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Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens
Children's themed room
Free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
10 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Free airport shuttle


Explore the area

Popular LocationNatureland Zoo4 min walk
Popular LocationTahunanui Beach Reserve6 min walk
Popular LocationNelson Fun Park8 min walk
AirportNelson (NSN)5 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Nelson, The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers is near the beach. 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.

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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Natureland Zoo - 4 min walk
    • Tahunanui Beach Reserve - 6 min walk
    • Nelson Fun Park - 8 min walk
    • World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars - 3 min drive
    • South Pacific Distillery - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • Nelson (NSN) - 5 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 complimentary wireless Internet access 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
    • Free nearby parking
    • Limited parking spaces
    • 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

    Family friendly

    • Free local area shuttle
    • Laundry facilities

    Guest services

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


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Picnic area


    • Designated smoking areas
    • Shared microwave
    • Shared fridge
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Climate control (heating)
    • Linens


    • Hairdryer (on request)
    • Shared bathroom
    • Shower

    Food and drink

    • Shared kitchen access



    Check-in between 2 PM and 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
    Airport shuttle service is available on request from 9 AM to 5 PM
    Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

    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

    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.

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    How much is parking at this hostel?
    Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in is from 2 PM to 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Checkout is at 10:30 AM.
    Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
    Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
    Where is The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers located?
    Situated in Nelson, this beach hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Natureland Zoo and Tahunanui Beach Reserve. World of Wearable Art and Collectable Cars and Nelson Provincial Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for The Bouncing Lamb Backpackers

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


    • 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


    • 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

    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.

    Pros: The quality of the people.

    Cons: I don't know.

    Location: Beach road is a nice location.

    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