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The Bug Backpackers

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226 Vanguard Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
3 Star accommodation
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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
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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
Price range
US$26 - US$45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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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
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"Rooms in the building adjacent to the main building are older but quieter"
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"Double shared bathroom are quieter."
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