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Tombstone Backpackers

16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly lady behind the counter who welcomed us in from the cold. This is a great place to stay if you need to catch the ferry. You get your own towels and separate keys especially if there are two of you. Great kitchen facilities clean and wonderful. Would highly recommend.!

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After reading all the 5 star reviews here on Tripadvisor it became clear that I had to stay here before catching the ferry to Wellington. Well I'm glad I gave this hostel a chance because this has to be the best hostel that I've stayed at in NZ. The owner Lynne was extremely helpful in answering any questions that I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Beautiful property and lovely staff. We have stayed here for 2 nights and we felt very welcome. Yummy free breakfast, free PC, free pool, free hot tub and free WI FI and beautiful apartments! This is how a hostel should be like! After spending almost 2 months in plenty of different hostels, this one is the best one in NZ!!!

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Fort St. John, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

As other reviews have attested, this is an amazing property. I suspect it's critics could argue that by not being in the downtown core it's location is a handicap, but with free shuttle, or a short walk to town this is hardly a problem. The outstanding view of Picton, the harbour and surrounding hills makes the slightly out of downtown... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Awesome place! From the free pickup and drop-off to the ferry, to the log fire and hot-tub overlooking the town. A great free breakfast is included with home-made scones and jam, toast and a selection of serials. Really homely feel in the lounge area's warmed by the log fire where there is free unlimited internet, piano, guitar's a heaps of... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stayed here as a couple prior to getting the ferry to Wellington. We thought the theme was very well thought out even down to the front door! Clean Great ensuite double room - newly refurbished. Good use of space. Warm and well insulated. Good parking (free) Excellent kitchen and communal facilities - lovely cozy fire. Free wifi which worked... More

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Osnabruck, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Had a nice scary theme. A super service. Super clean. Quite. Nice location as it's a little bit uphill. Could have more chargers and a higher range of the internet. +you get breakfast The manager even drove me to annother hostel because I was no able to extend as the hostel was fully booked. Never experienced something like that.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Really friendly welcome, spacious well equipped kitchen, good showers, comfy beds, good pillows, lots of space to relax and perfect location for the ferry terminal. Only downside was the dorm room was a little cramped for 8people but it's not a problem if you're only staying a night or two pre/post ferry.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed here for two nights over Easter, and after arriving late on the ferry from Wellington were pleased to find the hostel is really close to the ferry terminal. Hostel is very well set up and Lynne was really friendly and helpful. Walking distance to the restaurants/main shops in Picton and good parking just outside the hotel. We stayed... More

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Temuka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Recently did a road trip, by truck, from north to south, with my sisters. I read alot of reviews from Trip advisor before deciding the Tombstone was the best choice, in Picton, to stay....and I was right on the button. After a bit of an uncomfortable journey across the strait (due to bad weather and lack of seating with everyone... More

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Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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