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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

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8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I passed by the Jugglers 3 times between Jan and April 2015 and each time I was sad to leave. At first glance the hostel is just a small house a good 5 min walking out of the center, but in its smallness lays its greatness. There's only a dozen guests at a time so you'll never be a number.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights in April 2015 and I would have stayed longer had I the time. As it is I will definitely come back here the next time I'm in New Zealand. The hostel is a short 15 minutes walk from the Ferry Terminal and lies in a residential area. It's quite inconspicuous and has a quaint... More 

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Nusa Dua Peninsula, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just right now I'm having a lovely cup of coffee in the living room of the Juggler's Rest which is flooded with warm sunlight and fulfilled with happy people who are waking up slowly and enjoy the warmth and light in this beautiful place. One is making a fire at the wonderful fireplace to keep up the warmth and coziness... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entrance to jugglers rest is exactly what the name entails, a quirky warm invitation to a inconspicuous backpackers in the suburbia of Picton. The walkway to the main house is red brick lined by fairy lights (a personal favourite of mine). At the front door the confusion started. A sign pointing to the right of the house stated office... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The place is nice and cozy, it makes me feel at home. People would hang out at the living area mingling with fellow travellers, sharing travel experiences. The shared guestroom is spacious, everyone has a single bed placed in each corner of the room. Definitely the most comfy bed in all my hostel experiences. Bruce, our host, helped me to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is really cool, it's in a local neighborhood but in walking distance to the city centre. Very homely feeling and really cool that they have locally grown produce in the kitchen. Lots of random toys for juggling/circus around to keep you from being bored. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean. Overall a great stay in Picton!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Set in the residential area, but still a 10 minute walk to the centre of Picton town, this idyllic little hostel is honestly one of the best I have stayed in. Being a carnie at heart, the juggling balls, diablo, devil sticks, slack line and poi amongst other things made me so excited. It's a pity that there was a... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you want to sit around at night watching a fire/glowing juggling show with other hostel guests playing guitar and singing as you pick grapes that are growing above your head to snack on, then this is the place for you. We stayed one night before catching an early morning ferry ride back to the North Island and have told... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have stayed here a couple of times. really great atmosphere, not too packed in the kitchen and communal spaces. Always clean and friendly staff. Fire shows are pretty cool. Most juggling/ circus toys are available, it really is a great place for a juggler to chill out.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wonderful welcoming host offering us a selection of herbs from the kitchen garden. Well-stocked kitchen with choice of spices. Although the place was full, it was comfortable with toilets and bathrooms to go around. It is a few blocks out of town but only 10 minute walk to supermarket and 15 min to train or ferry. We had a 'shed'... More 

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