The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers

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Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Children's themed room
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers

The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
31 Beach Road, Nelson, 7011

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNatureland Zoo4 min walk
  • Popular LocationTahunanui Beach Reserve6 min walk
  • Popular LocationPaddy's Knob Reserve19 min walk
  • AirportNelson (NSN)5 min drive

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About this area


Located near the beach, The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers is in Tahunanui, a neighbourhood in Nelson. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Tahunanui Beach Reserve and Nelson Provincial Museum, while Natureland Zoo and Queens Gardens are popular local attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a match while in town? See what's going on at Trafalgar Park.

What's nearby

  • Natureland Zoo - 4 min walk
  • Tahunanui Beach Reserve - 6 min walk
  • Burrell Park - 7 min walk
  • Nelson Fun Park - 8 min walk
  • Paddy's Knob Reserve - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 5 min drive


  • Smugglers - 6 min walk
  • Taaj Indian Restaurant and Cafe - 12 min walk
  • Boat Shed Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Harbour Light - 3 min drive
  • Speight's Ale House - 4 min drive

About this property

The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers

Beach fun, near Natureland Zoo
Guests at this beach hostel will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. Rooms offer free WiFi and showers.
The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers offers 16 forms of accommodation. This Nelson hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking
  • Free return airport shuttle from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Free local area shuttle

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Guest services

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


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area


  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating (climate-controlled)


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

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Check-in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 17 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

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 credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 17 years old and younger are not permitted at this property

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

Bouncing Lamb Backpackers Hostel Nelson
Bouncing Lamb Backpackers Hostel
Bouncing Lamb Backpackers Nelson
Bouncing Lamb Backpackers
The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers Nelson
The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 10 reviews
5 - Excellent 30%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 10 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 10 reviews
3 - Okay 30%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 10 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 10 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
The twin room was next to the kitchen where people came in and had very loud concersations until 2.30am and the first people in the morning arrived at 6.30am. The only windows where to the kitchen and the hallway and there was no fresh air. Over all too hot and too noisy to get enough sleep.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Bed was very uncomfortable, but the black curtain to make it private and dark was a nice idea.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Fab hostel near Tahuna Beaxh
Lovely place to stay with friendly staff. Great airport drop off service. Good Thai restaurant nearby for takeout. Beach is a short walk away. Bed was comfy. No external windows in the private queen bed room I was in, but a fan was provided. I’d stay here again :)
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best Backpackers
Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are clean, comfortable with good beds and access to electricity and wifi. The showers and toilets are clean and well lit. Communal areas are also good. Highly recommended overall.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
1 yön pikavisiitti matkalla Abel tasmaniin
Hyvä hinta-laatusuhde. Ei pöytää huoneessa (2 hengen huone) johon laskea tavaroita. Melko värikkäät maalaukset joka paikassa seinillä. Samassa rakennuksessa baari jossa dj soitti musiikkia n klo 23 asti. Ei ilmastointia.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019