We stayed at the bug for one night stopping in Nelson on our way to Abel Tasman National Park. We had a private twin room and were very happy with it. Rooms and community areas were very clean and well-cared for which you don't always find in backpacker places. Everything is designed around the VW bug, a nice idea with adds some extra personality to this place. They have free and fast internet here, though they make a good point not allowing any computers in the lounge to keep communication alive. Staff was very helpful with everything around Nelson. Only small minus is the location outside of town on a main street in a relatively boring residential area. You have to walk 20 minutes or hire a bike from the hostel.
- 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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