The Bug Backpackers - Hostel

Self Rated: 3.0 out of 5
226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand
4.5 out of 5 rating 239 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

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Property Details

Property Location

Located in Nelson (Nelson South), The Bug Backpackers - Hostel is within a 5-minute drive of Nelson Provincial Museum and Nelson Market. This hostel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Trafalgar Park.


Make yourself at home in one of the 14 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers and hair dryers.


Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and an arcade/game room. This hostel also features tour/ticket assistance, a picnic area, and barbecue grills.


A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Business, Other Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Victory Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Fairfield Park - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Nelson Market - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Nelson Provincial Museum - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Montgomery Square - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Anzac Park - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Christ Church Cathedral - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 2.2 km / 1.4 mi
Queens Gardens - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Trafalgar Park - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
The Suter - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Paddy's Knob Reserve - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Tahunanui Beach Reserve - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
South Pacific Distillery - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Natureland Zoo - 3.6 km / 2.2 mi

The preferred airport for The Bug Backpackers - Hostel is Nelson (NSN) - 6.4 km / 4 mi

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 7 PM.

Important Information

Please note, there is important information about this property to know before you arrive.

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.

Know Before You Go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • -Free self parking
  • -In-room accessibility
  • -Roll-in shower
  • -Accessible bathroom
  • -Free WiFi
  • -Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • -Laundry facilities
  • -Free breakfast
  • -Coffee/tea in common areas
  • -Barbecue grill(s)
  • -Computer station
  • -Multilingual staff
  • -Designated smoking areas
  • -Library
  • -Tours/ticket assistance
  • -Arcade/game room
  • -Front desk (limited hours)
  • -Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • -Total number of rooms - 14
  • -Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • -Express check-out
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Shared microwave
  • -Shared refrigerator
  • -Garden
  • -Picnic area