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Tel Aviv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed and all our questions about the area answered. The location is slightly away from the center of Nelson (1.5 km to be exact) but it's a short ride with the bikes provided for free or your car. The room was nicely decorated, clean and well equipped (yay for multiple power outlets). The rest of...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were going kayaking at 7am the next day so just needed somewhere to lay our heads. Pretty small place. Had double room and it was nicely presented with towels and chocolates. Nice hot showers. Owners very friendly and helpful. Only bummer is that it is a 20 minute walk from town.

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Thank Berries99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great and homely backpacker in beautiful Nelson! Stayed here 3 years ago and decided to bring my family this time. Although the owners have changed but the service quality is the same or even better! Free bikes, free pick ups from town and free bread every morning! What more can you ask for! We absolutely loved our stay here. Not...

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Thank 416jessiel
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean hostel with a great atmosphere. Stayed in one of the double rooms before visiting the Abel Tasman National Park. The room was great value for money. The kitchen had all you need for cooking your meals. Breakfast is more than you can ask for in a hostel. Also the staff is so friendly. I would definitely stay here...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hope this review and attached pictures conveys why I have given such a poor rating. The worst aspect was the state of the bedroom which had an overpoweringly musty and ‘tangy odour’. There were thick lines of sludge or black mould along the join between frame and glass of the sash widows due to leaking. I removed all the...

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Thank Grant B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hostel. They offer you breakfast and also bikes for free! The owners are amazing, yesterday we just had a big BBQ and we played Risk till 10pm with Mike 😂😂 Their prices are super reasonable, and everything is super clean. You can see that the owners really love this place.

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Thank Lucas X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, lots of funny little decor items throughout the hostel. The staff have been very friendly, they can drop off and pick up travelers from bus station. They also offer bikes for day trips around town.

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Thank Viktoria G
United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My partner and I stayed here for two nights while staying in Nelson. The staff were super friendly and the room that we were put in literally reminded me of home - it was a lovely room inside the old villa. They were very kind and allowed us to store our gear there for a night while we were kayaking...

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Fribourg, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

very friendly, welcoming hostel with many comfy spots to hang out (hammack in the garden, couch in the living room, bed in the room...) Clean kitchen and bathrooms and best shower EVER!!!! Breakfast included,...though not so cool for people who don't eat gluten... Would come back again

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We have booked the place so to experiece backpacker travel style by sharing rom with outsider, and of all possible choice, i thought be good to try it while in the south island and true enough, the residents are nice and considerate as i overheard at the common lounge one has his phone voice slight louder and was immediately reminded...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bug Backpackers

Address: 226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $24 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bug Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“If you're a couple, they have lovely rooms that arent shared so enquire about these”
 of 5 bubbles the_w0rld_is_yours, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“It depends on what your requirements are”
 of 5 bubbles IzzyTaupo, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“any room you choose will be lovely, spacious and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles JeanLouiseF, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“studio was excellent for quiet and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles FernieJane, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in a roo with two single beds - excellent value.”
 of 5 bubbles 887natashaw, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
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