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4.8 out of 5

"Great facilities inside with games room. Small kitchen, but everything you need. Staff were Great! " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 11 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

At Wakatu Lodge you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Fairfield Park and Victory Square. Highlights at this hostel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room free WiFi.

All 16 rooms feature WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a game room, and a terrace. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and luggage storage. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 30-minute walk of this Nelson South hostel include Christ Church Cathedral and Nelson Provincial Museum.

Economy Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Double room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (furnished room)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin room)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom (Small Triple Room)

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room (Single Bed)

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Wakatu Lodge ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Wakatu Lodge

Everyone (6)
5 out of 5
Great facilities inside with games room. Small kitchen, but everything you need. Staff were Great!

Posted by on 11 Jan. 2018

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5 out of 5

Quiet and comfy

Comfy bed, great night sleep, good shower, friendly staff Highly recommend staying here.

Posted by , from Auckland on 29 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Clean comfortable hostel.

Pros: Cheap, nice staff, clean
Cons: For the price it is great..
Location: The hostel is within walking distance of town on a main road. Very close to the hospital if you needed to be close by.
This hostel is not far from town. It is very clean and comfy.. the twin room was small but the accommodation was otherwise brilliant. Lovely large lounge with table tennis and air hockey tables. Very good prices also. I would stay again..

Posted by , from Auckland on 5 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5
nice views from big window in room. lovely friendly cats.

Posted by on 12 Oct. 2015

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Amazing service, went beyond and above, very clean and well kept
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Very central

Posted by , from New Zealand - Marlborough on 19 Oct. 2013

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Property Features

As a guest of Wakatu Lodge, you'll find an outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. Wakatu Lodge also features an arcade/game room and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This Nelson hostel is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nelson (NSN) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Wakatu Lodge offers 16 accommodations. This Nelson hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Shower

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 per night (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Wakatu Lodge Nelson
  • Wakatu Lodge
  • Wakatu Nelson
  • Wakatu Lodge Nelson
  • Wakatu Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Wakatu Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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