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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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The Villa Backpackers Lodge
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Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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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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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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I stayed for one night in a private room with a friend. The hostel is adorable and very charismatic, although it's spread out into several buildings. Our room shared a balcony with two other rooms that overlooked the small courtyard, which had ample seating and a nice mix of sun and shade. The wifi worked well both in the room... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I had a great time at the The Villa!! The staff was very friendly, specially Mark and Fede, they were very nice and helpful and gave us very good ideas for going around. It's a charming old building with a lovely garden, a tree house and many different places to stay and relax. It's the kind of places that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

We booked to stay in a 4 bed dorm but we were the only 2 in there which was quite nice! The overall first impression of the Villa was great, homely, bright and welcoming. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. The showers/toilets were also clean. The garden has so many different areas to sit in - the... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Everyone was friendly! Lovely clean place, nice staff easy walk to all local amenities! Great chilled out stay, would stay again and recommend to everyone! :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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