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Tasman Bay Backpackers

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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
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Laid back hostel. I felt completely relaxed here. Double rooms are spacious and clean. Overall the whole place is tidy. I was lucky enough that there was always a shower or bathroom available when needed. Chocolate pudding at night really encourages people to socialize :) free wifi is awesome! Free breakfast is great too! And it's a close walk to...

Thank rec998
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This is one of the best hostels we stayed at on our trip. They had comfortable rooms, good bathroom facilities, and free breakfast and dessert (although we never managed to make dessert). Staff were friendly and the building was within walking distance of the town center. Food in the area was good (The Vic being our favourite) and it was...

Thank heff44
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 November 2014

There is free chocolate pudding and ice cream each night. The owners are incredibly nice and easy to work with. We stayed in the private room with private bath which was separated from the rest of the unit. It was very comfortable; well heated; plenty of hot water. It was clean and actually pretty spacious with a lemon tree in...

Thank macgyver2013
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

Love this hostel. Very friendly & helpful. Free wifi, free breakfast, free shuttle & free chocolate pudding every night. hostel was spotless clean everywhere. Rooms spacious & good bathrooms. Ashame there is not much to do in nelson or we would have stayed longer.

Thank Carole15372
Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Very nice area, very popular place to stay so all the car parks fill up quick, so get in quick. Room was nice some of the other guests were a little loud. Loved the free wi fi. Just wished the rooms had a little fridge to put drinks in. Instead of sharing a big fridge with everyone.

Thank Tarajensen1988
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Nice kitchen, eating space, and living space! Beds are big and comfortable. Free wifi is topped only by the free chocolate pudding and ice cream every night. Breakfast provided. People were very friendly there and staff encouraged backpackers to interact so met a lot of interesting people.

Thank Kalista S
Vientiane, Laos
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

I first visited tasman bay about 8 years ago and was a little worried than my second visit would not fulfil my expectations,i was wrong! Lovely owners,manages and staff made my long term stay in nelson a great experience,felt like one of the family staying there any question or request was always dealth with swiftly,wifi does kill human interaction in...

Thank Andrzej2323

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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: $52 - $72 (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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