FREE unlimited wi-fi.
2011 and 2012 BBH National Quality Awards, First Place in NZ (size category).
A warm welcome awaits you at the bug Backpackers Nelson. As a National Award Winner we are the ultimate in budget accommodation. We are a sunny homestyle hostel, well renovated, fresh, modernised, with quality furnishings. More essentially we are super clean.
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, Anthony and Steph, we are fresh from travel ourselves and always planning our next trip. We believe we have just the 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’.