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 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 Motel, Lodge & Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Tombstone Motel Lodge & 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, Motel rooms, Queen en-suites, Queen and twin rooms with shared bathrooms and Dorms. This affordable/budget accommodation makes it ideal for families, couples, or the solo traveler. Group bookings are welcome.

We can also book your wine tour or trip in the Queen Charlotte Sounds.

In the lodge a separate communal area, you can enjoy a game of table tennis, game of pool, work out in our gym or just simply chat while taking in the harbour/mountain views from our balcony. We provide the following free... breakfast... toast and fresh hot cheese scones with hot drinks available throughout your stay. Also free is the spa, bike usage,unlimited wifi, and transfer shuttle by prior arrangement. We are the closest accommodation provider for all users of the Bluebridge ferry. Tombstone is also a 10 minute walk to the town centre.

Resident pets include birds, cats, dog and a goat. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    Nice place, well equipped, cute cat , nice manager , free breakfast , lots of bathrooms
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2020
    A unique hostel with alot of great features, the owner is very friendly and she helped us with our trip.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jun 2020
    The nicest hostel i've ever stayed in. Loved the warm common area & scones for breakfast.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Jun 2020
    Really nice place, seemed to be friendly enough people staying. Had the roommate directly from hell for the night i stayed but not really the hostels fault.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 May 2020
    Cute, clean, tidy Hostel with delicious scones in the morning. The owners are also very friendly. I would definitely recommend this hostel and I‘m looking forward to coming back soon.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Jan 2020
    Such an awesome , relaxed hostel. 10 minutes walk from anything you need in town. The staff are great and the fresh scones in the morning are delicious. Really comfy beds and clean facilities with locking doors. Came straight back!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jan 2020
    Great hostel. Small place if that's what you're looking for. A bit of a walk from the Interislander ferry station, but very close to the Bluebridge station. Staff was helpful in giving me some recommended walks while I was there for a day.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 Feb 2020
    A lovely homely hostel. Just be aware it is a bit of a trek from the bus stop if you have any heavy bags you have to carry!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Feb 2020
    Good hostel, very relaxed atmosphere. Was a bit of a walk out of the main downtown, so location (for me, with heavy backpack) wasn’t great. It was clean and staff were friendly. Only one outlet in a 6 bed dorm.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    19 Feb 2020
    Mixed bag. In one of the less convenient locations from town in an industrial area (loud trucks). Didn’t enjoy the many bugs- however no fans or AC so I understand why the windows were open. No sort of lockers :/ but bag storage available. The first night was awful, disrespectful roomies, but the second was much better. The staff were very sweet and converted a lounge room since they were full. Hot showers and yummy scones. Spacious and separate shared spaces are fantastic!
    USA, Female, 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