Options for booking accommodation include:
Nikau Apartments For independent living in serviced apartments on NMIT's Nelson Campus
Host Families NZ For Home-Stay accommodation; live with a New Zealand family in your own furnished room.
For more information about available private accommodation please check the Student Centre Noticeboards.
Alternatively, search for rental properties online at Trademe.co.nz
Local backpacker options include:
YHA Nelson - inquire for NMIT student special rates
Prince Albert - also known as Fern Lodge