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Jugglers Rest Backpackers
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

Really lovely place to stay - comfy bed, hot showers, beautiful garden, well-stocked kitchen and very close to Picton town centre, and the ferry port. It was just a shame we couldn't stay longer! Highly recommended. $5 breakfast is a must - fresh bread, homemade feijoa jam and freshly brewed coffee was a perfect start to the day.
Thank you Bruce and team!

Room Tip: Eco cabin was warm and cosy.
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a perfect place to stay while in Picton. Bruce gave us a very warm welcome and he recommended us Lochmara. What a great recommendation. The hostel is very clean, the kitchen is very well equipped and you have a wide range of herbs available. The only thing we didn't liked is that the double rooms are right next to the kitchen and the communal area. Hence in the evening it was quite noisy and in the morning we woke up far too early due too breakfast preparation noises. Still a great place to stay with a big garden and fresh fruits and herbs.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Super comfy, non-bunk bed, laid-back people, amazing garden and spices. Was initially planning to stay shorter but Bruce made me feel so welcome that I stayed for Christmas. Best choice I could possibly have made and I could've stayed even longer.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

This was our very first back packer stay, we throughly enjoyed ourselves. Bruce made us feel very welcome right from the start.we had a private room and it was very comfortable. Jugglers is walking distance to the town. This was a great experience for us. We would highly recommend Jugglers to all.

Stayed: December 2016
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

I absolutely loved Jugglers Rest. I read an article about it online and actually flew to New Zealand specifically to check it out, as I have a passion for circus arts. I was not at all disappointed, in fact it was better than I expected. Amazing veggie garden, excellent and well-equipped kitchen, super clean, very comfortable beds, strong wifi. Plenty of practice flow props to play with, as well as sitting areas inside and outside to chill in. Short walk into town, plus a bunch of trails nearby. Bruce and Niki were super lovely and very accommodating. Hands down one of the best backpackers I've stayed in (and I've stayed in far too many). Thanks, I'll be back!

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 27 Speciality Lodging in Picton
Price Range: €21 - €53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Picton's smallest hostel (with beds for just 16 people) is BIG on comfort. Our lovingly renovated historic villa is an easy 10 minute stroll or 3 minute drive from the centre of town and there are walking tracks just outside our door. With shady decks, comfy chairs, bean bags, hammocks and sunny chill-out areas in lush gardens, either relax, play, learn or simply sit back & watch the amazing fire and glow shows at night. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including organic fruit, herb & veggie garden, breakfast, juggling toys, workshops in a variety of circus and spinning skills (poi, hoop etc) unlimited wi-fi, bikes, log fire, quality book exchange, musical instruments, barbecue, well equipped kitchen with a huge array of herbs & spices, information/advice/bookings on local activities AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten! ... more   less 
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