Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 14 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 9.4

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Jun 2020
    Had such a lovely stay. Nikki was so warm and welcoming. Thanks so much
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2020
    Such a warm welcome. Nicky was the perfect hostess with hot welcoming soup and hot water bottles for the added touch of home. Can't recommend this highly enough...Just lovely .
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    21 Mar 2020
    Absolutely amazing space to stay. The owner Nikki has been nothing but fantastic, kitchen is lovely rooms are great, and good wifi! If you are ever in picton definitely come and stay here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jul 2020
    Looking forward to staying again. Many thanks for the free upgrade.
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    13 Mar 2020
    This hostel is nice. Bathrooms are spacious which I appreciate and the beds were comfy. Did have an issue with one of the other people staying in my dorm but the staff remedied the situation easily. Parking is easy and breakfast was always plenty in the morning whereas other hostels will run out too quickly. The vibe of the hostel is really quiet. Didn’t seem like much socializing happening. Otherwise good stay
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Mar 2020
    I am so happy that I found piwaka lodge .nicci is simply the best, and that home made porridge is to die for.i enjoyed all 5 nights here thanks greatly to nicci ,nothing is to difficult for her. Nicci, keep up the good work.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Mar 2020
    Lovely hostel. Really good location, clean and comfortable. Staff are amazing, very friendly and helpful. I lost a tiny padlock key and a staff member found it in the Hoover for me, such helpful, welcoming, friendly people. I'm looking forward to my next stay. Excellent wifi!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Feb 2020
    Really friendly staff that greeted me. Breakfast in the morning was really lovely, really nice atmosphere throughout the hostel.
    England, 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
  • 5.4


    19 Mar 2020
    Not sure what the hype is about. Good price for what you get I guess. It was very loud at night with peoples voices echoing in the hallways. Felt very much like a converted nursing home which was odd. The town of picton is pretty bare bones. Wouldn’t recommend spending a night there unless you’re going on out trips during the day. The oatmeal breakfast was fine. The host was okay. Birds made a mess on the deck outside. Wouldn’t recommend hostel or town.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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