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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Im happy I found this place. Right in the center, close to all the shops, supermarket. Not to mention its cheap. Staff is super friendly and welcoming. i arrived late and the owner was waiting for me outside, which was handy since I got a bit lost in town :) They have unlimited wi-fi which is always a big bonus...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed October 3, 2016

This is is the worst place I've ever stayed. We woke up to rain pouring into our room through the ceiling onto my phone and I was refused any compensation. This was clearly a long-standing issue that had not been repaired. The manner at reception was extremely rude. We were aggressively screamed at for laughing at 5pm and told that...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad I stumbled over this place. It is absolutely gorgeous! The most friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. The rooms are super cozy and lots of blankets to keep you warm 😊 everything just has a really nice family-like atmosphere. It's not too big, so everyone gets to meet everyone which is really nice. I would definitely come back...

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Lejre, Denmark
Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. My bed was dirty when I arrived and the sheets were moisty. The staff was super helpful though. The hostel is located very central and they will help you arrange bus-pick ups if you for an example need to go to Abel Tasman.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed September 10, 2016

hi stayed here the place is ok.the only problem i had was a drunk person in the tv room was rude could not stand strate.the old guy was nice and the desk.showers was dirty and there was no soap.there was alot of music from the town centre.there was alot of kiwis staying at this hostel.the kitchen is nice my room...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We came here after a few weeks in our campervan so we were really looking forward to spending a night in a building! Shower was nice and hot! Bed was comfy a the host was great and really helpful! Centre of town so you are not far from anywhere. Thanks again to the host :)

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Japan
Reviewed July 19, 2016

hi stayed here 2weeks ago the location was perfect. prices are cheap the young guy at the desk made me feel at home:)the old guy at the front desk was very helpful.l had a big smile on his face:)but later on that night. i went to watch tv in the tv room. and some drunk lady went mental at me...

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Fremantle, Australia
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Cheap accom, but lousy facilities. Mouldy bathrooms, no hot water taps in bathroom sinks, springs poking through the double mattress we used (seriously!), no heating in rooms (owner advised us to do jumping jacks or run in place to warm up before he offered us a second blanket), the fridges in the kitchen are filled with old, rotting food which...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Really really cute, cheap and clean hostel! Stuff is friendly and really helpful with everything. The kitchen is a good place to meet people. Good facilities. Dorms are nice and simple. Close to supermarkets and cafés. I would come back! Thank you

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Mettingen, Germany
Reviewed April 11, 2016

This is a cheap and cosy backpackers. Staff was a bit unfriendly and impatient, and facilities are very basic. But it is located in the centre of Nelson, so you are close to everything you need. Recommended if you are on a budget.

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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 

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
Price Range: $18 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car.”
 of 5 bubbles 82ashleighc, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“look at the hostel before you check in...”
 of 5 bubbles englandfootball, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:(”
 of 5 bubbles rosekanstianagr, Jul 19, 2016 | Read review
“Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and cooler.”
 of 5 bubbles 8623PaulineS, Mar 21, 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck”
 of 5 bubbles chelseafleming, Mar 10, 2016 | Read review
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