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Jugglers Rest Backpackers
Ranked #1 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Best first experience”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was the first backpackers i've ever stayed in and it blew my expectations out the roof. From its cosy hammocks, friendly staff and amazing fire shows the Jugglers Rest made my first backpackers experience an unforgettable one.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed December 9, 2013

A unique cosy hostel - very personal, relaxed with a great atmosphere. If you like juggling, poi or anything related, it's the place for you to be. I just enjoyed the performances of Nikki (staff) and the other travellers who did some amazing shows in the evenings.
Definitely recommend this one if you don't like anonymity in hostels - and will be staying there again on our way back up north.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Beautiful place with a tight crew of lovely people and affordable clean and tidy accommodation. With a warm and friendly sense of family and kindness in a treasured surrounding with plenty to do and learn from the guests and managers. Thank you Nikki for and amazing and wonder filled time . Will be staying there again in the future.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Moers, Germany
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Jugglers Rest is a very small and nice hostel. It just takes five minutes by feet to go to the city centre. The garden around the hostel is great and there are fresh herbs all the time and a lot of nice places to relax. The inside of the hostel is clean, so is the kitchen. You really can see that the hostel owners care for their hostel a lot. But as there is just a little number of beds you have to book before you arrive.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Kajaani, Finland
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

Jugglers is a warm, cosy, clean, funky little hostel where you want to stay! Super-friendly staff welcomes you and makes you feel comfortable. It's also easy get to know other travellers there and so far Jugglers has been one of the best hostels that we've visited on South Island. Kitchen is well-equipped and you can even buy free-range eggs and homemade yummu jam! We are definetely going there again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Martinborough, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

It is a small little hostel so we were lucky to get a room. But since it is small you get comfortable beds, no bunks. It has great facilities, great fresh herbs in the garden, and it is very cosy and you will feel right at home. The hosts Nicki and Bruce are really nice! Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, they have nice huts too, little more expensive but more privacy.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Such a lovely place. Clean, comfortable, homely and serene...but with the right amount of playfulness. Beautiful house and garden, with an outdoor area where one can lounge in hammocks, read, enjoy a drink, learn some juggling skills or watch some fire dancing! I would recommend this place over and over, and look forward to my next visit.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Jugglers Rest Backpackers

Property: Jugglers Rest Backpackers
Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Picton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including unlimited wi-fi, organic fruit & veggie garden, breakfast - homemade bread & jam available, real log fire, heaters & electric blankets, quality book exchange & games, bikes, musical instruments & juggling toys, workshops in poi, juggling & hula hoop spinning, slackline, unicycle & spinning staffs to use, gas barbeque & picnic table, Information/advice/bookings on local activities, free tea, coffee, herbs & spices AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten! Situated in a quiet residential area, far enough to avoid the noise of the port and trains, but close enough to easily access all pretty little Picton has to offer by foot, our location gives you the best of both worlds. 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. There are walking tracks right outside the door in the Esson Valley, and we can help arrange trips out into the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough's famous award winning vineyards. ... more   less 
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