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Tasman Bay Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    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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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel was great and not just because of the free chocolate pudding at 8pm each night! It's a short walk out of town but worth the effort. Clean, tidy, well equipped kitchen and nice inside and outside areas to hang out in. I had a clean, comfortable four bed dorm which was nice and quiet at night due to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of the best hostels we stayed at, and was really glad that we had 2 whole nights here. Their website says that the owners were backpackers themselves so they understand what backpackers need -- and that's evident in what is provided here. The hostel was REALLY clean, and they also provide towels and soap for you free... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for two nights. Firstly I would like to say how impressed I was with this hostel. The staff came to pick me up from the bus station and they were friendly and helpful, I admit the rooms are small but they are comfortable to stay in. Of course the highlights of the stay: Free wifi for everyone... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place would have been just fine for a night had it not been for the exceptionally noisy and inconsiderate people in the kitchen from 1-4am. I think it would be a good idea to set a curfew or at least to ask guests to please refrain from using the kitchen from 11pm to 5am (which seems reasonable given some... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really lovely and cosy hostel at small town of Nelson which i really liked.Room was comfy and clean,lounge area very relaxing with internet access,free breakfast and chocolate pudding every evening.Lovely staff...very organized place for a great price.We took a trip to Abel Tasman National park..had a bus pick up at the hostel and dropped off/pick up meeting point.Really well organized.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners are very friendly and welcoming, our room was great! The overall feel of the place was great too. Only downsides were that it could get really loud at night (but it is a backpackers) and the fridges were all full (but kitchens more or less clean all the time)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 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 December 17, 2014

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

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that you were not 100% happy with your stay. As thousands of guests pass through every year, we try to keep the highest possible cleanliness standards. We usually succeed, which is reflected in the reviews we get overall. Sometimes we make mistakes and we want to apologize unreservedly to you for not getting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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 December 3, 2014

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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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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