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The Villa Backpackers Lodge
3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
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“Stay Here! It's the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2007

I loved this place! Lovely, friendliest staff ever - and the sweetest dog, Milly, plus you are invited to walk her. If you're a dog lover, it's so much fun to take her out. She loves everyone and everything. The dorms can be a little crowded, but the place is so great it's worth it - and the private rooms are amazing, I'd recommend them. Picton is worth spending an extra night - most people bypass it for Kaikoura or Christchurch, but it's one of the best small towns in NZ for relaxing.

Stayed January 2007
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2005

I stayed at the villa for a 2 night stay to enjoy the tranquility and calm of Picton. Picton has a very chilled out atmosphere and a GREAT Irish bar (not the usual theme but a lovely bar run by an Irish connected couple). The hostel, although not the cheapest, is well equiped and has a great atmosphere and helpful staff.
In Picton, as a portal between North and south, you will meet travellers with stories and advice of where to go and where not to go in both Islands.
Don't forget to ask the staff for advice and see the very well behaved hostel cats and dogs (who you can walk if you want).

the best hostel I visited in the whole of New Zealand.

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Additional Information about The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Address: 34 Auckland Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Backpackers Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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