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    Aurora Backpackers

    163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Hands down the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. At first from going through the communal areas we thought the place looked a bit unclean but not too bad but when we got to the rooms to go to sleep the sheets were all...More

    Thank donnyt1
    Response from Aurorabackpackers, Owner at Aurora BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    We sincerley apologise to our guest if this was what they found at Aurora..We have a great housekeeping crew who work very hard to keep our house clean..An effective and well oiled machine ..Our housekeeping is almost a military operation..If this situation had been bought...More

    Reviewed 15 October 2017

    Kevin at front desk, also presumably the owner, is welcoming and friendly. I felt welcome from the moment I checked in. He is a truly forthcoming host, not hesitating to assist wherever possible and gladly parts with his wealth of local knowledge. Accommodation is well...More

    Thank R K
    Reviewed 21 July 2017

    I ended up here because I was looking for an affordable single room, and in winter many of the motels close up early and other hostels were booked up. The pics online looked fine, and the man at the front desk is very friendly and...More

    1  Thank USExPatInNZ
    Response from Aurorabackpackers, Owner at Aurora BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    It sounds like we may have got a couple of things right for this guest he was after all looking for an Affordable single room..And he chose us!!!.Just like to point out that in Nelson motels and hostels are open for business all winter..This is...More

    Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

    Really cheap hostel, 20$ in a 10 bed dorms Nice kitchen and a friendly old man at the reception Organized for the earlier check out But freezing room... and miss a real bathroom with taps, mirrors.... Good situation in the city centreMore

    Thank Salomé S
    Response from Aurorabackpackers, Owner at Aurora BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Hi and thank you for your review..!! I was very probbably the friendly old man at the reception..Im sorry about the taps in the bathroom (we actually have 3 bathrooms) (all with all working facilities)as we were having a bit of maintainance work done and...More

    Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

    Great little hostel well situated in the centre of town. Great staff, very friendly and helpful, suggesting things to do and places to visit. Comfy and clean bedrooms and good facilities, would recommend.

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    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.
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    Room Tips
    "Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car."
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    "if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:("
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    "Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and..."
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    "We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck"
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