We stayed here in mid-March and loved it. We had booked a double ensuite room, but we were upgraded to the studio apartment. A lovely surprise! The bathroom in the studio is huge, there is a shower AND a bathtub. After months of traveling, a bathtub is uber luxurious! The kitchen is well stocked (they even provide oil) and everything was very clean. There is also a TV in the room, but we didn't really use it. The price of the studio is only about $20 more than the ensuite, so if you are looking for some peace and quiet away from other backpackers, I highly recommend paying for it. There is also free UNLIMITED wifi, and it is quite fast. There is also off street and on street parking, plenty of space for everyone. We only got a quick peek at the rest of the backpackers, but it looked very clean, and everyone there was quite friendly. There is also a foosball table and free bikes. The hostel overall was quiet, and they do not tolerate loud, rambunctious drinking, which is exactly what we were looking for.
We also walked into downtown Nelson, which takes between 15-20 minutes. Not very long, and a very flat walk. There is also two supermarkets within 15 minutes walk. Though we didn't use it, they offer free rides into town and free pickups.
Highly recommend it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bug Backpacker is a small, friendly hostel with a welcoming atmosphere. The hostel offers FREE wifi, bikes,lockers in large dorm bedrooms, local pick up/drop off from the bus station and on-site parking. Rooms are clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. Beds are fully made. The Bug has two large, well-equipped kitchens with fresh herbs where you can cook your meals and store your food. The hostel is spread over three houses with a large connecting garden for you to relax. It offers hammocks, foosball and a BBQ. ... more less
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