The Bug Backpackers, Nelson

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The Bug Backpackers, Nelson

At the bug Backpackers Nelson the basics are done to an exceptional standard to exceed guest expectations. This means quality beds and linens. Fresh modern furniture. Top end appliances in clean well equipped kitchens. Modern clean bathrooms with top end fixtures and fittings. In the colder months we are fully heated with thick duvets.

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, Richard and Rachael, we feel we have the ideal set up for today’s independent traveller. We work hard to create the perfect atmosphere for our guests.


  • Free internet and wireless
  • Free luggage storage
  • Complimentary bikes
  • Inclusive off street parking
  • Free local pick up and drop off
  • Indoor & Outdoor Games
  • Made up beds (linen included)
  • Full laundry services
  • Two large well equipped kitchens
  • Guest Phone includes free local calls
  • 15 minutes walk to town
  • Barbeque area

Accommodation Options

(prices quoted in NZ$, subject to change)

Studio - Very spacious room including kitchen area. Own bathroom with separate bath and shower. Queen sized bed, quality linen and towels. TV & DVD Ipod/phone dock. Normal rate: $95 per room.

Double Ensuite - Spacious room including own bathroom with shower. Queen sized bed. Quality linens and towels. Ipod/Iphone/MP3 Dock. Normal rate: $82 per room.

Double Shared Bathroom - Spacious room. Queen sized bed. Quality linens and towels. Ipod/Iphone/MP3 Dock. Normal rate: $69 per room.

Twin Shared Bathroom - Spacious room. Quality linens and towels. Ipod/Iphone/MP3 Dock. Normal rate: $69 per room.

Three or Four Share - Small dorm. Less people, more room. Normal beds, no bunks. Quality Linens. Own reading light, electrical sockets and shelves. Normal rate: $29 per person.

Six Bed Dorm - Bunk beds. Own reading light, electrical sockets and shelf. Quality Linens. Normal rate: $26 per person.

8 Bed Dorm - Our largest room with bunk beds. Strong wooden beds. Quality linens. Normal rate: $25 per person

Bunkhouse Group Accommodation

The Bunkhouse group accommodation offers:

  • Fully self contained unit
  • Two 6 bed bunk rooms (all linen provided)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor seating and BBQ Area
  • Bathrooms and wet rooms are wheelchair friendly
  • Fully heated during winter

The Bug Bunkhouse offers perfect accommodation for larger groups. This bunkhouse accommodation is suitable for any group be it schools, sports, hiking and cycling groups visiting the Nelson Tasman region.

We are based just off Nelson City centre opposite Nelson College sports fields and offer a quiet base to relax while in Nelson.

The Bug Bunkhouse sleeps up to 12 people and larger groups can be accommodated in a selection of other rooms. 





226 Vanguard Street
Nelson 7010

Phone: +64 3 539 4227

Fax: +64 3 539 4227

Web: Visit website

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