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8.2Excellent

126 reviews

126 reviews

Value for money 8.7
Service 8.6
Cleanliness 8.4
Facilities 8.3
Room comfort and quality 8.3
Location 7.4
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7.4Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Christ Church Cathedral
1.6 km
Tahunanui Beach
1.6 km
Nelson Provincial Museum
1.7 km
Nelson Farmers' Market
1.7 km
Queen's Gardens
2.0 km
Closest landmarks
Nelson City Holiday Park
80 m
Nelson Public Hospital
260 m
Access Dental
370 m
Victory Square Pharmacy
450 m
Wigzell Park
450 m

The Bug Backpackers

226 Vanguard Street, Nelson South, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Nelson South part of Nelson, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum as well as Tahunanui Beach nearby. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Check-in/out [express]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Garden

Ticket services

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Game room

Family room

Kitchen

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.7
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportNelson Airport (NSN)
Distance to airport4.0 km

Rooms available at The Bug Backpackers

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.3

Double shared bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 queen bed
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Private Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 queen bed
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4-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Queen Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Room with Extra Bed - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed and 4 bunk beds
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 double bed and 2 bunk bed...
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Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Family Room with Bunk Bed
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 queen bed and 2 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Bug Backpackers offer laundry services?

Yes! The Bug Backpackers offers hot water linen and laundry washing at your grasp for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your trip. Please contact the property for more information.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at The Bug Backpackers?

The Bug Backpackers's policy concerning children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

In which languages can The Bug Backpackers's personnel communicate?

The Bug Backpackers can communicate in 5 languages and supports widely used languages such as English and Spanish for travelers visiting this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what different languages this property supports.

What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to The Bug Backpackers?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Bug Backpackers an average rating of 8.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and evaluations by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Group travelers have given to The Bug Backpackers?

Verified group travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Bug Backpackers an average rating of 8.2. You can find more specific customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What famous shopping venues are near to The Bug Backpackers?

Shopping options in The Bug Backpackers’s Nelson South neighborhood include Nelson Farmers' Market.

What popular beaches are in close proximity to The Bug Backpackers?

The Bug Backpackers is located in the Nelson South neighborhood, consisting of Tahunanui Beach.

What recognized natural sightseeing spots are near The Bug Backpackers?

The Bug Backpackers is situated within Nelson South, which makes it ideally close to natural points of interest including Queen's Gardens and Founders Park.

What is the closest airport to The Bug Backpackers?

The closest airport to The Bug Backpackers is Wellington International Airport, 129.0 km away.

What people love about The Bug Backpackers

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Excellent accommodation friendly staff clean facilities all round great place to stay"

    carmen

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    April 8, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staffs keep this hostel very tidy and clean."

    Hsueh

    |

    December 2, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "rooms was good and close to the supermarket"

    Katie

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    February 16, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 254 Nelson properties
Room comfort score
8.3/10
Value for money score
8.7/10
Service score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Better than
93
%
of Nelson properties
Better than
91
%
of Nelson properties
Better than
85
%
of Nelson properties
Better than
85
%
of Nelson properties
More about The Bug Backpackers

More about The Bug Backpackers

The Bug Backpackers

Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, The Bug Backpackers is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Nelson. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer.
The Bug Backpackers provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundromat offered at The Bug Backpackers. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at The Bug Backpackers offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hostel. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Throughout the day, you can enjoy the activities offered at The Bug Backpackers. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's dart board. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library, games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

While in Nelson, take some time to venture outside of The Bug Backpackers. You're sure to want to visit Centre of New Zealand located 2.6 km away, among the most sought-after photographs for anyone visiting Nelson. Sometimes the best vacation days are spent doing nothing. With Tahunanui Beach located 2.5 km away, you can turn a sunny day into a perfect chill out with sand and surf.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 99% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews score this hostel higher than 90% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
This accommodation beats more than 93% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

7 mentions

Housekeeping

7 mentions

Internet

4 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Dart board
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

226 Vanguard Street, Nelson South, Nelson, New Zealand, 7010
Very good
Location

7.4

Airports
  • Nelson Airport (NSN)
    4.0 km
  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE)
    56.0 km
Public transportation
  • Wakefield Quay Station
    3.4 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Nelson Public Hospital
    260 m
Shopping
  • Nelson Farmers' Market
    1.7 km
Convenience store
  • Shell Select
    1.5 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    1.3 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Christ Church Cathedral
    1.6 km
  • Tahunanui Beach
    1.6 km
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
    1.7 km
  • Nelson Farmers' Market
    1.7 km
  • Queen's Gardens
    2.0 km
  • Suter
    2.2 km
  • Centre of New Zealand
    2.7 km
  • World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum
    3.1 km
  • Founders Park
    3.5 km
  • Broadgreen Historic House
    4.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Nelson City Holiday Park
    80 m
  • Nelson Public Hospital
    260 m
  • Access Dental
    370 m
  • Victory Square Pharmacy
    450 m
  • Wigzell Park
    450 m
  • Victory Square
    490 m
  • Pipers Park
    1.1 km
  • Fairfield Park
    1.2 km
  • Wolfe Park
    1.2 km
  • Wellington Reserve
    1.2 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from08:30
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until18:30
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)7
Extras
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 NZD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 14

Reviews of The Bug Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.2
Value for money8.7
Service8.6
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities8.3
Room comfort and quality8.3
Location7.4
High score for Nelson
Rating
9+ Exceptional (31)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (17)
6-7 Good (5)
<6 Below Expectation (12)

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10.0
Exceptional
carmen from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2023

Bug Backpackers”

Excellent accommodation friendly staff clean facilities all round great place to stay

Reviewed April 09, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Hsueh from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Cozy&clean”

The staffs keep this hostel very tidy and clean. There has a super cute kitty cat. Must recommended this hostel.

Reviewed December 02, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Katie from United Kingdom
Couple
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Good one night stay”

Stayed one night, arrived after hours so they left key out for us. Lovely room, the only negative thing I could say is that toilet/shower was always in use so there was always a wait. But rooms was good and close to the supermarket

Reviewed February 16, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Mark from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Double shared bathroom
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

Good location and value for money. ”

Late check-in available until 10pm is very useful.

Reviewed January 15, 2021
9.2
Exceptional
Nutthapoj from Thailand
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in July 2020

Cleaned facilities and well organized.”

There are a lot of rooms come with 2 separated building which both have own kitchen. The manager is well organized at the room and facilities. She and her staffs keeps cleaning and tidy their backpacker in the outstanding environment. Only annoying thing is location which is a little bit far from CBD. You can do an exercise by walking for 20 minutes ;)

Reviewed August 17, 2020
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