We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bug Backpackers

Share
Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (29)
Dining (2)
Overview
226 Vanguard Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
3 Star accommodation
{"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
About
Description
The Bug Backpacker is a small, friendly hostel with a welcoming atmosphere. The hostel offers FREE wifi, bikes,lockers in large dorm bedrooms, local pick up/drop off from the bus station and on-site parking. ...More Rooms are clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. Beds are fully made. The Bug has two large, well-equipped kitchens with fresh herbs where you can cook your meals and store your food. The hostel is spread over three houses with a large connecting garden for you to relax. It offers hammocks, foosball and a BBQ. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
13
Price range
US$26 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 hotels in Nelson
Urban Apartments
24 reviews
.79 km away
The Hotel Nelson
181 reviews
.88 km away
Chelsea Park Motor Lodge
422 reviews
1.18 km away
Century Park Motor Lodge
726 reviews
1.23 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 206 restaurants in Nelson
Raglan Roast
14 reviews
1.58 km away
East St.
299 reviews
1.60 km away
Melrose House Cafe
391 reviews
1.34 km away
The Sands Fish and Chip Shop
212 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 136 attractions in Nelson
Theatre Royal Nelson
13 reviews
1.59 km away
South Street Gallery
11 reviews
1.43 km away
Bay Tours Nelson
250 reviews
1.33 km away
Helibike Nelson Limited
72 reviews
1.50 km away
Photos
Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (29)
Dining (2)
Reviews (228)
Filter reviews
198 results
Traveller rating
137
46
7
4
4
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
137
46
7
4
4
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsdouble roomthe kitchenfree wififoosball tablethe main blockbus stationabel tasmanlate checkfree breakfast in the morningshared bathrooma nice place to staybunk bedslong termminute walktown centrewashing machinesouth island
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 198 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights. The staff are very welcoming and the place is nice and clean. Stayed in a 3 bed room, which was nice and spacious. The toilet and shower was shared with other guests but was very clean and no issues...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Close to central Nelson and hospital. Awesome little studio units sleep 2 adults and two small children. Comfy bed, seperate bathroom and shower, functional kitchenette and heat pump kept me cosy mid winter. Free unlimited wifi awesome value for money at about $60/night. Could have...More

Thank moniquemK7476GB
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed one night and was adequate. We were close to the outdoor area and other guests stayed up late making a lot of noise right outside so sleep wasn’t great. Free breakfast was covered in flies when we got up so settled with coffee instead...More

Thank briarpalmer
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We got a double room (only two beds). When we checked in we noticed the trash bin was still full of rubbish, and the sink that’s in the room was all dirty with bread crumbs or whatever was that. There’s only one shower and one...More

Thank Mauro P
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We were about 45 mins past last check in but they had left the keys for us so it was easy. The bathroom light was out but the showers are hot and there's even breakfast. Sort of wished there was quiet time as the guests...More

Thank Kanaena
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Bug Backpackers staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"Rooms in the building adjacent to the main building are older but quieter"
Read review
"Double shared bathroom are quieter."
Read review
"The private rooms are one hell of a good choice for the price!"
Read review
"Paris room has it's own ensuite"
Read review
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing