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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 #29 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This backpackers center of city. so convenient access everywhere. end most of cheap in Nelson. if you want to save money and get fun, you should stay in here. because, many people enjoy staying here. actually everybody kindness!!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aurora Backpackers... Well, where to start. Deep in the center of 'sunny' Nelson you will find the small Aurora Backpackers. if you walk through the doors you will encounter the relaxed atmosphere as well as a happy and intriguing smile of Kevin. so far my stay has been awesome the people here are nice and always keen to help out... More

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good and friendly place. Close to supermarkets, art galleries, bars, restaurants, cinema, i-site, markets on weekends! you can meet nice people. Good if you want to spend some time in Nelson

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aurora backpacker is good place, located in the centrum, many restaurants and shops around. If you rent a bike you can survive many places around Nelson like a beach suitable for kiting. Top! There were two czech gils like a staff and were really nice and friendly made our stay better. We really enjoyed the stay in Aurora and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

here is cheap and at centre of city,near to the isite and countdown,if you want to walk around the city and find someplace to eat and do some shopping,it's very convenient.there is also a cinema and library around here,some good coffee shop as well.

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Really enjoyed my stay at Aurora Backpackers..It is an older central city hostel ..pobably an old pub..so it can get a noisy at times but still, very feindly and cveniant..The cleaning crew work hard at keeping everything clean and shipshape..A big job with so many people passing thru.. I really enjoyed the spacious kitchen and had a lot of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is located at the centre of nelson and convenience to go to anywhere. Many shops, banks and cafe around here. Very close to I-SITE. Host is very nice. U will feel free to live here bcz it is a freedom place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great location, not far from i-site and around a lot of food places and ATMs. Room's pretty spacious. Toilet not the best as it was next to a smoking area which was hardly closed. A good basic hostel for a night or two while you move on to the next place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Yes, it is the cheapest hostel in town but compared to the prices of other hostels you are better off paying a bit more and get a decent bed/room. We had a double room with a spectacularly uncomfortable mattress. We decided not to stay and had quite an argument with the owner before we got our money back. There were... More

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Additional Information about Aurora Backpackers

Address: 163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Retreat Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 41 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to our Backpackers/Hostel in sunny Nelson, newly renovated formally known as the "Retreat" and "Central" backpackers. We have 14 rooms available in our central city location. Wi-Fi is available in every room at discounted rates and we have a well equipped communal kitchen, TV room and book swap. The complimentary cereal breakfast is a must for any wary traveller to set you up for the days adventures. ... more   less 

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