The Bug Backpackers

226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand, Distance from city centre: 2km
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Rating: 89%from 3 reviews

  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 80%Location
  • 93%Value for money
  • 93%Facilities
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.

Wireless internet is free, as it is free on our PCs. Or get out and explore Nelson on our free bikes

Be inspired by others tales and share you own. There are always friendly travellers to meet in the lounge, kitchen, garden or at the barbecues. 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!

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Bicycle hire
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Steam Room
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Reception is open from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm and from 14:30 pm to 20:00 pm. You can also check in outside these times by prior arrangement. Please call once you have made a reservation.

FREE Breakfast is included.

You may also arrange a free pick up and drop off from the bus stations. Call us once you have arrived in Nelson!

Guests must be at least 18 years of age unless they are with a parent or guardian. We do welcome families.

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From Picton
When travelling from the east on SH6 from Picton or Blenheim, you will be best to go straight over the first round about ignoring the left sign to the city centre. Then via left at the second round about, straight over the third and all you then need is a left from St Vincent Street onto Vanguard Street.

From the West
Approaching Nelson from the West (Golden Bay, Motueka, West Coast) You will be directed to the city centre in two ways. Follow the City Centre BISPHOPDALE approach on Waimea Road. Take a left down Motueka Street just before the hospital. Follow the road round to the right, and we are on the left just past the holiday park.

From the airport
Follow directions as From the West above.

There is no need to find us by foot as we have a free pick up and drop off sevice from the bus stations at anytime of the day.

Located Near

We are located a 15 minute walk from the city centre. We have a free pick up and drop off service from the bus station. Please call us @ 03 539 4227 once you have arrived in Nelson and we will be happy to pick you up from the central bus station. You can walk or use one of our free bikes to explore Nelson.

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