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The Bug Backpackers Hostel

226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand

National Award Wining Hostel for the last two years running. First Place in the BBH Quality Awards 2011 and 2012. This is purely based on customer ratings. We are a family run, modern, clean and homely backpackers. Come and enjoy the quality and cleanliness and experience what others have enjoyed Wireless internet is free, as it is on our PCs. Or get out and explore Nelson on our free bikes. Read more

92% Overall Rating 23 out of 25 customers would recommend this property based on 25 reviews

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 97%

Facilities 93%

Location 75%

Safety 94%

Staff 99%

Value 95%

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What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • WiFi

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 08:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Nelson?

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National Award Wining Hostel for the last two years running. First Place in the BBH Quality Awards 2011 and 2012. This is purely based on customer ratings. We are a family run, modern, clean and homely backpackers. Come and enjoy the quality and cleanliness and experience what others have enjoyed Wireless internet is free, as it is on our PCs. Or get out and explore Nelson on our free bikes. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Double Bed Private Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Deluxe 2 Bed Apartment Ensuite

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Private Bathroom

Grade

Deluxe

Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About The Bug Backpackers

A warm welcome awaits you at the bug Backpackers Nelson. The ultimate in budget accommodation. We are a sunny homestyle hostel, well renovated, fresh, modernised, with quality furnishings. More essentially we are super clean.
Free breakfast is also provided from April to Oct only.

The basics are done to an exceptional standard to exceed guest expectations. This means quality beds and linens. Fresh modern furniture. Top end appliances in clean well equipped kitchens. Modern clean bathrooms with top end fixtures and fittings. In the colder months we are fully heated with thick duvets.

This is an owner operated hostel with all the passion, service and enthusiasm you’d expect to enjoy from us fronting our own place. As your hosts, Anthony and Steph, we are fresh from travel ourselves and always planning our next trip. We believe we have just the set up for today’s independent traveller. We work hard to create the perfect atmosphere for our guests.

Be inspired by others tales and share you own. There are always friendly travellers to meet in the lounge, kitchen, garden or at the barbeques. We enjoy guests from a huge variety of cultures and ages. The photos plastering the walls will give you great ideas for trips in NZ and further afield. Add fuel to your travel bug!

Accommodation Information

The bug backpackers has a choice of five room types. The four private room types are Studio, Double ensuite, Double and Twin with shared bathroom. All beds are fully made up with linens and towels. The fifth room type is dormitory, we have 3,4,6 and 8 people per room. All beds and bunks have all linens.

Free breakfast is also provided from April to Oct only.

The Studio has it's own bathroom with shower and seperate bath. There is a kitchen area with full cooking facilities. TV/DVD. Air conditioning also. There is room for additional beds for families.

The Double ensuite has it's own private bathroom. There are bedside tables, reading lights, Ipod/phone dock and alarm clock. There is room for additional beds for families.

The Double shared bathroom and twin with shared bathroom also have the reading lights, Ipod/phone dock and alarm clock.

Our small 3 and 4 bed dorms have beds not bunks, bedside tables and reading lights. The 6 bed dorm has bunks with reading light, private power sockets and shelves. The 8 bed dorm is also with bunks.

Location Information

The bug backpackers is a 15 minutes walk to town, less than 5 minutes on a complimentary bike or 2 minute drive. Supermarkets are located just before town
We are a free pick up and drop off for all guests arriving or departing by bus.

We are a 3 minute walk to local shops, takeaways and Post Office


It is a 7 minute drive to the Airport

Nelson is located less than a hour from the Abel Tasmen National Park. We are just as close to Nelson Lakes National Park and Kahurangi National Park.
Nelson is famous for sunshine, beaches, beautiful walks and scenery. Festivals and Events are held throughout the year and there are activities for all travellers tastes. Nelson has beautiful beaches, pubs and clubs, a cinema, museum, art galleries, historic places to visit and loads of places to dine out or just enjoy a great coffee.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.