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The Bug Backpackers

"rooms was good and close to the supermarket"

Katie - February 16, 2020
4-Bed Dormitory The Bug Backpackers
Interior view The Bug Backpackers
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The Bug Backpackers

226 Vanguard Street, Nelson South, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Christ Church Cathedral 1.6 km
Nelson Provincial Museum 1.7 km
Nelson Farmers' Market 1.7 km
Queen's Gardens 2.0 km
Suter 2.2 km
Tahunanui Beach 2.5 km
Centre of New Zealand 2.7 km
World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum 3.1 km
Founders Park 3.5 km
Broadgreen Historic House 4.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Nelson City Holiday Park 80 m
Nelson Public Hospital 260 m
Access Dental 370 m
Victory Square Pharmacy 450 m
Wigzell Park 450 m
Victory Square 490 m
Pipers Park 1.1 km
Fairfield Park 1.2 km
Wolfe Park 1.2 km
Wellington Reserve 1.2 km
7.5

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
ParkingFREE
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Garden

  • Ticket services

  • Dart board

Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Nelson in the last 24 hoursCompared to 277 Nelson properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.9
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportNelson Airport (NSN)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at The Bug Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.3
Double shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 queen bed
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Studio
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed or 1 single bed
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Double En-Suite
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Twin Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Bug Backpackers?

Check-in is from 03:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to The Bug Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Bug Backpackers has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at The Bug Backpackers?

The Bug Backpackers does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about The Bug Backpackers

  • 8.4 Excellent
    Breakfast

    "Free breakfast aka bread."

    Cierra

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    September 7, 2018

  • 8.0 Very good
    Staff 

    "Friendly and nice staff."

    Liu

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    November 14, 2019

  • 9.2 Exceptional

    "Nice room, warm at night"

    Mark

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    March 22, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 277 Nelson properties
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Cheapest price score
Value for money score
8.9/10
Room comfort score
8.3/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Nelson properties
Better than
94
%
of Nelson properties
Better than
92
%
of Nelson properties
Better than
89
%
of Nelson properties
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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
97 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
8.4
Location
7.5
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What travelers say they love:
Fancy rooms, good community.
J from Germany
Family with young children
More about The Bug Backpackers

More about The Bug Backpackers

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Nelson, The Bug Backpackers is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, South Street Gallery, South St Gallery, Vertical Limits are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

The Bug Backpackers also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Nelson. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, laundromat, kitchen, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage.

Guests can choose from 14 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as garden, games room to make your stay truly unforgettable. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Bug Backpackers.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
7 mentions
Housekeeping
7 mentions
Internet
4 mentions

What they offer

7.6 Very good

"It was a nice stay overall."

Sai

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August 26, 2018

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Nearest essentials

Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Bug Backpackers from real guests

Verified reviews provided by Booking
Agoda Reviews (97)Booking.com Reviews (485)
8.1
/
10
Excellent
Cleanliness8.0
Facilities7.9
Location7.7
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.5
Value for money8.4
High score for Nelson
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9+ Exceptional (431)
8-9 Excellent (182)
7-8 Very Good (170)
6-7 Good (71)
<6 Below Expectation (84)
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7.0
Very good
Nathalie
Business traveler

Nice homely visit”

Welcoming visit with a great sense of homely vibes.
The property needs an overall freshen up.
Reviewed May 06, 2021

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6.0
Kyla
Couple

Good place to stay”

Huge comfortable room
Needed a freshen up.
Reviewed April 19, 2021

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7.0
Very good
Su
Couple

Good”

The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We had to ask for towels and toilet paper ...
Reviewed March 21, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Sue
Group

Fabulous”

A friendly cosy place. Loved the room we had - it was huge with large kitchen and bathroom.
Reviewed March 01, 2021

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7.0
Very good
Jill
Couple

Clean and comfortable. all we...”

Cheap, own bathroom
Walking through kitchen to get to room. Wallpaper falling off wall.
Reviewed February 28, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Nacura
Solo traveler

Exceptional”

Had to have a later check in than I thought but it wasn&#39;t a problem for them. They had my key and a note with all the info I needed when I arrived. The private room had everything I needed for my ...
Nothing to not like about the place.
Reviewed February 22, 2021

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6.0
Hall
Solo traveler

Pleasant”

Friendly people, swimming pool at the front
No ironing board, bathrooms weren&#39;t of quality
Reviewed February 02, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Bhanu
Family with young children

Very good”

Perfect location and economy
Shower could have been better if had a soap holder for eassy access of a soap
Reviewed January 24, 2021

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3.0
Muhammad
Solo traveler

Poor”

Affordable, good location
Not so clean, smelly room, Noisy, and too close to the toilet and shower
Reviewed January 24, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Mosi
Family with young children

Fantastic”

Very quiet place and very friendly. I would highly recommend to anyone who want to visit Nelson.
Nothing. Everything is perfect.😀👍
Reviewed January 17, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Judy
Group

Excellent, quirky, comfortable”

The receptionist was super friendly and helpful. There were all mod cons and she went above and beyond even lending her shower gel. The washing in exchange for a fbook review is wonderful for weary, ...
Reviewed January 12, 2021

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4.0
Gina
Group

Disappointing”

There were flys all over the kitchen and bathrooms. Found a cockroach in the room on my bed.
Reviewed January 11, 2021

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9.0
Exceptional
Mohd
Couple

Superb”

Very spacious room and close to city center
Reviewed January 10, 2021

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8.0
Excellent
Anonymous
Solo traveler

Very good”

Clean and friendly atmosphere there.
The late check in is really inconvenient..
Reviewed January 08, 2021

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4.0
India
Couple

Old school hostel ”

The hostel was fine, but there were definitely areas that could be improved.
It was a bit messy outside. Wasn’t really sure who was staff apart from the woman at reception in her pyjamas. Kitchen and bathrooms were clean but showers could be looked after better. Locks on doors...
Reviewed January 06, 2021

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5.0
Reshma
Family with young children

Passable”

Place was awesome
Reviewed January 05, 2021

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5.0
Sharon
Solo traveler

Didn’t like the stay”

I didn’t like it much cos of couple of guests stayed up and talked to about 3am in the morning, and another guest in my room was complaining about another guest snoring and otherwise eating packet of ...
Reviewed January 04, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Jake
Family with young children

Exceptional”

Suited me and my daughters needs perfectly and staff were amazing
Reviewed January 03, 2021

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4.0
Anonymous
Group

Disappointing”

We (3 people) booked for three beds and notified that we would arrive late. When we arrived at around 2 am, we found there was one bed taken by someone else, and because it was late night we had no ...
Reviewed December 31, 2020

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6.0
Robin
Group

Seems like a long stay...”

It was cheap. You get what you pay for.
Common rooms were really small for such a large hostel. Staff didn&#39;t really seem to know how to get to their place from the airport. More for long stay guests maybe.
Reviewed December 24, 2020

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