Personally, I liked this place a great deal. The bunk beds are sturdy and wooden and the large female dorm big, airy and bright. There is a large number of showers and toilets, you never need to queue, but the common areas have the intimate feel of a smaller boutique backpackers. The layout is very functional, with separate dining area and a lounge, and a big deck to hang out and watch the world go by. There is a local bar right next to the hostel, however, if you feel like hanging out with some locals.
The location, closest to the ferry, is something for backpackers to be grateful.
The wall-to-wall carpeting in the common areas is strange, however. I would replace it.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Fat Cod Backpackers Picton, New Zealand - Marlborough