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The Bug Backpackers

226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in this hostel with my parents for 3 nights. We booked the cottage and couldn't have expected anything better. This was by far the best hostel we stayed in in NZ. Room was incredibly clean, had a kitchen for ourselves to cook, bathroom with shower and bathtub, perfect to relax after a day of biking. Owners were really... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was OK....... Price was fine...... It was quite clean and our room was good.... Bathroom clean!!!! The owner picked us up from the bus station, so make sure you arrange that with him/her, otherwise it's a long walk :-) Supermarket was nearby.

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Portage la Prairie, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this was my favourite place to stay in NZ so far! The room was newly renovated (lucky), clean and staff were helpful. If you get up early enough you can get some fresh warm bread but it goes fast!

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York, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing stay at bug! Not only did the owners go out of their way to provide free transport to and from the centre when you were leaving/arriving, but they also made you feel at so home! The hostel itself was so lovely (the garden was gorg) and clean and the kitchen was THE BEST. The free bikes... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Bug while travelling to Abel Tasman. The staff running the place have a great personality and were very helpful with recommendations, as well as holding our bags for the night we were in the park, even though we weren't staying at the Bug. We typically do not stay at hostels or backpacker places, but... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here in mid-March and loved it. We had booked a double ensuite room, but we were upgraded to the studio apartment. A lovely surprise! The bathroom in the studio is huge, there is a shower AND a bathtub. After months of traveling, a bathtub is uber luxurious! The kitchen is well stocked (they even provide oil) and everything... More

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got the two private room which was nice in size and had its own sink. It backs up to the patio so noisy guests will be an issue. We had some folks decide it was karaoke night at around 11pm to midnight singing Adele at the top of their longs, not polite. Overall pretty clean, but other guests were... More

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thebug226, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi we are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay here with us at the bug,we pride ourselves in ensuring our guests have the best experience while staying at our hostel. I would just like to respond to a few of your comments, fridges, our hostel has three large fridge freezers in our main house,two located in the... More

Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Thank you so much guys, this place is so welcoming, modern and friendly just the perfect combination for travelling alone or with friends. Owners couldn't do more to help. Well recommended! Nelson it self is also a great place to come and explore! Thanks again. Adam (Dorset, UK)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

First things first, it is a bit of a walk to get to from downtown, its about 20-25 minutes to the i-Site but it seems longer with your backpack. They will however happily pick you up and drop you off from//to town so fear not if you are not one for walking. I stayed a night when I first arrived... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This is a great little hostel in a good location. It has a home-like atmosphere. The room size is adequate with comfortable beds. Each bed has a wall socket and two small shelves on which to place your things. The kitchen area is spacious and clean. There is a comfortable outside garden area for socializing. There is even free, fresh-baked... More

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Address: 226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #3 of 41 Specialty lodging in Nelson
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