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The Bug Backpackers

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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. 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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Getting there
Nelson Airport4 km
Blenheim Airport57 km
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All reviews double room the kitchen free wifi the main block abel tasman bus station late check free breakfast in the morning shared bathroom a nice place to stay bunk beds long term minute walk town centre washing machine nelson city hostel
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank BeverleyM433
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are very friendly and accommodating. They gave me great advice on the area and things to do in both good and bad weather :)! The room and facilities are nice, perfect for a quick stop over :)!

Thank Elliot C
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We booked a double room. When we checked in the room had terrible smell. The beds was very old and uncomtable and not clean. The sheets had a lidt of stains. We went to complaine and got a studio. This was better, still a weird...More

Thank 559mathildek
Response from thebug12, Owner at The Bug BackpackersResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Mathilde, Sorry for the the mistake we made with house keeping missing the room you had originally booked, so it wasn't ready to be rented. Mistakes do happen from time to time and we are sorry about that. However, the studio you received in...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 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
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"Rooms in the building adjacent to the main building are older but quieter"
3 Jan 2018
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"Double shared bathroom are quieter."
19 May 2017
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"The private rooms are one hell of a good choice for the price!"
3 Apr 2017
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"Paris room has it's own ensuite"
26 Feb 2017
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US$31 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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