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Tombstone Backpackers
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Best hostel beds we stayed in all trip! So comfy! Clean and cool lounge areas, great outdoor decks and our hosts were lovely! Well equipped kitchen, free wifi is awesome and a Great position to catch the ferry, would Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night after the ferry crossing on our way to Blenheim and it was perfect. Clean, modern room with a comfy bed that opened out onto a yard overlooking the port. Shared bathrooms were in excellent condition and there were plenty for everyone. Facilities were great - tv room, dinning area, quiet room, BBQ, pizza oven, pool on the deck and even a couple of exercise bikes. We would happily have stayed on to make the most of these things. Free breakfast was a nice surprise, the host dished up the yummiest melt in your mouth cheese scones! While there were a few people around it wasn't too rowdy, just chatty and relaxed. We would easily stay again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Shellibells
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

The best hostel I stayed at traveling around NZ! New spacious room, free wifi in common area and a good free breakfast too. Stayed in a double room - could walk out the back door (glass doors) of my room and sit in a sun chair looking over Picton. They offer a ferry pick up / drop off too.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
Thank 2012kk
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We had an excellent 3 days here in a double room with bathroom. The room was modern, clean, very comfortable bed and good value for money with views over Picton. The breakfast was simple but more than adequate to keep us going. We would certainly recommend this backpackers to anyone staying in the delightful Picton area. It is located very near to the centre of Picton and near the ferry terminal.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in the apartment room. It was a really nice place to stay, spotlessly clean with a balcony that had a really good view of the harbour and mountains.
Lynne & Gordon are the perfect hosts: really friendly & welcoming and are always interested to hear about how your day was.
The free breakfast is really good, especially home made scones straight from the oven.
The hostel is in a pleasant, quiet location just out the centre of town but not too far to walk anywhere. There's a hot tub with lots of outdoor seating for warm evenings. A nice touch is the cats wandering around and an aviary with different birds. Free wifi is also a bonus.
We both agreed Tombstone is the best backpackers we've been to & if we're back in Picton we'll definitely be back!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank katie-a-r-7
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

We overnighted here after a late night arrival on the Bluebridge ferry - it was close and uncomplicated to get to from the Bluebridge terminal. The backpackers was fully occupied (just pre-Christmas) but had a nice friendly feel to it. Room was very clean and modern; bathrooms were good; hosts were friendly and very accommodating of our daughter (who's a bit under 2); nice kitchen area and there were fresh scones in the morning. Views out across Picton to the sea from the front of the property are nice, and there was also a small aviary which our daughter enjoyed.

There is other accommodation which is closer to town, but it seems easily walkable (we were driving).

Overall, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

"tombstone" is over the road from the cemetery so the neighbours are quiet. The place is well run, clean and had very good facilities for backpackers. Free wifi and breakfast in very presentable and pleasant common areas. views can be had to the ferry terminal and water. town is close but a good free pick up service is supplied.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
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Ranked #2 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Picton
Price Range: £15 - £46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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