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The Villa Backpackers Lodge Reviews

34 Auckland St, Picton, New Zealand

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79 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Lovely and quirky place full of character! Great for meeting fellow travellers of all ages and interests. Lots of awesome common areas (outside and inside) and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. One of those "this is why I love hostels in New Zealand!"-places. If you're looking for a party-hostel, you might want to look elsewhere, though.

  • 17th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed here for 2 nights and felt at home! Friendly staff, nice kitchen and an amazing back garden to chill in, would definitely recommend if you are going to Picton! Also the beds are really comfortable :)


Cool hostel but just found it a bit too quite


A lovely friendly place to stay with a really relaxing ambiance.


Average hostel. The rooms were okay but not really clean (especially the bed sheets ) . The bathroom had only cold water and was not easy to use. The little garden is nice place to meet people and the outside of the hostel looks pretty but they need to improve the general cleanliness. The staff was really nice and helpful .


Beautiful place, felt right at home and will definitely come back.


Close to the ferry, friendly staff, free Wifi and nice building. No lockers.


It is very nice and cozy! Very nice outside area...! Great Hostel to relax.


Always a pleasure to stay at the Villa - helpful and friendly staff, lovely building with period features, and the apple crumble in the evenings gets everyone together and helps to build a great atmosphere.


Great spot, nice staff, free apple pie, free wifi which was reliable Nd a hot tub. Nice dorms too. Sweet as


Lovely spot! Great people - really enjoyed Picton and The Villa!


My room smelled mouldy...


mmh free apple crumble with ice cream. stay here ;-)


Lovely hostel, nice staff, big room, free crumble! Very nice indeed.

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