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    The Bug Backpackers

    226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent73%
    • Very good20%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible3%
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    “double room” (15 reviews)
    “free bread” (11 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (53 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Multilingual Staff
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    3.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 189 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    In this hostel you can find everything you need. Free wifi, nice showers and toilets, laundry, well appointed kitchen, bread and jam for breakfast, nice people and a big garden to enjoy the sun. The owner was very helpful and drove me to the busstation...More

    Thank Hurdygurdi
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The bug backpackers is the best backpacker that I have done in New-Zealand, it's a very nice and comfortable place with a lovely garden, the ambiance is pleasant. The owners Mike and Stephanie are very friendly and interesting people! I had a good time there,...More

    Thank matou2806
    Reviewed 11 October 2017

    This house was located quiet place, and the host was very kind. I stayed only 1 night though, I felt so comfortable. I felt like being at home. I want to stay here again when I visit Nelson. Thank you so much!

    Thank Junko T
    Reviewed 5 June 2017

    My friend and I were received in a very friendly way by a German staff member who ran us through the place's policies and habits, telling us about the whens and the hows and the wheres. This hostel has a great no-party policy, which is...More

    Thank bunny_deluxe
    Reviewed 22 May 2017

    The owner is super nice, and the hostel itself is clean and has good homey vibes. There are bikes that can be rented for 3 hours for free, which makes up for the fact that the hostel is about 30 minutes walking distance to Nelson...More

    Thank janna137damen
    The Sails Nelson
    684 reviews
    #1 of 41 hotels in Nelson
    2.4 km
     
    Century Park Motor Lodge
    678 reviews
    #2 of 41 hotels in Nelson
    1.2 km
     
    Harbourside Lodge
    154 reviews
    #6 of 41 hotels in Nelson
    2.6 km
     
    Bay Crest Motor Lodge
    238 reviews
    #4 of 41 hotels in Nelson
    2.7 km
     
    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Price range
    • US$17 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Suites
    • Number of rooms
    • 13
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    • New Zealand >
    • South Island >
    • Nelson-Tasman Region >
    • Nelson
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    Room & Suite (26)
    Dining (2)
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    Room Tips
    "Double shared bathroom are quieter."
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    "The private rooms are one hell of a good choice for the price!"
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    "Paris room has it's own ensuite"
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    "If you're a couple, they have lovely rooms that arent shared so enquire about these"
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