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Zurich, Switzerland
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights while exploring the surroundings and tracking Queen Charlotte: best hostel ever! Such a beautiful place with many travellers and stunning garden! The facility was very well maintained and the atmosphere in the evening is just very welcoming! Definitely will return! Great location as well - close to everything by foot ☺️

Thank CathrinPhillipp A
Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

So I had to catch the ferry the next day and I decided to stay for one night in the villa. It was clean, the friendliness awesome and the travelers sweet and cool. I enjoyed my stay really. Sure, after 100 years, at some points it just doesn't look as good as you might think and it was a bit... More 

Thank Philipp791
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Pretty old building with lots of space in rooms to spread out kit. Staff really helpful, recommending hire car company (used them) before I arrived. Kitchen clean though very little crockery or equipment, maybe loaned out to people on multi-day hikes? (can also arrange for you). Inviting enclosed garden area with hot tub & lots of places to chill.

Thank Mechanogirl
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I did like this hostel, it's very cute with a reasonable sized kitchen and a sociable living room, the location is good and the bakery next door is very good. But it's not the most modern, bathrooms are small and have frosted doors which I found awkward and uncomfortable. The rooms are very basic with few sockets for everyone there... More 

Thank Chelseadaggers
South West
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Really lovely place about 3 minds from the sea front. Very friendly staff, great facilities which are clean. Beds were okay. Really quiet at night but also super relaxed about letting people have a few beers.

Thank Cloberella
Doha, Qatar
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698 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

It wasn't not nice, it was just a bit like being at a commune. I'd stay again as its a good location in town and next to a great bakery (award winning apparently) but, they could do with retraining their cleaners...

Thank jmm73
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We booked into the Villa for one night and they offered to organise all the accommodation and transport for us to do the Queen Charlotte Track at no extra charge. This went without a hitch and on arrival we were issued with all the vouchers. The villa is a great place to meet with others, right in the heart of... More 

Thank 8623PaulineS
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I came over from Wellington for a one night stay, and I'm super glad I picked the Villa! It suited my needs as a short-term solo traveller Pros: - Gorgeous complex with a lovely outdoor area - Central location, next to a popular Dutch bakery - Amazing high-pressure showers - Well equipped kitchens - Book swap - Knowledgeable staff -... More 

Thank georg1811027
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Three of us where stopping in Picton for a night after coming over on an evening ferry. The villa was perfect for what we needed; - affordable - kitchen with cutlery and crockery etc - close to town, easily walkable - pool table and spa pool complimentary (they also had bikes which were free to hire) - we drove but... More 

Thank Gus M
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

My friend and I stayed here in a mixed dorm on our way to Wellington. It was the cutest backpackers I've seen with lovely gardens. There was also a spa that anyone could use and the overall feel was really nice. The staff were also really friendly and helpful! Would highly recommend to anyone travelling through Picton!

Thank RhiannonMclean

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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: $28 - $81 (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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“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.”
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 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
“No 14 - but costs more than the dorms because it is twin bed with en suite.”
 of 5 bubbles rosieterry, 18 Feb 2015 | Read review
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