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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

I felt right at home at the Villa hostel in Picton. It's nice and cosy in winter. The rooms are warm and clean. The staff is super friendly, the atmosphere is great and we got free apple crumble and ice cream every night yum. Definitely a good choice!

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Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
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94 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

I just been here for one night, but what a night. This hostel is very close to the ferry stations and near to the resto of the city. Very clean, organized, beautiful place with lovely staff. Kitchen a bit small, but very clean and with nice free stuff. They have a hot spa that's just awesome in this cold nights.... More 

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Thank RenanConceicao
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I really liked this hostel! Staff were very friendly and gave a tour of the place during check in. In the evening a fire was lit and the place was very warm and inviting. Plus they had free apple crumble and ice cream over winter! The rooms were very clean and spacious with extra blankets and hot water bottles available.... More 

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Thank weasle2014
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Stayed one night here after arriving from the North Island by ferry – conveniently its location is a stones throw away from the terminal. This hostel has a real homely, comfy vibe about it from the kitsch retro décor to the free (delicious) homemade apple crumble and ice cream they serve in the evening. The staff are young but really... More 

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Thank Alice G
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

A short walk from the ferry termial, place is cold and very damp. the condensation in the rooms was dripping down the windows and the room was freezing at night. The heater was a little fan heater with no timer or themostate so could not be left on at all. Offers free tea, coffee and breakfast. But in the morning... More 

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Thank skycafe2015
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

a lovely, rambling villa with smaller cottage in pleasant garden. the front veranda was perfect for lounging in the last of the afternoon sun. nice big kitchen, separate dining and living room in villa with fires which would be welcome in very cold weather. the spa in the courtyard was a bonus after a long day of walking. tea, coffee,... More 

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Thank madmadammin
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

About a 10 minute walk from the InterIslander ferry terminal, it is round the corner from the heart of the small town. It is a BBH hostel. Cool little hostel with friendly staff. They offer free wifi and there is a sauna as well. Showers are warm and the beds were comfortable. They offer hot water bottles and extra blankets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2015

This was such a cute hostel! The hostel spreads across a number of different buildings, so we had a decent-sized double room (which even had an ensuite!) in a separate building. The room was old but well maintained. The only negative point is that the hostel seems to be run by backpackers, so you may not be able to speak... More 

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New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

Short one night stay but the property was pretty amazing. Arrived after dark and the weather was less then ideal but the outdoor area looked nice with hammocks and lights to decorate. sweet little hang out that over looks the outside area too. Clean kitchen with basic (salt, pepper, and other herbs and spices), free tea and coffee. Clean showers... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here as part of the Stray group on two occasions. One night in a dorm with others and another night in a private double. I can not recommend this place more highly. Marc on reception is god send to this place, he's extremely helpful, nothing is too much trouble and always has a smile on... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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 - €56 (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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