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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was my 4th visit to The Bug. It's always been the best in Nelson but new owners Mike and Stephanie have taken it to higher levels.Nothing was too much trouble for Mike who instantly made friends with our group. The facilities and rooms are excellent and Mike is commencing a refurbishment to take it up another notch.In Nelson? Stay...

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

Thank you Graham. We really enjoyed having you and your group at our hostel. The Bug Team

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Such an awesome place to stay! Staff are so friendly and welcoming :)) Really spacious, rooms are nice and beds are comfy! Kitchen area is decent and has everything you need. Would definitely recommend it and will be back for sure

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

Thank you so much for your review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay here at the BUG. Looking froward to seeing you soon again then! :)

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing place to stay. Staff were all lovely, all so friendly and kind. Beautiful place in a great location. 100% recommend. Super comfortable beds and warm blankets, plenty of space in the rooms with a great living area and large kitchen.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, great rooms, handy location (and super quiet!) and awesome staff. Mike the manager is friendly and willing to bend over backwards to help out. Great place to stay, highly recommended! The cool little VW Bug references are fun and give this place a great theme and character. Kitchen, bathrooms and laundry are all in top condition.

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

Thank you for your lovely review. Stefanie & Mike

Brighouse, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I had a fantastic stay at the bug, really enjoyed it. Great atmosphere and very relaxed for a solo traveller. Staff were fantastic lady receptionist was incredibly helpful. showed me the best bits of Nelson. Couldn't be happier with my experience!

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1Thank edker1
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Stayed there for one night. Great atmosphere in a great location. Stuff friendly. Hostel very clean. Free breakfast. 60$ for the doubleroom is top. Kitchen and showers very clean! Nice place to stay. Would come back for sure.

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1Thank chrisos71
Taiwan
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It is cheaper n all facilities good.The bunk quality is same as YHA,besides,the cost is cheaper than it.If you don't have car that might be walked a bit time to town centre but it is fine you can hire the bike from reception. Btw,their offer free breakfast n bread as well.

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1Thank ChenTsen
Dorset, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. We got picked up from the isite carpark which was great. The lady was very friendly and very helpful. We checked in and got shown to our room which was also lovely. The hostel is a little bit out of town but that was great for us and the walk did us good. They...

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Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

We were at the bug for two nights and loved the charming little backpacker hostel. The rooms were quite big and the beds were comfy. The bathrooms and the kitchen were clean all the time and there was even a free breakfast available with lots of different choices of bread (also cereal,milk, sometimes fruit). Tea and freshly brewed coffee were...

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I feel I should make a point of giving this place a fantastic review. Me and my partner have stayed in many a few hostels and similar types of accommodation on our travels and out of all of them this place felt most like home. We had a private double which was exceptionally clean with a comfortable bed and a...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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: ₹ 1,225 - ₹ 3,336 (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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“we stayed in a roo with two single beds - excellent value.”
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