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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place! Very nice host and nice facilities. Not too far from the City center.Definnately reccomended. The private room with a kitchen is awesome for a couple's or family. The breakfast in the morning is great.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Clean Hostel, nice staff and delicious breakfast. We've stayed there for two nights. Only 4 stars because there was only one single toilette und one shower for too many people. Had to wait a few times because it was occupied. Annoying. Don't know if there was another toilette in another house.

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Laura, I am glad you enjoyed the breakfast. Our main house has several toilets and showers, there are also toilets and showers in all the other buildings. I am sorry that the staff who checked you in did not mention this. The Bug Team/ Stefanie

Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Ive been woofing for the previous owners and kept woofing when the new owners started. They ve done so many great things to the backpacker!! It is a beautiful cosy place to stay, there is barbecues, movie nights, table football and more. Very clean and tidy hostel just 15 min walk to the city center!! Best part of the hostel...

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Santi for your lovely review. We have also benefited from the insights of people like you who have woofed and worked in hostels and hotels around the world. Thanks again for all you help, it was awesome having you here. All the best, hope to see you again. The Bug Team/Stefanie

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a room with private bathroom that was spacious, clean, modern, and cozy. The staff are extremely nice, the common room and kitchen pleasent and clean, and there is even breakfast. There is parking, and you can also borrow bicycles to cruise around town. Planned to stay one night but stayed for two. If I ever visit Nelson again, I...

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you, Yuvski, for taking the time to write this wonderful review. The Bug Team/Stefanie

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly well run hostel. Very clean and helpful staff. Good place to meet other travellers. Mike the owner was willing to pick up & drop off at the bus station, big help. Will stay again next time I am in Nelson.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I stayed 3 nights in one of the large studio rooms (don't be put off by the tired exterior). Has a well equipped kitchen (microwave & gas cooker), shower, bath, comfy queen size bed, sunny private deck and picnic table. Free espresso stove-top coffee pot :). Heat pump to make it cosy warm. Mike and Stephanie couldn't have been more...

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Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Though it is located a bit away from the city center it is good if you want a quiet place. The place is well maintained and the staff provide free good breakfast and also dropped me off at the bus stop early in the morning. The beds were comfortable with heaters. I met friendly people one of whom gave me...

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Thank you for reviewing the Bug Backpacker. Stefanie

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This backpackers is excellent! There is lots of space, very comfortable and warm beds and a brilliant big kitchen! Nice cosy but open living areas and a really nice backyard. All round was a great place to stay, all of the staff were very friendly and helpful :) Made our stay in nelson very enjoyable.

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Olivia for taking your time to review our hostel. We are glad your enjoyed your stay with us at the Bug in Nelson. The Bug Team Stefanie and Mike

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to stay really enjoyed it! Spacious rooms lovely staff! Fooseball table was super fun! The size of the backpackers was a good bonding experience and allowed us to be all close together. Had a great week and super stoked with the service 100% recommendation and will be back mike :)

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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The bug is an awesome place to stay while you visit Nelson. The staff are all amazing and lovely. Bedrooms are very nice with warm blankets and comfy beds. Both the living space and kitchen are spacious with plenty of room for everything. Great place to stay, 100% recommend

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thebug12, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. The Bug Team

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bug Backpacker is a small, friendly hostel with a welcoming atmosphere. The hostel offers FREE wifi, bikes,lockers in large dorm bedrooms, local pick up/drop off from the bus station and on-site parking. Rooms are clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. Beds are fully made. The Bug has two large, well-equipped kitchens with fresh herbs where you can cook your meals and store your food. The hostel is spread over three houses with a large connecting garden for you to relax. It offers hammocks, foosball and a BBQ. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bug Backpackers

Address: 226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $26 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bug Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“If you're a couple, they have lovely rooms that arent shared so enquire about these”
 of 5 bubbles the_w0rld_is_yours, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“It depends on what your requirements are”
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“any room you choose will be lovely, spacious and comfortable”
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“studio was excellent for quiet and privacy”
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