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Tombstone Backpackers

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16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Tombstone Backpackers
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Ranked #2 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised with Tombstone Backpackers. The price is right and the twin room we booked was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff . They made bookings for tours, and helpful suggestions for restaurants. It is just a short walk to the centre of Picton and the ferry for those without a vehicle. Although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

They have clearly put a lot of thought into this place and it shows. Thick walls keep the private rooms relatively quiet, shelves (with stickers provided) for food, several different lounging areas, washer/dryer/clothesline, pool and ping pong tables, sun loungers with a view, and even a hot tub. The included breakfast has cereal, milk, tea/coffee, bread and fresh scones (if... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had an amazing time at Tombstone and to be honest its one of the best hostel Ive stayed in NZ. The hosts are nice and friendly, when you check-in, Gary gave us a tour of the hostel and took us to our room. The hostel is clean, spa, free wifi, free brekkie and they make their own scones! Its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I've never experienced such a thoughtful welcome at a hostel as the one we got here. We enjoyed our room with private bath and balcony, and fresh scones in the morning. It is walking distance from town and the ferry. What a great place to stay for a night before heading to the north island. The hosts are very easy-going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Well priced, fantastic service and brilliant facilities! They have a spa that can be used, wifi that is free and they provide a great breakfast for free, including freshly baked scones with jam and cream! They even went out of their way and dropped us off at the Picton Airport! So friendly and happy to accommodate! Can't praise it enough!

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