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    The Fat Cod Backpackers

    9 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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    • Excellent29%
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    1 - 5 of 52 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Pretty depressing place, with more rules than school. I understand that these have been put in place because guests have been idiots in the past, but seriously. It's overwhelming. The room was insanely hot and hard to get a breeze through, and so pretty unpleasant....More

    Thank Caroline H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Check in quick and easy, stayed in the 7 bed dorm and they've just pushed in as many beds as possible, I was toe flirting with some stranger cause the beds are end to end, I have stayed in 30 bed dorms that were better....More

    Thank Robertbroberg
    Reviewed 3 December 2017

    This is not a bad backpackers close to ferry and the town.The staff we’re friendly the only problem was the shower push the red button outside the door for hot water and a dribble of hot water came out plenty of cold water,so decided maybe...More

    Thank Kaye M
    Response from Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod BackpackersResponded 4 December 2017

    Hi, Thanks for the feed back. We have somone coming to look at the problem this week. It is only in 2 showers as far as I can see however we will be having them all looked at. Happy travels Rachelle

    Reviewed 15 November 2017

    For a while I actually held off reviewing here because I was for here a bit longer so it feels more personal. But I've been gone for a few weeks now. To me, this was a great place to spend time in the quiet season,...More

    Thank colourfulsoul3
    Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

    Good: Great location, really close to the ferry and central Picton. Free parking, too. Not so good: Before showering, you have to press a button giving you 8 minutes of hot water which I don't agree with - I don't take long showers but 8...More

    Thank missginge7
    Response from Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod BackpackersResponded 1 August 2017

    Hi Please be assured we have a very effective routine in pest control at our hostel and I do not think you would have been bitten here. In fact this time of year bed bugs hibernate, they are only about in the warm weather, this...More

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    "Private rooms available"
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    "The train tracks run behind the hostel, the pool table and t.v. are upstairs so ask for a room downstairs..."
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    "All rooms are warm in winter, but I like the top ones better"
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    "If you get an early pick to the big dorms there is a chance of a single bed."
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