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 2 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2022
    Highly recommend! Very accommodating service from Nicci and the staff. Was unable to check in on my initial date due to the Ferry from Wellington to Picton being cancelled, this was no issue for Nicci as we just moved the dates. Was able to check in at midnight. Free breakfast which is good. We accidentally left our laptop in the room we stayed in, and Nicci got in touch ASAP to let us know. Allowed us to have a shower after we had checked out. Had an awesome stay at Piwaka Lodge!
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2021
    In my opinion, this is one of the best top 10 hostels in New Zealand at every level (and as a foreigner I have done manyyy backpacker since I am in NZ). Not to mention the absolutely lovely host who makes you feel at home from the second you pass the entrance door. Thank you Niki (:-)
    Norfolk Island, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 May 2021
    What a lovely place to stay. I came off the late 11:30pm ferry and the Owner was up waiting for me at the desk, instantly felt super at home and welcomed. Really homely vibes, especially w the breakfast in the morning. Really felt at home and comfortable. Such a kind owner, thank you
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2021
    Staff were friendly. Facilities adequate. Toast and cereal for breakfast. I got what I expected for this price. I would stay again.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2021
    I appreciated the friendly and caring service and enjoyed the continental breakfast.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2020
    This place is actually decorated adorable. The female room was so cute. The staff will go out of their way to give you a nice space on your own if they can. I was told to book this hostel by a friend and I would without a doubt recommend it to any traveler in Picton 💕 @gone_mishing
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jul 2020
    Looking forward to staying again. Many thanks for the free upgrade.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    24 Sep 2021
    This is a lovely, friendly hostel ina very accessible spot. It offers surprising good value for money and we enjoy it every time we stay. Richard & Judy
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    30 Aug 2020
    We had a nice and cozy stay, the staff was super nice!
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Jul 2020
    Nice people, great atmosphere, adorable birds! It was very clean and staff provides you with a lot of blankets.
    USA, 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