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Tasman Bay Backpackers, Nelson

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10 Weka Street, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand

Nelson hostel in city center
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 276 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Delicious food
Awesome vibe
Good internet service

Tasman Bay Backpackers, Nelson

from $38
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Queen Ensuite Room
  • Four Bed Dormitory
  • Six Bed Dormitory
  • Three Bed Dormitory
  • Single Room

What’s around Tasman Bay Backpackers, Nelson


  • Heart of Nelson
  • Trafalgar Park - 6 min walk
  • Nelson I-site Visitor Information Centre - 9 min walk
  • Founders Park - 11 min walk
  • The Suter - 14 min walk
  • Montgomery Square - 15 min walk
  • Queens Gardens - 15 min walk
  • Nelson Provincial Museum - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Nelson (NSN) - 11 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up

At a glance

Key facts


  • 21 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station pick-up *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1987
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • German

In the room

Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


On Site

  • Free bicycles on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Tasman Bay Backpackers, Nelson’s small print

Also known as

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


This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 31 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Best hostel so far in New Zealand! Super friendly workers, great atmosphere, and loved the hot chocolate pudding of course. Breakfast was also good with a variety of breads, spreads, cereals, and oat meal.
Hannah, us2 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Hosts were very helpful with directions, tips, and booking stuff. Chocolate pudding at 8 pm and free light breakfast in the morning were great!
usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Comfortable and convenient in a nice town.
In a suburban house type area but near town so you can walk to bus station, grocery store, restaurants and shops, etc. Very comfortable and relaxed. Nice outside seating areas. Only the people who didn't follow the request to go to back of house to hang out after 10pm and were talking loudly just below our window made it a bit noisy. Also would be great if they did away with smoking completely, b/c smoking right outside the front door still creates a lot of stink (and New Zealand is trying to go smoke free! Get with the program!)
Sheila, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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.
nzBusiness trip
Very Good 8.0
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!
Sandra, nz2 night trip with friends

Tasman Bay Backpackers, Nelson

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