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Tasman Bay Backpackers

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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished, free WiFi

Overview of Tasman Bay Backpackers

Tasman Bay Backpackers

2 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
10 Weka Street, Nelson, 7010

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTrafalgar Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationNelson Provincial Museum15 min walk
  • Popular LocationChrist Church Cathedral17 min walk
  • AirportNelson (NSN)11 min drive

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About this area


Located in Nelson, Tasman Bay Backpackers is in the city centre and near the airport. Waahi Taakaro Golf Club and Nelson Golf Links are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Queens Gardens and Natureland Zoo. Nelson Fun Park and Pic's Peanut Butter World are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and windsurfing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and skydiving. Guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Trafalgar Park - 6 min walk
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 9 min walk
  • The Suter - 14 min walk
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 15 min walk
  • Christ Church Cathedral - 17 min walk


  • Milton Street Sprig and Fern Tavern - 9 min walk
  • DeVille - 10 min walk
  • Riverside Kitchen - 11 min walk
  • Akbabas Turkish Kebab House - 11 min walk
  • Comida - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 11 min drive

About this property

Tasman Bay Backpackers

Nelson hostel in The Wood with free parking
Free use of bicycles, concierge services and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, free train station pick-up and a free manager's reception. Additionally, a library, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All 21 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Fridges, hobs and safes are among the other amenities available to guests.
Tasman Bay Backpackers offers 21 forms of accommodation with a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
Recreational amenities at the hostel include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free train station pick-up shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free daily reception

Things to do

  • Free bike hire

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • German


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Fridge
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Garden


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe

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Check-in from noon - 8:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This hotel's reception is open from 8 AM until 1 PM and 3 PM until 9 PM.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: NZD 10.00 per stay for guests aged under 18 years old

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Tasman Backpackers
Tasman Bay
Tasman Bay Backpackers
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel Nelson
Tasman Bay Backpackers Nelson
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hotel Nelson
Tasman Bay Backpackers Nelson
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Nelson

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 53 out of 98 reviews
5 - Excellent 54%
Rating 4 - Good. 39 out of 98 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 5 out of 98 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 98 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 98 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The whole stay was uncomfortable. The walls are paper thin and the other guests were up and loud well past 2am. We could hear them speaking. Not shouting. Speaking. The walls are that bad. The shower curtain had an almost tangible stench. The soap bottle in our ensuite room had been watered down significantly. The spare blankets in the closet had the smell of death on them. I woke up in the morning smelling like the musty mattress, a smell that was difficult to get off thanks to the extraordinarily low water pressure in the bathroom, not to mention the fact that even with shower shoes I felt uncomfortable being in the shower area. I wouldn't recommend this property to anyone. It's the only time I've ever stayed somewhere and genuinely wanted to demand my money back. For the life of me I don't understand the 5 star reviews, they must be from people who usually stay in the free DOC huts.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
The ensuite room we had for 3 nights was spacious, clean and comfortable with a superior queen bed. Perfect sleep every night. The ensuite was the biggest i have seen in this type of accommodation. It was also sited privately from the rest of the accommodation. The property was constantly full of clients. Maybe because of this, the weak points were, the kitchen area needed to be managed better that ensured it was hygenically clean and there was a constant supply of clean tea towels. There was no TV anywhere and the onsite parking was inadequate.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent service and room conditions. The staff knew a lot about the city and had provided booklets in the rooms. Free dessert in the lounge to encourage socialising is a great idea!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
great stay for mountain biking.
It was another great stay at Tasman back packers. They were very accommodating with myself and my bikes.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good hostel at a nice place .
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020