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The Fat Cod Backpackers

9 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty lodging in Picton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mouldy showers (private rooms dont have private bathroom), over priced for what you get back, needs an update from the 70s decor. And to get to my 200 words, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah... More

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

Hi, Thanks for you review. Sorry you did not seem to enjoy your stay, as all our guests reviews before you seem to have had a great time. Yes we except that the place is getting a bit tired but had you looked around you would have seen that work is beginning on the bathrooms, by the way it is... More

Girona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I've stayed in The Fat Cod Backpakers for 2 weeks. My stay was really nice, the hostel isn't big so the atmosphere is great, you get to know everybody if you want. You feel like in the family when watching fils amb playing pool, cards,... The hostel offers everything a backpacker needs, it also is so close to town center... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

So many great things to say about this place. Due to our jobs we arrived a bit later than we'd anticipated, but on a cold evening were welcomed by a warm fire and excellent staff. The place is extremely conveniently located in Picton, within walking distance of the waterfront and downtown shops, and sheets and towels were provided. I can't... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
15 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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 March 15, 2014

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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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
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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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22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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Address: 9 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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