This is a backpacker worth the stars.
It's been a long while since I've stayed in a backpackers but needed to be in Nelson for something at the last minute. Other hotels were a bit much for my short stay, so read up and decided on this place. Was a bit apprehensive as it has been a while since I stayed in a backpackers but all of that was just hogwash.
This place is a converted home. Very nice and clean and homely. Stayed in the taxi bug (all their rooms, not sure of dorms, were named taxi, race bug etc). The toilet was very cleaned and well kept. We didn't have any problems with our beds (twin). In fact we slept very well and my friend really enjoyed the beds (as another reviewer noted). Although the walls can be a bit thin so noise may be a factor.
Never got to taste the pastries but the bread for breakfast (complimentary) was magnificent. The backyard looked great, there was BBQ set and also a foosball machine.
Didn't get to use the bike or laundry. Internet is available and wifi is too. Very near new world and walking distance to town.
Recommended in my books....pics will come up a bit later as in phone
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bug Backpacker is a small, friendly hostel with a welcoming atmosphere. The hostel offers FREE wifi, bikes,lockers in large dorm bedrooms, local pick up/drop off from the bus station and on-site parking. Rooms are clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. Beds are fully made. The Bug has two large, well-equipped kitchens with fresh herbs where you can cook your meals and store your food. The hostel is spread over three houses with a large connecting garden for you to relax. It offers hammocks, foosball and a BBQ. ... more less
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