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The Railway Hotel Backpackers - Time-Honoured Palmerston North Accommodation

The Railway Hotel Backpackers may sound like a recent addition, but it’s actually a Palmerston North icon. Established in 1904, The Railway Hotel has been home to travellers and long term guests alike for over a century. The railway may be long gone, but the commitment to providing top quality cheaper Backpacker  accommodation in Palmerston North remains the same.

From Local Mainstay to Premier Backpacker Hostel

Having been refurbished to include all the modern comforts that travellers expect, while retaining its historic feel, The Railway Hotel is a backpacker hostel with a difference. Still offering both short and long term options, it combines convenience and comfort with honest Kiwi hospitality. The hotel is now run by the affable, well-travelled Garry, who has an extensive background in the hotel industry, and is knowledgeable about all things related to New Zealand travel and tourism.

Take In the Sights From Our Central Location

No other backpacker accommodation is better situated for exploring what Palmerston North has to offer than The Railway Hotel. If you're serious about travel within New Zealand, don't hesitate to drop us a line.