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Bayview Backpackers

318 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Bayview Backpackers
Ranked #10 of 20 Specialty lodging in Picton
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Centreville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This was wonderful place. It's clean, comfortable, and in an ideal location if you need to catch the Cook Strait ferry the next morning. The common areas make it easy to meet and talk to other travelers if you're in the mood, and the bedrooms are cozy and well-appointed. The views from the large windows on the front of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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86 hotel reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I stayed here on a couple of occasions and I liked it overall. It has a certain charm to it and feels very homey. It is clean and comfortable and its location is lovely and peaceful. Not ideal if you want to be right in the centre of town, but it's not an issue to get there. Again, it all... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Let me start by saying after this vacation and this being my first vacation I have stayed in hostels, I prefer a little more luxury. We arrived at about 8:30pm, Stefanie left a note for us and a key to the place. I only saw one person there when I arrived and she helped me find my note and key... More

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Bamberg, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Nice hostel, we went there two times and always enjoyed our stay. A great atmosphere, and the owner Stephanie was always helpfull and she is such a great person.we will always return.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

It's true that the place could do with a little updating, but Steph more than makes up for this. Very kind and helpful. The home made bread is lovely first thing in the morning. It is a bit of a trek from Picton and there are no nice reasonable eateries nearby, but Steph is usually more than willing to drive... More

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East London/Essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Although Stephanie the host was really helpful and lovely, we were a bit disappointed at the age of the interior and the dust - sounds harsh but we had to sleep with towels over our pillows as we woke each morning coughing and sneezing. The location we thought we were getting was a direct bay view but in fact there... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

awesome host just so relaxed best holiday ever thanks Stephanie You made our escape from Christchurch earthquakes so memorable and shared an awesome new years day thanks thanks thanks a true Gem

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Surrey UK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

worth travelling that bit out of Picton for a very comfortable stay with fabulous views and facilities. Steph is very dedicated to provide a clean environment that fits your needs, and makes you very welcome, even when you arrive soaking wet! The communal areas are spacious and well equiped, as is the kitchen which offers great views over the bay.... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Made us really welcome, felt like a home rather than just a place to stay. Great atmosphere with lots of interesting people to talk to. Picton itself is a wonderful location to explore the Marlborough Sound, which is a marvellous introduction to the South Island. The walking tracks like the Queen Charlotte Trail is nearby and the wildlife in and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Run by a very nice lady this lovely little homely place is outside of town but just around the corner from a stunning bay that shows all Picton is about. With a warm fire and good facilities, there are canoes or just books depending on your needs - clean, tidy and well priced - highly recommended.

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Additional Information about Bayview Backpackers

Address: 318 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bayview is a small backpackers with a homely feel. Free kayaks for the bay, and a free 20MB wi-fi voucher for each guest. 4km outside Picton so you need a car, but some pick ups are available, call to arrange. There are waterfront restaurants at the marina and a beach just 10 mins walk. Beds are all made up, homemade bread around 5pm and free tea & coffee and best of all fantastic balcony views!Dorms, doubles, twins, en suite (with a great view!) and a self contained apartment with kitchen, bathroom and your own deck and view of the bay....Come and enjoy the view. ... more   less 
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