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In 2022 we were able to negotiate special deals on accommodation. Bookings must be made directly with the accommodation: please mention that you are coming for South Island Showoffs to obtain any discount that they may have available for the 2023 competition.

Some excellent accommodation options are listed below. Please note that the rates below are from 2022: these are likely to have changed since last year. Please discuss directly with the accommodation.

The Hotel Nelson

20 minute walk to venue

  • Compact Studio $95
    Queen bed
  • 1-bedroom rate based on 4 people $125
    King bed, 2 x single
  • 2-bedroom rate based on 4 people $145
    Queen bed, 2 x single
  • 3-bedroom rate based on 6 people $195
    6 x single
  • 4-bedroom rate based on 8 people $450
    King bed and singles
Nelson YHA

10 minute walk to venue

  • Dormitory rooms. Shared bathroom from $28 pp, pn
  • Single rooms. Shared bathroom $69 per room, pn
  • Twin/Double rooms. Shared bathroom $79 per room, pn
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge

20 minute walk to venue

  • Queen Studio (1 double) $133 pp, pn
  • King Studio (1 king or 2 single) $145 pp, pn
  • 1 Bed Apartment (1 king or 2 single + sofabed) $161 pp, pn
  • 1 Bed Family Apartment (1 king or 2 single + 1 queen bed) $166 pp pn
  • 2 Bed Apartment (1 king or 2 single, 1 twin room + sofabed) $193 pp, pn
    All rooms come with fully equipped kitchenette.
    Mention “showoffs” when booking to receive a 10% discount

    Optional continental breakfast discounted to $12.50 pp
Prince Albert Backpackers  and Bridge Backpackers

20 minute walk to venue

  • Private rooms $55 – $90 per room across the two locations depending on the style. Single rooms, twin rooms and double rooms with their own bathroom available.
  • Dorm rooms $20 – $28 pp pn.
    Prince Albert Backpackers dorms all have their own bathroom.
    Bridge Backpackers dorms have communal bathroom facilities.

Milton Street Chalets

  • 2 bedroom unit $140/night for 2 people. Every additional person above 2 people is $20 each. The 2 bedroom unit can accommodate 4-5 people. The bed configuration of the unit is 1 queen size bed in bedroom 1, two single bed in bedroom 2 and a sofa bed in the lounge. All units have self-contained kitchen with stove.
  • 1 bedroom chalet unit is $130/night for 2 people . Every additional person above 2 people is $20.00 each. These type of units can accommodate 4-5 people, depends on availability. Please note these are 2 storey units.
  • King studio unit is $120/night. Normally 1 queen size or 2 single beds in the unit. King studio unit can accommodate 2 people.