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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

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8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Jugglers rest every year (for the last 3 years) for a period of 2/4 weeks during the summer. Every time I am blown away by the warmth and hospitality of Nikki and Bruce. They run a holistic service with amazing facilities (in a beautiful heritage building!), cultivate a lovely community, host mind blowing performances, provide valuable... More 

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1 Thank Josh S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is like staying at a lovely friend's house! Wonderful welcome from the owner. Clean, comfortable room with standards well above a usual hostel. Fantastic value for money. Tea and coffee provided. Nice bathrooms. Great, relaxed environment. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bruce is tall. He's also a great host, and very welcoming. The place is in a very warm homely feeling house with history and character. A very friendly environment where guests come together and learn to play with fire toys, hula hoops and guitar or can be found chilling in hammocks on the verandah outside. The picturesque surrounding native bush... More 

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Thank jake m
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly owners, inviting and chatty - offered veg off the allotment for our own cooking! Loved the alternative, artsy vibe. Bruce and his lady friend (I'm sorry we don't remember her name!) were v friendly. Only downside is the ridiculously low cut off of Internet data - i enjoy it's to be social but when you're travelling you need... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Had a wonderful and very relaxing stay for a few nights at this cosy, endearingly eccentric hostel. Beds are comfortable, the owners couldn't be more welcoming, there's a lovely wood fire in the drawing room, a cat who enjoys snuggles until otherwise, and plenty of circus gear to have fun with. Internet's free and reliable, though runs on tickets of... More 

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Margaret River, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I arrived alone as the season was ending and was greeted by Bruce as though he was a mate I had known all my life. He wasn't short on advice on trips around the area and named great places to eat, drink etc. The hostel was more of a house, with a uniqueness unlike any other I have been in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely time, a real home away from home. Great smiles, laughter, and company. The kitchen was great and the cat is like a friendly dog which is ok in my book. Great organic chillies, i know their quality. Thank you Bruce and Nikki.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place. A true home away from home and one my favourite hostels in NZ. Relaxed and quirky, I cannot wait to stay again but very worried about over advertising how amazing it is in case there will be no room at the Inn!

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1 Thank Dr C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had a fantastic experience stayng here! It felt like a home from home with a cozy fire and a cat. we were very well taken care of and loved our stay here! Best hostel in Picton :) Omi is the best cat in NZ too!

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Motueka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is my third stay at Jugglers Rest and I will definitley be back again. Great atmosphere, cozy and relaxing. The staff are always happy to help. A very clean hostel and very comfortable beds! One of the best backpackers I've ever stayed in!!! I would HIGHLY reccommend. :-)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi

Additional Information about Jugglers Rest Backpackers

Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $55 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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