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The Bug Backpackers

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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“double room”(16 reviews)
“the kitchen”(55 reviews)
“free wifi”(28 reviews)
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Suites
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
3 Star Hotel
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All reviewsdouble roomthe kitchenfree wififoosball tablethe main blockfree pickfree bikesbus stationnew zealandevery morningoutdoor areaabel tasmanlate checkminute walk from townfree breakfast in the morningshared bathrooma nice place to stay
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately I didn't enjoy my stay at this hostel. There isn't much of a welcome and the hostel seems to be run by young backpackers. The kitchen was not in a good state and by the third day I couldn't bear to go in and...More

Thank Sara C
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Multilingual Staff
Details
Price range
US$24 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$24 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (45)
Room & Suite (29)
Dining (2)
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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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"The private rooms are one hell of a good choice for the price!"
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"Paris room has it's own ensuite"
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