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Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The bug is really a very pleasant hostel to stay. The garden is making you feel at home and provides everything you need to sit back and relax. Rooms are clean with comfy beds. Kitchen and showers are fully equipped and clean. Definitely recommend this place for each type of visit! Hostel also provides basic breakfast supplies, shuttles into town...

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Thank Ellen M
British Columbia
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The Bug was exceptional. We stayed in the studio. It was separate from the dorms with our own little patio and picnic table. The unit had a large comfortable bed, a fully equipped kitchen with full sized appliances, a breakfast bar, living area with couches and chairs in good condition. A washing machine was available and lots of clothes lines...

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Thank FernieJane
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 December 2015

Clean accom, good feel Volkswagen bug theme, brightly coloured, comfortable stay, well frequented. Booking easy over the phone, bedrooms small (of course), large kitchen with all utensils and cutlery, tea and coffee. Clean toilets and showers, outdoor area facing west catching the afternoon sun. Basic breakfast supplies available.

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Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Carefull! You have to leave the place completely by 10am. Not only the room. The rest was lovely but Richard from the staff ruined it for us. Quite a shame because the rest is nice. Hammocks, Rooms, fast internet. Maybe they will change their policy. It's a shame for such a nice place to have such a bad policy.

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Thank Alexander M
thebug226, Owner at The Bug Backpackers, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt that way about our checkout policy , I see you did not mention on your review it was 11.15 when we did ask you to vacate the hostel not 10 am.You were given an extra 1 hour and a quater as courtesy . We are a small hostel and only have a short period of...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Loved our stay at Bugs Backpackers. The late check in system was easy and smooth; the rooms were immaculate; the beds were comfortable; the kitchen was well equipped, modern and clean; the outdoor area was incredibly appealing and the hostel manager was incredibly helpful. I will certainly be back here and wouldn't even consider another hostel. Highly recommended!

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Thank Emily G
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The Bug was probably the best Hostel I've stayed in New Zealand. The private room with ensuite bathroom was very spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen is clean and well-equipped. There is a nice garden where you can hang out or eat your dinner. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere and the owner is very nice and helpful. I would definitely...

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2Thank Elisabeth1182
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We had a really lovely stay in a double room for 3 nights while in Nelson. I really loved the theme of the hostel! Our room was very comfortable & it was a great size. All facilities were spotless throughout - I don't think i ever saw a thing out of place! The guy who runs it is really friendly...

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2Thank fataliegarlic
West Lafayette, Indiana
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Comfortable beds, free Wi-Fi, fully furnished kitchen, free parking, and a decent price. We had a very nice stay here after hiking Abel Tasman and relaxed in the hammocks spread throughout the place in the nice atmosphere. The owner even gave us a dinner recommendation to a very good Thai place and had fresh bread and boston buns in the...

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2Thank Nova159
Landshut, Germany
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed in a double room and it was the nicest hostel we've been in New Zealand! Very big kitchen with a lot of clean equipment. The staff is super friendly and the rooms are big with comfortable beds. We enjoyed our stay very much!

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2Thank DoubleyouEarner
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

I was at the Bug during my backpack trip in NZ. The owners were both very friendly and helpful and made it possible to plan my trip to Abel Tasman very Well. They provided a sleeping bag and were always there for questions. The hostel itself is very cosy, Nice atmosphere!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
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: $50 - $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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“It depends on what your requirements are”
 of 5 bubbles IzzyTaupo, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“any room you choose will be lovely, spacious and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles JeanLouiseF, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“studio was excellent for quiet and privacy”
 of 5 bubbles FernieJane, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in a roo with two single beds - excellent value.”
 of 5 bubbles 887natashaw, 28 Apr 2015 | Read review
“For privacy go for the Studio”
 of 5 bubbles 20SueH, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
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