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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 25 January 2015

This was one of the best hostels we stayed at, and was really glad that we had 2 whole nights here. Their website says that the owners were backpackers themselves so they understand what backpackers need -- and that's evident in what is provided here. The hostel was REALLY clean, and they also provide towels and soap for you free...

Thank Japheth W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I stayed here for two nights. Firstly I would like to say how impressed I was with this hostel. The staff came to pick me up from the bus station and they were friendly and helpful, I admit the rooms are small but they are comfortable to stay in. Of course the highlights of the stay: Free wifi for everyone...

Thank Banester1989
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

This place would have been just fine for a night had it not been for the exceptionally noisy and inconsiderate people in the kitchen from 1-4am. I think it would be a good idea to set a curfew or at least to ask guests to please refrain from using the kitchen from 11pm to 5am (which seems reasonable given some...

Thank ozcan123
TasmanBayBP, Owner at Tasman Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, I am really sorry to hear that other Backpackers were noisy in the kitchen during the night and it kept you up. Our general philosophy is not to have too many rules (hence we don't have a set closed time for the kitchen) but to create an atmosphere of respect and friendliness so that our guests do think of...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Really lovely and cosy hostel at small town of Nelson which i really liked.Room was comfy and clean,lounge area very relaxing with internet access,free breakfast and chocolate pudding every evening.Lovely staff...very organized place for a great price.We took a trip to Abel Tasman National park..had a bus pick up at the hostel and dropped off/pick up meeting point.Really well organized.

Thank hanasek80
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

The owners are very friendly and welcoming, our room was great! The overall feel of the place was great too. Only downsides were that it could get really loud at night (but it is a backpackers) and the fridges were all full (but kitchens more or less clean all the time)

Thank taryncolless
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2014

The rooms are basic but much more spacious than other hostels I've stayed in. The shared facilities are well set out and well fitted. The staff are super friendly and helpful. I think for me what makes this place even better are the small touches like free unlimited wifi, hot chocolate pudding and tea/coffee. It's not much but it does...

Thank St_Mags_gal
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 18 December 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hostel in a double ensuite room. The room was basic but in line with the rate per night. Unfortunately, the cleanliness was not up to standard. We found underwear from a previous guest under the bed and the bathroom and windows needed a good douse of bleach. On the upside, the kitchen was...

Thank Ltraveller2014
TasmanBayBP, Manager at Tasman Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that you were not 100% happy with your stay. As thousands of guests pass through every year, we try to keep the highest possible cleanliness standards. We usually succeed, which is reflected in the reviews we get overall. Sometimes we make mistakes and we want to apologize unreservedly to you for not getting...

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2014

PROS: Very clean. Well-equipped Kitchen, which is never closed. Free unlimited WiFi. Good location; less than 15 mins walk to town centre and less than 10 to the nearest supermarket. Comfortable beds. Civilized hostel; not full of those partying ALL the time. CONS: Showers are small and not at all powerful. Toilets are also small, and the mirror set-up makes...

Thank SteveJames14
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Big. Noisy. Full of gap-yearers. Not a party hostel per se, but when you hear three people go to the toilet in the morning to vomit, you wonder what sort of people it attracts - or whether a bout of gastro has taken hold.

Thank hail-to
TasmanBayBP, Owner at Tasman Bay Backpackers, responded to this review

We are really sorry that your stay wasn’t so good. Your feedback comes as a big surprise. As you will see from reading other reviews we just about always get awesome feedback both on the web and in person. As you point out we certainly aren’t a “party” hostel and aren’t full of gap year-ers – a big variety of...

Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

We loved this hostel, we stayed in a very comfortable double room with plenty of bathroom facilities nearby. The hostel had an excellent atmosphere, everyone is friendly and relaxed. Very well equipped and clean kitchen, everyone is kindly encouraged to sort out their own mess and everyone cooperates! Free chocolate pudding every day at 8 is s highlight and WiFi...

Thank Laura M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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: $27 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tasman Bay Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Better stay in the first floor”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 370stanleyr, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't book a twin ensuite room as there is no such thing”
 of 5 bubbles 444cassandrat, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“all room are quiet, of course if you stay in a dorm, could be noisy for the roommates”
 of 5 bubbles Marcochef1993, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Down stairs rooms in new wing are better.”
 of 5 bubbles WAClune, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
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