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Tasman Bay Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing place with nice vibe, free wifi, free movie on ftp, free bike and free hot chocolate pudding every evening. what more could one ask. The standard of backpackers in nelson is very high and this one was great as well. very nice people who help you out and unlike some other hostels we stayed in, this didnt give a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This hostel really exceeded my expectations, we had a great time here. People were always kind and very service oriented. This hostel is all about the details which makes it a great place to stay. They have free bicycles you can borrow, free pudding with icecream at 8 pm, movies, free wifi that actually works and other goodies that other... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed in Nelson for 2 nights during on roadtrip around South Island. I have no complaints. It was comfortable, FREE wifi, free desserts, free bikes, friendly staff and service. Walkable distance to town. The front desk booked our kayak hire for the next day free of charge. Towels provided. When we went it was packed, but I didn't notice... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

I loved this wee place! From the free desert to the fair prices everything was lovely, there are rules and insrtucrions on the walls as always but they are polite and friendly. The staff are great and the place is clean amd tidy! Highly recommended! Keep up the good work tasman bay!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a pleasant backpackers - nice decor, clean, good location etc- but we weren't able to sleep here. Each night, people gathered out front below the rooms and kept us awake after midnight until asked (repeatedly) to be quiet. The rules of the place say that people shouldn't sit there after 10 pm, but clearly nobody gives a toss.... More

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Peter P, Owner at Tasman Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Matt, We were sad to hear that there were other persons being so noisy on the nights you stayed. Whilst we think of our hostel as a place where people have a good time and meet others we find our guests are usually respectful and don’t make a lot of noise late into the night – sounds like sadly... More

Waterloo, Canada
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249 reviews 249 reviews
62 hotel reviews
305 helpful votes 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Tasman Bay is one of the nicest hostels I've stayed at. The location is perfect - about a 10 min walk to the centre of Nelson, but located across the bridge in a quiet residential area, so you still get a good night's sleep. The rooms are spacious and clean (we had a double with a shared bathroom). There are... More

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Franz Josef, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

As I just had two weeks left in NZ, my friend and me decided to go to Nelson as a last trip. We found Tasman Bay Backpackers in the BBH broshure and it had good ratings so we booked in for a couple of nights. I was surprised how welcomed I felt, even on the first day. The manager is... More

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Brno, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent two nights at this hostel and we were very satisfied with our room, facilities and location. Hostel is situated 5-10 min walk to the center, all the facilities are clean, meeting areas are very nice and spacious with different ways of offered enterteinment, such as board games, music, outside garden etc...Staff is friendly and helpful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

Everybody is so friendly and nice, especially the staff! The chocolate pudding every evening is sooo delicious ! :) All facilities like kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are very clean. The people you meet are really nice and you won't be alone unless you want to. It is not far to the city centre, but it would be helpful to have... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My partner and I spent a night at the Tasman Bay Backpackers at the end of our South Island trip. We were allocated a room with a queen and single bed and also an en-suite bathroom. The room was very comfortable, a good size and we found it nice to have the privacy of our own facilities. We both thought... More

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Also Known As:
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hotel Nelson
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hotel
Address: 10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 Specialty lodging in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tasman Bay Backpackers 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The fire is roaring, the atmosphere's relaxed, the hostel's warm, spacious yet homely. Just like your favourite café – great music, friendly, genuine people. Free Hot Chocolate pudding & ice cream served every night of the year. New en-suite facilities. Free All you can eat Winter Breakfast (May to November). Free Wireless internet (April to November). Free bikes. Off-street parking. Central but quiet location. Check out our sister hostel in Picton, Sequoia Lodge. ... more   less 
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