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Aurora Backpackers

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  • Average9%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible15%
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“cool atmosphere”(2 reviews)
“centre of town”(6 reviews)
“place to stay”(6 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
    2 Star Hotel
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    All reviewscool atmospherecentre of townplace to staydorm roomfree wifithe location is perfectgood sizenew zealandwithin walking distancesouth islandkitchensupermarkethostcafes
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    **Do not stay here! I got bed bugs!** I'm currently living in a flat a couple hours away but came up to Nelson for a couple nights and stayed at Aurora Backpackers from March 2nd to 4th. I thought the hostel was dirty (the kitchen...More

    Thank carlylester4
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My stay was from wed 21/2/18-sat 24/2/18. Kevin who runs the hostel was great, check in was quick and efficient. He helped me with my case to the room. I was in a 6 bed dorm (room 5). Toilets and bathrooms were clean and decent...More

    Thank 1sam
    Reviewed 10 February 2018

    The Aurora backpackers here in Nelson, New Zealand will have you feeling like you're not very far from home wherever that may be. Nothing but friendly smiles and advice from lovely staff, and wonderful interactions with all who stay in this great atmosphere. Out of...More

    Thank Jacob B
    Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

    Very friendly man at the reception, tries to help you with everything (e.g. we had car troubles and he tried to fix it, made sure we felt home at his hostel). Good kitchen, shower and very central location. Plus very cheap so the perfect hostel...More

    Thank fionisos
    Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

    I still can’t believe this place and I can’t believe I stayed for 3 nights! 95% of the terrible reviews are accurate (just a pity I didn’t read them beforehand): hot taps with no handle; thin and lumpy mattress; not enough showers; dirty kitchen; thin,...More

    Thank Paul S
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    Hotel description
    Welcome to our Backpackers/Hostel in sunny Nelson, newly renovated formally known as the "Retreat" and "Central" backpackers. We have 14 rooms available in our central city location. Wi-Fi is available in every room at discounted rates and we have a well equipped communal kitchen, TV room and book swap. The complimentary cereal breakfast is a must for any wary traveller to set you up for the days adventures.
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    US$24 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    US$24 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    "Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car."
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    "if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:("
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    "Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and..."
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    "We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck"
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