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The Villa Backpackers Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017

You can tell by looking at details if owners care or just don't. We've stayed at 4 different YHA's on the South Island and this one was the worst. It seemed clean enough, but when we found that our blankets had holes the size of fists, the curtain was half ripped of its fasteners, the showers not working in our...

Thank miiensb
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome hostel! Warm and cosy atmosphete. Not expensive. The free spa is perfekt for relaxing after a long day of tramping. Nice chillout area and free WiFi. There is a hamhock outside as well as a well equiped bbq place.

Thank Tau3r
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were not able to stay at Villa Backpackers as the earthquake prevented us from getting there but we were very impressed with the fact that our reservation was cancelled with no charge and in such a pleasant manner. Thank you

Thank wendyandcraig2017
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed in Picton for one night as we were going to Queen Charlotte Track the next day. When we checked in, the staff at the reception gave us lots of information we needed along the track. Also we could buy the ferry tickets and QCTLC in the hostel.

Thank Esther L
Reviewed 13 January 2017

In this hostel people feel good and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The rooms are big, the kitchen as well and the lounge has a nice book collection. Additionally there is plenty of corners and spots to hide in the garden and enjoy peace and quiet if you want to be on your own for a while. The staff...

Thank lila2011Bern
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Just slept 1 night there.. Not only was the floor dirty but also the "pillowcase". I def. recommend bringing your sleepbag or a cover. Furthermore does the Wi-Fi not work properly. It's very annoying, wouldn't choose the accommodation again.

1Thank julesdeschules
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The staff member on reception when we arrived was cold and unfriendly. The internet connection is slow and unreliable to non-existent. We were given the smallest room in 'the cottage'. It was noisy, as it's next to the kitchen. The bed was an uncomfortable, springy old thing. The room smelled musty. The TV didn't work. There were also a couple...

Thank NoBob2
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Short overnight stay before the ferry. Beds were SO cozy and comfortable and the wifi worked well. Kitchen was good- spacious, clean, and not crowded. The guests were a bit older than most people you find for hostels which was perfect for us, as everyone was respectfully quiet, but still friendly.

Thank Eliana F
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stayed for a night in the family room before catching the ferry. The room and linen were dirty and very overpriced for what you get. I would not recommend staying here, will go back to staying at the Jugglers Rest in the future.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The reception was fruendly. The house is really cozy. I like that they have guitars in the living room ready for use. I got to hire a mountainbike for free which is nice. Not the best mtb but still, it gets you around.

Thank nutellaguy

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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: ₹ 1,242 - ₹ 3,922 (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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