Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
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Bouncing Lamb Backpackers

31 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 2 hostels in Tahunanui
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The Bouncing Lamb is Nelson's freshly renovated and re opened Hostel right next to Tahuna Beach. You will find here an awesome location with chilled hosts focused on providing the cleanest hostel around. Come stay a night or two and experience Nelson with The Bouncing Lamb!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Golf course
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Street parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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2.0 of 5 stars
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Languages Spoken
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31 Beach Road, Tahunanui, Nelson 7011 New Zealand
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TARTAgLINI.de wrote a review Dec 2018
Stewart Island, New Zealand
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am working on my laptop and at the beginning i extended because the place was just perfect for work & holiday in a different way – over the days it even got more special and a little family:
+ The beds are very comfortable – i can tell, because i was sleeping there for five weeks ;)
+ living next to the beach: enjoy a new scenery, beautiful sunsets, sunburn after sunburn and many activities around: I started kitesurfing here and also played basketball
+ the staff / people care about you: Many options, discounts for you from the hostel for the beach / abel tasman, etc: you ask / or get asked anyway ;)
+ Shuttle-Service: go to the airport or to nelson's farmers market on the weekend for example
+ very clean and safe!
+ The internet is super fast: i have never seen an upload of 90mb/s, not even in my dreams!
+ the shed: a bar in the front facing the sun...! I experienced the birthday party of the hostel, spinning the wheel, live music, awesome people, dart, dart, dart...
+ nearby: restaurants, bars, library, other activities like laser tag, daily market with fresh vegetables, ...
+ kitchen with space, 3 cooking places and a lot of kitchen utensils: they got a **** mixer!!!
+ earplugs and sleep mask at the reception
+ living room with television and a cozy "hangmat" ;)

--> hopefully not the last time there! Thanks!
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Date of stay: November 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Emily E wrote a review Jan 2019
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a mixed experience. I needed a cheap place to stay for one night to drop off my rental car and fly the next day. Its certainly no frills compared with other hostels around nz which is fine but just come prepared. I mainly booked it for the location and the free shuttle but the airport shuttle only runs from 10am so I had to pay for my own taxi anyway.

It’s opposite to where the beach is located and the bar sits on the view of a grassy area which was nice.

The free breakfast was white bread with assorted spreads and some wheat bisks. Apparently they hadn’t put the milk out and instead I thought some other milk was on the side and it came out lumpy so I skipped having cereal and tea. The staff were walking around in their dressing gowns/pjs in the morning, which was a bit odd. Two of them live in a car in the car park so maybe the shower wasn’t free for them at the time. I didn’t meet the famous Ryan.

It’s fine for one night but compared with other hostels I’ve stayed in during my trip for the same price, not sure it’s 5/5 for me.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Jack C wrote a review Dec 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hostel is great, right across the road from the beach and has excellent staff. Ryan and his squad really go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and at home here. 10/10 would stay here again, no doubt.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Will Shelton wrote a review Dec 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing staff, modern and clean rooms, great owners. I've never been made to feel more at home at a backpackers, and to have also had breakfast, lifts to the airport and a BBQ on Sunday evening included just shows how far the staff will go to make your stay a good one. 100% recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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markfc72 wrote a review Dec 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed 2 1/2 days over a week and really impressed. Ryan the current manager is a great guy, helpful and funny and understands travellers' varied needs. Owners really nice too and creates a vibe of somewhere home from home.
Great location- near the airport but also right on the great beach, and lifts to from airport really helpful.
Cool bar too and busy vibe. Good facilities kitchen, nice breaky, standard basic rooms but sufficient. Enough room for storage and stuff like cleaning technology bike outside etc. go stay there!
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Date of stay: December 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from SeanD2863, Owner at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Responded 6 Dec 2018
Thanks so much for coming to visit us in sunny Nelson!
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Monique C wrote a review Oct 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely hostel! Tom was super nice and very helpful. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw that I had not one, but three pillows! Not only that, it was a choice of a soft one, hard or wee cushion. I took a lovely walk down to the beach (five minutes away) and had really good fish and chips not far from here. Evrything was clean, there's parking and a lovely bar out the front with chill vibes. Wish I couldve stayed longer!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from SeanD2863, Owner at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Responded 6 Dec 2018
Was a plesure to have you come and stay Monique! Hope to see you again :)
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Ryo r wrote a review Oct 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great first impression of hostel. Walking distance to Tahunanui beach, Sands fish and chip, KFC, Mcdonald, Thai restaurant and local bus stop. The room was clean and quiet. Car Parking space available as well.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from SeanD2863, Owner at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Responded 6 Dec 2018
Cheers! Glad you had a great time, hope to see you again :)
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Hannah B wrote a review Dec 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place has it all (even a dishwasher)! Awesome location right by the beach, super clean and friendly and owners are really cool and will help you out with transport if you ask them :) the outside area will be awesome with the bar when it’s all done! Definitely recommend this place to anyone 10/10. We have a double room downstairs which is huge with a sink and cupboards and connects to a nice bathroom, really good value.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean D, Owner at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Responded 3 Jan 2018
Cheers for the review my friend. Hope you guys survived your new years!
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Nat W wrote a review Dec 2017
Christchurch, Canterbury Region, South Island
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean room, great staff, free shuttle, best hostel we've ever stayed at! Would recommend to anyone, which is rare for a hostel! The staff go above and beyond to help you out. Will be staying here again if we ever go back to Nelson!
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Date of stay: December 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sean D, Owner at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Responded 4 Dec 2017
Hi Natalie! Was awesome having you guys stay, and is even better to know you had a great time. All the best with you travels and yes if you do ever come back through Nelson make sure you call in!!! :)
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Lukas Niebel wrote a review Nov 2017
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the pleasure to stay at the Bouncing Lamb last week. It was a great experience from the start.
After leaving the Intercity Bus I got a ride with Steph to the Hostel and we had a great chat on how it all started for them and what I should check out around Nelson. Arriving at the Hostel I got an entire Dorm to myself and met Sean with whom I bonded instantly over a nice cold beer.
Unfortunately the Bar wasn't ready at that stage but once it is I guarantee it will be home to many good times and birthplace to a lot of great stories.
The Bouncing Lamb is clean, spacious and the owner's really care about each of their guests. Combine this wih a great location, a bar and tahunanui Beach just around the corner and you got the perfect recipe for a great stay in Nelson.

Thanks to Steph and Sean, I wish you all the best and hope to see you guys again soon.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Sean D, Owner at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Responded 12 Nov 2017
Hey man. Was awesome having you stay and share a beer with ya. Look forward to next time you come down and (Once our Bar is open) having 2 or 3 beers with ya! Cheers for taking the time to write a review, all the best!
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Nina R wrote a tip Feb 2018
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The female dorm is the BEST!!"
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ajgardea wrote a tip Jan 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"we got a private with one queen bed and then a private with two individual beds and both were great."
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelsonTahunanui
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Pro Karts (0.4 km), Tahunanui Beach (0.3 km), and Natureland Zoo (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
What food & drink options are available at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, Smugglers Pub and Cafe, and Sprig & Fern Tahuna.
Is Bouncing Lamb Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Tahunanui.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Bouncing Lamb Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Provincial Museum Pupuri Taonga o Te Tai Ao (3.1 km).
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