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Tasman Bay Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The rooms are basic but much more spacious than other hostels I've stayed in. The shared facilities are well set out and well fitted. The staff are super friendly and helpful. I think for me what makes this place even better are the small touches like free unlimited wifi, hot chocolate pudding and tea/coffee. It's not much but it does... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hostel in a double ensuite room. The room was basic but in line with the rate per night. Unfortunately, the cleanliness was not up to standard. We found underwear from a previous guest under the bed and the bathroom and windows needed a good douse of bleach. On the upside, the kitchen was... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS: Very clean. Well-equipped Kitchen, which is never closed. Free unlimited WiFi. Good location; less than 15 mins walk to town centre and less than 10 to the nearest supermarket. Comfortable beds. Civilized hostel; not full of those partying ALL the time. CONS: Showers are small and not at all powerful. Toilets are also small, and the mirror set-up makes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big. Noisy. Full of gap-yearers. Not a party hostel per se, but when you hear three people go to the toilet in the morning to vomit, you wonder what sort of people it attracts - or whether a bout of gastro has taken hold.

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TasmanBayBP, Owner at Tasman Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

We are really sorry that your stay wasn’t so good. Your feedback comes as a big surprise. As you will see from reading other reviews we just about always get awesome feedback both on the web and in person. As you point out we certainly aren’t a “party” hostel and aren’t full of gap year-ers – a big variety of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hostel, we stayed in a very comfortable double room with plenty of bathroom facilities nearby. The hostel had an excellent atmosphere, everyone is friendly and relaxed. Very well equipped and clean kitchen, everyone is kindly encouraged to sort out their own mess and everyone cooperates! Free chocolate pudding every day at 8 is s highlight and WiFi... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Laid back hostel. I felt completely relaxed here. Double rooms are spacious and clean. Overall the whole place is tidy. I was lucky enough that there was always a shower or bathroom available when needed. Chocolate pudding at night really encourages people to socialize :) free wifi is awesome! Free breakfast is great too! And it's a close walk to... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the best hostels we stayed at on our trip. They had comfortable rooms, good bathroom facilities, and free breakfast and dessert (although we never managed to make dessert). Staff were friendly and the building was within walking distance of the town center. Food in the area was good (The Vic being our favourite) and it was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There is free chocolate pudding and ice cream each night. The owners are incredibly nice and easy to work with. We stayed in the private room with private bath which was separated from the rest of the unit. It was very comfortable; well heated; plenty of hot water. It was clean and actually pretty spacious with a lemon tree in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love this hostel. Very friendly & helpful. Free wifi, free breakfast, free shuttle & free chocolate pudding every night. hostel was spotless clean everywhere. Rooms spacious & good bathrooms. Ashame there is not much to do in nelson or we would have stayed longer.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very nice area, very popular place to stay so all the car parks fill up quick, so get in quick. Room was nice some of the other guests were a little loud. Loved the free wi fi. Just wished the rooms had a little fridge to put drinks in. Instead of sharing a big fridge with everyone.

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Address: 10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tasman Bay Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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