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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

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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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Very friendly and helpful. Quiet. I required a place for the night prior to a ferry crossing the next day after a business trip in Cromwell and after a 10 hour drive to Picton!, As a mature guest, I was made very welcome and was impressed by the personal touches and the thorough
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This place is absolutely wonderful. Nicky has created a lovely atmosphere in this backpackers. The rooms are beautiful and cosy, the showers are powerful, the kitchen is fully stocked with spices for your use and she offers a delicious breakfast with fresh eggs and homemade
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We just loved our room, the bed and bedding were such a treat whilst backpacking. The dorms also looked awesome from a sneak peak, no bunks! Hammocks, cosey chairs and bean bags so many places to get cosey and relax amongst good company. We were lucky to be staying at the same
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Juggler's rest was one of my favourite places during my New Zealand travel. There's every variety of flow arts toy under the sun available for use and a friendly atmosphere with friendly faces to enjoy them with. The food was delicious, the bathing was warm and bedding
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Definitely one of the best hostels I've seen in NZ. Jugglers rest is a very cosy and homey hostel (and not a party hostel). No bunk beds, big rooms, well stocked kitchen (with a loooot of stuff for baking! never seen that in any hostels before!), very nice gardens with heaps of
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Stunning herb garden
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how far is this from the Ferry?
Uhm it is a quiet long walk. Takes you probably 20min by walking... But I'd say it is worth it. You can try to ask them to pick you up, but I think they don't do it normaly.
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"In house is closer to ameneties."
"All rooms are quiet at night."
"Mixed dorms, double rooms and cabins available"
"couples, pick the cabins!"
"Blue, red or cabin room for couples are great!!"
USD 56 - USD 65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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