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The Villa Backpackers Lodge
Reviewed 5 March 2014

What a gorgeous little find! Perfectly suited to the gorgeous town of Picton. Fab location only few mins walk to harbour front and supermarket. Rooms were clean and tidy, showers and kitchen are good and has a hot tub!!! (which is very clean :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Housed in an old - erm, well, yes: villa, this backpackers is a quirky and welcome retreat from overcrowded and/or party-heavy hostels catering to mostly under-twenties. With big charming outdoor-areas (including a trea house and barbecue!), a great mix of guests anywhere between 6 months and 70 years of age, lots of cozy corners, free wifi, a great book-exchange and spacious dorms, the Villa hit the nerve for me.
The outside patio was great for having a local glass of wine with fellow travellers and the small, yet well-maintained kitchen area made it easy to meet others. Quiet was enforced well on the premises after 10pm.
Overall cleanliness was maintained well by the lovely staff, but keep in mind this is a place with a lot of history (and thus, dusty carpets, old teddy-bears, yellowed lamp-shades and the likes), thus maybe not suited for guests with severe dust allergies. It makes for a lovely atmosphere, though!

Room Tip: I staid in rooms 1 and 6 (6-bed dorms). Both were well away from the outdoor patio and probably a bi...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for one night in a 10 bed dorm to save some cash, and I'm glad we stayed only one night. It was a cute updated site however we found some things quite annoying. The main gathering spot outside became a smokers pit, and as a result the smoke wafted into our room just in time for bed. Bathroom floors became lakes as there was nothing to stop the water going everywhere. The kitchen was extremely cramped and was lacking mugs and cups (or they had been hoarded in people's rooms). We both also found that guests at the time didn't really clean up after themselves properly. They would either leave the counters dirty, dishes still wet or have the dishes still encrusted with food. Gross.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

We stayed there for a night in one of the twin rooms upstairs. Extremely homey atmosphere, nice clean room, small but good bathroom. Nice patio with a view to a garden, perfect for people who wants to stay away from crowded backpackers and relax for a reasonable price. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I loved the atmosphere of this hostel.

My partner and I stayed in a quaint private room on the ground floor. The room was really large, had a huge bay window, a sink, television, and heater. It felt like I was staying in my grandmothers house (and I mean that in a totally loving, good way!)

The staff were really friendly, and knowledgeable.

The common rooms were warm, inviting, and stocked with great books and information.

The kitchen was huge, and in the evenings we were treated to apple crumble.

Outside there was a hot tub.

I'd definitely recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a restful night.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We were picked up from the ferry terminal, which was handy, and greeted with apple crumble and ice cream. The Villa is very friendly, a short walk from the ferry and from the cafes and restaurants, and our room was comfortable.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

The staff ever so kindly picked us up from the InterIslander and transported us to the Villa. We were greeted with hot apple crumble and vanilla ice cream. Adorable hostel, comfy beds, free wifi and amazingly kind staff.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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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 #9 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Picton
Price Range: £14 - £47 (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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