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Tasman Bay Backpackers
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Best hostel we've stayed in for a long time. Amazing free chocolate pudding, bikes to borrow which were a great standard. Good location in Nelson. Music from New Zealand played adding to a chilled out vibe. Clean, comfortable double room. Friendly hosts. Well equipped kitchen. Log burning fire. Everything you need from a wonderful hostel.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for 2 nights in a 4 beds dorm, the room was good with comfortable beds! I really liked the lounge area with couches and armchairs, a fireplace and a lot of board games. I recommend this place!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Nothing to complain about in the hostel. Rooms and facilities were great and clean, the staff is super friendly and helpful. Just watch oput for the hot chocolate Pudding in the evening... that stuff is addictive!! By hanging out in the confy Lounge room with books, games and a fireplace I met a lot of People and we even organized a kayaking/ tramping trip to Abel Tasman together. Had such a good time that I came back after Abel Tasman to relax again for a night. Definitely the place to stay in Nelson!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Stayed for one night and really enjoyed the vibe of this hostel. It is very relaxed and friendly. The free cake at 8pm every night is a great bonus - during this hour you are meant to not use your phones and this does work as you talk to others staying. There were also music sessions going on in the common room later.
The dorm room was spacious and clean and the communal showers always had plenty hot water.
Good free breakfast in the morning was very welcome to set you up for a day's adventure. Enjoyed my stay here and the best hostel in Nelson. Good location and within walking distance of the main shopping and bar area of the city.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This place a reasonable size without beinb too big. There is cake at 8 every nigt and they encourage people to socialise with a rule that you cant use devices between 8 and 9 in common areas. To some extent it worked and we chatted to a few people.

As with any hostel, your experience depends on more than just the hostel itself; it relies on the guests too. One large group of 18 year olds can sour things a bit, but even that and the snoring guy in the room next door couldn't ruin our stay.

Good place, plenty of character and i would go back.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Chris H
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Address: 10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Nelson
Price Range: RM 149 - RM 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tasman Bay Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The fire is roaring, the atmosphere's relaxed, the hostel's warm, spacious yet homely. Just like your favourite café - great music, friendly, genuine people. Free Hot Chocolate pudding & ice cream served every night of the year. Inner sprung mattresses throughout the hostel. Free All you can eat Winter Breakfast (May to November). Free Wireless internet (April to November). Free use of bikes for exploring. Off-street parking. Central but quiet location. ... more   less 
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