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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Short one night stay but the property was pretty amazing. Arrived after dark and the weather was less then ideal but the outdoor area looked nice with hammocks and lights to decorate. sweet little hang out that over looks the outside area too. Clean kitchen with basic (salt, pepper, and other herbs and spices), free tea and coffee. Clean showers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed here as part of the Stray group on two occasions. One night in a dorm with others and another night in a private double. I can not recommend this place more highly. Marc on reception is god send to this place, he's extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble and always has a smile on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good place to stay for 1 or 2 nights. Nice area for chilling and talk or for a BBQ outside in the "garden". Very friendly and helpful staff. Rooms could be a bit bigger but are okay. The bed was a bit wobbly. Would recommend this to friends of mine.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in an on suite room which was quite basic and well worn but clean and tidy. Unfortunately the bed had seen better days and was very uncomfortable. Good communal kitchen although eating space was limited to one table. Very friendly staff and there was a nice atmosphere at the hostel..free wi fi always a bonus!. If you are... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this hostel. It's registered with both YHA and BBH as well as going by it's own name. They have a hot tub, fire pit, and tree house. The kitchen is big with plenty of tools and space for everyone. The lounge is a bit small but still fun. The bed wasn't the most comfortable, but adequate. It didn't... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm. Pros -3 bunk beds, very spaced out so plenty of room. -Each bed had its own socket, light, and shelve. -two rooms inside and tables outside to chill. Lots of sofas -clean. Well stocked kitchen with free tea, coffee and seasoning -3 showers and 3 toilets, all clean. Showers have good pressure/temperature -friendly... More 

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

The room we stayed in was like a cabin with 4 bunks. There was only one bathroom with and one other shower that was outside across the yard. They did have a nice yard where you sit and have coffee and relax. The cabin had a heavy sliding patio door with curtain for not so much privacy which you always... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Great hostel. I arrived pretty late and they welcomed me with delicious apple crumble. It’s by far the cutest hostel I have stayed in. It gives you the feel of a traditional B&B with comfy chairs and a hammock on the veranda. It was also nice to have free wifi for a change. Would love to stay there again. Great... More 

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very cute little backpackers. Two well stocked kitchens, a good size so never got too busy. There is also pool table, spa and TV rooms. Lovely courtyard area, decorated really well. Enjoyed our stay very much!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the time we were met at the ferry till 2 days later when we were dropped off at the train, we found the staff very helpful. We had an upastairs en suite room with our own TV and felt the rates were very competitive. The kitchen is lovely and there is a great spa pool and outdoors back yard... More 

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