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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Royston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This place was good, there are lots of places to sit and be on your own. It's quiet and has a good vibe to it. Staff were really helpful. The only thing I would say I would complain about was the bunk beds didn't have any real stairs to get on the top bunk, just a little bar, and my...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I had so much fun at this hostel! Being a solo traveler this trip was kind of scary for me, but Jacqui and the staff at the Villa made me feel right at home! I had excellent roomies in my six bed dorm, found the kitchen well-equipped and organized, the hot tub was awesome, the courtyard delightful to sit in...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Some things great, some things not. I stayed in one of the double rooms up a small flight of stairs away from the main property. The staff were really friendly, and I was very grateful to the kind staff member who dropped me at the bus terminal so early on a Saturday morning. The room was clean, but the bed...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The 8 bed dorm felt very squeezed - there wasn't really any room to put your bag when it was full. The room being called "the swamp" felt quite appropriate, as I got bitten all over for the two nights I stayed there, although I know this was largely due to the door being left open for a while on...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Friend stayed in this hostel and got her bag stolen out of the room. Door was locked and someone was asleep while bag was stolen. The staff were not very helpful with the situation. Avoid. Overall bad stay and security around the place is obviously very poor

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017

You can tell by looking at details if owners care or just don't. We've stayed at 4 different YHA's on the South Island and this one was the worst. It seemed clean enough, but when we found that our blankets had holes the size of fists, the curtain was half ripped of its fasteners, the showers not working in our...

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome hostel! Warm and cosy atmosphete. Not expensive. The free spa is perfekt for relaxing after a long day of tramping. Nice chillout area and free WiFi. There is a hamhock outside as well as a well equiped bbq place.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were not able to stay at Villa Backpackers as the earthquake prevented us from getting there but we were very impressed with the fact that our reservation was cancelled with no charge and in such a pleasant manner. Thank you

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed in Picton for one night as we were going to Queen Charlotte Track the next day. When we checked in, the staff at the reception gave us lots of information we needed along the track. Also we could buy the ferry tickets and QCTLC in the hostel.

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Bern
Reviewed 13 January 2017

In this hostel people feel good and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The rooms are big, the kitchen as well and the lounge has a nice book collection. Additionally there is plenty of corners and spots to hide in the garden and enjoy peace and quiet if you want to be on your own for a while. The staff...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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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: €18 - €49 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“not enough space in dorms. try get a dorm with less occupants so no towels drip on your pillow and space to stash your bag...”
JulianMischiefMag, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 13 is very noisy.”
dotcrom, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Definitely not great for disabled travellers.”
TheMozFromOz, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a radiator or some sort of heating system if staying there in winter”
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.”
Philipp791, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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