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Sequoia Lodge Backpackers Reviews

3a Nelson Square, Picton, New Zealand

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347 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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Stayed in female door with ensuite, spacious and clean. Separate bathroom allowed me to get changed when leaving for the ferry early.


The staff were very nice. I came by ferry from Wellington and they were nice to offer free transfer to the hostel and back. The location was good, just a few minutes walk from the city center. The rooms were very clean and kept that way. Only thing that I didn't like was the atmosphere. Everyone was in their own corner and there wasn't really a way of getting everyone to mingle which was inconvenient.


Loved my stay here! Staff and guests were friendly and easy to get along with. Note that there is a code to get into the building at night but otherwise the facility is pretty open. No locks for individual dorm rooms, however. There are lockers in the hallway (I had my own lock and don't know if there are any available there). I didn't feel the openness was an issue but know some may. Felt very comfortable with the people and a had great stay- would recommend. Need new mattresses though! :)


Great place, great staff and I went out so missed the chocolate pudding but heard it was delicious!


Lovely hostel with hammocks, a hot tub and a huge chess board. Free chocolate pudding was tasty.


This was one of the nicer hostels we stayed at. Each bunk bed had a small shelf, which was so handy. The chocolate pudding was pretty good, so be there at 8 pm for it! I'd stay here again if I had the chance.


The owner is very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed the free pudding, furthermore the free shuttle from and towards the ferry terminal is very convenient. The hostel has a great atmosphere and the kitchen is well supplied.


I would really recommend this place, it was clean room and at the hostel was really good atmosphere. We had the best sleep after year, we were feeling there better than in our flat. It was the best value for money.


Lovely hostel, friendly staff, free pick up from ferry was brilliant especially as we arrived late at night and did not expect it.


Loved the chic pudding, especially after a cold day's walk. The varied communal areas is a great idea for disparate travellers


Lovely place and friendly too. Staff are great, Rachele is a gem :) Wifi seems to get maxed out in the evenings and doesn't extend to the private room. Apart from that, all groovy :)


It's a nice cozy hostel. The hot water tube is nice and free to use. the rooms are clean and good. We likes the free use of spices but moste of all the free chocolate cake!


We only stayed for one night but the hostel was really chill. Big kitchen, breakfast and wifi included! Huge plus. It was easy to get to from the ferry although the directions weren't great, we had to stop and ask at a gas station. We were tempted to stay longer just to hang out here though, as it seemed some other people were doing.


Excellent accommodation for the money, Will stay again next time in Picton.


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Sequoia. Would be short of space in summer/peak season but if you're travelling in winter, you'll have no such problem. The free hot chocolate pudding every night is fantastic. The ferry pickup/dropoff system needs revision.


Warm, friendly with a good atmosphere and delicious pudding. Recommend to any traveller looking for a hostel in Picton.


Lovely little homely place!! Log fire, staff and the free chocolate and ice cream really made our stay!


Absolutely fantastic. One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Really cosy, comfortable and very clean throughout. Really friendly vibe going on. Would recommend to anyone- even if you're not planning on staying in Picton - change your plans because you should stay here!!!


Very friendly and helpful staff. Great cosy atmosphere and yummy desert every night of ice cream and pudding! I highly suggest staying here while in Picton.

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