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Tombstone Backpackers

16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220 New Zealand
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#3 of 35 Speciality lodging in Picton
Tombstone Lodge and Backpackers offers a variety of warm rooms in a modern accommodation building catering for guests that require private rooms with en-suites, private rooms using shared bathrooms or bunk rooms. Take in the harbour views from your room, spa or games deck. Our separate communal building includes a fully equipped kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining, T.V. lounge, games area with a pool table, darts, table tennis, and gym. Each morning we provide a free breakfast which consists of toast and spreads along with freshly made hot cheese scones. Unlimited free WiFi in all rooms, complimentary bikes, free off-street parking and a free shuttle bus to ferries, trains and buses. With good local knowledge we also provide trip advice and can book your adventures - in some cases with discounted rates. Tombstone is just a 3 minute walk from the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal and around 8 minutes walk into the centre of town.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Harbour View
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Tracey S wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
On our travels to the south island last week we were hit by torrential rain and the main SH1 highway was closed when we disembarked from the Wellington to Picton ferry. Most of the ferry passengers were looking for accommodation in the quaint little (saturated) town of Picton. My son and partner chose Tombstone Backpackers. Luckily! it was a haven in our storm. Gary and Nikki were the ultimate hosts. Plus .... travelling with a teen - imagine our delight in finding not only a hot tub (on a wintery blustery day) but a pool table, dart board and ping-pong table to boot. Homemade scones and jam, with an impeccably tidy kitchen and facilities. Our family room was cosy, with our own bathroom, fresh new linen and towels. Absolute winner. Oh .... and view out over the harbour. Many thanks and great work Gary & Nikki. We so appreciated you.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: All rooms looked good. The family room was perfect for us but there are rooms at the front with...
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deanculhane wrote a review Jul 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand7 contributions
I had the best stay Gary and Nikki were great hosts the room and view were great fresh hot scones for breakfast and the cat that sits in front of the fire for hours it was a home away from home you must stay if you're in Picton
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Marie-Christine G wrote a review Jun 2021
Ruby Bay, New Zealand87 contributions9 helpful votes
Thanks to the staff. Everyone was nice, but I would not stay again. Liked · Nice friendly staff. Warm room. Disliked · Cold areas with doors open. Noisy rooms. The common areas smelled like a teenage boys room!! Small sink and not a real ensuite bathroom with closed shower and toilet in the entry so seemed pricey for what it was. View looks out to ferry and petrol station. Lots of cooking smells from the kitchen users. Seems a little bit out of the town.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Mignonandchic wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions11 helpful votes
The cemetery theme is amusing - an over sized coffin lid for the front door, a welcome sign that says “rest in peace”... Cheesy but fun, and don’t let that put you off! It’s clean, has good facilities & friendly, helpful staff. It’s on the edge of town, & the walk in is only about 10 minutes.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Bruno wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our family of 3 stayed in the caravan for 3 nights in total. Very professional, friendly and helpful team at Tombstone. Games for kids, spa, tennis table, friendly and cuddly cats and freshly baked scones for breakfast for free.... more than you'd hope for. Don't look further, go to Tombstone and enjoy your stay in Picton and the Sounds.
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Date of stay: January 2021
US$32 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tombstone Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Tombstone Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.7 km), Picton Sound (0.7 km), and Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tombstone Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tombstone Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tombstone Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tombstone Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Picton Village Bakkerij, Gusto, and Seumus' Irish Bar.
Is Tombstone Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Picton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tombstone Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Tombstone Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.7 km).
Does Tombstone Backpackers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.