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Tasman Bay Backpackers Reviews

10 Weka Street, Nelson, New Zealand

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231 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Only stayed for one night but great facilities and nice staff...WiFi was perfect!!


Unfortunately I only stayed here for two nights, but the atmosphere was nice and the facilities are excellent. I really appreciated the free unlimited WiFi and the server with movies (although I can't imagine the latter being legal).


Really nice hostel, helpful staff and a nice free breakie and hot choc pudding that's always nice! a bit out of the centre but intercity can pick up from outside which was just great for lazy people like me! Thanks guys!


Uli was an awesome source of knowledge for things to do in and around Nelson. The hostel is around a ten minute walk from the middle bod town, but excursion and Intercity buses will pick you outside the door. Free breakfast is always welcome. Make sure you're on time for free chocolate pudding and ice cream!


We stayed here for 3 nights in a dorm room. Dorm was very small, not enough space for everyone's bag! We also had a small kitchen beside our dorm but people were always cooking in it so we never got a chance to use it


Staff was great, picked us up from the bus stop, told us things to do, arranged a taxi. It is a bit of a walk to town but not far (probably too far to walk comfortably with baggage), it's close to the water. They had pudding at night which was great. Our room was decent but we shared two toilets, one small sink, and one shower with another dorm. That wasn't ideal.


Friendly warm and comfortable

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


One of the best backpackers I've stayed at. Great large common areas conducive to meeting new people, really fast unlimited free wifi, a whole host of free movies to watch on their server and free chocolate pudding and ice cream every evening! The staff are really nice too!


Nice place and chocolate pudding!


book at double bed room, towels and soap included. lots of sockets for charging. free choc pudding and ice cream at night. free lemon, grapes, cranberry, feijoa, herbs in the garden .


Great place to stay. A short walk from town, but certainly not far. Cool atmosphere, good size. Friendly staff. Decent showers. Nothing special, but definitely recommended.


Loved the free choccy pudding at 8pm every night and there wide range of films to watch on your own laptop devices! Definately come back here, thanks xxx

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