The Bug Backpackers


226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand

GoodBased on 271 reviews


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Reviews for The Bug Backpackers

GoodBased on 271 reviews
Rating Summary
  • Cleanliness7.7
  • Comfort7.7
  • Facilities8.5
  • Food8.5
  • Location7.9
  • Room quality8.5
  • Services7.6
  • Staff8.3
  • Value for money8.3
Who stays here?
  • Families 
  • Couples 
  • Groups of friends 
  • Solo travelers most popular!
  • Business travellers 

About The Bug Backpackers

The Bug Backpackers is located in Nelson and is close to the Nelson Provincial Museum. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rental.

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Good to know

Distance to city centre

2.0 km

Location rating


Nearest airport


Distance to airport

4.0 km







Free Wi-Fi


Policies vary by room type and provider.

Contact Number

+64 3539 4227

Amenities at The Bug Backpackers

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi


  • Computer use available
  • Quiet street view
  • Electric kettle
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Reading light
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Cribs available
  • Grill
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Seating area
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Fold-up bed
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Breakfast included
  • First-aid kit
  • Microwave
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Kitchenware
  • Bathtub
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Express check-out
  • Hairdryer
  • Lockers
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carpeted
  • Mountain view
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Coffee machine
  • TV
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower
  • Garden
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Kitchen
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance
  • Kitchenette
  • Storage available
  • Private parking


  • Library
  • Bicycle hire
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room


  • Ticket service
  • Laundry service
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • Airport shuttle

FAQs when booking at The Bug Backpackers

  • Is pricing at The Bug Backpackers comparable to 2 star hotels in Nelson?

    The average rate for a night at The Bug Backpackers is 45% less than the Nelson average for similarly rated 2 stars hotels. The nightly rate at The Bug Backpackers is typically $49, which is considered to be a good deal for a quality hotel room in Nelson.

  • How close is The Bug Backpackers to the nearest airport, Nelson?

    At 4.0 km away, Nelson is the closest airport to The Bug Backpackers. The average expected drive time from The Bug Backpackers to Nelson is 4min. It’s a good idea to research traffic trends between your hotel and the airport.

  • What is the best way for guests to get from Nelson to The Bug Backpackers?

    Getting from Nelson to The Bug Backpackers can be as easy as hiring a car at the airport’s car hire desk for, on average, $206/day in Nelson. Luckily, The Bug Backpackers has parking on site for guests who choose this method of transportation. Rideshare apps and taxis remain a very common solution for The Bug Backpackers guests. This is often the most cost-effective method of transportation when visiting Nelson.

  • What is the The Bug Backpackers phone number?

    If you have questions or concerns about your stay, call +64 3539 4227 to talk to a The Bug Backpackers front desk representative.

  • Does The Bug Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, The Bug Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What is the check-out time at The Bug Backpackers?

    10:00 is the check-out time at The Bug Backpackers. Late check-out may be available, but needs to be agreed with the hotel.

  • How much does it cost to stay at The Bug Backpackers, Nelson, New Zealand?

    Usually The Bug Backpackers room prices are around $49/night, with the cheapest deals starting from $26/night. Prices vary based on many factors (e.g. dates, time of year, room type etc.) so use the form above to see deals for your intended stay.

  • Does The Bug Backpackers have a laundry service?

    Yes, there are laundry services usually available at The Bug Backpackers, Nelson, New Zealand.

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