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Aurora Backpackers

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“centre of town”(6 reviews)
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Its very cheap but not worth going that cheap. We had a 10 bed dorm but the room was tiny, no room to move around at all. The room also stunk of weed and feet because all the workers sit on the balcony right beside...More

    Thank Mikaela B
    Response from Steve G, General Manager at Aurora BackpackersResponded 2 weeks ago

    Sorry you didn't have a good stay, we are in the process of painting the whole place and changing out all the rooms. New management took over less than a month ago and we are working through all the rooms.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Wish I had read the reviews on here before staying because yes there were bedbugs. Went to sleep itchy but tried to not think too much of it. Woke up the next day and the other people in the room were saying they were itchy...More

    Thank Sophie H
    Response from Steve G, General Manager at Aurora BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi there, Apologies, I will contact you directly to discuss further. Many thanks

    Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

    **Do not stay here! I got bed bugs!** I'm currently living in a flat a couple hours away but came up to Nelson for a couple nights and stayed at Aurora Backpackers from March 2nd to 4th. I thought the hostel was dirty (the kitchen...More

    Thank carlylester4
    Response from Steve G, General Manager at Aurora BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi there, New Managment took over on 9th March and a complete overhaul of the property has already commenced. Many thanks

    Reviewed 27 February 2018

    My stay was from wed 21/2/18-sat 24/2/18. Kevin who runs the hostel was great, check in was quick and efficient. He helped me with my case to the room. I was in a 6 bed dorm (room 5). Toilets and bathrooms were clean and decent...More

    Thank 1sam
    Response from Steve G, General Manager at Aurora BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks very much for your review.

    Reviewed 10 February 2018

    The Aurora backpackers here in Nelson, New Zealand will have you feeling like you're not very far from home wherever that may be. Nothing but friendly smiles and advice from lovely staff, and wonderful interactions with all who stay in this great atmosphere. Out of...More

    Thank Jacob B
    Response from Steve G, General Manager at Aurora BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

    Glad you had a good stay

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    Hotel description
    Welcome to our Backpackers/Hostel in sunny Nelson, newly renovated formally known as the "Retreat" and "Central" backpackers. We have 14 rooms available in our central city location. Wi-Fi is available in every room at discounted rates and we have a well equipped communal kitchen, TV room and book swap. The complimentary cereal breakfast is a must for any wary traveller to set you up for the days adventures.
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    US$16 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    "Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car."
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    "if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:("
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    "Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and..."
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    "We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck"
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