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Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Super comfy, non-bunk bed, laid-back people, amazing garden and spices. Was initially planning to stay shorter but Bruce made me feel so welcome that I stayed for Christmas. Best choice I could possibly have made and I could've stayed even longer.

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Deception Bay, Australia
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This was our very first back packer stay, we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Bruce made us feel very welcome right from the start.we had a private room and it was very comfortable. Jugglers is walking distance to the town. This was a great experience for us. We would highly recommend Jugglers to all.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I absolutely loved Jugglers Rest. I read an article about it online and actually flew to New Zealand specifically to check it out, as I have a passion for circus arts. I was not at all disappointed, in fact it was better than I expected. Amazing veggie garden, excellent and well-equipped kitchen, super clean, very comfortable beds, strong wifi. Plenty...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Clean, great facilities, friendly people, beautiful spot and fun. Beautiful old villa very well maintained and great garden to poke around in. Super helpful and nicely laid out common areas. Bed was comfortable too. And really amazing people seem to be attracted to stay there (at least that was our experience). What more do you need. :)

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Thank ergomocah
Reviewed 17 December 2016

What an amazing place to stay! You immediatly feel the relaxing and cosy atmosphere: hammocks, juggling toys, homemade jams and bread, a beautiful garden full of herbs ready to be picked up and cooked (everything organic!), comfy bedrooms (max of 4 people per room), and so much more! Welcomed by lovely hosts and a wonderful staff (whole house was super...

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Thank Julien R
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is by far one of my favourite hostels so far. I immediately fell in love with the quirky little entrance which was so well in tune to the name! I'm no hippie but this place could convert me - home grown herbs, home made jam, hammocks everywhere! It just made me want to turn my phone off and be...

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Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Anything that involves organic veggies, spices, flow toys, and fire is amazing my book. I give this place an 11/10 .. I fell inlove ! Hosts were lovely! I highly recommended this place to spinners and lovers and anyone really ;)

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Kirchenlamitz, Germany
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Best Hostel i've been so far! Very lovely Very friendly manager and super clean hostel! Some cool extra opportunities and a very nice garden with a lots of herbs you can use if you want to! Really enjoyed my stay

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Spacious room and not over overcrowded with beds. Very generous re kitchen condiments and herbs picked from the garden for own use. Grounds are well manicured with plenty of nooks and crannies for resting up and peace and quiet. Clean as a whistle! Friendly environment.

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Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Quite simply the rare combo of relaxed but onto it. They genuinely care about sorting your trip out with REAL worthwhile things to do in the local area. Being on the move full time with work, it's a little tucked up pocket of solace I really look forward to every time, and leave refreshed, most times! Thanks guys!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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: RM120 - RM293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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