Room type

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Six Bed Dormitory

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Four Bed Dormitory

Max Occupancy: 1 guest

Queen Ensuite Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)


Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star hostel in Nelson with free parking

Tasman Bay Backpackers places you in the center of Nelson, within just a 15-minute stroll of Trafalgar Park, Founders Park, and The Suter. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

Private yards and free local calls are featured in all 21 shared rooms.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Each day guests can enjoy a complimentary manager's reception. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. This Nelson hostel also offers tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and a garden. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Tasman Bay Backpackers is a smoke-free property.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Year Built 1987 
  • Free train station pickup 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Picnic area 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Total number of rooms - 21 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free reception 
  • Free self parking 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free local calls 
  • Yard 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Shared accommodations 

Where to Eat

A complimentary manager's reception is offered each day.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Minimum check-in age is 15

Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
This hotel's reception is open from 8 AM until 1 PM and 3 PM until 9 PM. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No pets or service animals allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Cash deposit: NZD 10.00 per stay for guests under 18 years old
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed 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 rating system.

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