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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been hostel hopping for a good few months now throughout New Zealand and the quality varies quite a bit. This one, though in a small town with not too much sizeable competition, does well. The rooms are big- verging on massive for this genre. I was in an eight bed female dorm and we could still have had a...

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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is good but needs some money spent on it to bring it in line with the standard across New Zealand. The showers have hooks inside the cubicles which are mostly broken and the rooms don't have lockers but the beds are comfortable!! If I do stay in Picton again I would return here but I'd try to get...

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Thank Josh R
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Just wanted to say thanks for a great nights rest. It is literally a minute drive from ferry terminal. Me and hubby had double bed opposite reception. Music stopped at 10.30pm as stated and reasonably quiet through the night. Only downside was we got woken up a few times in the morning as ppl were leaving as we were very...

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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Free bread and jam for breakfast and free soup at dinner. No lockers in the rooms and 7 minutes showers only. It's a really small backpacker, fells more like a guesthouse. Fireplace is nice. The kitchen is big enough. It's well-situated. I would recommend it if you're okay with comfort but basic.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The place is quite small but in a good location of Picton. My three friends and I stayed here so we got a room for just four which was a bunk bed and a double bed. It is slightly dated, and the kitchen gets really busy. We were in a room that backed on to a track of some sort...

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty good backpackers, free breakfast and soup in evening, chilled atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, has monopoly.... ideal for those rainy days. Also has pool table. Not in perfect condition but still playable, tv lounge and movies :)

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Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I liked this backpackers, the staff were friendly and accommodating. The facilities are great including a pool table and a great lounge space. The room I stayed in was spacious even though it had 8 beds in. It is also very close to the ferry and town.

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Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The location is very near from InterIslander Ferry to The Fat Cod Backpacker around 7 minutes to walk. This backpacker is so nice it's like a house, all the place is very warm. The toilet is separated to the shower. The shower if you want to use the hot water you must press the red bottom (working only 8 minutes),...

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golden bay
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Love the fat Cod to bits. We have made an annual trip to a Waka Ama event on the sounds and always stay here. Great details include watching the trains from the kitchen, easy going friendly nature of the place and unbeatable value. All round good service.

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Thank Steve d
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I paid extra for my own room that was by the door which was noisy in the day n got lots of smoke in as the windows were by a smoking area! The bed wasn't so comfy and it looked very used. The place looked like it needed an update. Expensive for a solo person in a backpackers! Was alright...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
New Owners have redecorated and revamped this backpackers. Modern colours through out and nice modern rooms. Comfortable lounge and well equiped kitchen. Great deck for a drink in the sun. Great location, closest to the ferry and next to train station, 100 meters to the centre of town and accross the road to the foreshore. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fat Cod Backpackers

Address: 9 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: RM87 - RM340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fat Cod Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Private rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles 322bn, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The train tracks run behind the hostel, the pool table and t.v. are upstairs so ask for a room downstairs closer to the front of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles BluewaterGypsy, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are warm in winter, but I like the top ones better”
 of 5 bubbles 558oriolr, 6 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If you get an early pick to the big dorms there is a chance of a single bed.”
 of 5 bubbles boxfishlover, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“**press the red button in the showers, that releases the hot water** otherwise its a cold-as shower!!”
 of 5 bubbles whaeapaki, 21 Sep 2012 | Read review
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