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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would always stay in The Villa as i often travel via Picton but will not stay anymore. First of all the linen wasnt changed since the last guests left. The beds were only made up. It smelled terribly. Apparenly it was already used several times. Floor in our room was ditry. I didnt dare stepping into the bathroom without... More 

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Thank Aramisse
Brussels, Belgium
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do not know where to back pack in Picton, this is the place, old looking house, nice people, free dessert at 8pm, guitars and nice terrace are at the rendez vous. Was a nice stay and it was too short either.

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Thank olivier b
Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and charming hostel. Very nice staff and helpful. They worries about everything they are asked for, tours, walks...etc Free wifi and breakfast included, Also icecream at 8pm!! 4shared dorm very nice. Individual light at each bed!

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Thank ibizapikachu
Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed in a double room in the main building in September and it was freeeezzzzzing !!! Never been so cold in my life despite wearing multiple layers of clothing and woolly hat going to bed. Bed clothes were very thin, needed to make use of the free hot water bottles they offered. However, the dorm rooms... More 

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Thank Poppy122
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great little place with a very cosy atmosphere. They were in the middle of some renovations to update the place. Staff were super nice all the time and very helpful when I needed info on hikes and the track. Great outdoor space to spend sunny days. Free apple crumble in winter was a nice touch :)

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Thank Quackisss
Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I've spent here a week, and I've felt like home, everybody, staff and guests is so welcoming and friendly. In addition to this perfect amosphere, they serve the best apple crumble in New Zeland The sea here is very cold, so you can take a bath in the hot tub, and then play pool, play the guitar, go to a... More 

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Thank Antonio S
Braunschweig, Germany
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel is pretty good, the staff were friendly and the social area is ver cozy. Free apple crumbee in the winter is awesome as well. Room was relatively cold. I ordererd a pick up online from the ferry terminal, however after waiting for 20 minutes and no on picking me up i decided to walk there, that was a... More 

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Thank Lionheart92
New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Cosy, if a little tired with the decor, backpacker hostel. Super friendly staff, and some real incentives to stay - including roaring fire, free apple crumble & ice cream in the evening (winter only), and super fast wifi (free). There is also a free spa too.

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Thank ExplorerMeg
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

I loved my stay at the Villa, even though I didn't stay very long. I had to check in after desk-hours, and the service worked out just fine and the personal was very friendly. My room (mixed 4-bed-dorm) was simple, but it had everything I needed. The bathrooms were good, the only thing that sucked for me a little but... More 

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Thank Mika N
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7 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The Villa is a lovely backpackers with a real home like atmosphere. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and tidy. The decor is a little bit dated and would definitely benefit from a very light re-vamp. I would, however, stay again in a flash and would highly recommend it to anyone staying in Picton.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Address: 34 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: €20 - €57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Backpackers Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for a room with a radiator or some sort of heating system if staying there in winter”
 of 5 bubbles Poppy122, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“had the 4-share-male-dorm (no. 10?) which is located far away from the communal areas, but it was good though.”
 of 5 bubbles Philipp791, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a bottom bunk, they might rock around a bit but are easier accessible.”
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 of 5 bubbles 8623PaulineS, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Do not arrive after office is shut and inspect room and bedding !!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles RogerQ992, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“No 14 - but costs more than the dorms because it is twin bed with en suite.”
 of 5 bubbles rosieterry, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
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