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Tombstone Backpackers

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16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm happy finally having the time for this review. The Tombstone is really the best "hostel" on the south island.period. It's in my Top 3 overall in NZ. Gary&Nikki seriously just nailed it. I've been to this one 3 or 4 times now (first time was in summer last time now in the deepest winter) and I'm still impressed. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best places I've stayed! The owners make this place just fabulous! You can't fake genuine hospitality! The rooms were clean, beds were super comfy, plenty of blankets! We were a group of 10 and we each felt like a cherished guest in someone's home. I will definitely stay here again next time I am in Picton!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gary and Nikki's being super nice to me. I stayed for only a night. If I didn't have plans to go on I would really love to stay for more days. The whole backpacker feels like home. Clean,organized!! Free bikes, spa and computer(20 mins every time) Excellent Lounges and sun room to relax. You will never regret!!

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

One of the best hostels in the country for sure. As other reviewers have said facilities are excellent and well presented and the owners are very welcoming and obviously care greatly for the place. Very nice couple. Cozy and comfortable lounge and dining areas including great spacious outdoor area and hot tub, table tennis and snooker. Lots of reading material... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I visited New Zealand in November 2011. I stayed in hostels for the month that I was there and visited both the North and South islands. Of all the places I stayed, this was the best. Each morning I ate the wonderful homemade cheese scones, (free), There was free pick-up at the ferry terminal, and delivery. The view was wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights and its the best hostel I've stayed in over the past few months. The owners are very friendly and clearly work hard to maintain the place. Comfy beds, great chill out areas made for a relaxing stay. The only place to stay in Picton!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Only stayed one night (sadly). But it was amazing, a properly made up bed with once with (2) pillows!! Nice little touches with blankets, free soaps and a little radiator. There's also free unlimited wifi, not something I've found elsewhere before, free breakfast including freshly baked cheese scones. Plus a soak in the hot tub adds the final flourish, thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stayed here for one night in a twin room before boarding the ferry back to the North Island. This seems like a purpose built backpackers which is more modern than most. Gutted we missed the freshly made scones that day. The rooms were a good size and clean, the bathrooms were similar although had to get up early so I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tombstone Backpackers is a relaxing place with good clean facilities. I would recommend this as a place as a stop over in Picton. Short walk into town and marina. It is very quiet at night as you are over the road from a graveyard so no noise coming from there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Clean, friendly, quirky and comfortable! Staff super helpful and nice! Rooms and communal areas were perfectly clean! There's a hot tub.. No more needs to be said so nice after a long day trekking! And as for fresh breakfast cheese scones.. Amazing! Great stay here! Thanks guys!

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