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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 20 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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Villa is really close to the ferry terminals and supermarket, although Picton is a quite small town where everything is nearby. They offer their guests a wonderful garden and veranda to hang out, clean facilities and a nice kitchen. Mark from the reception really seems to love his job, he makes you feel very welcome - thank you for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hostel after seeing it in lonely planet. How pleased we were that we booked it. Great loungy aroundy areas, at least 2 kitchens, plenty of space, great info on the area. We had a great time! Met the owner and both managers, all of whom were friendly, helpful and chatty. My only piece of feedback for improvement... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing hostel, with friendly and helpful staff! The hostel feels like home. The fireplace and the spa are amazing! A great place to meet new people while you're backpacking through NZ. Love to go back one day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Picton and this Hostel for a couple days. And this Hostel is really perfect to stay! You will meet there fantastic people. And in winter time you will get a hot apple crumble (it tasted awesome!). I loved this Hostel so much that I came again a month later. And it was perfect to sit in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Very close to the ferry for walking even with a big backpack. Kitchen is lacking in most every way, perhaps it was just the smaller one for the part we were in, but that's what I have to review. Tour was pretty basic, never saw any of this so apple crumb pie perhaps it was only in the bigger building.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is OK. New and clean kitchen. The rooms are alright. Maybe the German manager had a bad day, she was not too friendly and seemed pretty stressed out. There are better hostels with very friendly management in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Welcoming from the moment I was picked up from the ferry terminal. Its definetely walkable, but it was raining You are given a small tour when you check in. The apple crumb pie in the evening brings everyone together, giving the opportunity to meet others so easily. wish I could've stayed longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I reckon it was the best hostel I stayed at whilst my travels around New Zealand. It is very homely and especially charming as the building is actually an about 100 year old villa. There is a very neat backyard resp. garden with a free, very clean hot spa, free bikes (I haven't taken advantage of), free, delicious hot apple... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very Nice Hostel, stayed there while travelling on the Stray Bus. I Travelled new Zealnd during one month from North to South and it was by far The fastest free wifi Internet I have ever had in New Zealand. Free Breakfast basic but still and Free crumble after diner. Room and kitchen are Nice and well equipped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I enjoyed my stay here. First and only hostel on my 2 week vacation to show me around upon check-in. Happy and friendly front desk staff. I think his name was Mark. My only complaint was we had booked a 6bed dorm and ended up in a 10bed dorm. Free unlimited wifi. The grounds are comfortable as inviting. There's a... More 

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Address: 34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Backpackers Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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