Almond House is a family run hostel, a home away from home! We are focused on providing a friendly and relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy your stay. Located in the heart of Nelson, Almond House is just a 10 minutes walk from the centre and just few 100 metres from the famous “Centre of New Zealand”.

With two large fully equipped kitchens, numerous shower rooms and toilets and a variety of generous sized rooms you will find all you need for your stay.

Our large and sunny lounge is the perfect place to be in the winter with a large woodburner to keep you cosy.

Our garden is sunny and private with hammocks, beanbags, bbq, outdoor tables and the privacy our popular wood fired pizza oven which offers lots of entertainment for our guest.

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Hostel Amenities

Almond House can hold a maximum of 28 guests, along with the bathroom facilities and on-site shop with Nelson made products, we have a number of amenities.
  • WIFI - Free unlimited WiFi is available throughout the hostel.
  • Parking - Plenty of free, safe off street parking.
  • Kitchen - There are two fully equipped kitchens for our guests with free hot drinks. Nespresso coffee machine for guests to use with own pods or purchase the pods from reception.
  • Storage - Free baggage storage between stays while adventuring in Nelson.
  • Free Bikes - Free guest bikes and lockable storage for your own.
  • Lounge - Big fire in lounge for cozy winter stays.
  • BBQ - Sunny garden with wood fired pizza oven, bbq, picnic tables and hammocks.


  • Is it possible to check in after hours?
    Yes, we have a self check in system if valid credit card details have been left with your booking.
  • Is it possible to stay after check out and use the facilities for the day?
    Yes, we have daily fees for the use of the facilities only (day stay), please contact us to know more and arrange.
  • What are the opening hours?
    Low Season (May - October) - 9am - 12noon. 3:00 - 6:00pm High Season 9am - 12noon. 3:00 - 8:00pm Check in is available from 3pm unless an early check in has been prearranged or agreed with reception. Check-out is strictly by 10.00 am unless a late checkout has been arranged with reception staff. Valid photo ID and confirmation of credit card details are required upon check-in.
  • What are your cancellation policies?
    A minimum of 24 hours notice prior to arrival day is required at Almond House for cancellations. During the Christmas festive season this extends to 3 days (72hours) between 23rd December and 3rd January. Cancellations made within 24 hours of check in day will forfeit the full of your booking. For a no-show, we reserve the right to charge for the entire stay if no effort is made to contact us. If we are able to resell some of your booked nights, we may be able to provide you a partial refund, so always make effort to contact us.

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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.