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Certificate of Excellence
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
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All reviews double room the kitchen free wifi new zealand bus station outdoor area abel tasman late check a nice place to stay other guests bunk beds stayed here for nights town centre laundry facilities washing machine visit nelson hostel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful stay at the Bug. The welcome was great and the accommodation was spotlessly clean. Had the best nights sleep. The amenities were great and I would highly recommend it. The town was easily accessible for food or you can cook in the...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Tracyjereb
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

The place only makes sense if you have a car, once it’s not so close to the city. I stayed in a 8 beds mixed dorm, which was absolutely not bad, once the beds were very very stable and I couldn’t even feel the other...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Nina_Murphys
Response from thebug226, Owner at The Bug BackpackersResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nina, Thanks for staying with us, pointing out our good points and your honest review. We don't advertise ourselves as a city backpackers and like this act very much. We are in a quiet residential neighbourhood with a park, school ground and campground as...More

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Quirky place, had a nice stay, free breakfast but no allergy advice (dairy) so I didn't know if I could eat any of the pastries! Free wifi and parking, everything seemed clean enough. It's just a little dingy and sad looking, but also it's super...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Excellent location, easy to find, great value for money. For a backpackers the room was great, clean, comfy bed, quiet. Very helpful staff Use of bikes for free is great, didn't use them though as the weather wasn't great.

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This is a backpackers so has a relaxed friendly vibe. Lots of young people staying in shared rooms with shared bathrooms. I stayed in a superb double room with private ensuite. It was large, quiet and comfortable with wifi and lots of space. Bed was...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank BeverleyM433
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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
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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$33 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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$33 - US$54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Traveller (47)
Room & Suite (29)
Dining (2)
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"Rooms in the building adjacent to the main building are older but quieter"
ilForastero
3 Jan 2018
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"Double shared bathroom are quieter."
arngyc
19 May 2017
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"The private rooms are one hell of a good choice for the price!"
rp2612
3 Apr 2017
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"Paris room has it's own ensuite"
naarah05
26 Feb 2017
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