Wakatu Lodge

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Overview of Wakatu Lodge

Wakatu Lodge

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Nelson South with outdoor pool

8.7/10 Fabulous

20 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
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125 Waimea Road, Nelson, 7010
Main amenities
  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Arcade/game room
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor swimming pools

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Nelson South
  • Montgomery Square - 3 min drive
  • Trafalgar Park - 4 min drive
  • Richmond Mall - 9 min drive
  • Mapua Wharf - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 6 min drive

About this property

Wakatu Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Nelson, Wakatu Lodge is just 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the airport. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks. The helpful staff and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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 information

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

Fees & policies

Policies

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings

8.7

Fabulous

9.4/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Very enjoyable and comfortable, would stay again without doubt.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

It was great for the type of hostel it is. We had a double bed with a bunk above us and the bathroom down the hall. All was clean and staff very nice. We may have gotten the last room for miles so we were very grateful. It was a bit pricey for a hostel but that may be because it was peak time.
Angela, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Awesome Lodge
Amazing staff who were SO accommodating given my really last minute needs!
Dee, 1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Very helpful staff, and pretty entrance, Flowers.
Much bigger in side, but small bed room, but clean. Use of Kitchen, fridge, microwave etc. Toilets and showers along the corridor. Large sitting and games room. Small swimming pool. More Hostel, than hotel, but very good for the price.
Paul & Judy(81), 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great facilities inside with games room. Small kitchen, but everything you need. Staff were Great!
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Brilliant stay again
love the up grade of the lodge. love the tv's in the rooms again had a brilliant stay here
kay, 2-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Quiet and comfy
Comfy bed, great night sleep, good shower, friendly staff Highly recommend staying here.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Hotels.com guest review

6/10 Good

Reasonable Pit-Stop
My girlfriend and I made a last-minute decision to stay in Nelson during a busy time in the town, and we were fortunate to find a reasonably-priced standard double room available here. It was clean, the owners were friendly, and the WiFi was pretty good. We also liked that they had a communal game/TV room with a pool table. Nelson is also a great city with plenty to do. Downsides: the room was very small, a portion of the building in the front was under construction, and the shared-bathroom showers had a 5-minute timer.
Verified Hotels.com guest review