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Aurora Backpackers

83 reviews
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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“cool atmosphere”(2 reviews)
“centre of town”(6 reviews)
“place to stay”(6 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    All reviewscool atmospherecentre of townplace to stayfree wifithe location is perfectnew zealandwithin walking distancesouth islandkitchendormsupermarkethostcafes
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Aurora backpackers here in Nelson, New Zealand will have you feeling like you're not very far from home wherever that may be. Nothing but friendly smiles and advice from lovely staff, and wonderful interactions with all who stay in this great atmosphere. Out of...More

    Thank Jacob B
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Very friendly man at the reception, tries to help you with everything (e.g. we had car troubles and he tried to fix it, made sure we felt home at his hostel). Good kitchen, shower and very central location. Plus very cheap so the perfect hostel...More

    Thank fionisos
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I still can’t believe this place and I can’t believe I stayed for 3 nights! 95% of the terrible reviews are accurate (just a pity I didn’t read them beforehand): hot taps with no handle; thin and lumpy mattress; not enough showers; dirty kitchen; thin,...More

    Thank Paul S
    Reviewed 7 January 2018

    stayed there over Christmas. High-speed wifi only in the wifi area (small). the kitchen is pretty well equipped but hey owner only wants good reviews, that's why he's friendly. (2$ if you show them your good review) location is great, but that's pretty much it....More

    Thank anonymousbackpacker
    Reviewed 6 January 2018

    Good hostel with nice people located in the city center. Showers and kitchen are clean and the manager was really helpful! My room was very quiet and I had a very good sleep. It's a good place to stay in Nelson!

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    Hotel description
    Welcome to our Backpackers/Hostel in sunny Nelson, newly renovated formally known as the "Retreat" and "Central" backpackers. We have 14 rooms available in our central city location. Wi-Fi is available in every room at discounted rates and we have a well equipped communal kitchen, TV room and book swap. The complimentary cereal breakfast is a must for any wary traveller to set you up for the days adventures.
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    US$18 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    US$18 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Room Tips
    "Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car."
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    "if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:("
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    "Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and..."
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    "We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck"
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