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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

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“homemade jams”(20 reviews)
“fire show”(14 reviews)
“herb garden”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

When I started traveling I would have never thought that I would ever feel as comfortable in a hostel, as I did in this place. It felt so much like home that I almost didn't leave the hostel whatsoever. Nikki is one of the most...More

Thank 750ruth
Response from stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest BackpackersResponded May 18, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your stay Ruth and thanks so much for your very kind comments - it was wonderful to host you :-) Keep on juggling!

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Tired of 3 months work in Wellington and before my south island trip I was after a place where to relax and enjoy the peace of NZ. Glad i’ve chosen this little gem in Picton! From the moment you step in you feel home, kitchen...More

Thank Elisa V
Response from stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest BackpackersResponded April 28, 2018

Thanks for your review Elise :-) It was great to meet you and hope to see you again one day in New Zealand!

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

When I arrived the owner, Nikki had made 'not' cross buns for the guests for Easter weekend. What a welcome! Beautiful and cosy this hostel feels like a little home. It's very clean and the beds are the most comfortable Ive found so far (no...More

Thank Josephine T
Response from stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest BackpackersResponded April 3, 2018

Thanks Josie, Looking forward to your return so we can try some more juggling/hooping and poi :-)

Reviewed March 28, 2018

This place is so cute! It appears to be a converted house into a hostel. The yard in front is beautiful with a patio and front deck and lots of chairs/picnic tables for chilling out at. We stayed in one of the cabins outside the...More

Thank Erin D
Response from stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest BackpackersResponded March 30, 2018

Aw, Erin thanks So much for thaking the itme to review us in so much depth. Much appreciated :-) Yes, I'll get some better signage sorted for the office/check-in. Often I'm in the house too..and I can see that it can be confusing. Thanks for...More

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Really nice feel here. The garden was great to chill in and around the house has a nice homely feel. Nikki the owner was great. She is very welcoming and she puts out a-lot of fruit and veg to help yourself to. Also, we accidentally...More

Thank Chippin'Ollie C
Response from stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest BackpackersResponded March 30, 2018

Thanks for your review Ollie, hope to see you here again during your NZ adventure :-)

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Picton's smallest hostel (with beds for just 16 people) is BIG on comfort. Our lovingly renovated historic villa is an easy 10 minute stroll or 3 minute drive from the centre of town and there are walking ...More tracks just outside our door. With shady decks, comfy chairs, bean bags, hammocks and sunny chill-out areas in lush gardens, either relax, play, learn or simply sit back & watch the amazing fire and glow shows at night. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including organic fruit, herb & veggie garden, breakfast, juggling toys, workshops in a variety of circus and spinning skills (poi, hoop etc) unlimited wi-fi, bikes, log fire, quality book exchange, musical instruments, barbecue, well equipped kitchen with a huge array of herbs & spices, information/advice/bookings on local activities AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten! Less
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Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Brendah71565
November 27, 2015|
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Response from Till1234 | Reviewed this property |
Uhm it is a quiet long walk. Takes you probably 20min by walking... But I'd say it is worth it. You can try to ask them to pick you up, but I think they don't do it normaly.
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"couples, pick the cabins!"
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"Blue, red or cabin room for couples are great!!"
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"Single room was absolutely lovely and spacious."
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