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Tasman Bay Backpackers

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Of all our travels in NZ, this backpackers has been memorable across the years. It's in an excellent location, has gorgeous gardens, clean and comfortable amenities, amazing staff, and they serve the world's most delicious - no joke - warm chocolate bread pudding each night as part of your stay. Talk about hospitality! I'd recommend this backpackers to any traveler...

Thank Jen L
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

the best place I have been since the beginning of my trip. Feels like being home with your family. You probably will want to go there for one night but trust me that you will stay there at least for 3-4 nights like everyone. And the chocolate pudding, Ah the chocolate pudding!!!

Thank Jonathan K
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 April 2015

This pretty much has everything you would want. Free wi-fi, good facilities with big kitchen, clean showers, washing line to hang clothes and lots of places to sit and relax, friendly owners and of course the free pudding an ice cream which is fantastic. You will not go wrong staying here

Thank Robert C
Marseille, France
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

This backpack is well known for its chocolate pudding with ice cream that is served every evening at 8pm short (since 9 years!). But it should be known for their convenient rooms (dorms are bigger than in the majority of backpackers, toilets are separate for male/female & showers ate also quite good. I recommend this hostel.

Thank Nath2105
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 11 March 2015

We found the hostel to be very cozy; clean with friendly staff and two fully equipped kitchens. As an added plus ice cream & pudding was served to the guests every night at 8:pm. Free storage provided for gear while away tramping.

Thank WAClune
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Great atmosphere, really nice reception staff/owners, good rooms and shower facilities, FREE UNLIMITED WIFI and FREE YUMMY HOT CHOC PUDDING. what more could you ask for?! thank you for having us we will be back!

Thank amybtravelling2015
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Having worked in Nelson for 6 weeks and living there for almost 3 months I actually ended up trying 4 of Nelsons hostels. Tasman Bay is by far the best hostel in Nelson and one of the best if not the best hostel I have stayed at in New Zealand. It is a very homely hostel with a large living...

1Thank Francesca C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Everyone was so friendly and the kitchens and rooms were very clean and well equipped. It was very well kept as well, with everything looking like it was checked regularly. The showers were great and roomy as well with good pressure. Chocolate self saucing pudding was also a nice bonus! Only a 10 min walk to the supermarket and centre...

Thank Amelia M
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 1 March 2015

I stayed for one night but would've loved staying for longer! The atmosphere is really cool, the rooms were big and comfortable, the bathrooms are big as well and the fact you get free chocolate pudding is a nice detail. The owners are really nice and do pick you up at the bus station. The kithcen and dining areas are...

Thank Rolando C
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

Tasman Bay Backpackers is the perfect hostel in my opinion. The compromise between price and location is great. It's only a 10 minute walk to the city center. The hostel is extremely clean and very well maintained. Most of the time hostels look a bit shabby because naturally where there are many people, things get used and broken and usually...

Thank Karijinii

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Tasman Bay Backpackers

Address: 10 Weka Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $53 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tasman Bay Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Better stay in the first floor”
mcgilljohn81, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I only saw the triple room, which was great to me. I'd say upstairs, rooms 14-18 would be a little less noisy.”
370stanleyr, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a twin ensuite room as there is no such thing”
444cassandrat, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all room are quiet, of course if you stay in a dorm, could be noisy for the roommates”
Marcochef1993, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Down stairs rooms in new wing are better.”
WAClune, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
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