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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a super relaxed, home-like and inviting environment with free range eggs and the loveliest garden full of fresh herbs. Sadly we had to leave early to catch the ferry but I can imagine the perfect slow morning with this welcoming family, sitting in the hammock at the porch, sipping coffee. Thank you Bruce, see you next time!

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Thank Maria S
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for two nights and wanted to stay more! The hostel is so close to the town, ferry, supermarkets and restaurants and there is even free bikes to use - perfect for a trip to the supermarket! The hostel is so cosy with spacious rooms, powerful hot showers, a massive herb/fruit garden and a friendly cat too! But...

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Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just stayed one night there but I wish I could have stayed longer. It was a great stay and I enjoyed it a lot. Bruce and the staff are great. It's a very clean and comfortable house and garden. Hammocks are very comfortable.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't so much a hostel as a place where people come together to briefly become a community. Due to the small size, it feels quite homely. Everything is nicely decorated, as well as clean. Our room was spacious and light. The bed wasn't the biggest, if you're particularly tall you may get slightly chilly toes, but it was just...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Thank Beth32498
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Deception Bay, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, great facilities, friendly people, beautiful spot and fun. Beautiful old villa very well maintained and great garden to poke around in. Super helpful and nicely laid out common areas. Bed was comfortable too. And really amazing people seem to be attracted to stay there (at least that was our experience). What more do 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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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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 

Additional Information about Jugglers Rest Backpackers

Address: 8 Canterbury Street, Picton, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: ₹ 3,140 - ₹ 4,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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