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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“hot tub”(22 reviews)
“tree house”(8 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. As reported by others some of the linen is a bit worn but we asked for and got better quality. The rooms, kitchen are all clean. Staff are friendly and provide good service. As always in hostel accommodation it...More

Thank Hamish D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The flies are everywhere. Is this because the place is dirty (staff don’t clean enough) or food, crumbs and open bins left about (users don’t clean up after themselves? A bit of both! The thing used the most, is the thing that isn’t guaranteed to...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

good location-300 metres from ferry terminal with I-site office along the way. friendly staff. clean and comfortable accommodation for a night before heading for nelson. good wifi signal and a well equipped kitchenette

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed in a twin ensuite room with a family of cockroaches. They were in the bathroom and in the room and even joined my partner in bed by crawling over his leg! Beds were a bit wobbly but okay. There were lights on the...More

Thank Sarah M
Response from VillaPicton, Manager at The Villa Backpackers LodgeResponded 27 December 2017

Kiaora Sarah, Thank you for leaving us a review, and alerting us to the problem in our twin ensuite. Unfortunately if we cannot see insects/bugs during the day while cleaning and guests DO NOT tell us at reception.. It can be difficult to pick up....More

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed here on a tour of New Zealand in September 2017 and can hands down say across 30 nights on both islands it was the dirtiest, worst kept place we stayed. Disappointed to give such a poor review as staff were very nice and...More

Thank Dylanm01
Response from VillaPicton, Manager at The Villa Backpackers LodgeResponded 3 December 2017

Kia Ora Dylan, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us in September! Since your stay we have taken on new staff and management and have thoroughly cleaned the hostel inside and out! We have also replaced the oven...More

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
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Hot Tub
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US$20 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$20 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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"not enough space in dorms. try get a dorm with less occupants so no towels drip on your pillow and space to..."
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"Room 13 is very noisy."
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"Definitely not great for disabled travellers."
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"Ask for a room with a radiator or some sort of heating system if staying there in winter"
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