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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Boston, MA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
104 hotel reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms: reasonable dorm beds with lots of blankets. Heater works reasonably well. Hooks in several places. Each bed has it's own light. Common rooms: fireplace and couches. How can you argue with that! Kitchen: clean and has everything you need. Staff: friendly, helpful and can book anything for you. Wifi is free and strong. Good location right in the center.... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great stay at the Villa - I was only there one night and would've stayed longer if I could! Some of the friendliest staff of any hostel in New Zealand, the complimentary apple crumble is top notch, and the hostel itself is really cosy. It feels more like a home than a stuffy hotel or mondo 10-story... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Villa is simply great! We arrived late and pretty hungry, so the receptionist arranged for us to have some of the free apple crumble pie with ice cream first and have some jacuzzi time afterwards. Both were very, very good. The hostel has a nice atmosphere and it's a shame we only stayed there for one night. We watched... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What an amazing hostel! It was a nice, cosy house which gave me a warm feeling. The staff was very kind and helpfull. The kitchen, showers and toilets are very clean and the jacuzzi was amazing. The free apple crumble with ice cream in the evening was the finishing touch...

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were stranded in Picton after catching the late ferry and not being able to hitchhike. We arrived at the villa to a warm welcome and really felt at home. They really care about getting people together. They ring a bell to get everyone out of their rooms to have apple crumble. We spent the night on the long table... More

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I loved this hostel. It's an old house with additional rooms around the patio, a tree house, and jacuzzi. The people who work there are very nice and the owner helped us arrange our Queen Charlotte trek. The facilities are very clean and there's free apple crumble and ice cream every night.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I stayed here before starting my trip around the South Island, and I wished that I had an extra night to enjoy it. The hostel has a cool setup and offers enough to keep you busy! The rooms were cozy and opened right to the patio, there was free wifi and a personal lamp at every bed, and I liked... More

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Osnabruck, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I guess it used to be in better conditions but still you have everything you need and it's well located. I liked the treehouse which was really enjoyable. But as I already metioned: everything looks like it used to be in a better condition.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I selected the Villa Backpackers because they were centrally located in Picton and were so helpful in arranging our Queen Charlotte Trek. I connected with Katherine at Villa BP and she was able to arrange everything from the ferry from Wellington to the entire Queen Charlotte Trek and back. This was an amazing service. The Lodge offers a number of... More

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Rostock, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The villa is located very close to the ferry terminal, no worries though, they do ferry pickups. The rooms are clean but not very big. It is quite cheap for $24 a night (6bed dorm). They offer free breakfast and free (very delicious) apple crumble every day. There is a free hot tub in the charming garden and a cozy... 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*
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