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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 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
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
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This place was a welcome relief after my horrible hostel in nelson. Warm, comfy and friendly arrival. Cosy lounge and communal areas. Spacious modern bedroom (dorm) with comfy beds and warm blankets. Only hostel I've seen that give you two pillows! Two cats give it a home touch. Lynne was lovely and breakfast was great. Hot tub in garden also... More

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Planned to stay there for a night but extended one more night because tombstone backpackers was really a good place to rest. I missed the first day of breakfast as I remembered the time wrongly (my mistake) but made an effort to wake up earlier for Lynn's scones the next day. It was hot from the oven and soft inside,... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My friend and I have stayed at the Tombstone Backpackers 3 times now - it's the only choice as far as we're concerned. Owners are welcoming and amusing. They'll pick you up and drop you off at the bus depot. The home made breakfast is worth getting up for so you don't miss out. You're the best baker Lynne. One... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you take the bluebridge ferry, they are located right across the street up a little hill from the terminal. It's very convenient. They also provide a free shuttle bus. The rooms were very small and compact, but perfect for a one-nighter. It was very clean. Their free breakfast was simple but filling, and it's an easy walk to the... More

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Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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