Where to Stay in Picton for Backpackers
With the Marlborough Sounds on your doorstep, why would you not want to stay in Picton? Not only that, but the backpacker hostels in Picton make it all that easier to explore the area, with most hostels having free bikes to use.
After a day out on the water, biking on the hills of the Marlborough Sounds, or hiking on the Queen Charlotte Track, relax in the inevitable spa pool offered back at your accommodation. No wonder so many backpackers find themselves staying in Picton for a while with so much to do. Many like to stick around for WWOOFing in one of these hostels!
So take a look at the list below of the backpacker hostels in Picton, as well as all the perks that come with them to have an epic stay in Picton. (Or should we say, “Epicton” stay in Picton)…
1. Tombstone Backpackers
A quirky theme isn’t the only thing going for this hostel in Picton! Free WiFi, free freshly baked scones for breakfast, welcoming hosts, and free bike hire are just some of the perks to staying in the backpackers. Sit in the spa pool and take in the views looking over the town. (And try to avoid ghosts that creep over from the cemetery across the road). It also features on our 13 Most Unique Backpacker Hostels in New Zealand.
Location: 16 Gravesend Place
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2. Jugglers Rest
Welcome to the circus! Not only is Jugglers Rest is an alternative living hostel with free organic food in their vegetable garden, but they have all sorts of circus-themed activities to do in the hostel. Have a go at the slackline, play some of the instruments, and try your skills on the unicycle. In summer, watch a fire show. The hostel also provides free bike hire!
Location: 8 Canterbury St
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3. Sequoia Lodge & Backpackers
Fun murals welcome you on the way into the Sequoia Lodge & Backpackers. The walls are also decorated with a cartoon duck throughout the very spacious hostel. Off-street parking makes parking campervans, for instance, really easy. Plus, you can’t deny the appeal of the free spa pool, free bike hire, and a free dessert on an evening of puddings and ice cream!
Location: 3 Nelson Square
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4. The Villa
The vintage feel and rustic kitchen at The Villa backpacker hostel give a more homely appeal. Have a play on the guitars in the living area, go for a bike ride on their free bikes to hire, or make use of the spa pool. There’s also free use of the fishing gear. YHA members get the benefit of a discount.
Location: 34 Auckland Street
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5. Atlantis Backpackers
The hostel that can’t be missed in Picton… literally! With its ideal location in the centre of Picton and close to the foreshore, Atlantis is your convenient choice in Picton with heaps of added extras. Enjoy free breakfast on a morning and free dessert in the evening, as well as your free tea and coffee always available. Not bad when beds start at NZ$20pp!
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6. The Buccaneer Lodge
Located on along a stunning beach, The Buccaneer Lodge is your Picton hostel away from town (about 4km/2.5 miles). Escape the hustle and bustle of the ferry loads coming through, but don’t worry about the distance from town with free ferry pick-up when organised a bit in advance. Then, make use of the free bike hire to get around.
Location: 314 Waikawa Road
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7. Fat Cod
The easiest hostel to find in Picton, the Fat Cod is on the main road through Picton from the ferries. There’s plenty of room in their big dorms. Like the other backpackers, there are free bikes and you can borrow fishing rods. The hostel is ideal for a quick stay in Picton.
Location: 9 Auckland Street