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The Bug Backpackers

Certificate of Excellence
226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Nelson
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
LaurenzJP Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I spent one night at this bbh and had a great time. It has all you need. Clean rooms and a nice atmosphere. I recommend it to everyone. We even got a breakfast with fresh bread and coffee without paying extra. Very nice people. Also got a shuttle to our bus station from and to the Hostel.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a night in the backpackers in the studio which was great. Spacious and clean, good cooking facilities. Outdoor seating area was nice. Free wifi was good. Only negative was the aircon in the room didn't work and it was super hot in the evening. Walk into town was 15mins. Backpackers was great value for money and would def... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hosts, clean place to stay with lots of kitchen and bathroom facilities. cute vibe. recommend to any backpacker, easy walk to town. bikes available as well if legs are a bit tired. staff knowledgible, flexible and keen to make your stay enjoyable,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A fantastic hostel - clean, well-managed. The hostel manager is very helpful! Free Wifi and there are bikes for rent. About 15min walk into Nelson. Quiet location right outside Nelson. Flexible bookings. Highly recommend!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here during our long holiday in New Zealand in February 2014. We had a double room with our own facilities and would have loved to stay longer, but it was fully booked. On a scale of what you get for the price you pay, I'd give even 5 stars. Richard was very nice and very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the love bug room, very spacious, comfy bed and a little chocolate car on each pillow was a nice surprise. Staff were really helpful and always happy to help, on check in they got a map to show you where everything was in Nelson, little things like that go along way when you're travelling. Every morning they would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice backpacker hostel with everything you need as a backpacker. Nice and clean rooms, friendly staff. Free bread during the day and free pickups from several spots in town. Nice and quiet locations just 13 minutes walk from the city centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed 3 nights in the Studio and found the accommodation to be comfortable and clean. The bathroom is large with a bath and shower which was fine. The large bedroom/kitchen/dining area is well equipped and being a backpackers has some free coffee, spices and condiments. The kitchen has fairly modern units but we found that some of the electric... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Bug doesn't refer to the insect, but the car, and it's really charming. Each room is assigned to a different bug and they are all comfy as. Staff is very friendly and ready to help. The hostel in itself is pretty big, the kitchen is efficiently big and, although there's not a lounge room, it's quite homey. About 15... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and it was a really nice hostel, it was about a five minute drive from the town so bit far to walk in. The hosts were really nice and there was free tea, coffee and breads. The best thing for us as backpackers was the little things such as cooking oil, salt pepper and... More 

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