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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Really nice feel here. The garden was great to chill in and around the house has a nice homely feel.
Nikki the owner was great. She is very welcoming and she puts out a-lot of fruit and veg to help yourself to. Also, we accidentally left sunglasses and she offered to drive them to us which was so nice!
Highly recommend!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Chippin'Ollie C
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stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Thanks for your review Ollie, hope to see you here again during your NZ adventure :-)

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This hostel was rated one of the best in the world by Huff Post and it’s no wonder. A beautiful house with a perfect host, Nikki. She gave me an impromptu juggling lesson! Also, grape vines hang from awnings everywhere-and these are life changing grapes. Seriously, they changed my concept of grapes. There’s also an extensive herb and vegetable garden that take making dinner to another level. There are no bunks and the beds are SO comfortable. I’ve never found such great hospitality in my travels.
Thank you SO MUCH Nikki!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

AWWW, Blushing like one of those tomatoes ;-) Thanks David!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Beautiful rooms and a country kitchen accompanied with abundant tomatoes and grapes from the garden. A gorgeous veranda to chill and eat on in the sun and a warm fire and sofa to go in to if there's a chill in the air.

Nikki makes the place all the more homely and is always lovely to chat to. So glad I am staying here, couldn't have asked for more!

Oh, and if you didn't think it could get better you may also be lucky to witness the hypnotising fire performances.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Cristina B
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Over the years i have stayed in many hostel, but have never come across anything like Jugglers Rest. What a beautiful hostel. It feels like coming home with such a relaxing vibe. The beautiful garden, free herbs, fruit and veggies, bikes, makes it even better. The hostel provides everything you need and is in a easy walking distance from all town picton. A perfect place to just relax and get a sense of home while your travelling around nz or exploring the area. Would recommand it to everyone!!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Hester d
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stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thanks for this Hester! Your warmth and gratitude of the space I offer to my guests is very much appreciated. It's such a treat to have people say thanks and I really enjoyed meeting you briefly. I hope that you can return for another visit when your schedule allows.
I'll do my very best to find some more people to buy Jugglers Rest who get the vibe and wish it to continue running with the same welcoming and relaxed feel ;-)

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely place to be. My number one in New Zealand. The breakfast is awesome. Selfmade bread and jam, Take some fresh herbs from the garden for a tea. This place ist highly recommend. Nikki is such a nice and helpful person. I Love this place.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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stripycat69, Owner at Jugglers Rest Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks Juergen! It was so lovely to meet you and share stories about yoga and Anahata Yoga Retreat :-) I hope to see you again in a couple of years :-) Namaste, Nikki

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