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8.4
Recommended by 89% of guests
Value for money9.0
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportNelson Airport (NSN)
Distance to airport4.1 km
Has restaurantNo
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Smoking area

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8.3
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
6-Bed Dormitory
6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Garden view
  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double shared bathroom
Double shared bathroom
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  • Park view
  • 15 m²/161 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Studio
Studio
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  • Garden view
  • 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Double En-Suite
Double En-Suite
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  • Garden view
  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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8-Bed Dormitory
8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Garden view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 bunk bed
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4-Bed Dormitory
4-Bed Dormitory
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  • Garden view
  • 16 m²/172 ft²
  • 1 single bed
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Twin Shared Bathroom
Twin Shared Bathroom
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  • Garden view
  • 12 m²/129 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Double Room
Double Room
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    8.4
    Excellent
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities8.4
    Location7.6
    Room comfort and quality8.3
    Service8.8
    Value for money9.0
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    6.0
    Michael from United States
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2018
    Standard hostel but far from city center, nothing special”
    Booked based on high rating and rave reviews from past travelers and travel guides, but I do not know what all the hype is about. It's a fairly normal hostel but a bit unkempt and in need of some maintenance (stoves didn't work, bolts in bunk bed were loose, etc.) The "15-20 minute" walk to town took 30-40mins each time and I walk quickly. 'Free breakfast' was white bread, PB, and jelly. Garden was a nice feature but lots of cigarette butts and some trash. Again, it's no worse or better than your average hostel, but a long walk from town with disappointing features and cleanliness. If I could do it over again, I would stay in a more centrally located hostel.
    Reviewed March 22, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Brit from Estonia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February, 2018
    Exceptional”
    The Bug Backpackers is colorful, cozy and homelike, I really enjoyed my stay here. It's a bit of a walk from the city centre but the atmosphere makes up for it. Also the wifi is excellent and free breakfast (lots of different breads and some jam and peanut butter) is a nice bonus.
    Reviewed February 14, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Jessica from Singapore
    Couple
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in December, 2017
    Very good”
    The place has a good location as it is near the city centre. It took a mere 5 minutes drive to get there. Also, there is large and clean kitchen and area for different backpackers to mingle. However, there were a few issues that I had with the room. Firstly, the room that I got was not able to lock properly. I had to slam the door or push the door really hard to do so. Secondly, when I first entered the room, the bedsheets were just placed on the bed with a stack of comforter and pillows at a corner. The room did not look ready for guests to sleep in. Nonetheless, it was a relatively comfortable stay in Nelson!
    Reviewed December 26, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Amanda from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September, 2017
    Very Good”
    We enjoyed our stay here. Lovely spacious double room, big garden with seating, clean and friendly staff. The only negative for us was there there were quite a few young people here who took up all the space in the communal lounge most of the time and the kitchen is pretty small. However can't really complain for the price and given the fact it is a backpacker hostel.
    Reviewed September 15, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Amy from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in August, 2017
    Lovely hostel and very good value ”
    I had the double onsuite room which was very spacious and had a Paris theme which was a nice touch. The room was clean and had the hostel had everything I needed. The owner was extreamly friendly and helpful and the hostel offered free use of bikes and a nice breakfast. Can't fault it for a budget stopover
    Reviewed August 21, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lim from Malaysia
    Couple
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in July, 2017
    Free breakfast”
    Free breakfast feeling good
    Reviewed August 02, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Lim from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in July, 2017
    Anythings Good”
    will stay again
    Reviewed August 02, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    DO from South Korea
    Couple
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in July, 2017
    Exceptional”
    free wifi, parking, breakfast...It's awesome
    Reviewed July 22, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Adel from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    4-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 6 nights in May, 2017
    Good place to stay”
    Need more laundry machine
    Reviewed June 09, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Leonardo from Brazil
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2017
    Excellent”
    Good room, friendly staff, great value for money.
    Reviewed May 30, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Leonardo from Brazil
    Couple
    Double En-Suite
    Stayed 1 night in May, 2017
    Great value for money”
    Very good and spacious room. Friendly and helpful staff. Good price for New Zealand. Not in downtown, but easy to go by car (2 minutes). Would stay here again for sure.
    Reviewed May 29, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Yi from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
    Nice backpackers ”
    Here is clean and friendly staff.simple but have everything that one expects to you find. I had great time here,that time was enjoying and relaxing !
    Reviewed February 25, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Chinghua from Taiwan
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February, 2017
    Nice stay”
    Walkable distance to city center, wifi is quite fast.
    Reviewed February 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    MISEONG from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in February, 2017
    So so good backpacker!!”
    I just stayed one night. And it was so good backpacker. There was a parking area for cars, they offered FREE unlimited wifi and breakfast. The backpacker was so clean and pretty. If you guys are looking for a backpacker in Nelson, I would recommend this one!
    Reviewed February 04, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    noriko from Australia
    Couple
    Double shared bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December, 2016
    very good”
    very good
    Reviewed December 18, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Yew from Malaysia
    Group
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in November, 2016
    Warm and new room”
    Free breakfast from 7-9am, great news for the backpacker
    Reviewed November 30, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Tzuying from Australia
    Solo traveler
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 1 night in November, 2016
    Nice service ”
    Great experience in here
    Reviewed November 13, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Scott from Belgium
    Couple
    6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in September, 2016
    very nice place to rest”
    Very charming with its garden and hamacs. Friendly team, confie beds, full equipped kitchen, very clean. Home-like! Awesome place
    Reviewed October 06, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kah from Malaysia
    Group
    Twin Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April, 2016
    Feels like home”
    Very nice and warm place to stay. Friendly staff and clean environment . Perfect place to lay back!!
    Reviewed April 26, 2016
    5.0
    Monika from Australia
    Solo traveler
    8-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in March, 2015
    No security at all & 1/2 hour walk from centrum.”
    Bread supplied in the morning.
    Strange and not recommendable.
    Reviewed March 19, 2015
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