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Aurora Backpackers

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163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Retreat Backpackers)
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for about 5 nights and stayed in 3 different room during this time, 10 bed and 2 6 beds. The good points about this hostel is definitely the location, situated right in the heart of Nelson and seconds away from main shops, bars and resturants. In addition to this the staff are very welcoming, caring and friendly. However... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the heart of Nelson, staff are very helpful, especially if you are leaving early and need to get your key deposit back. Good mix of long stay and short term travelers. It's an ideal place to start your South Island tour. Free half of wifi per night but if this is not enough you can get free wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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 December 28, 2014

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

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 via mobile

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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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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