The ultimate place to stay in central Nelson.

The INNBETWEEN is the hostel of choice for travelers, families and groups from all over the world due to our seasonal affordability and our luxury backpackers comfort. Guests adore our contemporary industrial backpacker vibe.

Nearby cafes and restaurants

Ready your taste buds for these amazing choices!


Situated on the first floor of the INNBETWEEN which connects to the outdoor courtyard, lies a tapas bar and restaurant. The Underground serves up a modern twist on Spanish-inspired cuisine with coffee, local craft beer, cocktails and wines. Be sure to hit the place during happy hour from 5-7pm.

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Lambretta's Cafe and Bar

This cafe pays homage to the classic Italian scooter where the character of this place is evident by portraits and scooters mounted on walls. Just a short walk from INNBETWEEN on Hardy Street, it is the perfect place for a breakfast or lunch including a small playarea for toddlers.

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East St Vegetarian Cafe

One of the most extraordinary food places around, you never would have thought an all-vegetarian cafe can keep you this satisfied. A short walk away from the INNBETWEEN on Church street, even meat-lovers will appreciate the sensory experience emitting from the kitchen. This is a must-try!

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Nicola's Cantina

Tucked away in Church street just 5 minutes walk from INNBETWEEN, nests a delicious Mexican restaurant. The food packs a lot of flavour and is bound to make you return for more. A local favourite, make sure you book in advance or dine early because this place packs very quickly!

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Walking or Biking Distance

There is plenty to see by taking a walk round Nelson CBD or hiring our bikes for the day. Come and discover the beautiful region without the need for public transport right outside our doorstep.

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Parks and Museums

Nelson offers a variety of parks and museums rich with conservation, history, creativity, culture and artistic flair. You would be surprised at the diversity we offer from a little city in New Zealand.

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National Parks

Absorb and breathe in the natural beauty of some of New Zealand's National Parks. We are located close to 3 National parks: Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes.

Visit our National Parks