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The Villa Backpackers Lodge Reviews

34 Auckland St, Picton, New Zealand

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177 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Cosy hostel with great facilities. A lot of great people around, even in winter.


Good experience here but small showers, and the room I stayed (4 dorms beds) was very wet.


A cool, homey hostel. During the busy time of the year, this hostel would be a great pick with the outdoor areas and what not. Would stay there again.


great hostel! for sure I will go back again!


Staff were really friendly and helpful. Was frustrated about the snoring but that's not the hostels fault.


Best night I had here. People always make.it, but hostel was awesome


We were there for the first night of the apple crumble season. Would stay here again.


The hostel was a weird set up- with toilets and showers in random places throughout the hostel, Im particularly thinking of the one bathroom that is also the laundry room and also the walkway to reception. It had a nice outdoor area however people were not respectful of the quiet hours policy and it was not enforced....I think because the people who were out there were the people who worked there. Shower in the morning had a giant hole right in the wall. Kitchen was the only good thing here.


We loved this place! The atmosphere was so nice, and the staff was very helpful. + free bike rental, jacuzzi etc.


Was perfect for a one night short stay in Picton.


Nice hostel, free wifi, could have better security for rooms but would stay here again


I loved the charm and quaintness of this place. Felt like a home, rather than a temporary accommodation. Loved the little garden out back, and the lounge, and ask the little nooks and crannies with small knick knacks. The staff was also exceptional. Really took the time to answer all my questions and assist me. Possibly because it seems that they are all travelers themselves. Great location as well, close to the harbor and the small shops in the main part of town, as well as a grocery store.

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