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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

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34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Picton
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Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just been here for one night, but what a night. This hostel is very close to the ferry stations and near to the resto of the city. Very clean, organized, beautiful place with lovely staff. Kitchen a bit small, but very clean and with nice free stuff. They have a hot spa that's just awesome in this cold nights.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this hostel! Staff were very friendly and gave a tour of the place during check in. In the evening a fire was lit and the place was very warm and inviting. Plus they had free apple crumble and ice cream over winter! The rooms were very clean and spacious with extra blankets and hot water bottles available.... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night here after arriving from the North Island by ferry – conveniently its location is a stones throw away from the terminal. This hostel has a real homely, comfy vibe about it from the kitsch retro décor to the free (delicious) homemade apple crumble and ice cream they serve in the evening. The staff are young but really... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the ferry termial, place is cold and very damp. the condensation in the rooms was dripping down the windows and the room was freezing at night. The heater was a little fan heater with no timer or themostate so could not be left on at all. Offers free tea, coffee and breakfast. But in the morning... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a lovely, rambling villa with smaller cottage in pleasant garden. the front veranda was perfect for lounging in the last of the afternoon sun. nice big kitchen, separate dining and living room in villa with fires which would be welcome in very cold weather. the spa in the courtyard was a bonus after a long day of walking. tea, coffee,... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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