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The Fat Cod Backpackers

9 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at Fat Cod Backpackers. It's great value for money and close to shops and restaurants. The lounge room and kitchen are big. The toilet/shower is unisex and clean enough. And the internet was fast. I stayed in a comfy double room (room 9). It's located right at the front next to the entrance and check... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long drive from the South we were welcomed with a friendly Kiwi smile from Scot. The backpackers looks small and cute from the outside but spacious and convenient on the inside. We stayed in one of the 5 person rooms with plenty space for luggage and comfortable beds. The perfect chill out before heading North or arriving from... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed there for a couple of nights and had a really good time. Staff were super friendly, helpful and went out of their way. The rooms are well kept and the hostel is clean. Free 30 min wifi a day was a good bonus.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Personally, I liked this place a great deal. The bunk beds are sturdy and wooden and the large female dorm big, airy and bright. There is a large number of showers and toilets, you never need to queue, but the common areas have the intimate feel of a smaller boutique backpackers. The layout is very functional, with separate dining area... More

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Picton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Stayed here before and after hiking the Queen Charlotte Track. Great that they have car parking and could leave my car here (for free) while out in the wilderness. The 8 bed female dorm had loads of space. 8 minute hot showers a good idea - saves the environment and saves waiting in line for half an hour for the... More

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Osaka, Japan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

For the price I can't really complain, about the paper thin walls, or not totally clean shared bathrooms. However I can complain about the noisy staff (talking in loud German ) at 1.30am right next to our double room, and the rather itchy bed sheets and hair on our pillows. Nice location, and if I was a backpacker I'd probably... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This is a lovely little hostel, right next to the ferry and bus terminal and a couple of minutes walk from the shop. it's quite small so really cosy and friendly with nice staff and very clean with a well facilitated kitchen too. Really nice, welcoming atmosphere and very nice owners. Would definitely stay there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I stayed at the hostel for a couple of nights in March. The staff were chatty & friendly and very helpful. I liked my room, it was not busy so I had my choice of top or bottom bunk! The facilities were clean. Towels were provided and the laundry facilities were inexpensive. I also received some vouchers on arrival for... More

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Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to add a review to our trip adviser page. We enjoy hearing what people have to say about our business, (good or bad) as it helps us in improve our service to you. All the best Rachelle More

Warkworth, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We breezed in looking for somewhere to shower and change before catching the late ferry to Wellington. We were made very welcome and given towels and pointed at the showers - very hot and very welcome! We were able to use the kitchen, very clean and well equipped,to prepare some much needed food, and the lounge for resting in till... More

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Hawera, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I know the past reviews are pretty crappy, but this place now has new managers and they are wonderful. It's almost a shame they've inherited the past ratings. But I guess the only way is up. I'm not a backpackers type of girl, but after staying here I'm a convert. Everything was clean and easy to use. Kitchen well stocked... More

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Address: 9 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 19 Specialty lodging in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Owners have redecorated and revamped this backpackers. Modern colours through out and nice modern rooms. Comfortable lounge and well equiped kitchen. Great deck for a drink in the sun. Great location, closest to the ferry and next to train station, 100 meters to the centre of town and accross the road to the foreshore. ... more   less 
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