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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.
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  • 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.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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


The Villa Backpackers Lodge

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

The Villa . There are linen and blankets provided for all beds.

We offer Free High Speed Unlimited WiFi with 5G for our guests and free use of bicycles, and our pool table.

We have a hot spa pool and a sundrenched garden with plenty of loungers to relax in, with a treehouse plus a hammock in the front to watch the world go past. Our fire in the courtyard makes for great evening conversations and live music.

We run free ferry pickups on request.

Guests are welcome to use our two fully equipped kitchens and the BBQ kitchen.

We have guest laundry facilities, separate TV lounge

We offer a free booking service for the Queen Charlotte Track and have tent hire available and free storage for your bags - nothing for you to worry about while you enjoy a beautiful walk. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 6.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    21 Mar 2019
    One of the best hostels I've stayed at while on a 4-month journey through New Zealand! Has great charm, great comfy bed, good kitchen (could use another pot/steamer with handle), and nice feel to it. I would most definitely stay here again.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    15 Mar 2019
    enjoyed my stay --relaxed
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    18 Apr 2019
    Great stay at the Villa - love the hot spa!
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    13 Oct 2019
    Lovely hostel, very quiet during my stay... so only one in my room for a few nights which was nice. Great location! Kitchen quite spacious but not much washing up liquid. The hostel reminded me of being at my grandmas house... smelt like it too. But enjoyed my stay and will stay there again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 Mar 2019
    Really nice hostel, everything around that you might need, helpful staff. Perfect for a short stay in Picton.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    28 Feb 2019
    Loved this hostel. Was very flexible when I wanted to stay longer and was well kept w lots of seating areas and green spaces :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    07 Mar 2019
    The room was great, but the kitchen had some real problems. One stove didn’t work at all and the other was sketchy. Also the following morning the power went out all together in the kitchen- probably a fuse - but no one would fix it. We all ended up heating toast in the tv room...
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    24 Mar 2019
    On checking in we were NOT told that the kitchen was going to be locked at night , and, not open until 8.15 am......Our food was in the fridge, and, our ferry boat to Ships Cove was leaving at 8.00 am....thankfully, there was a window open in the kitchen which we had to climb through to get our food....we were staying in a different block , and, had NO idea that there was a kitchen in our block....Communication is a vital part for anyone travelling....WOULD NOT RECOMMEND...
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 6.3


    01 Mar 2019
    This was my third stay in 12 years (last in 2015). I had expected a bit of maintenance throughout the 12 years. Everything looked the same, which means pretty much deteriorated, somewhat dirty, especially kitchen, (apparantly lack of personel to keep the place tidy). No one in reception during long hours, telephone ringing without answering. One (main) washing machine out of order (without notice on it!), no shuttle service to the ferry (as announced). Please look for more cleanliness and maint
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 5.1


    08 Nov 2019
    The bunk bed latters were not convenient at all and the staff seemed lazy and unwelcoming. Only thing good about this place was that it's close to the ferry and fairly clean.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi