Nelson has backpackers, flats and apartments of a high standard. They are within walking distance so no buses are required. These options are affordable for students on a budget. We have information on various backpackers, flats and apartments, however bookings are made independent of the school.


Nelson is on the main backpacker route through New Zealand so has an excellent range of charming backpackers.

Please check their website for contact details, prices and availability. 

Almond House Backpackers

Accents on the Park

Tasman Bay Backpackers

The Palace Backpackers

YHA Hostel

INNBetween Lodge and Backpackers

The Custom House

The Bush Inn - Long term bookings of a month or more.

Hampden House

Hampden House is owned by one of our homestay families and offers excellent accommodation 20 minutes walk from Nelson English Centre. This popular accommodation is fully-furnished including:

  • Clean, sunny and comfortable living areas
  • Secure lockable rooms.
  • Cooking facilities.
  • Washing facilities
  • Smoke free environment.
  • Short and long term accommodation. 

If you would like more information please visit their website or contact Deborah by email