Located at N8 Bridge St, Bridge Backpackers is the closest backpackers to the central city bus station. We are literally across the road which means no need to carry that heavy backpack too far.

Right behind us is where the weekly Nelson Markets are held where you can find great local produce, arts and crafts every Saturday!

For those that enjoy getting the blood flowing we are 15 mins walk to the Centre of New Zealand hill or a 50 mins coastal walk to Tahunanui Beach. Quicker if you take our free bikes, around 17min. 


 It couldn't be easier to get to us from the bus station as we are across the road. If you get dropped off at the iSite then it's less than a 5 min walk. Head down Trafalgar St one block and then head right down Bridge St. Another 200m and your there.

If you are flying into Nelson just let us know your flight details and we can arrange a taxi to bring you to the hostel as unfortunately there is no bus service from airport available in Nelson city.

About Nelson

Sunny Nelson is located at the top of New Zealand's South Island. It shines with its great outdoor environment with plenty of hiking, kayaking, cruising and biking options, great retail outlets, great seafood, wine and beer, more than 300 working artists and galleries and its great weather and events. 

Find out all you need to know about Nelson at the New Zealand Tourism website: https://www.newzealand.com/int/nelson/