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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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2020
    Great vibe
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Oct 2020
    Free cake at 8pm n free breakfast! Definitely worth the price! Cool vibes
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 Feb 2020
    Lovely quiet little backpackers, great location for town and shops. The staff are incredibly polite and courteous to everyone any time day or night. They make a awesome pudding in the evening as a Social mixer event, what a great idea.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Feb 2020
    Nice little backpackers in a nice area walking distance from town. Only improvement could be private bathrooms in rooms as an option.
    Northern Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    14 Jun 2020
    We got a private room with ensuite. The room was large, the bathroom was massive with good shower stream, great cupboard space for belongings. Great big kitchen, awesome comfortable lounge area. Perfectly good outdoor space (although not well used currently due to it being winter). Would totally stay here again.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Feb 2020
    Brilliant, homely hostel in a good location, close to Nelson town and near the beach. Staff friendly, especially the owner. Very helpful! The whole place was spotless. Really clean and tidy. Beds so comfortable. Only complaint- needs a sign outside to tell other guests to be quiet at night. (One girl jabbering on her phone at midnight on the patio.) Sound came easily in my upstairs window. Had to shout out to be quiet! Lots of cool communal areas. And free choc pudding each evening! Loved it!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    01 Jul 2020
    No lockers. I'm sorry, but hostels need lockers. I know you can put stuff behind reception, but reception isn't open 24 hours. Also, plugs are around room not with your bed. However. Good atmosphere, great staff, good location. Guests were really messy but that's not the hostels fault and they did their best to keep it clean. I would stay here again, but lockers would be such a good addition. The cheap washer/dryers were nice too. They charged 2 dollars when most places charge 4.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    12 Jun 2020
    Good atmosphere, especially at pudding time! Criticism that I would makes is that the kitchen in the side building had an ant problem, one day we had no tea towels or bowls, the knives were very blunt and the cooker was poor. But I think the main kitchen is ok. Also internet is a bit poor. Living area had good vibes and was lovely with the wood burner going. Only hostel I’ve gone in where it was mostly male! Everyone I’ve met travelling has said the same thing and how odd it was.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    The staff was friendly. But my mattress was very uncomfortable and the springs dug into my ribs and back. Also the room did not have convenient power outlets. Okay stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Feb 2020
    Pleasant stay at this hostel. The staff were friendly and helpful both before I arrived and when I got there. I had a comfortable and clean room and the shared bathroom facilities were sufficient. The only drawbacks for me were the distance from the main centre and unfortunately some of the other guests were quite noisy at night which resulted in a poor nights sleep. If you’re looking for a cheap and chilled out stay in Nelson then this hostel does the job.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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