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4.3 out of 5

"Lovely stay before we caught the ferry the next day. The host was so nice, giving instructions on where to catch the ferry and the special porridge sh ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 18 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

At Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of Picton War Memorial and Picton Museum. Highlights at this beach hostel include free continental breakfast and free self parking.

All 13 rooms feature free WiFi and desks.

This business-friendly hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a library. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served.

With a stay at this Picton hostel, you'll be 0.8 km (0.5 mi) from Picton Ferry Terminal.

King Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$61* Per night/room 2 May - 3 May

Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Twin Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

3 Share Mixed Dorm

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Bed in 5-Bed Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

Everyone (10) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Lovely stay before we caught the ferry the next day. The host was so nice, giving instructions on where to catch the ferry and the special porridge she makes is yum! Highly recommend

Posted by , from Hamilton on 18 Feb. 2020

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5 out of 5
Conveniently located with off street parking, the bunk in the dorm wasn't the most comfortable but typical of a hostel (I was a little concerned I'd fall out as there was no safety rail), the dorm room did have a wash basin which was handy, but the winner was the welcoming host and her amazing breakfast! I am already planning to stay again

Posted by on 24 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Jan. 2020 by nicci

Thanks so much for staying with us

5 out of 5
It's the only hostel where I felt like home, and belongs to the list of hostel that I wish I had stayed more !

Posted by on 17 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Dec. 2019 by nicci

thanks so much for your lovely words.. safe travels and please come back x

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Aug. 2019

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5 out of 5
Having never stayed at any backpackers site before the staff and guests were friendly and helpful. Very clean, organized and lovely accommodation close to everything.

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very friendly staff. I knew we had share bathroom, but didn't really like the Jack & Jill style, as one could hear everything through to the adjoining bedroom. Lovely owner. I wish her well.

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice/clean backpackers, with all the necessary facilities and seperate rooms for families. Ideal for an overnight stay. The bonus is a free continental breakfast is provided (basic cereals, milk, toast, butter & spreads).

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Jan. 2019 by nicci

thanks so much for staying with us here at Piwaka and taking time to write a review safe travels

4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jan. 2019

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8 Jan. 2019 by Nicci

Thanks so much for staying with us

4 out of 5
Very pleasent and acomadating.went out of there way to let us in off a midnight ferry sailing.

Posted by , from Gisborne on 5 Nov. 2018

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7 Nov. 2018 by glen

Thankyou

About the Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

Location 75 High St., Picton, Marlborough 7220

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the business-friendly Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers was completed in November 2016. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Picton hostel.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) (34.7 km / 21.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers offers 13 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Hotel Names

  • Piwaka And Backpackers Picton
  • Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers Picton
  • Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.