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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

34 Auckland Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand
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#9 of 35 Speciality lodging in Picton
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bicycles available
Mini golf
Books, DVDs, music for children
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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MilmineM wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland, New Zealand482 contributions173 helpful votes
Excellent base before and after walking the QC track. Plenty of options from dorms to private rooms with bathroom. We went for the private room option which had a bathroom, clean sheets and towels. Access to the lounge/tv room/spa pool/well equipped kitchen.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Robert T wrote a review Jan 2021
52 contributions10 helpful votes
We had just one night in Picton before getting a boat to the Queen Charlotte track. We like YHA hostels and this one was associated with them so we booked it. We booked a double room with shared bathroom. The room was large which was great. The lodge is looking a little tired but was clean and tidy and had a beautiful garden with a spa. The staff were friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Lauren G wrote a review Jun 2020
Longmont9 contributions5 helpful votes
The Villa is warm and cozy. Met some great folks from around the world, sharing kitchen ammenities and rooms. Great social time over apple crumble with ice cream every night. Clean and ideally located near everything! Owners and staff are very friendly, hands on and welcoming! Def recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2020
DebHazarika wrote a review Feb 2020
Nelson, New Zealand70 contributions61 helpful votes
Decent backpackers, clean rooms and comfortable beds... I really loved the garden and the hammock with the little fairy lights... The hot tub is a good addition, although I didn't really use it... The facilities provided are standard backpacker facilities- decent but nothing extra... It had a good vibe about it and i guess that's the important part...
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
2Camgirlsontour wrote a review Jan 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom51 contributions58 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night as part of a Stray tour. The hostel is cutesy/oldy-worldy style. It could do with a bit of refurbishment, but was clean. We were in a 6 bed dorm and there wasn’t a lot of room for all of our bags. There’s a nice picnic area outside the back where we sat in the evening and had drinks together. It’s only a short walk to the supermarket and middle of town. There are laundry facilities but only a couple of machines do we used the laundromat a couple of doors down, which was good and quick.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
3 Helpful votes
US$35 - US$47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Villa Backpackers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.4 km), Picton Sound (0.2 km), and Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
What food & drink options are available at The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Picton Village Bakkerij, Gusto, and Seumus' Irish Bar.
Is The Villa Backpackers Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Picton.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Villa Backpackers Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.4 km).