Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 1 week prior to 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

Group bookings are required to give 7 days notice of cancellation to avoid penalty charges and a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the booking value is required when the booking is made. Group bookings are defined by 10 or more people.Reducing the number of nights of a booking while checking in may result in penalty charges.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Credit card details entered when making a booking will be validated – if the details provided are incorrect the booking may be removed from our system.
Check-in/out time
Check-in time is between 1pm – 10pm. If you anticipate an arrival later than 10pm please contact us and we will provide you with late arrival instructions that enable you to self check-in at any hour.
Check-out of your room by 10am please but you are welcome to stay on the premises until your onward transport departs.
Key returns
No key deposit is taken but management reserve the right to charge $15 for failure to return your room key.
No responsibility is taken for guests personal property left on the premises, secure storage is available upon request.
Management reserve the right to take action in the event of unruly behavior – property damage, theft, inappropriate behavior may require those concerned to leave the premises.
No smoking inside (outside designated smoking areas only).
Shuttle transport
Pickups are available by advance notice but not later than 9pm. Returns to onward departures are at specific times and must be pre-arranged.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Tombstone Backpackers

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

Tombstone Lodge and Backpackers Picton offer a unique experience for everyone of all ages. Our fully insulated, warm and modern accommodation provides guests with a variety of rooms from private to shared facilities. Apartment, Queen en-suites, Queen and Single rooms with shared bathrooms, 3 and 4 share en-suites, and Dorms. Group bookings are welcome. We can also book your wine tour or trip in the Queen Charlotte Sounds.

In a separate building and communal area you can enjoy a game of table tennis, pool, work out in our gym or just simply chat while taking in the harbour views from our balcony. We provide the following free... breakfast, hot cheese scones, hot drinks throughout your stay, spa, bike usage,unlimited wifi, and transfer shuttle by prior arrangement. We are the closest accommodation provider for all users of the Bluebridge ferry. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Apr 2019
    This was one of the best hostel experiences I had during my travels. The facilities and rooms were clean and well set out, but above all the staff were incredibly friendly and made the whole experience far better. I would highly recommend staying here. Best cheese scones for breakfast.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2019
    Great stay, many thanks!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2019
    Friendly people. Very comfortable beds. Enjoyed the delicious scones in the morning
    New Zealand, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    09 Jun 2019
    Helpful, knowledgeable staff, delicious scone breakfast, and plentiful space. Lots of common areas to chill, and two adorable cats wandering about.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 May 2019
    Quiet, fantastically clean and delicious scones. Very close to the bluebridge ferry terminal aswell. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Apr 2019
    Probably the nicest hostel I've stayed in. Spotless, delicious fresh scones for breakfast every morning, a hot tub, coffee/tea available, and super friendly staff. Loved this spot! It's an 8 min walk from the main restaurant area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Mar 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve been to. Staff were great, and very helpful. Free bikes to use, well equipped kitchen, hot tub was amazing, bathrooms were very clean, tv room was very relaxed and rooms were simple but nice. Scones for breakfast was a great start to the day.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Sep 2019
    Pretty good hostel with nice and comfy rooms. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Staff is nice and is actually most of the people that are there, but they create a good atmosphere. The free breakfast is amazing.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Mar 2019
    Smokers on the deck bothered me a bit, but the staff (Belen) was really nice and helpful. Clean facility. Located across from a cemetery,
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 May 2019
    Fairly quiet but we came in shoulder season. Beds were comfy & the bathrooms were nice. Free scones for breakfast is always a bonus & would have been nice if the hot tub was working too but it wasn't on. Picton itself is pretty quiet & we were only there for one night after doing Abel Tasman. Nice lounge area & staff seemed lovely - keen to give tips & help wherever possible.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table