This list has been compiled from available local accommodation. The Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui (Nelson/Marlborough) Branch Members have not visited all accommodations listed and recommend looking at individual websites and reviews before booking.

Rates correct at time of compilation

Name Address Rate Website Google Maps distance from Founders Park (venue)
Amber House – at the centre! 46 Weka Street $295


9 mins walk
Milton Chalet Motels 119 Milton Street $125


9 mins walk
Paradiso Apartments 42 Weka Street $27 shared dormitory

$71 private double room


9 mins walk
Apartments Paradiso Luxury Motel 5 Tasman Street $140


11 mins walk
Tasman Bay Backpackers 10 Weka Street $27 shared dormitory

$76 private room


13 mins walk
A Woodsy House – B & B 121 Grove Street $124


14 mins walk
Cambria House – B & B 7 Cambria Street $296


15 mins walk
Fellworth House for Solo Travellers 193 Milton Street $90


16 mins walk
Almond House – BBH 63 Grove Street $32 shared dormitory

$50 single room


15 mins walk
Collingwood Manor – B & B 29 Collingwood Street $190


18 mins walk
Sussex House 238 Bridge Street $170


18 mins walk
Baywick Inn B & B 51 Domett Street $145+


4 mins drive
Downtown Backpackers 131 Bridge Street $20 shared dormitory

$60 single room


4 mins drive
Quest Nelson 108 – 110 Collingwood Street $200


4 mins drive
Palms Motel 5 Paru Paru Road $205 1-bdm apartment


4 mins drive
YHA Nelson by Accents Backpackers 59 Rutherford Street $35 shared dormitory

$77 single room


5 mins drive
The Innbetween Lodge & Backpackers 335 Trafalgar Square East $42 shared dormitory

$150 queen room


5 mins drive
Shelbourne Villa B & B 21 Shelbourne Street, $345


5 mins drive
Palazzo Motor Lodge 159 Rutherford Street $222


5 mins drive
Rutherford Hotel 27 Nile Street West $230 premium room


6 mins drive
South Haven 2B South Street $245 2-bdm apartment


6 mins drive
Century Park Motor Lodge 197 Rutherford Street $300


6 mins drive
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge 214 Rutherford Street $170


8 mins drive
Beaches Motor Inn 71 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui $156


9 mins drive
Driftwood Motel 21 Muritai Street, Tahunanui $172


9 mins drive
Tudor Lodge Motel 52 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui $209


10 mins drive
Best Western Tuscany Gardens 80 Tahunanui Drive, Tahunanui $140


11 mins drive
Boutique Hotel – Warwick House 64 Brougham Street $355


6 mins drive
Joya Garden & Villa Studios – Aparthotel 49 Brougham Street $95


6 mins drive
A Culinary Experience Luxury B & B 15 Seawatch Way, Atawhai $499 deluxe suite


6 mins drive
Fairfield Stay 246A Rutherford Street $105


6 mins drive
Te Puna Wai Lodge 24 Richardson Street $265


7 mins drive
The Wheelhouse Inn 41 Whitby Road $235


7 mins drive
The Bug Backpackers – Hostel 226 Vanguard Street $29 shared dormitory

$69 double room


8 mins drive
Nelson City Holiday Park 230 Vanguard Street $75


8 mins drive
Urban Apartments 50 Waimea Road $175 2-bdm unit


8 mins drive
Grampians B & B 8 Cullen Place $99


10 mins drive

Distance from venue undeterminable as precise address not provided on website. Please check directly with the host as to the distance to Founders Park.

Listing Title Description (sic) Rate Link
Sea view and close to everything

(1-bedroom house)

Our new one bedroom holiday home is quiet and comfortable. 15 min walk to down town Nelson, 5 mins walk to great neighborhood bar and fish & chips shop. Hiking trails to the centre of New Zealand and Founders historic park and Brewery are at the bottom of the street. $145


Spacious single room close city






Close City/Garden setting bedroom

Our home is close to great walking and biking, a 10/15 min walk to city, bus stops, cafes, craft breweries. We offer a comfortable single bed with desk dresser and robe.

