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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
krazeekiz Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best hostels I've stayed at in New Zealand - it's amazingly clean, the staff are knowledgeable and helpful, the location is central to everything, the kitchen is well-equipped and spacious, and again very clean, the free breakfast and tea and coffee are nice little additions, as is the free apple crumble every night! The beds... More

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Taupo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed her about 14 years ago and were very pleased. However I do not think much has been done since then as everything is decidedly tired-looking. We paid extra for an en-suite room - the shower room was rather grotty and there was no kettle, etc as other facilities at this price usually have. We stayed here for one... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night in a 6 bed female dorm. Close to isite, ferry terminal and city centre. Everything is very old fashioned and tired but it's got its charme and it's clean. Good communal areas and kitchen. They even pick you up from the ferry if needed. Would def stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

My review is only based on a quick 1-night stay on my way back to the North Island. As I had previously stayed in Picton (at another hostel), I knew what I wanted to do in town for my brief stopover and didn't spend too much time at the hostel. The main reason I chose it was location. Perfectly situated... More

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Julieb2007
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

What a gorgeous little find! Perfectly suited to the gorgeous town of Picton. Fab location only few mins walk to harbour front and supermarket. Rooms were clean and tidy, showers and kitchen are good and has a hot tub!!! (which is very clean :)

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Picton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Housed in an old - erm, well, yes: villa, this backpackers is a quirky and welcome retreat from overcrowded and/or party-heavy hostels catering to mostly under-twenties. With big charming outdoor-areas (including a trea house and barbecue!), a great mix of guests anywhere between 6 months and 70 years of age, lots of cozy corners, free wifi, a great book-exchange and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My partner and I stayed for one night in a 10 bed dorm to save some cash, and I'm glad we stayed only one night. It was a cute updated site however we found some things quite annoying. The main gathering spot outside became a smokers pit, and as a result the smoke wafted into our room just in time... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed there for a night in one of the twin rooms upstairs. Extremely homey atmosphere, nice clean room, small but good bathroom. Nice patio with a view to a garden, perfect for people who wants to stay away from crowded backpackers and relax for a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I loved the atmosphere of this hostel. My partner and I stayed in a quaint private room on the ground floor. The room was really large, had a huge bay window, a sink, television, and heater. It felt like I was staying in my grandmothers house (and I mean that in a totally loving, good way!) The staff were really... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We were picked up from the ferry terminal, which was handy, and greeted with apple crumble and ice cream. The Villa is very friendly, a short walk from the ferry and from the cafes and restaurants, and our room was comfortable.

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Address: 34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 19 Specialty lodging in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Backpackers Lodge 3.5*
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