Welcome Travellers

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.

Be inspired by others tales and share you own. There are always friendly travellers to meet in the lounge, kitchen, garden or at the barbeques. We enjoy guests from a huge variety of cultures and ages. The photos plastering the walls will give you great ideas for trips in NZ and further afield. Add fuel to your travel bug!

We hope you have found this site as you travel around beautiful New Zealand or you are planning a trip to New Zealand soon. Both of course mean a stay in Nelson. We hope that you will come and stay with us at ‘the bug’.

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