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8.5
Excellent
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8.0
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
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  • Organic Greengrocer400 m
  • Automobile Association520 m
  • Rutherford Gallery580 m
  • Nelson i-SITE580 m
  • Nelson i-SITE Visitor Information Centre580 m
  • Riverside Pool600 m
  • State Cinema 6620 m
  • Post office660 m
  • Centre of New Zealand670 m
  • Maen Fiddler700 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Tasman Bay Backpackers

    10 Weka Street, The Wood, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010 - See map
    "One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at."
    Timothy - June 12, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.9 rating for service
    Excellent comfort
    8.8 room quality and comfort
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Garden

    • Laundry service

    • Smoking area

    • Shared kitchen

    Property ranking|Compared to 379 Nelson properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.8/10
    Service score
    8.9/10
    Review score - United States
    9.0/10
    Value for money score
    8.6/10
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Nelson properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Nelson properties
    Better than
    94
    %
    of Nelson properties
    Better than
    93
    %
    of Nelson properties
    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center0 km
    Location rating8.0
    Nearest airportNelson Airport (NSN)
    Distance to airport6.5 km

    Rooms available at Tasman Bay Backpackers

    8.8
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Queen Room
    Queen Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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    Twin
    Twin
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds
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    Double
    Double
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Share Room
    Share Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed
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    Dormitory
    Dormitory
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Single Room
    Single Room
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    Double Room, shared Bathroom
    Double Room, shared Bathroom
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      Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
      Bed In Dormitory Capacity 6
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        Bed In Dormitory Capacity 4
        Bed In Dormitory Capacity 4
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          What people love about Tasman Bay Backpackers

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "Plenty of info and advice on things to do from friendly staff."

            Ryan

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            November 27, 2018

          • 10.0
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Clean and tidy room with free breakfast and dessert at night."

            Chng

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            September 7, 2018

          • 8.0
            Very good

            "the free chocolate pudding at night is great."

            Jo

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            July 22, 2018

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          8.0
          Very good

          "I really liked the design of Tasman bay and it has a great c..."

          Jo

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          July 22, 2018

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          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping
          15 mentions
          Breakfast
          2 mentions
          Internet
          2 mentions

          What they offer

          9.6
          Exceptional

          "Cozy place, clean, hot chocolate cake with ice cream in the ..."

          Anat

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          October 30, 2018

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          Reviews of Tasman Bay Backpackers from real guests

          Overall rating
          8.9
          Excellent
          From 761 reviews
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          Rating via Agoda8.5
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          Cleanliness8.6
          Facilities8.6
          Location8.0
          Room comfort and quality8.8
          Service8.9
          Value for money8.6
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          6-7 Good (5)
          <6 Below Expectation (2)
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          Jun - Aug (9)
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          1234
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Akil from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Share Room
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

          Lovely place, great location and amazing price !”

          Chocolate pudding every night was a bonus. Facilities were definitely top notch. Staff were very friendly. People who stayed here were awesome too :)

          Reviewed August 20, 2019
          3.6
          Karen
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Acceptable”

          Worse stay ever booked 3 nights got no sleep cos of the noise  people so loud and no respect for others that are sleeping.  Staff part of the problem at night stays outside room laughing and talking loudly after 10pm (which clearly says to keep noise down and be considerate of others after 10pm ). Room was small for a double no tv way to hot even with the door and windows open no fan available. Wifi says unlimited but it's not, always cuts out very poor wifi. Seems random people that know the staff turn up for the silly chocolate pudding which makes it so noisy at 8pm with extra people that aren't from the back packers. So yea if you're looking for somewhere with no sleep and enjoy noise all night with people partying outside all night this is the place for you cos it's very clear the staff dont give a shit don't recommend this place at all cos you hear everything

          Reviewed April 08, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          AREUM from Australia
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          very good”

          I will come back again!!

          Reviewed March 27, 2019
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Rebekah from United States
          Solo traveler
          Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

          Exceptional”

          Very friendly and helpful staff!

