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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had so much fun at this hostel! Being a solo traveler this trip was kind of scary for me, but Jacqui and the staff at the Villa made me feel right at home! I had excellent roomies in my six bed dorm, found the kitchen well-equipped and organized, the hot tub was awesome, the courtyard delightful to sit in...

Thank Gemini_Reno
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some things great, some things not. I stayed in one of the double rooms up a small flight of stairs away from the main property. The staff were really friendly, and I was very grateful to the kind staff member who dropped me at the bus terminal so early on a Saturday morning. The room was clean, but the bed...

Thank TheMozFromOz
Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 8 bed dorm felt very squeezed - there wasn't really any room to put your bag when it was full. The room being called "the swamp" felt quite appropriate, as I got bitten all over for the two nights I stayed there, although I know this was largely due to the door being left open for a while on...

Thank spe_eddy
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friend stayed in this hostel and got her bag stolen out of the room. Door was locked and someone was asleep while bag was stolen. The staff were not very helpful with the situation. Avoid. Overall bad stay and security around the place is obviously very poor

Thank bruce1111111
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can tell by looking at details if owners care or just don't. We've stayed at 4 different YHA's on the South Island and this one was the worst. It seemed clean enough, but when we found that our blankets had holes the size of fists, the curtain was half ripped of its fasteners, the showers not working in our...

Thank miiensb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome hostel! Warm and cosy atmosphete. Not expensive. The free spa is perfekt for relaxing after a long day of tramping. Nice chillout area and free WiFi. There is a hamhock outside as well as a well equiped bbq place.

Thank Tau3r
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not able to stay at Villa Backpackers as the earthquake prevented us from getting there but we were very impressed with the fact that our reservation was cancelled with no charge and in such a pleasant manner. Thank you

Thank wendyandcraig2017
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed in Picton for one night as we were going to Queen Charlotte Track the next day. When we checked in, the staff at the reception gave us lots of information we needed along the track. Also we could buy the ferry tickets and QCTLC in the hostel.

Thank Esther L
Reviewed 13 January 2017

In this hostel people feel good and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. The rooms are big, the kitchen as well and the lounge has a nice book collection. Additionally there is plenty of corners and spots to hide in the garden and enjoy peace and quiet if you want to be on your own for a while. The staff...

Thank lila2011Bern
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Just slept 1 night there.. Not only was the floor dirty but also the "pillowcase". I def. recommend bringing your sleepbag or a cover. Furthermore does the Wi-Fi not work properly. It's very annoying, wouldn't choose the accommodation again.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Address: 34 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $26 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Villa Backpackers Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Definitely not great for disabled travellers.”
 of 5 bubbles TheMozFromOz, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a radiator or some sort of heating system if staying there in winter”
 of 5 bubbles Poppy122, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“had the 4-share-male-dorm (no. 10?) which is located far away from the communal areas, but it was good though.”
 of 5 bubbles Philipp791, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Get a bottom bunk, they might rock around a bit but are easier accessible.”
  • View of Queen Charlotte Sound from Picton
 of 5 bubbles 8623PaulineS, 20 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Do not arrive after office is shut and inspect room and bedding !!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles RogerQ992, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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