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The Bug Backpackers

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Kiryat Ono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to be. I recommend . I liked the room and the breakfast was great with good bread, spreads like chocolate butter jams, peanut butter, coffee tea.. milk.. parking next to the room. The owner was friendly.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner Stefanie picked me up at the bus station for free! Thus I had a welcoming arrival with a nice chat. The hostel atmosphere is lovely with all the work put into the smallest of details (eg. pictures of the bug everywhere) and everyone is super friendly and helpful! The kitchens are fully packed with everything you need, the...

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Thank rp2612
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four hammocks outback by the barbecue which lives next to the foosball table and herb garden. Bike barn with plenty of bikes for guests to use for free. A friendly cat that will cuddle with you until it want to sit below the fruit trees. Kitchen with generous amounts of free bread slices and some instant coffee. Board game and...

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Thank Mary W
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The bedroom and bathroom are really clean, which is really important to me. The bed was comfortable and cosy. The double bedroom was quite spacious. The free breakfast on the morning was a simple, but delicious range of fresh breads with spreads. It is a 5 minute drive to town and 1 hour drive to Abel Tasman. There is a...

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Thank jada m
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our pipe band recently stayed here in a mix of bedrooms and bunk rooms.recommend highly.Clean nicely refurbished with great shower rooms free bike loan and gas BBQ and friendly staff.2 km walk to town Dairy round the corner

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Thank Kkkkat77
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this place, very laid back and a great environment. Free breakfast is amazing. Really quiet little place and so chilled out, all guests very respectful of each other. Rooms, clean, today and tastefully decorated and such a reasonable price!

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Thank Gem M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We only stayed one night due to time, we wished we stayed more!! The most friendliest/helpful host! Told us where to go and even recommended to go to the farmers market (sat) so worth it!! He organised our late check in so we were able to get in, free breakfast in the morning. host even offered us some ice-cream through...

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Thank Jessica S
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Backpackers was average but adequate. The rooms were quaint and the facilities were average. The staff could have been more friendly and accomodating especially considering we were told in no uncertain terms to keep our noise down early in the night (around 9) which we respected, only to be kept awake by others loitering outside our rooms in the early...

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Thank naarah05
Tel Aviv
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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Thank uri_fi
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $47 - $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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