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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 #7 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 10 minute walk from the InterIslander ferry terminal, it is round the corner from the heart of the small town. It is a BBH hostel. Cool little hostel with friendly staff. They offer free wifi and there is a sauna as well. Showers are warm and the beds were comfortable. They offer hot water bottles and extra blankets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was such a cute hostel! The hostel spreads across a number of different buildings, so we had a decent-sized double room (which even had an ensuite!) in a separate building. The room was old but well maintained. The only negative point is that the hostel seems to be run by backpackers, so you may not be able to speak... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 April 16, 2015

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 April 6, 2015

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 April 2, 2015

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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