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Aurora Backpackers

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dirty sheets, Dirty room, No water at shower. There is better alternatives out there. Don't waste your time. Unless you like dirty sheets and food scraps on the floor in your accomadation. Also windows that don't close.

Thank Itchyrash
Nusa Dua, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a friendly hostel, only stayed a night but staff and backpackers were both so lovely. Definitely had its own character and felt very much like a homely hostel. My bed was super comfy and I appreciated the warm duvet as the room was quite cold with the window open.

Thank Chlo4567
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Loved staying here last night. Everyone, patrons and owner, were super friendly. The place was clean and offered options for smoking without having to go out on the street. Currently checked out and the man has let me leave my big heavy bags with him which is saving me heaps of hassle. Definitely recommended for travellers!

Thank Buzzer2015
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Old place not very clean. Owner not nice. 20$ deposit for key, early check out don't get a key. Location in middle of the city. Beds are terrible, very not comfortable. Nice kitchen. You can find much better .

1Thank Tamir K
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Came for luggage storage at a time we had let the receptionist know 3 days in advance. When we arrived at the agreed time he had almost closed the hostel and simply said without apology he had "things to do". I thought he was just having a bad day but when we came back we were treated with the same...

Thank Franziska B
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Wow where do I start with this place! First of all location is great! Right in the middle of town next to cafes and banks and just down the road from the beautiful church, no need for a car. But if you do bring one good luck finding a place to park all day as there is no private parking...

1Thank tinywoof27
Mondeville, France
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Only this backpacker hostel was available yesterday, so we booked in girls dorm 6 beds for 23$ bbh member price. The mattress was bad, the kitchen and tv room very small. My friend had cold shower and I got very hot shower ! The breakfast is only cereals. The guests are very noisy until 2-3am and in the street too....

Thank Stephanieroutarde
Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We stayed one night in Aurora backpackers, nice room and great location. Super friendly staff! We came back after a week and we were sad to hear the hostel was fully booked but the man behind the reception went out of his way to find a bed for us in a different accommodation. He was super helpful, this was amazing....

Thank Simo491
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Im happy I found this place. Right in the center, close to all the shops, supermarket. Not to mention its cheap. Staff is super friendly and welcoming. i arrived late and the owner was waiting for me outside, which was handy since I got a bit lost in town :) They have unlimited wi-fi which is always a big bonus...

Thank nixinusa
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is is the worst place I've ever stayed. We woke up to rain pouring into our room through the ceiling onto my phone and I was refused any compensation. This was clearly a long-standing issue that had not been repaired. The manner at reception was extremely rude. We were aggressively screamed at for laughing at 5pm and told that...

2Thank Ashleigh C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our Backpackers/Hostel in sunny Nelson, newly renovated formally known as the "Retreat" and "Central" backpackers. We have 14 rooms available in our central city location. Wi-Fi is available in every room at discounted rates and we have a well equipped communal kitchen, TV room and book swap. The complimentary cereal breakfast is a must for any wary traveller to set you up for the days adventures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aurora Backpackers

Address: 163 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly Retreat Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $28 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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  • Dirty sheet
  • Dirty room
Itchyrash, 4 May 2017 | Read review
“Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car.”
82ashleighc, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:(”
rosekanstianagr, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and cooler.”
8623PaulineS, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck”
chelseafleming, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
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