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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Stayed in the 'apartment' and had an extremely comfortable stay for 2 nights. Gary and Nikki fab hosts and extremely generous with freshly made home made scones at breakfast as well as usual fare. Lots of great entertaining facilities and free wifi. Def recommend this place en route to or from North Island or make a diversion here for the... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Tombstone Backpackers is aptly named as it is located across the street from the Picton cemetery. Despite the somber sounding location, the Tombstone is a lively hostel, hosted by Nikki and Gary, who are twin balls of activity keeping the place humming yet they always seem to have time for a smile and to answer questions and make recommendations... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I loved this hostel, very clean and they go the extra mile. Quirky, themed, clean and fun. staff were very friendly and genuine, homely and sociable atmosphere despite free wi fi and best of all free fresh home made scones each morning. What more could you want?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here when Lynne and Gordon owned and ran it. Apparently new owners have since taken it over. Tombstone was hands down the best hostel that I stayed in during my 17 months in Aus/NZ. Great common areas with free computers, free wifi, television room, bookshelf (if you take one, replace it with a used one of your own)... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Don't be put off by its location opposite the cemetery!!! Nikki and Gary will give you a warm New Zealand welcome. It's a lovely homely property with owners on site always available to help you out. Good location about 10 min walk from town and ferry terminals. Owners will pick you up or drop you at ferry and run regular... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a double ensuite room. The room was small, but had a shared deck, comfortable bed, and hot showers. They provide towels, shampoo, conditioner, and soap. The kitchen is very clean with ample pots, pans, knives, cups, and plates. Tombstone provides breakfast which includes large, freshly baked scones with butter and jam which were delicious. The internet is free,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This was a Queen-bedded apartment, with en-suite shower room and full kitchen. It had a balcony and also included a continental breakfast. The wifi was very good, but only available in the communal areas. It was recently equipped with modern conveniences in the large kitchen area. The bed was firm and very comfortable. The shower room was small, but perfectly... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for one night before walking the Queen Charlotte Track. The location is ok, about 15 minutes walk to/from the ferry terminal or 10 minutes walk to/from town. We stayed in a private double room with ensuite and felt it was overpriced for what we got. Maybe we are getting too old for backpackers or... More 

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Augsburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at the Tombstone Backpackers in Pocton. The family that runs the Hostel is very nice, especially the mother always asked how we were doing, what our plans were etc. Our room was nice and the bed was comfortable, although the internet didn't work in the room (it was in a seperate building) and there was... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is a really nice hostel, and a great place to stay if you visit Picton. The owners are very friendly and helpful, our ensuite room was nice and clean (a bit odd for us that the toilet bowl and shower cabin were immediately behind the room's entrance door, but we had no problem with it), the communal area of... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $41 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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