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    The Villa Backpackers YHA Lodge

    34 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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    • Excellent43%
    • Very good32%
    • Average15%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    “hot tub” (22 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 190 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    good location-300 metres from ferry terminal with I-site office along the way. friendly staff. clean and comfortable accommodation for a night before heading for nelson. good wifi signal and a well equipped kitchenette

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed in a twin ensuite room with a family of cockroaches. They were in the bathroom and in the room and even joined my partner in bed by crawling over his leg! Beds were a bit wobbly but okay. There were lights on the...More

    Thank Sarah M
    Response from VillaPicton, Manager at The Villa Backpackers YHA LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

    Kiaora Sarah, Thank you for leaving us a review, and alerting us to the problem in our twin ensuite. Unfortunately if we cannot see insects/bugs during the day while cleaning and guests DO NOT tell us at reception.. It can be difficult to pick up....More

    Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here on a tour of New Zealand in September 2017 and can hands down say across 30 nights on both islands it was the dirtiest, worst kept place we stayed. Disappointed to give such a poor review as staff were very nice and...More

    Thank Dylanm01
    Response from VillaPicton, Manager at The Villa Backpackers YHA LodgeResponded December 3, 2017

    Kia Ora Dylan, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us in September! Since your stay we have taken on new staff and management and have thoroughly cleaned the hostel inside and out! We have also replaced the oven...More

    Reviewed November 2, 2017

    We stayed for one evening as we were booked to take the InterIslander ferry in the morning. The main house is really quaint and inviting. All the staff were really friendly and very helpful. We chose a room with two bed and self contained shower...More

    1  Thank kiwispirit99
    Reviewed October 29, 2017

    Cheaper price. Good location. Female dorm has a sink in it, no need to go for the public ones. Hot tub. Homey atmosphere. Building is special with decorations. Very complete facilities. The only problem is that the alarm sounds off with no reason, hope they...More

    1  Thank Stephanie L
    Response from VillaPicton, Manager at The Villa Backpackers YHA LodgeResponded October 30, 2017

    Kia Ora Stephanie, Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our Hostel, our Hot Tub and the rest of our Facilities. My apologies for the Fire Alarm disturbance during your stay, we have since had this issue fixed. All the best on the...More

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    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Hot Tub
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    • $24 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    "not enough space in dorms. try get a dorm with less occupants so no towels drip on your pillow and space to..."
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    "Room 13 is very noisy."
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    "Definitely not great for disabled travellers."
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    "Ask for a room with a radiator or some sort of heating system if staying there in winter"
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