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Aurora Backpackers

80 reviews
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible13%
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“cool atmosphere”(2 reviews)
“centre of town”(6 reviews)
“place to stay”(6 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    All reviewscool atmospherecentre of townplace to stayfree wifithe location is perfectwithin walking distancesouth islandkitchensupermarketdormhostcafes
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    stayed there over Christmas. High-speed wifi only in the wifi area (small). the kitchen is pretty well equipped but hey owner only wants good reviews, that's why he's friendly. (2$ if you show them your good review) location is great, but that's pretty much it....More

    Thank anonymousbackpacker
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Good hostel with nice people located in the city center. Showers and kitchen are clean and the manager was really helpful! My room was very quiet and I had a very good sleep. It's a good place to stay in Nelson!

    Thank Lefthanded21
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Stayed at Aurora Backpackers with a group of friends for New Years. For affordable accommodation in the centre of Nelson look no further. Kevin is a very friendly and knowledgable man who went above and beyond his role as host, to ensure that our holiday...More

    Thank Harry F
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The manager is very friendly. The price for a bed in a dormroom is really cheap. Friendly people evrywhere and a quite clean place too. Free Wi-Fi all over the place! Just in front of the bus stop and just a step from the main...More

    Thank lorao73
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Super friendly host, felt very welcome. The facilities are clean. The rooms were fine, they can get quite hot, I don’t know if there was an ac. The hostel has a really nice balcony on the backside, loved to sit there when my room was...More

    Thank Zoe T
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    Hotel description
    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.
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    US$16 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    US$16 - US$49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    "Not worth it. Rather sleep in your car."
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    "if i was you stay away from the lady in tv room:("
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    "Unless you like crowded rooms pay that extra for a two bed room. Rooms on the east side will be quieter and..."
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    "We stayed in room 13, which was a bit yuck"
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