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Tombstone Backpackers

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was recommended this hostel by a travelling friend and decided to end my trip to New Zealand at Tombstone. I was not disappointed and thoroughly enjoyed my time there, meeting some interesting travellers. There are separate TV, reading and common rooms which enable you to enjoy the serenity or get amongst it with fellow guests. A selection of DVD's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this through Booking.com as I wanted something close the the ferry or so I thought as I thought it was walkable but it isn't! Called the site and they advised that they have a shuttle in a designated area at the ferry terminal - awesome. The front door of the hotel is a giant coffin shape and the... More 

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Tombstone_BP, Owner at Tombstone Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Sycomp, thank you for taking the time to write a review for Tombstone Backpackers - we appreciate the feedback and are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Interislander ferry terminal is a 15 minute walk from the hostel but as you say we provide a free shuttle for those that want a pickup or drop off. Bluebridge... More 

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4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The common area is quite good with different rooms, garden, deckchairs, table tennis... Great free cheese-scones for breakfast :-) !! I stayed in a 8-bed-dorm. The beds were really squeezed in this tiny little room. I even took my backpack in bed for the night because there was no space on the floor to store it... I slept in an... More 

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Thank giulinomino
Tombstone_BP, Owner at Tombstone Backpackers, responded to this review

On behalf of the Tombstone Management, we were very pleased that you enjoyed the various free benefits our backpackers offer, such as the cheese scones, unlimited wifi, bikes and spa. However we were sorry to hear that your room was not to your satisfaction... we are in the process of providing appropriate shelving in this room but in order to... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We stayed at this backpackers after catching the Interislander from Wellington. What a great place to stay! The location is not super convenient if you don't have a vehicle (15min walk from the main street), but offers lovely views over Picton. The room is warm, cosy and modern. It's well-appointed with ensuite bathroom at the entrance and a nice balcony.... More 

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Thank acarb83
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Super Backpacker. Clean, top doubleroom we had, free wifi, super spa pool, free breakfast. Maybe kitchen a little bit small and a little cool for breakfast. Gary is very friendly and relaxed. Everything is clean. Maybe a little pricy but OK.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I am not sure if there is anything bad to say about this hostel. Very nice rooms- comfy beds- two pillows, duvet and blanket. Lovely, clean, moderns showers, The hostel has bits of gym equipment, pool table, table tennis table and a TV room. There is a hot tub and sun loungers. The hostel has great free wifi in the... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Excellent hostel with lots of excellent doubles with French windows onto the garden. Loads of powerful clean showers and lots of toilets! Hot tub overlooking town. Free breakfast and nice living area. Sociable with movie night and free popcorn. Clean kitchen. Overall great place to stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

After arriving in the port town of Picton somewhat frazzled and without a bed to call our own, we were advised by the loveliest car rental man at omega cars to check in to tombstone backpackers. Whilst at first alarmed by the morbid tendencies displayed by such an outrageous name and front door we were immediately charmed by Gary and... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My friend and I stayed in a three-bed room and shared with a very nice stranger. The kitchen was quite busy at the usual dinner time, but provided everything we needed to cook a meal. LOVED the shower! Grapes were ripe and picked from the canopy outside. So a nice little sweet treat as we walked around the property. OH!... More 

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Thank NewYorkernNewZealand
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the nicest hostels we stayed in New Zealand. It had a lovely room overlooking the harbour, pool tables, a spa and gym equipment. There was also a lovely patio terrace to eat the complimentary breakfast (delicious homemade scones and more) in the morning.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Tombstone Backpackers

Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $40 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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