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Motueka New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2015

We were booked in for the night in a twin room with bathroom. We had notified the motel that we were arriving on the late Ferry from Wellington arriving at 11.30pm. There were no glasses or mugs in our room for water and no way to access any. The next morning the receptionist told us the key to our room...

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VillaPicton, Owner at The Villa Backpackers Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We regard all feedback as worthwhile and helps us continually improve. I am disappointed that we didn't live up to expectations and the guests found it difficult to navigate their way in late at night. The Villa is a YHA/Backpacker not a motel and this is reflected in the price, about half the cost of...

Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2015

. This is most people’s first stop in the south island after getting off the free ferry shuttle and it would have been easy for the owners to slack off in that regard. But the hostel is clean and cosy, with a well-stocked kitchen and a quiet room with no TV or radio (they have both of those too of...

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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed only for a night. They reply to my e-mails promptly. They even offered to pick me up at the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal but sadly they wasn't able to (waited for 2hrs) pick me up. The only consolation that i got after waiting 2hrs at the ferry terminal is they gave me a discount of $22, I only paid for...

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Thank peachy3peach
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Clean room, communal area is clean! Friendly staff, free breakfast, tea, coffee and even free apple crumble EVERY NIGHT! A cozy garden to relax and enjoy the sunshine. Definitely a good choice to stay at Picton!

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Thank Rachel G
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

I had lovely weather when I was here so the place was amazing. So peaceful and homely. Not too many people at this time so was relaxing. Such a nice change since I was in Wellington big hostel before. Lovely Garden, hammock, hot tub, tree house, deck chairs and eating space on grass. Alcohol allowed, free apple crumble at 8pm...

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Thank Pippa T
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great location. Staff are very friendly and helpful, and they even strip the beds. Clean bedrooms and common rooms. Good quality bedding and comfy beds. Well supplied kitchen with free tea and coffee and free breakfast. Also, home made apple crumble and ice cream free every night. I could move in here permanently! The wifi is free and very strong,...

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Thank John C
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This place is great. It's warm, welcoming & truly is a beautiful old house. I stayed here multiple times & receive consistent high standard of comfort & service. It was quiet due to winter but the place is cosy, offers great facilities & feels like a place you can truly make your own. The owners clearly know what they are...

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Thank Shoo D
Wellington, New Zealand
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
Reviewed 30 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....

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Thank RenanConceicao
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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: $28 - $81 (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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“Definitely not great for disabled travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles TheMozFromOz, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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.”
  • View of Queen Charlotte Sound from Picton
 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
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