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Tombstone Backpackers
16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Quincy, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Terrific!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The owners are very accommodating, they picked me up at the ferry when I arrived and dropped me at the train when I was leaving. The room was very clean. Breakfast was included and free internet access. I would recommend Tombstone to anyone traveling to or through Picton.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Breakfast included. Wake up to fresh cheese scones just out of oven!!! Awesome place to stay.
Really helpful and friendly staff. Great place to stay.
Clean rooms and plenty of hot water. It is a pain that I need to write 200 characters to be able to submit this review!!

Room Tip: En suite, worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boulder, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Tombstone was the best place I stayed in New Zealand. The host couldn't have been nicer, the rooms were clean and beautiful, the common areas were well-appointed, and the hot tub overlooking the harbour was divine. Lots of great extras that were so appreciated, too, like breakfast, a real towel, and some free wifi credit. A fantastic value and a welcome step up from many other NZ hostels.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This was the best hostel I have ever been to. Very clean and looks new. Nice breakfast with freshly baked bread with cheese. Nice lounge area. They have a fireplace inside and few cats. Which makes the place really cozy. Jacuzzi outside!!! Very friendly owners.
Very recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

A very intriguing place, as you can tell be the name! Its located near a cemetery-hence the name Tombstone. Very clean, affordable and walking distance from anything else in Picton. Wonderful community kitchen and other amenities. We had an ensuite room that had a walk out balcony with a stunning view of the sunrise. The hosts are prompt and friendly. I had emailed them with questions ahead of our travels and they responded right away. They also offer pick-ups from the ferry terminal if you need it. The breakfast was awesome too! I believe this place gave me the best night sleep out of our whole vacation as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Havelock North, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Lynn was an amazing hostess. I arrived the previous day to book and pay for a shared room @ $25 for the night. The room was clean as is in the photos - they do not lie! The facilities were very good and wi fi is available if you take your own lap top (there were also computers there for you to use!) I am used to staying in hotels, so this was a bit of a first for me. And I was delighted with the privacy as well (I am sure being winter, it was very quiet compared to the thick of summer). There were a couple of cool cats and an avery with quails, canaries and a love bird! If I was in Picton again, I would definitely book a room here. Thanks Lynn for your lovely hospitality.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed in an ensuite room, it was like a hotel room for the price of a backpackers double ($75). Also the fascilities were great - spa, pool table, internet and several lounges with great chill out spaces. The place was really clean too. The BEST bit though was the breakfast, yummy hot cheese scones, just out of the oven! also ceral, toast...all you could want! the host are really friendly and helpful too :) highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #2 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
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Number of rooms: 14
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