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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

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34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came over from Wellington for a one night stay, and I'm super glad I picked the Villa! It suited my needs as a short-term solo traveller Pros: - Gorgeous complex with a lovely outdoor area - Central location, next to a popular Dutch bakery - Amazing high-pressure showers - Well equipped kitchens - Book swap - Knowledgeable staff -... More 

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Thank georg1811027
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us where stopping in Picton for a night after coming over on an evening ferry. The villa was perfect for what we needed; - affordable - kitchen with cutlery and crockery etc - close to town, easily walkable - pool table and spa pool complimentary (they also had bikes which were free to hire) - we drove but... More 

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Thank Gus M
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here in a mixed dorm on our way to Wellington. It was the cutest backpackers I've seen with lovely gardens. There was also a spa that anyone could use and the overall feel was really nice. The staff were also really friendly and helpful! Would highly recommend to anyone travelling through Picton!

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Thank RhiannonMclean
Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Nice little backpackers. We had a double ensuite which was perfectly fine. Spa pool and outdoor area looked nice, and the kitchen was clean with plenty of space. Staff were friendly. Good location - easy walk from the ferry. $86 so not super cheap but OK

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This hostel looks very nice, because of the many outside places where you can hang out. They have a very nice backyard and the kitchen is quite big. Also, the staff is very nice! Apart from that, the rooms, showers and toilets are quite standard. Other things I liked: free wifi and possibility to use the facilities after checkout when... More 

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Thank DaphneMaas
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Great little hostel to stay at, free wifi, hot tub and nice rooms. Would recommend to anyone, looks a little quirky form the front but has a beautiful backyard, kitchen and lounge area. Perfect location too! 2 minute walk to Main Street and 5 mins to beach and ferry terminals

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Motueka New Zealand
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We were booked in for the night in a twin room with bathroom. We had notified the motel that we were arriving on the late Ferry from Wellington arriving at 11.30pm. There were no glasses or mugs in our room for water and no way to access any. The next morning the receptionist told us the key to our room... More 

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Thank RogerQ992
VillaPicton, Owner at The Villa Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We regard all feedback as worthwhile and helps us continually improve. I am disappointed that we didn't live up to expectations and the guests found it difficult to navigate their way in late at night. The Villa is a YHA/Backpacker not a motel and this is reflected in the price, about half the cost of... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

. This is most people’s first stop in the south island after getting off the free ferry shuttle and it would have been easy for the owners to slack off in that regard. But the hostel is clean and cosy, with a well-stocked kitchen and a quiet room with no TV or radio (they have both of those too of... More 

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Thank MJRowlands
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed only for a night. They reply to my e-mails promptly. They even offered to pick me up at the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal but sadly they wasn't able to (waited for 2hrs) pick me up. The only consolation that i got after waiting 2hrs at the ferry terminal is they gave me a discount of $22, I only paid for... More 

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Thank peachy3peach
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Clean room, communal area is clean! Friendly staff, free breakfast, tea, coffee and even free apple crumble EVERY NIGHT! A cozy garden to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Definitely a good choice to stay at Picton!

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