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4.5 / 5Wonderful
87 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Trafalgar Park
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Founders Park
    11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Queens Gardens
    15 min walk
  • Airport
    Nelson (NSN)
    11 min drive

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+64 9913 4658
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Queen Ensuite Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Four Bed Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Six Bed Dormitory

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Three Bed Dormitory

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Single Room

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    • Sleeps 1
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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. Our guests appreciate the hostel's central location.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Trafalgar Park - 6 min walk
  • Founders Park - 11 min walk
  • Founders Heritage Park - 13 min walk
  • Montgomery Square - 15 min walk
  • Queens Gardens - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 11 min drive

About this property

Tasman Bay Backpackers

Hostel in Nelson 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, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free train station pick-up shuttle

Food and drink

Free daily reception

Things to do

Free bike hire

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


Front-desk safe
No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities



Food and drink


Outdoor space



Individually decorated
Individually furnished



Check-in between 3:00 PM - 9:00 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 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. <br />
  • This hotel's reception is open from 8 AM until 1 PM and 3 PM until 9 PM. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • 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. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 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.
    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.

Property is also known as

  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel Nelson
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hostel
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Nelson
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers
  • Tasman Bay Backpackers Hotel Nelson


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

This was such a friendly first-stop in NZ. It had a nice international vibe, friendly staff, clean and comfortable facilities, and of course dessert after dinner! One of the best hostels I have stayed in.,

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Jan. 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

stay for the choc pudding

Convenient stroll to town, but chose as had guaranteed street parking which was safer than being in cbd itself. Dorm was warm, nice shower, and the chocolate putting was very nice on a cold evening. Bed was average, pillow the cheapest quality so had to use clothes under it to make it feel like an actual pillow. Simple fix so hopefully they replace with better quality thicker pillows for better reviews in future.

Stayed 1 night in Jun. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Chocolate Pudding

When we checked in we got there right at the social hour with free chocolate pudding! It was so fun and the culture at the place was so welcoming and fun!

Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A nice stay in a superb area close downtown

The location is perfect, only a 10 walk downtown Nelson. The building is a bit old, but it's well kept and clean. WiFi was quite slow and other people staying somewhat noisy, but that's life. I would definitely stay here again!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar. 2019

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