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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Tasman Bay Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our hostel is family-run, purpose-built, spacious, very clean and homely.

All year round we have free, delicious, homemade hot chocolate pudding and ice cream. From May to October there is a FREE all-you-can-eat winter breakfast, while all year round we've got FREE UNLIMITED Wi-Fi

We have a large selection of doubles, twins, small dorms and six share dorms. In the winter we also offer double rooms at a single occupancy rate.

Outside you'll find a well-used hammock, swing chair and an edible garden which includes herbs, grapes, kiwi fruit, feijoas, lemons and more.

We also have free bike rental, off-street parking and free luggage storage!

Just like your favourite caf, we have great music and friendly, genuine people. Everyone says it has a nice feel to it. We're just five minutes' walk from the main street - far enough away to avoid city noise but close enough that it's an easy walk to shops, cafes, etc. We attract a wide variety of nationalities and ages and we try to ensure that everyone feels welcome and enjoys their stay.

We also have a similar hostel in Picton called Sequoia Lodge Backpackers - check them out here on Hostelworld!

Our office is closed between 1 and 3pm, and at 9pm in the evening. If you arrive during the day when the office is closed please make yourself 'at home' until we get back.
Note - if you arrive later than 9pm please contact us to organise a late check-in (our office closes at 9pm).” View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2019
    We loved our stay here. Very welcoming hostel with a great area for socialising. Good location. Fab free breakfast and pudding! Would definitely recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jun 2019
    It was a beautifully set up hostel . It was super chill and nice people. Had a great time
    Cyprus, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Apr 2019
    awesome hostel, amazing staff !!!! good vibes and the chocolate pudding is delicious.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Aug 2019
    I really liked staying here. The rooms are clean, but a little tight. Good value for money. The community there is really great and the staff is super welcoming. They provide basics for breakfast and dessert at night during their social hour. I went with a group, but I think I would have felt very welcome if I was traveling alone.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Sep 2019
    The staff here are phenomenal! Very helpful and friendly. Free “pudding” (is Americans call it cake haha), great kitchen space, laundry, and plenty of bathrooms. Only reason I didn’t give it a 10 was that all the drains were slightly clogged in the showers, making the water cover your feet while you shower and the rooms were slightly dirty (a bunch of stuff under the bed from the last person staying there). Really not too much to complain about though. I enjoyed my stay!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Jun 2019
    One of the best hostels I've stayed in while travelling through New Zealand.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Nov 2019
    Lovely friendly hostel! Free chocolate pudding every evening means everyone starts chatting to one another which is lovely to see! Rooms were comfortable and clean and kitchen facilities were good! Free filter coffee though which is always good! About a 15 minute walk from the centre of town.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Nov 2019
    Welcoming friendly hostel with free pudding every night! About 15 mins walk out of town but on a quiet street with lots of parking
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel. Don't get fooled by the pudding, it's nice but it's a school meal pudding. Quite a few long timers. Someone earlier this year mentioned the room not being locked by others in her dorm. She was right and that is because you actively need to do so when leaving your dorm. To be honest though no one will come and still your stuff and they will happily keep your valuables locked away for you.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 May 2019
    I was staying in this Hostel for a long time because it was possible to stay there long term. It was a really nice community with alot people staying there for a longer time while they have a work in the area of Nelson. The Staff is awesome and the owner can be happy to have such a nice group of managers running this place. About the inside of the hostel I only can say it's 'cheap' , a lot stuff is old and it is not much love for quality or details given but a nice living room though.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire