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The Villa Backpackers Lodge
Reviewed 8 July 2012

I love this hostel! It feels like a home...so clean and so comfortable. A free breakfast and nighttime dessert are also included. The rooms are very cosy. There are also good common areas and it was a nice place to meet people. The management is also great (and the dog!). And, the location could not be more convenient...right near the ferry dock. Thank you to the staff for a great stay!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Great backpackers. The room was awesome it was warm with a nice bed. The kitchen was good nice and big and clean. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and keen to help where ever they could. It was great value for money. they even had free desert and breakfast. Location was great only 3 min drive after coming off the ferry. Overall just a great place to stay

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

The atmosphere in this hostel was great, everyone milgled and chatted openly, no "gangs" of backpackers. The spa was excellent for a relaxing night and the FREE apple crumble at 8pm was the highlight for me. The location is great if you're getting the ferry. Things are a bit dated in the rooms but they're clean and the showers are a bit poor. But if I were in Picton in the morning I'd stay here again. :)

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We stayed at the Villa Backpackers Lodge for one night over the Easter holidays in an ensuite room. The property is very pretty and colourful, our room was small and basic but had everything we needed. The hooks on the wall was a nice touch as there wasn't much floor space. The bathroom was clean. I was expecting our room to be noisy since it was over some shared bathrooms but we both slept well (and I'm a light sleeper). The bed was a little too soft but didn't impact our sleep.

The buildings sprawl around the property so there are lots of little places to sit and enjoy some peace and quiet. There is a spa outside that is open until 9pm but we didn't use it. I especially liked warming up after dinner by the pot belly stove in the middle of the courtyard.

There were two kitchens, one large and one small. As our room was closest to the smaller kitchen we used that one. It was clean and had everything we needed. The free spices including basil, oregano, salt, pepper were a bonus.

We took Millie, the hostel dog for a walk in the morning. She was a lot of fun and got us out exploring Picton in the morning.

There is an amazing bakery next door and I believe it opens fairly early.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

Me and three friends stayed here in mid-march. The villa is a very cool set up with many different common areas that are located in different 'cottages' that are really close to one another. Its very interesting and there are multiple kitchens / bathrooms etc. There is a TV room and hot tub (we did get in trouble by removing the hot tub lid the wrong way by a cranky older guy which was the only negative!). An orange tree grows in the court yard and an awning with grape wines that I thought was very pretty. Also a hammock and tons of flowers growing everywhere! There is also a resident dog (I believe her name is Milly) that you can take for a walk. She is pretty old though, so nothing strenuous. :)

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

My friends and I stayed here for a night in March. We had a 4 bed dorm which worked out well and there were lots of bathrooms to use and a big kitchen. It had a nice homely atmosphere and a hot tub that you could use till 9pm. It was very close to the center of town as well. A nice clean stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We only had one night here in a double room with ensuite, the room was small as was the bathroom but everything you needed for an overnight stay, clean and comfortable and the fresh flowers on the bedside table a delightful touch. Certainly didn't find the staff rude even though they were pretty busy. We didn't use the kitchen facilities but we did utilise the lovely little table on the upstairs deck right outside our room, it was a delightful place to enjoy our brealfast.

We bought our breakfast from the wonderful bakery next door which does amazing bacon and egg rolls, fab muffins and great take out coffee, just too good to resist. So good in fact we came back here for lunch after our cruise on the Queen Charlotte Sound.

The cruise on the sound had been booked for us by the helpful staff at the Villa with there recommended cruise line Cougar.An interesting cruise lots of information about the Sounds and the islands and history but they were also delivering supplies to various hotels enroute which made it even more interesting.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Address: 34 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Picton
Price Range: £14 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Villa Backpackers Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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