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Tasman Bay Backpackers

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10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Tasman Bay Backpackers
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Ranked #8 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only stayed here 1 night but it was a very enjoyable stay. Arrived after walking from bus station with 2 other guests. Were greeted at reception and told that we could check in after we had the free chocolate pudding which was just being served, in fact we were the first ones to get it. Awesome start! Common area nice,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressed how cosy, warm, clean the hostel is! Have stayed in a few hostels and this is easily in the top 3. Only stayed one night as I had an early flight, but would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though the hostel is not located within city centre, it is within 10 minutes of easy walk to the city centre (I have walked so many slopes to hostels in other places). I stayed more than a week and I paid $125/week for a bed in 4 bed dorm! I must say it is really a very good deal. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Of all our travels in NZ, this backpackers has been memorable across the years. It's in an excellent location, has gorgeous gardens, clean and comfortable amenities, amazing staff, and they serve the world's most delicious - no joke - warm chocolate bread pudding each night as part of your stay. Talk about hospitality! I'd recommend this backpackers to any traveler... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

the best place I have been since the beginning of my trip. Feels like being home with your family. You probably will want to go there for one night but trust me that you will stay there at least for 3-4 nights like everyone. And the chocolate pudding, Ah the chocolate pudding!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This pretty much has everything you would want. Free wi-fi, good facilities with big kitchen, clean showers, washing line to hang clothes and lots of places to sit and relax, friendly owners and of course the free pudding an ice cream which is fantastic. You will not go wrong staying here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This backpack is well known for its chocolate pudding with ice cream that is served every evening at 8pm short (since 9 years!). But it should be known for their convenient rooms (dorms are bigger than in the majority of backpackers, toilets are separate for male/female & showers ate also quite good. I recommend this hostel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We found the hostel to be very cozy; clean with friendly staff and two fully equipped kitchens. As an added plus ice cream & pudding was served to the guests every night at 8:pm. Free storage provided for gear while away tramping.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great atmosphere, really nice reception staff/owners, good rooms and shower facilities, FREE UNLIMITED WIFI and FREE YUMMY HOT CHOC PUDDING. what more could you ask for?! thank you for having us we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Having worked in Nelson for 6 weeks and living there for almost 3 months I actually ended up trying 4 of Nelsons hostels. Tasman Bay is by far the best hostel in Nelson and one of the best if not the best hostel I have stayed at in New Zealand. It is a very homely hostel with a large living... More 

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