Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

we reserve the right to hold a refundable security deposit to cover any potential damage returned at end of stay
If numbers change within 48 hours booking will be charged the first night in full
Cancellation within 24 hrs may result in entire booking being charged

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Piwaka Lodge & Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Piwaka Lodge (formerly Alicante) is Picton's newest hostel accommodation being completely refurbished in 2016 but also one of Pictons oldest having been a guest house since 1947. It is situated in the heart of town, on High Street, opposite the supermarket and a stroll to cafes etc.
It is ideally positioned to take advantage of the myriad of local offerings, whether it be activity-based such as kayaking, paddle boarding, tramping, or more laid back options: cafes, restaurants, art galleries, shopping or wine tours.
We look forward to having you stay with us. Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Fresh choice supermarket and most tour operators, EcoWorld Aquarium and the Interisland ferry and Intercity bus are also within a 10 minute walk .From Interislander Picton Ferry Terminal: Head south on SH 1 (aka Auckland St). Stay on H 1 until you get to 68 Auckland St. If entering by foot or after 9pm please enter via our main entrance on 75 High street. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    One of our favourite and best hostels in New Zealand. Shona (who was running the place while the owners were on holiday) was great and so friendly, making soup, cakes and amazing porridge for everyone. Great place to see Picton and Marlborough... definitely stay here!!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2019
    Very homely and comforting, the sweetest staff definitely recommend!
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Just mega! Nicki is super, it's like a home from home, cooked tea and brekkie if you want it, hot water bottles when it's cold. Loved my stay here, very social because everyone's gathers at feeding times! Great resting stop before/after the ferry and some nice spots to walk too.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2019
    This is by far one of the best hostel experiences I have ever had. The owner nicci is an absolute Ange and treats every guest like her favourite child. She makes complimentary delicious dinner and breakfast. Provides hot water bottles for everyone. Greets you by your name and helped me organize my trip. I loved staying here
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Absolutely incredible! Best hostel I have ever stayed at. Location is perfect, Nikki (the owner) is friendly and a wonderful host, and the facilities are clean and up to date.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    Absolutely fabulous breakfast provided in the morning. The staff are all sweet and helpful :) such a great time I stayed an extra night!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 May 2019
    Such a great hostel! The owner is so friendly and inviting. The space is open and clean. There is breakfast, snacks, and soups! There are birds and it is in a great location with very good value. Definitely recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    16 Jul 2019
    Nicci was an awesome host! Super welcoming and created such a pleasant atmosphere for all the guests! The soup, dessert and breakfast were top knotch!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Jun 2019
    The staffs are amazing! I felt at home there. I have arrived and received free delicious soup, tea, coffee, cookies and candies. Nicci is like a big mother outside my country!! Lovely!
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi