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4.2 out of 5

"Close to the ferry The window has no stay, so it banged in the night and the room was very hot. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 09 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

The Villa Backpackers Lodge places you in the center of Picton, steps from Picton Museum and within a short 5-minute stroll of Picton Foreshore. Highlights at this beach hostel include free self parking and a spa tub.

All 10 rooms feature free WiFi.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and a computer station. Added amenities include wired Internet in public areas, free use of bicycles, and laundry facilities. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of a free ferry terminal shuttle.

With a stay at this Picton hostel, you'll be 0.6 km (0.4 mi) from Picton Ferry Terminal.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$65* Per night/room 30 Mar. - 31 Mar.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

The Villa Backpackers Lodge ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Everyone (13) Couples (14) Family (3)
4 out of 5
Close to the ferry The window has no stay, so it banged in the night and the room was very hot.

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Feb. 2020 by Sylvie, The Villa

Thank you for your stay with us. We regret having felt warm in the room, but at that time the weather was very hot in Picton. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks

2 out of 5
We definitely pulled the short straw with our Standard double room. The 2 other Standard doubles next door to ours were luxurious compared to ours! They had spacious rooms. Ours was cramped with hardly enough room to even walk round the bed! Very disappointed. I know it was cheap accommodation but I feel we got a poor deal in comparison with others. Everywhere was shabby and desperately in need of a lick of paint. I wouldn't recommend this accommodation unless you were young backpackers who were happy to share a dorm with 5 others and didn't care about the surroundings! I would certainly look at other backpackers accommodation in future.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Feb. 2020 by Sylvie, The Villa

Hi, We greatly appreciate your feedback and help us improve. For us the most important thing is the comfort of the guests. We are very sorry that the accommodation was not to your liking, but the bedroom was recently refurbished and has a large double bed just like the other private rooms. We will be happy to see you again. And thanks for helping us improve.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 31 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Jan. 2020 by Kurt

Thank you for your feedback.

5 out of 5
Great place with plenty of character and a warm homely feel about it. Staff were happy to accommodate any extra requests and the pet friendly policy was awesome.

Posted by on 8 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
Easy walk from ferry terminal and shops. Our bathroom mat in bathroom was still wet from previous visitors in the room we had.

Posted by on 20 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5
Really enjoyed our 1 night stay. Comfortable and clean room and bed. Staff were excellent in helping make our stay comfortable. Special mention to Josh going above and beyond...

Posted by on 6 May 2019

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2 out of 5
Typical backpackers with some quaint touches. Sadly though this was selected as the cheapest place with cable TV in the room. However the TV was missing and when mentioned to person on the desk they just smiled

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Lovely old villa. Didn't enjoy the cold when having a shower.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
Close to shops and restaurants. Room very small, only room we stayed in (including at other backpacker accomodation providing rooms with bathrooms) that didn't include kettle. Wouldn't stay again

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
Stayed a night, and found the atmosphere very friendly and welcoming. Easy walking distance to the beach and eateries as they are all nearby

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2018

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About the The Villa Backpackers Lodge

Location 34 Auckland St., Picton, 7220

Property Features

The Villa Backpackers Lodge offers its guests a spa tub and complimentary bicycles. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Tour/ticket assistance, barbecue grills, and multilingual staff are also featured at The Villa Backpackers Lodge. Free self parking is available. This Picton hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Computer for guest use
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave (on request)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free self parking , Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Picton (PCN) (8.8 km / 5.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Villa Backpackers Lodge offers 10 accommodations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave available

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 11 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Backpackers Villa
  • Villa Backpackers
  • Villa Backpackers Lodge
  • Villa Backpackers Lodge Picton
  • Villa Backpackers Picton
  • The Backpackers Lodge Picton
  • The Villa Backpackers Lodge Picton
  • The Villa Backpackers Lodge Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • The Villa Backpackers Lodge offers transfers from the ferry terminal. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.

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.