Shared bathroom. Wifi














CHRYSTALSuper-king size quality bed

(private room)

Charming character Victorian home, comfortable,peaceful,lovely garden, views, sunsets.tastefully furnished.Guest sitting room fridge,microwave. Quality superking bed.Private (URL HIDDEN) to garden.Optional extras: organic breakfast, therapy SPA. $120


Spoil yourself at Strupak Cottage

(1-bedroom cottage)

This renovated one bedroom historic cottage built in 1866 offers a private and romantic retreat with the furnishings & styling of a boutique B&B. $175


‘Casa Bella’ near the city centre

(private room)

My modern two storied cottage is a short walk to town in ‘The Wood’, a much desired inner-city suburb. I offer Bed & a Continental Breakfast to non-smoking mature travellers. I have a sunny room with a very comfortable bed…

See also my double room…

I have good local knowledge and can recommend the many places of interest to visit or walk to.















Annies on Milton

(2-bedroom apartment)

This two bedroom apartment will sleep four comfortably. If you want Location, Comfort, Warmth and Cleanliness then you want “Annies on Milton”.

Five minutes walk away;

Centre of NZ walkway, Suter Art Gallery, Sprig and Fern Tavern (great for coffee too), Queens Gardens, Maitai Riverside Walkway. Ten minutes walk you will find yourself in Trafalgar Street amongst the boutique shops, Saturday markets, cinemas, bars and restaurants.

If location is important, then Annie’s is the place for you.



Central City Town House in The Wood


Located within 7 min walk to city shops, cafes theatres and markets. Near park and river. Very peaceful location with lovely private, sunny courtyard. Quality queen beds for up to four adults with large shared bathroom and separate toilet. Two living areas.Two bedrooms.

4 minute walk to The Sprig and Fern in Milton Street, rated to be in the top ale houses in NZ. Enjoy eating your Fish and Chips, pizza, burger etc from the take away next door whilst sipping on your beverage. Great beer and food



“I can see for Miles” B&B (private room) Looking for a comfortable bed in a stunning spot overlooking Tasman Bay and the beautiful ranges beyond?. Watch the changing tides and gorgeous sunsets, really feeling part of nature!

Walk to shops in a half hour or drive in 5 mins.

Easy parking.



Time and Tide…a place to unwind

(3-bedroom house)

Only 3 minutes drive to the heart of Nelson City, Time and Tide…a place to unwind is in a popular location and offers you the opportunity to relax by offering both superb wonderful ocean views and superb holiday comfort. $170


Garden View


The ground floor of the house is set aside for you, including a queen bedroom, small bathroom and a children’s room (cot/sofabed)

The house is 5 mins drive from Nelson city centre and is on both the main bus route and a cycleway through parkland.



Garden Room

(private room)

Spacious room in a quiet street close to CBD. Own entrance, shower & toilet. Be as private as you wish. Double bed and single day bed suitable for a child.

The room has a lovely garden outlook, and has all you need for self-catered breakfast. This safe quiet haven is particularly appreciated by solo women travellers.



Private Sanctuary in CBD (private sleepout) Have your own space in our spare room/ sleep out, a nice quiet room in a garden setting. You will have a queen size bed and plenty of room to put your belongings. Relax on the verandah and enjoy the location right in the heart of Nelson. $60


Private chalet in sunny Nelson



A quiet, standalone, self-contained studio. Kitchenette with small fridge, microwave and bench-top oven. Nice private outside area to relax and enjoy a glass of wine after a busy day exploring. 5 min walk to town, river, great restaurants & cafes. $100


Cheapest 2 Bdrm Luxury in the City Charming 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment located upstairs on the corner of historic South Street. 2 mins walk to the city centre with views of the Nelson Cathedral and Grampians. An absolute charming private and comfortable apartment. $195


Sojourn Cottage

(2-bedroom cottage)

This cottage is only 3 minutes’ walk into the centre of Nelson, with all its restaurants, bars, shops, museum etc. South Street has Heritage Protection status as the cottages were mostly built in the 1860s and the street has wonderful character. $270


The Nest

(private room)

The Nest is a delightful oasis of calm surrounded by NZ native plants and birds only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Nelson City. Our home is warm, modern , clean and safe and we will make every effort to ensure you have a wonderful stay. $100