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Tombstone Backpackers Reviews

16, Gravesend Place, Picton, New Zealand

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65 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 99%Facilities

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would highly recommend tombstone to family and friends found it very homely, relaxing,and comfortable lovely homemade scones alison

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


A great stay at the lovely Tombstone Backpackers ! Gary and Nikky are great hosts and make their best to make you feel very comfortable. All the commodities are perfectly equiped, clean and working, beds are good even in the 8 pers. dorm. The garden is just lovely to chill in, with a beautiful view on the harbour. Very easy to get there from the ferry, but the hosts gladely drive you to the ferry if you don't feel like carrying your heavy backpack. And free Wifi really works ;)


We enjoyed the table Tennis Option and that it was right opposite the ferry habour. Breakfast was oven warm rolls, cerials and jam - all fine

  • 23rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Staff was great. Made scones in the morning along with cereal and or toast. Gave me rides to downtown. Great atmosphere.


This is a perfect hostel. Nikki and Gary care about every guest. There is breakfast incl. fresh scones, a spa pool, pick up and drop offs, wifi... Picton and Marlborough Sound are very beautiful.


This couple is amazing. Very sweet and open for anything...they stayed up an extra 1.5 hours so we could check in late! They make fresh scones in the morning for everyone and the common areas are bustling and everyone was friendly. Location isn't the best but Picton is small. Worth it to stay here for sure!!


Probably the cleanest hostel I've stayed in for a while. Showers have plenty of space to put towels and clothes. Different rooms for different activities. Sunny terrace.


We have stayed in about 10 backpackers in NZ so far and this is by far the best! We had a lovely room, the bathrooms are brand new and spotless, shared areas are great and it's easy to find a quiet spot too. Gary and Nikki are lovely and helpful and the place felt really homely. We would have happily stayed a week there in Picton. Can't rate it highly enough!


Wonderful hostel! Facilities were great, hot tub overlooking the city/ocean was a really nice touch. Very close to the ferries, excellent wifi, free breakfast, nice beds. Ran by a lovely couple who upgraded our room without asking, at no extra charge! Would highly recommend staying at this hostel and would definitely stay there again.


Had a very good time, enjoyed sitting in the hot tub and watching the ferries leave and arrive. Met some great people also. Free lift to/from ferry/bus is awesome!


Really at crawling distance from the blueridge ferry. Great atmosphere, relaxed people and super friendly staff. Also, the free scones at breakfast, jacuzzi and the offer to bring me to the i-site from the hostel didn't hurt... ;) I had the single room with a double bed, which had enough electric sockets and an electric blanket which I loved. A very good matrass as well. I'd definitelly stay here again if I'm around! The only downside was the limited (free) wifi connection in the rooms.


Clean, Quiet, great Views, hot tub, free Wi Fi and free breakfast. One of the best places I have stayed in and had a great night sleep. While in Picton stay here. Kitchen and common area are very good for socializing with other travelers. The owner is very friendly and gave me a ride to to ferry station,

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