          Reviewed March 15, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Penny from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Double
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

          Exceptional”

          Tasman Bay is bright, friendly and welcoming with great kitchen facilities, plenty of showers. And they serve free chocolate pudding with ice cream at 8pm every evening to start off a sociable hour. They can make travel bookings for you too.

          Reviewed January 28, 2019
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Ryan from New Zealand
          Family with young children
          Double
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018

          Traveling with our 1 year old”

          Nice laid back place. Short walk to town. Very clean. Decent sized, well stocked kitchen. Good communal areas, indoor and out and free chocolate pudding to promote socialising. Plenty of info and advice on things to do from friendly staff.

          Reviewed November 27, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Anat from Israel
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Very nice place”

          Cozy place, clean, hot chocolate cake with ice cream in the evenings

          Reviewed October 30, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Paul from New Zealand
          Solo traveler
          Twin
          Stayed 1 night in October 2018

          Perfect”

          Can't fault it. Super clean and tidy. Amazingly helpful and friendly staff. No bathroom complaints either. Kitchen and lounge are a1.... and the price was awesome. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

          Reviewed October 07, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Chng from Malaysia
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 1 night in September 2018

          Good”

          Clean and tidy room with free breakfast and dessert at night.

          Reviewed September 07, 2018
          8.0
          Excellent
          Jo from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Twin
          Stayed 1 night in July 2018

          Nice good value for money hostel ”

          I really liked the design of Tasman bay and it has a great central location. Also the free chocolate pudding at night is great. My only downside was that it was quite noisy as you can hear everything happening in the hallway or nearby rooms.

          Reviewed July 22, 2018
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Jessica from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

          Exceptional”

          What an amazing hostel! Friendly, helpful staff who actually like helping backpackers and take pride in their place of work. Great atmosphere - instantly chat to people due to the setting of the hostel. Super clean everywhere! Free pudding, free bike hire and breakfast! Wifi was also great. Couldn't recommend this place enough :)

          Reviewed May 07, 2018
          9.2
          Exceptional
          WAN-TING from New Zealand
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 1 night in April 2018

          Wonderful, comfortable”

          enjoy the brownie so much

          Reviewed May 03, 2018
          7.6
          Very good
          YUNJI from New Zealand
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

          value for money”

          little bit far away from city

          Reviewed January 04, 2018
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Timothy from United States
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in June 2017

          Wonderful”

          One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Clean, great extras such as guitar, board games, and pudding. They make an effort to get everyone together each night which is how I met fellow travelers.

          Reviewed June 12, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Karen from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Dormitory
          Stayed 1 night in May 2017

          Warm and Friendly Hostel”

          Tasman Bay is what you would expect from a hostel... warm, friendly, with added homey touches like homemade chocolate pudding and ice cream for an 8 pm snack each night. Ollie picked me up from the bus station, and made my bus reservation two days later featuring a pick-up at the hostel by InterCity. I stayed in a 4-bed female dorm room, and it was quite cosy... extra blankets available to keep you warm at night. I found the hostel was social depending on the other people staying there. Lots of young kids so if you're older, be prepared for that. Very good value for the money in a place that had a nice vibe. I would definitely recommend it. ;-)

          Reviewed June 03, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Patricia from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double
          Stayed 1 night in March 2017

          Exceptional”

          Host was friendly and informative. Clean room, bright and airy. Kitchen and lounge facilities very good. Close to all amenities by walking. Lovely hot showers and towels provided. Would recommend.

          Reviewed March 25, 2017
          8.8
          Excellent
          Peeranart from Thailand
          Solo traveler
          Twin
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Good”

          Comfortable

          Reviewed January 07, 2017
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Yong from Malaysia
          Couple
          Twin
          Stayed 1 night in January 2017

          Excellent”

          Love the chocolate pudding!

          Reviewed January 06, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          Jan from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Share Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2016

          Best hostel in Nelson ”

          I could only stay here for one night because everything was booked out the next days but it was a very nice stay!

          Reviewed January 01, 2017
          8.0
          Excellent
          Giang from Vietnam
          Solo traveler
          Share Room
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

          nice place for backpackers”

          very well organized and comfortable for budget traveller

          Reviewed November 30, 2016
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