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4.7 out of 5

"The ensuite room we had for 3 nights was spacious, clean and comfortable with a superior queen bed. Perfect sleep every night. The ensuite was the ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 31 Dec 2020

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Hotel Description

Tasman Bay Backpackers puts you in the heart of Nelson, within just a 10-minute stroll of Trafalgar Park and Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy private yards and safes, featured in all 21 individually decorated rooms. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and stovetops.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a terrace. Added amenities include a free manager's reception, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of free train pick-up service.

Sights within a 15-minute walk of this Nelson hostel include Founders Park and The Suter.

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$60* Per night/room 21 Jan. - 22 Jan.

Six Bed Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Three Bed Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Four Bed Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Tasman Bay Backpackers ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tasman Bay Backpackers

Everyone (8) Couples (9) Family (1)
3 out of 5
The ensuite room we had for 3 nights was spacious, clean and comfortable with a superior queen bed. Perfect sleep every night. The ensuite was the biggest i have seen in this type of accommodation. It was also sited privately from the rest of the accommodation. The property was constantly full of clients. Maybe because of this, the weak points were, the kitchen area needed to be managed better that ensured it was hygenically clean and there was a constant supply of clean tea towels. There was no TV anywhere and the onsite parking was inadequate.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2020

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4 out of 5
Staff were super friendly and helpful and there was free chocolate pudding every night!

Posted by on 26 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
great! perfect private room with ensuite. even had a private courtyard

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5

I'd recommend it to anybody

Great place 10mins short walk from the centre of Nelson. Staff and management mixed with guests so guest needs were appreciated. Clean and orderly. I would stay there again.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2017

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5 out of 5

excellent location and staff

we spent two nights there, the location is excellent and staff there are so friendly.

Posted by on 24 Dec. 2015

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5 out of 5

Clean and homely hostel

Pros: Clean rooms, comfortable beds. Chocolate pudding & free breakfasts. I didn't avail of it but the option of a later check out in winter is a great idea
Cons: Availability of staff at check-in/check-out times.
Location: Great location within easy walking distance to the town centre and parks.
Only stayed one night but I found my room very clean and comfortable.

Posted by , from NZ on 29 Jun. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Decor. arty and intetesy free dessert lots if activities and free wi-fi
Location: Perfect
Facilities: Good; Value: Acceptable price; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Spotless;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 13 Mar. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Quiet location and close to where I needed to be. Short distance to geographic centre of NZ, local bar and shopping and the Marina
Cons: There wasn't any worst thing
Location: Just right
Facilities: Above average; Value: Affordable; Service: Professional; Cleanliness: Immaculate; 3 blocks to the left, the bar and superette, 3 to the right and your;e in town and the marina is just a little futher and there's great people staying

Posted by , from New Zealand - Canterbury on 11 Mar. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Cleanliness
Cons: Location a little away from Bus stand
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Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 4 Feb. 2014

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4 out of 5
Pros: The price of accomodation
Cons: Sharing the showers
Location: Just right
Facilities: Basic; Value: Cheap; Service: Sufficient; Cleanliness: Nice; Good location, walking distance to the city centre

Posted by , from New Zealand - Wellington on 26 Jan. 2014

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About the Tasman Bay Backpackers

Location 10 Weka Street, Nelson, 7010

Property Features

A free manager's reception is offered daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at Tasman Bay Backpackers. Free self parking is available. This Nelson hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 21 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1987
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Nelson (NSN) (9.1 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free train station pick-up
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tasman Bay Backpackers offers 21 accommodations with safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Private outdoor space
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Kitchenware
  • Safe
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

The hostel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 15
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

This hotel's reception is open from 8 AM until 1 PM and 3 PM until 9 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: NZD 10.00 per stay for guests under 18 years old

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Tasman Backpackers
  • Tasman Bay
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel Nelson
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Nelson
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hotel Nelson
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Nelson
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson

You should know

  • Tasman Bay Backpackers offers transfers from the train station. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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