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Aurora Backpackers

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163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Retreat Backpackers)
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Aurora Backpackers
Ranked #22 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely backpackers at the very heart of Nelson! We stayed here for a night and were warmly welcomed by Kelvin from the very first encounter. And when we returned after a day out, he happened to be there at the door and welcomed us "home"! The cosy place made us really wanna come back again and we are... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very convenient to live in Aurora which in the centre of Nelson, arms away from places that worth visiting. The owner, Kevin he is a very perfect guy who is friendly and helpful, he treats us like close friends, show us places and tips of travelling, lent two bikes to us for free to experience this town. We spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

This review is long overdo. I was cycling through New Zealand and having a pretty rough experience with weather and illness. I stayed at Aurora Backpackers at a low point and they really helped to lift my spirits. First off, the guests while I was there were all very friendly, mature, interesting and just great. The best aspect, though, was... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I stayed 3 nights in Aurora Backpackers and I really enjoyed it, Kevin is a very nice person, he is always keen to help you, the kitchen is fine and clean and the location is perfect. The beds are good and the price is cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Lovely kind people clean and tidy if you are in nelson come and enjoy your stay at aroua its the best place to stay in nelson city the team are friendly and ready to help in any way they can its close to all the shops and i would come and stay again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with my friend 3 nights in the Aurora backpackers. The staff is really friendly (!). Everything is very clean and the breakfast is good as well. We had a really good time, thanks for everything. Cheers

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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Aurora Backpackers is one of my favourite hostels in New Zealand. I am travelling with 2 other people and we are staying in a five bed sweet, the room is cozy and and the bathrooms and showers are quite nice as well. Aurora Backpackers is in a great spot as well, right down town. so you can literally walk outside... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My two girlfriends and I were travelling through New Zealand from the states and decided to stay at the Aurora Backpackers once we arrived in Nelson and absolutely loved it. Very clean, well maintained, central to just about anything in the town, and the owner was AWESOME! Very friendly and willing to help out, very flexible with adding nights unplanned,... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Friendly, in the middle of downtown. This a good place to stay in your holidays to enjoy Nelson´s city. Markets, tracks, museums, art galeries everything very close to this nice and clean place. Enjoy!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

this is a good friendly place. close to all the shops and night life. the people and the staff you meet here are really really nice people.the rooms are all ways clean and tidy and they are very spacious.

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Address: 163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Retreat Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Number of rooms: 14

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