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.

Walking or Biking Distance

Experience Nelson on foot or by bike

Nelson Cathedral gardens

Situated just across the road from the INNBETWEEN lies the iconic cathedral gardens with heritage trees and blooming flowers. Take a relaxing walk in the park, have a picnic, or head into the Cathedral and discover the history of the grand scale building. It will not disappoint.

Visit Nelson Catheral website for more information

Queens Gardens

A registered historic place, the Queens Gardens is a beautifully crated classical Victorian park. Ornamental sculptures and information panels are placed throughout the garden which reveals the history. The gardens are a short walking/biking distance from INNBETWEEN and on the way to the Centre of NZ.

Centre of NZ

The Centre of NZ was used as a surveyor's point in the 1800's. Just 15 minutes from INNBETWEEN, located at the end of Hardy street, begin your walk in the Botanical Reserve and traverse to the top where a breath-taking 360 degree view of Nelson and its surroundings can be viewed.  The walk although short and steep provides a great morning/evening challenge. 

Visit Centre of New Zealand for more information

Nelson markets

There are 2 markets held every Wednesday and Saturday just shy of 10 minutes walk from INNBETWEEN. Farmer's market held every Wednesday provide fresh and inexpensive produce for you bring back and cook. Our most famous Saturday Nelson markets include our local artisans such as cheesemungers, potters, painters, woodcarvers, knife crafters, bakers and many great food stalls, fresh fruits and vegtables, plants and flowers.

Visit Nelson Farmer's market and Nelson Market for more information.

Jens Hansen

Hand-picked by Peter Jackson, Jen Hansen was the jeweler behind the creation of 'The ONE Ring' as seen in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. The workshop is less than 5 minutes walk from INNBETWEEN. Take a peek at the ring and other gorgeously crafted designs, and you might just be tempted to walk away with the precious!

Visit Jen Hansen's website for more information.

Bead Gallery

Situated on Hardy Street just less than 10 minutes walk from INNBETWEEN is a unique beaded gallery shop which houses some of the most exotic beads from all over the world. Completely covered in decadent pieces of jewellery including earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, enquire from the shop assistant about making your own jewellery.

Visit the Bead Gallery for more information.

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Cafes and Restaurants

Nelson has the most cafes per head than any other city in New Zealand! The food here is phenomenal and are thoroughly enjoyed by the locals. We recommend you the best and hope you enjoy dining here.

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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