of people sat at our door step and chatted until we had to get out of our bed to tell them to be quiet. Anyway, over all I would not recommend anybody to stay here and we would not do it anymore.
YIN, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

DAHEE, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

The property could be amazing. It has a pool and hot tub. Great location, but it's a college party house. I've been to many college House parties and this place is just like many of those that I have been. Disgusting bathrooms and showers. Hair piled up in the showers and the water pooling out into the hallway. The bathrooms, I don't believe one person who stayed there actually aimed at the bowl. There was urine everywhere. The kitchen was a mess and no one cleaned up properly after themselves. Dirty dishes put back on the shelfs and food clogging the sink drains. There is a sign stating that the outside common area would be closed after 10 to keep the noise down. Well I guess that is not enforced at all. The music was loud, the beer bottles clanking all night and people shouting and partying till the late hours. Not good when you need to be up early for an all day hike. I will not be back and suggest everyone looks elsewhere for a place to stay.
1-night romance trip
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