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    The Bug Backpackers

    226 Vanguard Street, Nelson, New Zealand
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent71%
    • Very good21%
    • Average3%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible3%
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    “double room” (15 reviews)
    “the kitchen” (51 reviews)
    “free wifi” (26 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    3 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
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    Zimmer waren sehr sauber. Ich finde die Einrichtung super! Die Bäder sind gut gepflegt und es gibt eine kleine Küche...More

    Thank hanniB89
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Very nice place to be. I recommend . I liked the room and the breakfast was great with good bread, spreads like chocolate butter jams, peanut butter, coffee tea.. milk.. parking next to the room. The owner was friendly.

    Thank Mor BD B
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The owner Stefanie picked me up at the bus station for free! Thus I had a welcoming arrival with a nice chat. The hostel atmosphere is lovely with all the work put into the smallest of details (eg. pictures of the bug everywhere) and everyone...More

    Thank rp2612
    Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

    Four hammocks outback by the barbecue which lives next to the foosball table and herb garden. Bike barn with plenty of bikes for guests to use for free. A friendly cat that will cuddle with you until it want to sit below the fruit trees....More

    Thank Mary W
    Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

    The bedroom and bathroom are really clean, which is really important to me. The bed was comfortable and cosy. The double bedroom was quite spacious. The free breakfast on the morning was a simple, but delicious range of fresh breads with spreads. It is a...More

    Thank jada m
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • USD 36 - USD 48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
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    Room Tips
    "The private rooms are one hell of a good choice for the price!"
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    "Paris room has it's own ensuite"
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    "If you're a couple, they have lovely rooms that arent shared so enquire about these"
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    "It depends on what your requirements are"
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