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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect 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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2022
    Comfortable bed. Clean facilities. Great location for walking in to picton. Staff very accommodating with an early check in. We were just gutted we had to leave early and missed out on cheese scones for brekkie!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2021
    After a long day travelling it was nice to stop relax and get some rest , also appreciate how they left a key for me with a map as I didn’t get there till after hours . Lovely staff , great atmosphere. Definitely will be returning after my sabbatical back home .
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Apr 2021
    Great! Everything about this place was amazing! Great value for money!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2021
    Gary and Niki are awesome, super helpful with booking stuff. So nice and clean. Stayed twice already and would stay again. Thanks guys!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Nov 2020
    Amazing place and outstanding staff. Some of the best and cleanest backpacker bathrooms i’ve ever seen. Had the best shower and sleep after travelling all day. Highly recommended 10/10
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Oct 2020
    Absolutely lovely. We only stayed one night in a mixed bed Dorm which had a sheet, duvet and blanket if needed. I normally get quite cold at night and I didn't need the blanket. Showers/bathroom clean, good pressure. Hostel doggo and cat which were both cute & friendly. Scones made fresh in the morning from 8. Plenty of rooms to be in if you didn't want to be in your Dorm. Hottub for use which was a great perk as I didn't even realise, especially after a big hike. Thanks guys!
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2020
    Quiet. Comfortable. Friendly. Clean.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 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+
  • 9.4


    26 Dec 2020
    Tremendous farter in the dorm, genuinely kept me awake as I thought they soiled themselves, but not the hostels fault. Nice place and appreciated the cheese scone in the morning, as well as late check in
    New Zealand, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    25 Oct 2020
    An overall lovely stay within close proximity to the ferry, Picton Town and lots of walking tracks. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable and the free scones for breakfast were super fresh and delicious! Would definitely stay again :)
    England, Couple, 25-30
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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