The Bug Backpackers LOGO-w-landline


  • Best rates guaranteed
  • FREE coffee/tea
  • FREE Sunday Brunch
  • Only 1.9k from town centre
  • Free WIFI in all rooms
  • FREE use of cosy duvets in winterQuality bed linens

The Bug Backpackers Nelson is much more than a bunk and a blanket

Best rates guaranteed

FREE coffee/tea

FREE Sunday Brunch

QUALITY bed linens

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

COSY duvets in winter

FREE laundry powder

1.9k from
town centre


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** Note: Booking for more than 1 person? Depending on availability, you may need to book in different rooms.

FRIENDLY HOMELY ATMOSPHERE; 1.8 km from Nelson City centre

Run by travellers for travellers, this hostel has a homely, family atmosphere.

The Bug is a great place to meet and socialise with like-minded, independent travellers. We also offer lots of FREE stuff: unlimited fast WiFi, Sunday brunch, bicycles, board games etc.

The hostel, spread over three houses and connected by a relaxing garden with hammocks and fruit trees, features comfortable beds and quality linens. In the colder months, we are fully heated plus offer thick duvets.

Stay with us at ‘The Bug’ and fuel your travel bug!


Big choice of accommodation !

  • individual bunks in a dorm
  • private rooms with ensuite
  • private room with shared bathroom facilities
  • family room for 5-6
  • right through to a self-contained Studio with its own entrance.
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