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Reviewed 26 September 2016

I have stayed at the rest twice now and it will always be my go to, the gateway to the south island. A friendly atmosphere and enough toys to keep even the most severe of the easily distracted busy. Friendly faces and a warm welcome, instant family! Also, fresh eggs and bread and goodies from the garden! Pretty nice place...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Jugglers rest : best place ever !!! Really cosy house where we feel like home. Bruce is tall, funny and very friendly. The spirit of his house is amazing. The bed are really good, I slept there like a baby. Omi (the cat) will (soon) juggle with some practice.. It was a pleasure to learn it how to do with...

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Was in Picton over night for a gig and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The staff were all genuinely lovely and it felt like home straight away. Very comfortable place to spend a night.

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Thank Grandpa F
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After arriving under the cover of darkness, in the last week of the Juggler's Rest's season, I was welcomed into this hostel as if being welcomed into a friend's house. It had followed a long journey where I had stayed at several very highly reviewed hostels en route (from Invercargill to Picton). However, while these hostels were sleek and soulless,...

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1Thank Lucie M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I must say that this is an awesome place to stay at in the heart of picturesque Picton, Warm and friendly and feels like being at home. Nicky and Bruce are terrific hosts. Thoroughly recommend stopping off here.

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Thank aaron h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 August 2016

When i was backpacking in New Zealand i stayed in the Jugglers Rest for two nights before taking the ferry to Wellington. The hostel feels very warm and more like a home than a hostel. The kitchen (those fresh herbs!) is amazing to cook and after that you can chill at the dinner table to chat to others or enjoy...

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I have stayed at Jugglers rest every year (for the last 3 years) for a period of 2/4 weeks during the summer. Every time I am blown away by the warmth and hospitality of Nikki and Bruce. They run a holistic service with amazing facilities (in a beautiful heritage building!), cultivate a lovely community, host mind blowing performances, provide valuable...

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1Thank Josh S
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This hostel is like staying at a lovely friend's house! Wonderful welcome from the owner. Clean, comfortable room with standards well above a usual hostel. Fantastic value for money. Tea and coffee provided. Nice bathrooms. Great, relaxed environment. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Bruce is tall. He's also a great host, and very welcoming. The place is in a very warm homely feeling house with history and character. A very friendly environment where guests come together and learn to play with fire toys, hula hoops and guitar or can be found chilling in hammocks on the verandah outside. The picturesque surrounding native bush...

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Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Super friendly owners, inviting and chatty - offered veg off the allotment for our own cooking! Loved the alternative, artsy vibe. Bruce and his lady friend (I'm sorry we don't remember her name!) were v friendly. Only downside is the ridiculously low cut off of Internet data - i enjoy it's to be social but when you're travelling you need...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
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. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including super fast internet & wi-fi, organic fruit & veggie garden produce, breakfast - homemade bread & jam available, real log fire, heaters & electric blankets, quality book exchange & games, bikes, musical instruments & juggling toys, workshops in poi, juggling & hula hoop spinning, slackline, unicycle & spinning staffs to use, gas barbeque & picnic table, Information/advice/bookings on local activities, free tea, coffee, herbs & spices AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten! Situated in a quiet residential area, far enough to avoid the noise of the port and trains, but close enough to easily access all pretty little Picton has to offer by foot, our location gives you the best of both worlds. 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. There are walking tracks right outside the door in the Esson Valley, and we can help arrange trips out into the beautiful Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough's famous award winning vineyards. ... more   less 

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Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $37 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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