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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Stayed here for just 2 nights but could have easily spent ages here. This is a really clean and comfortable hostel just a few minutes walk from centre of town. The owners Bruce and Nikki are really friendly and helpful. And the fire show is a must see.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in many places as we zipped through the country and felt right at home with Nikki and Bruce. We missed the fire dance by minutes which is probably a highlight there and still LOVED it. One sister chatted with folks about great hikes, another chatted with Nikki about making feijoia jam (the BEST anti-inflammatory fruit according to research!),... More 

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been in Jugglers Rest hostel for a couple of days. Apart from all things every backpacker would like to find in their every accommodation (like friendly hosts and flatmates or kitchen with herbs, spices and homemade bread or jam) you can rest their and have a good night sleep before yet another full of fun day in Picton. Last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nikki and Bruce are the golden couple of Picton. I walked into the hostel after getting off the ferry and right away I get a warm welcome from Nikki. She showed me every little details of the hostel and I fell in love with the "help yourself" vegetable garden in the backyard of the hostel. Every night Nikki would try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I stayed for a couple of weeks and will be returning very soon (I can't wait)!! This lovely place is more like a welcoming home, than any hostel you will ever stay at! You will find a warm pair of hand knitted socks on your bed so your feet will stay cosy at night, warm/delicious/homemade/fresh bread with Nikki's jam in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I stay at Jugglers everytime I travel through Picton. Always relaxing, get to see free fire shows, learn new poi moves every time. Excellent location, beautiful gardens and tidy house, 5 minutes walk to picton central. Sybil and Manuel always provide an entertaining stay. Will always highly recommend!

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is hands down my favorite hostel in NZ. As with any hostel its the people that make the place great. Nikki and Bruce take you in and make you feel like family and, for my stay at least, my fellow travelers and hostel mates made the beautiful old house a home. The property is made private by the surrounding... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Best hostel in NZ so far!!! Just perfect place for recovery after long distance cycling all over North Island.... before attacking the South Island. Plenty of juggling gear, unicycle, hoops, slakcline, etc. Easy going creative guests and hosts. Nikki and Bruce just nailed it with with hostel. They keep it in a good shape. Take care of everything. Small enough,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Jugglers Rest is one of the Best hostels i have been. I met there very nice people and the breakfast was also very good ! In the 3 days i have been there we had a BBQ with drinking games and some nice chats wich was also realy fun. The fire night inspired me and my friends to learn it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My favorite backpacker in 3 months of backpacking in the South Island. Lovely hosts, lovely people and always a great ambiance. The place is also really cosy and the facilities are really good. If you're staying in Picton, stay at this hostel, you won't regret it.

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Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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Number of rooms: 4
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