• 34 Auckland Street, Picton
    stay@thevilla.co.nz
    +64 3 573-6598

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    • Quality does not have to come with a hefty price tag.

      Come experience the homely, affordable accommodation
      available at The Villa Backpackers Lodge in Picton.

    • COVID-19 Notice
    • NOTICE: COVID-19 Availability - April 2020

    • As an essential service, The Villa Backpackers Lodge - Picton YHA has remained open to cater for the international guests who chose to enjoy our hospitality for the Lockdown period.

      As we ease out of lockdown, we have private rooms (some with ensuites) plus some limited dorm beds available for essential workers such as truck drivers, travellers and those just needing an affordable break in quiet, spacious surroundings. Options for long-term room rentals will also be considered.

      Line Haul Truckies wanting something affordable and within walking distance of the Picton Truck park or Ferry terminals are encouraged to give us a call. Ask for Rob, a longtime driver, to discuss what's available.

    • We have already instituted a strict cleaning regime following best practice guidelines. All guests can be assured that our staff will keep everyone as safe and comfortable as possible.

      Although we are a communal facility, we have plenty of room for social distancing and we are limiting the number of occupants booked in shared rooms to continue this.

      Please phone ahead or contact us online directly to advise when coming in as Reception is not fully open until the COVID-19 Levels drop and we are back to some normality. Dealing direct with us gives you the best rate.

      See you at The Villa!

    • Backpacker Accommodation Options

    • Things to See and Do in Picton

    • Guest Feedback

    • Lovely hostel


      They have a nice garden and a "tree house". Perfect location, as well. The supermarket is just at the back of the hostel and the bakery is just right beside it.
      They also serve free apple crumble every night.

      rynj22, TripAdvisor

    • Pleasing


      We had a good comfortable stay and enjoyed the handy location.

      Verified Traveler, Expedia

    • Excellent


      Excellent little hostel that feels homely and warm. Has a bit of character. Clean facilities.

      Macy Cheng, on Google

    • A home away from home


      Such a lovely hostel that feels more like you are staying in a cosy cottage than a hostel.

      The hostel is in a great location to the town and the water front and all of the amazing walks.

      The staff were always friendly and chatty especially when serving their apple crumble!

      I will be suggesting this hostel to everyone passing through Picton. Thanks for the stay!

      jprescott93, TripAdvisor

    • Sweetest cozy place to stay in picton!


      The sweetest and best place to stay in picton! Literally!

      The hostel its clean, neat and really cozy. The bathroom as well with hot showers at every hours. The lounge and the kitchen tidy, spaceful and full of tools ready to use. Good oven and microwave. The garden outside is wonderful, lots of blooming flowers in this season that makes it even better. Amazing bbq area and hot pool spa!

      The apple crumble in the evening is super goooood! Try it!!

      The staff is friendly, simphatetic, and useful! Ready to drink a beer with you sharing their esperiences and adventours!

      Here you can find a family rather than a simple hostel esperience. I really recommend it. Cheers

      GlobeTrotting818484, TripAdvisor

    • Excellent


      Stayed a night, and found the atmosphere very friendly and welcoming.

      Easy walking distance to the beach and eateries as they are all nearby.

      Verified Traveller, Expedia

    • A little feel of home


      The Villa feel like a home away from home. Simple, but cosy, it's probably one of the sweetest place to stay in New Zealand with his cute outside area. It's clean, tidy and friendly.

      I stayed there when I arrived on the South island, stayed there again before going back to the North island and would definitely stop there again if I go back to New Zealand one day.

      Émilie B., TripAdvisor

    • Nice ambiance


      Comfortable, clean and quiet. The shared facilities provided any of the extras that we wanted.

      Villa Backpackers Lodge has a nice ambiance.

      Gwynell, Expedia

    • Why Stay at The Villa?

    • Central, Sunny, Secure Location
    • Beautiful Gardens with Treehouse
    • Lots of Comfortable Indoor Spaces
    • Queen Charlotte Track Specialists
    • 25 Years of Hosting Experience
    • Short Walk to the Picton Ferry
    • FREE Activity Booking Services
    • FREE Apple Crumble & Ice Cream
    • FREE Basic Breakfast (in Winter)
    • FREE Pick-up / Drop-off
    • FREE Onsite Parking
    • FREE Luggage Storage
    • FREE Bicycle Storage
    • FREE Unlimited Fibre WiFi
    • FREE Use of Pool Table
    • FREE Use of Hot Tub
    • FREE Movies on DVD
    • Open Door Policy: we welcome travellers of all nationalities, New Zealanders and foreigners alike. Considerate behaviour is expected of all guests.
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