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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Picton's smallest hostel (with beds for just 16 people) is BIG on comfort. Our lovingly renovated historic villa is an easy 10 minute stroll or 3 minute drive from the centre of town and there are walking tracks just outside our door. With shady decks, comfy chairs, bean bags, hammocks and sunny chill-out areas in lush gardens, either relax, play, learn or simply sit back & watch the amazing fire and glow shows at night. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including organic fruit, herb & veggie garden, breakfast, juggling toys, workshops in a variety of circus and spinning skills (poi, hoop etc) unlimited wi-fi, bikes, log fire, quality book exchange, musical instruments, barbecue, well equipped kitchen with a huge array of herbs & spices, information/advice/bookings on local activities AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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I embraced my inner solo traveller and this was the perfect place to do it! The hostel was lovely, my room clean and just the privacy I needed. Met some great people to spend time with including the staff here. Loved the different circus tricks and equipment, the hammocks under
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A beautiful, homely, clean and incredibly well equipped hostel. Lots of circus and spinning props for use, circus tuition and shows. The cat is lovely and the staff are really helpful. You can help yourself to the veggie and herb garden (and grapevine!) and hang out on the
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The coziest, cleanest hostel I've stayed in New Zealand in the past two months. I felt like I was in my own home the moment I walked in the door. I got in late the first night so my first morning I was there I opted for the breakfast they offer for a small fee, and it was SO
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The best hostel I've experienced in NZ. Super cosy, very kind people and relaxing atmosphere. The perfect place to rest and restore your energy. Bed super confortable. I just regret staying only one night...
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I stayed here for just one night on my way to Christchurch and it was great! The amenities are very nice and homey. I was even able to get a good beginning grasp on juggling (which I highly recommend doing here if you don't already know)!
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Stunning herb garden
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how far is this from the Ferry?
1.3 Km - if you arrive on a Blue Bridge ferry they have a free shuttle bus that will drop you off at Jugglers Rest.
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"The Double Room- Single Occupancy felt like a hotel room - incredibly spacious."
"In house is closer to ameneties."
"All rooms are quiet at night."
"Mixed dorms, double rooms and cabins available"
"couples, pick the cabins!"
USD 57 - USD 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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