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Tasman Bay Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 41 Specialty lodging in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice kitchen, eating space, and living space! Beds are big and comfortable. Free wifi is topped only by the free chocolate pudding and ice cream every night. Breakfast provided. People were very friendly there and staff encouraged backpackers to interact so met a lot of interesting people.

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I first visited tasman bay about 8 years ago and was a little worried than my second visit would not fulfil my expectations,i was wrong! Lovely owners,manages and staff made my long term stay in nelson a great experience,felt like one of the family staying there any question or request was always dealth with swiftly,wifi does kill human interaction in... More

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Ottawa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed here for three weeks, and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. The unexpected bus pickup (as someone else mentioned) was a really nice surprise, to begin with. Uli and the other staff were super friendly and had lots of suggestions on what to do in Nelson. I was in a private double (which was heavily discounted during... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After an 10 hour coach journey we were faced with the prospect of walling 20mins to Tasman Bay Backpackers but the manager decided as we had not arrived at the Hostel yet to try and pick us up! A great relief. Then free ice cream and chocolate pudding in the evening a great arrival! Good to have included internet, movies,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The hostel owners clearly have gone to a lot of effort to make this place cosy and welcoming. There are loads of lovely little touches like a free bank of films on their servers, free breakfast and free chocolate pudding and ice cream every night. They have a big spacious yet comfy and cosy common room, a clean kitchen, nice... More

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15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Cold water in the shower on a cold night. Wifi that doesn't reach the room well. A cramp room. A toilet door that bangs onto my bed frame when opened. Noisy neighbours. A pathetic heater that would never even stay on. A room that has little privacy. Nothing could redeem the dreadful stay. Won't even bother highlighting the positive points.... More

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

We're genuinely very sorry that this has been your experience. Of course a cold shower should not happen this time of the year. This seems very unfortunate. With regards to the heaters. This is a conscious safety decision. We therefore supply extra blankets and hot water bottles upon request. In any case, we very much encourage people to come to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Staff was great, picked us up from the bus stop, told us things to do, arranged a taxi. It is a bit of a walk to town but not far (probably too far to walk comfortably with baggage), it's close to the water. They had pudding at night which was great. Our room was decent but we shared two toilets,... More

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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This was a great hostel with lots of FREE stuff which all backpackers love - Wi Fi, chocolate pudding & ice cream every night at 8pm & breakfast in the morning, though none of the food is any good if you're unable to eat gluten! The common rooms/kitchen were quite clean and a decent size. I really loved the bathroom... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Was told about this place when I was in Kikoura. As soon as I got through the door the welcome I recieved was wonderful. Was shown to a lovely 4 bed dorm which was heated throughout. Can sit by an open coal fire listening to relaxing kiwi music, so homely really is hard not to mak friends here! All the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

we stayed here for 2 nights in a double room (on trip advisor and lonely planet recommendation) and it was lovely! Nice room with comfy bed, clean showers - always a bonus. Obviously the major plus points were the free chocolate pudding and breakfast and the wifi was really good too. The hostel had a lovely atmosphere, was a great... More

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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*
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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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