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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 #27 of 40 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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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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 #27 of 40 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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