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Tasman Bay Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 41 Specialty lodging in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
JRo85 Ontario, Canada
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    4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Cork, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

What a gorgeous hostel! We stayed in a double room - really clean and got clean towels for our stay. Really comfortable bed. The showers/bathroom were always clean. The lounge area is so colourful and bright, staff were super friendly. Free wifi but the best bit was we got free chocolate pudding and free breakfast. Was definitely my favourite hostel... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

we stayed for 3 nights in total, we loved it we stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom. the bathrooms where always clean and tidy, they have washing machines and dryers you can use at a cost of $2-$3. you can hang your stuff out on washing lines if you don't want to use the dryer. the room... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I've only stayed here for a night and 2 nights in YHA and I really regretted not staying here for all my nights in Nelson! Other than the location, everything else beats the YHA! The staffs are very friendly and would chat with you upon your arrival and answer to all my queries with a smile! The kitchen and dining... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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