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The Bug Backpackers

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I stayed 3 nights in one of the large studio rooms (don't be put off by the tired exterior). Has a well equipped kitchen (microwave & gas cooker), shower, bath, comfy queen size bed, sunny private deck and picnic table. Free espresso stove-top coffee pot :). Heat pump to make it cosy warm. Mike and Stephanie couldn't have been more...

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Though it is located a bit away from the city center it is good if you want a quiet place. The place is well maintained and the staff provide free good breakfast and also dropped me off at the bus stop early in the morning. The beds were comfortable with heaters. I met friendly people one of whom gave me...

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing the Bug Backpacker. Stefanie

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This backpackers is excellent! There is lots of space, very comfortable and warm beds and a brilliant big kitchen! Nice cosy but open living areas and a really nice backyard. All round was a great place to stay, all of the staff were very friendly and helpful :) Made our stay in nelson very enjoyable.

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Olivia for taking your time to review our hostel. We are glad your enjoyed your stay with us at the Bug in Nelson. The Bug Team Stefanie and Mike

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to stay really enjoyed it! Spacious rooms lovely staff! Fooseball table was super fun! The size of the backpackers was a good bonding experience and allowed us to be all close together. Had a great week and super stoked with the service 100% recommendation and will be back mike :)

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The bug is an awesome place to stay while you visit Nelson. The staff are all amazing and lovely. Bedrooms are very nice with warm blankets and comfy beds. Both the living space and kitchen are spacious with plenty of room for everything. Great place to stay, 100% recommend

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. The Bug Team

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was my 4th visit to The Bug. It's always been the best in Nelson but new owners Mike and Stephanie have taken it to higher levels.Nothing was too much trouble for Mike who instantly made friends with our group. The facilities and rooms are excellent and Mike is commencing a refurbishment to take it up another notch.In Nelson? Stay...

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Graham. We really enjoyed having you and your group at our hostel. The Bug Team

Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Such an awesome place to stay! Staff are so friendly and welcoming :)) Really spacious, rooms are nice and beds are comfy! Kitchen area is decent and has everything you need. Would definitely recommend it and will be back for sure

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay here at the BUG. Looking froward to seeing you soon again then! :)

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to stay. Staff were all lovely, all so friendly and kind. Beautiful place in a great location. 100% recommend. Super comfortable beds and warm blankets, plenty of space in the rooms with a great living area and large kitchen.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, great rooms, handy location (and super quiet!) and awesome staff. Mike the manager is friendly and willing to bend over backwards to help out. Great place to stay, highly recommended! The cool little VW Bug references are fun and give this place a great theme and character. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry are all in top condition.

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Stefanie & Mike

Brighouse, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic stay at the bug, really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere and very relaxed for a solo traveller. Staff were fantastic lady receptionist was incredibly helpful. showed me the best bits of Nelson. Couldn't be happier with my experience!

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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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