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Centreville, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2012

This was wonderful place. It's clean, comfortable, and in an ideal location if you need to catch the Cook Strait ferry the next morning. The common areas make it easy to meet and talk to other travelers if you're in the mood, and the bedrooms are cozy and well-appointed. The views from the large windows on the front of the... More 

Thank Hilary S
Toronto, Canada
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233 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

I stayed here on a couple of occasions and I liked it overall. It has a certain charm to it and feels very homey. It is clean and comfortable and its location is lovely and peaceful. Not ideal if you want to be right in the centre of town, but it's not an issue to get there. Again, it all... More 

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Fraser, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Let me start by saying after this vacation and this being my first vacation I have stayed in hostels, I prefer a little more luxury. We arrived at about 8:30pm, Stefanie left a note for us and a key to the place. I only saw one person there when I arrived and she helped me find my note and key... More 

1 Thank Bcogswell
Bamberg, Germany
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

Nice hostel, we went there two times and always enjoyed our stay. A great atmosphere, and the owner Stephanie was always helpfull and she is such a great person.we will always return.

Thank Anna P
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

It's true that the place could do with a little updating, but Steph more than makes up for this. Very kind and helpful. The home made bread is lovely first thing in the morning. It is a bit of a trek from Picton and there are no nice reasonable eateries nearby, but Steph is usually more than willing to drive... More 

Thank Glamgran56
East London/Essex
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2012

Although Stephanie the host was really helpful and lovely, we were a bit disappointed at the age of the interior and the dust - sounds harsh but we had to sleep with towels over our pillows as we woke each morning coughing and sneezing. The location we thought we were getting was a direct bay view but in fact there... More 

Thank HollieLovesHolidays
Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2012

awesome host just so relaxed best holiday ever thanks Stephanie You made our escape from Christchurch earthquakes so memorable and shared an awesome new years day thanks thanks thanks a true Gem

Thank susel1
Surrey UK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2011

worth travelling that bit out of Picton for a very comfortable stay with fabulous views and facilities. Steph is very dedicated to provide a clean environment that fits your needs, and makes you very welcome, even when you arrive soaking wet! The communal areas are spacious and well equiped, as is the kitchen which offers great views over the bay.... More 

Thank sandypop
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2011

Made us really welcome, felt like a home rather than just a place to stay. Great atmosphere with lots of interesting people to talk to. Picton itself is a wonderful location to explore the Marlborough Sound, which is a marvellous introduction to the South Island. The walking tracks like the Queen Charlotte Trail is nearby and the wildlife in and... More 

Thank Mike C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2011

Run by a very nice lady this lovely little homely place is outside of town but just around the corner from a stunning bay that shows all Picton is about. With a warm fire and good facilities, there are canoes or just books depending on your needs - clean, tidy and well priced - highly recommended.

Thank Nick W

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bayview is a small backpackers with a homely feel. Free kayaks for the bay, and a free 20MB wi-fi voucher for each guest. 4km outside Picton so you need a car, but some pick ups are available, call to arrange. There are waterfront restaurants at the marina and a beach just 10 mins walk. Beds are all made up, homemade bread around 5pm and free tea & coffee and best of all fantastic balcony views!Dorms, doubles, twins, en suite (with a great view!) and a self contained apartment with kitchen, bathroom and your own deck and view of the bay....Come and enjoy the view. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bayview Backpackers

Address: 318 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: RM107 - RM160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bayview Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“We had a tent pitch, but all the rooms looked nice, ask for the double with the balcony.great view over the bay”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaP202, 30 Jan 2012 | Read review
“We had the double room which looked out of the front.”
 of 5 bubbles HollieLovesHolidays, 30 Jan 2012 | Read review
“double would be awesome giant bed in room 5”
 of 5 bubbles susel1, 2 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Good room at front with balcony & view of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles MikeC44, 23 Dec 2011 | Read review
“Always good to call ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles bikeboil, 18 Jul 2011 | Read review
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