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Tasman Bay Backpackers

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the very best hostels I have stayed at. Very welcoming staff, and you can tell the owners really care. Some of the highlights: free bikes to use, social hour with ice cream/pudding, cozy atmosphere, nice outdoor space, lines to dry laundry (and cheap washing machines) very clean, good kitchen setup, and excellent customer service for guests....

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a friendly, cosy place to stay. The room was small but comfortable. The showers were hot. The lounge and kitchen areas were spacious and clean. It is situated just 10 minutes walk from town so that was great. We would recommend staying here.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service: + Location: + Dorms: + Cleanliness: + Price: -/+ Wifi: + Lovely place to stay to start your adventure too Abel Tasman National Park. Big common area, clean kitchen and free chocolate pudding at night. And it's nice that they make an effort for people to talk with each other. The dorms are ok, with personal lamp at each...

Thank soraia a
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 February 2017

my friend and I stayed at this hostel for four days and we had a great experience in this hostel. because it was fully booked the staff helped us to find an other place to stay for one night. the rooms, showers and toilets were very tidy and cleaned every day. the rooms were also very spacious for a hostel....

Thank dav082017
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed in this hostel for 5 nights as it was such a great place to be! Very nice accommodation & friendly atmosphere. There is a lot to do in Nelson and especially with the free bikes from the hostel you can discover this beautiful city. The Tasman Bay Backpackers is a very good starting point for tours in the...

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

excellent stay at tasman bay backpackers. loved the atmosphere in the hostel, and it has a great location in Nelson. very reasonable. the owners are really welcoming and friendly. absolutely would stay again - plus there is free homemade chocolate pudding and ice cream at 8p every evening.

Thank kathryn_wanders
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I stayed more than a week in the hostel. At first i just booked for 2 nights, but i decided to stay over Christmas. On christmas day there was a big BBQ for free! Also every evening a free chocolate cake. Rooms are big and clean. Staff is very friendly. You can also rent really good mountain bikes.

Thank mcgilljohn81
Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here for a good week and was more then happy with my stay. It is very clean and quiet. The Wifi is free, but hasnt the best connection. They offer free Chocolate Pudding and Ice cream every night. The kitchen is big enough and they provide free stuff like salt and oil. The Hostel has a very...

Thank Lionheart92
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Another really good NZ hostel. Dorm was comfortable and spacious. Bathrooms were clean. Good kitchen with free breakfast and chocolate pudding at 7pm! Nice charm about this hostel and staff were very helpful and pleasant. Also free Wifi!

Thank Tiernan D
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here - one of the best hostels on my travels so far! The atmosphere is warm and friendly, plenty of space for relaxing and the free choc pudding is delish. I like the "no mobile hour" between 8-9pm, it makes you interact and converse with others. The kitchen was cleaned daily and there was ample...

Thank Georgina K

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The fire is roaring, the atmosphere's relaxed, the hostel's warm, spacious yet homely. Just like your favourite café - great music, friendly, genuine people. Free Hot Chocolate pudding & ice cream served every night of the year. Inner sprung mattresses throughout the hostel. Free All you can eat Winter Breakfast (May to November). Free Wireless internet (April to November). Free use of bikes for exploring. Off-street parking. Central but quiet location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tasman Bay Backpackers

Address: 10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $27 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tasman Bay Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Better stay in the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles mcgilljohn81, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I only saw the triple room, which was great to me. I'd say upstairs, rooms 14-18 would be a little less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles 370stanleyr, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a twin ensuite room as there is no such thing”
 of 5 bubbles 444cassandrat, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all room are quiet, of course if you stay in a dorm, could be noisy for the roommates”
 of 5 bubbles Marcochef1993, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Down stairs rooms in new wing are better.”
 of 5 bubbles WAClune, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
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