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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for four nights and it just wasn't enough! We could of stayed forever. We absolutely loved every second. Bruce made you feel welcome the minute you walk in the door and becomes your friend. The place does not feel like a backpackers, it feels like home away from home. It is spotlessly clean and well cared for. The... More 

Thank Katy M
Port Macquarie, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there now four different times, each time have had a great experience. The place is clean, well organized, and has everything a traveler needs. The staff are relaxed helpful and fun. Perfect accommodation, comfort, relaxed and has fun hard to define style. Function without any fuss. Just felt easy staying there, the Right Choice staying in Picton no matter... More 

Thank Wooknic
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great! Cozy beds, nice homey atmosphere, and friendly owners! I would definitely come here again. The access to spices and the garden is a big plus, and for a small price, Bruce offers homemade bread and jams for breakfast.

Thank Richard N
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As mentioned by others, Jugglers Rest is so much more than a backpackers. It was the only place I felt at home during my eight week trip through New Zealand. Bruce and the staff really go the extra mile; even making a (no added cost) lamb roast for the other guests and I on my first night. The eclectic mix... More 

Thank Dhakson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thought Picton is so small that we just wanted to stay there for a night. But then Bruce, one of the owners, persuaded us to stay a night longer and it was definitely worth it. The hostel is really small and cosy, so that there is no harm to start conversations with the staff or guests.The staff is really... More 

Thank Lari F
Picton, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Jugglers Rest is not so much a hostel than a guesthouse in the true sense of the word. With its warm, friendly atmosphere, homey, impeccably clean rooms, lush gardens, and a blazing fireplace warming your feet as well as your heart on cold nights, you will not find a better place to relax in all of Picton and beyond. Bruce... More 

Thank lottawelsch
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Jugglers Rest is the best hotel/motel/hostel I've ever been to. It was so cosy and cute. The interior and exterior design was perfect and it inspired me to redecorate my own home back in Sweden. If you're going to picton, Jugglers Rest is a must!

Thank Lisa N
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have stayed at the rest twice now and it will always be my go to, the gateway to the south island. A friendly atmosphere and enough toys to keep even the most severe of the easily distracted busy. Friendly faces and a warm welcome, instant family! Also, fresh eggs and bread and goodies from the garden! Pretty nice place... More 

Thank Jennifer C
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Jugglers rest : best place ever !!! Really cosy house where we feel like home. Bruce is tall, funny and very friendly. The spirit of his house is amazing. The bed are really good, I slept there like a baby. Omi (the cat) will (soon) juggle with some practice.. It was a pleasure to learn it how to do with... More 

Thank Clothilde T
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was in Picton over night for a gig and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The staff were all genuinely lovely and it felt like home straight away. Very comfortable place to spend a night.

Thank Grandpa F

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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 super fast internet & wi-fi, organic fruit & veggie garden produce, 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 

Additional Information about Jugglers Rest Backpackers

Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: RM201 - RM286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“The staff are so helpful ask them which room would best suit”
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“All the rooms seemed equally cosy, but we had a three bed room and it looked a little more cosy than the other rooms.”
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“All the rooms are lovely! Shared big rooms for travelers on a budget or families, and more luxurious cottage options for couples!”
 of 5 bubbles 234joshs, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
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