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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

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Picton's smallest hostel (with beds for just 16 people) is BIG on comfort. Our lovingly renovated historic villa is an easy 10 minute stroll or 3 minute drive from the centre of town and there are walking tracks just outside our door. With shady decks, comfy chairs, bean bags, hammocks and sunny chill-out areas in lush gardens, either relax, play, learn or simply sit back & watch the amazing fire and glow shows at night. Small and cosy with all beds fully made up (no bunks), we provide every comfort for your stay including organic fruit, herb & veggie garden, breakfast, juggling toys, workshops in a variety of circus and spinning skills (poi, hoop etc) unlimited wi-fi, bikes, log fire, quality book exchange, musical instruments, barbecue, well equipped kitchen with a huge array of herbs & spices, information/advice/bookings on local activities AND an atmosphere that can't be beaten!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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All reviews fresh herbs herb garden the kitchen home away from home new zealand friendly atmosphere felt like home south island cream and jam living room stayed longer other guests lovely place juggling circus poi nikki
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Jugglers Rest twice recently, once by myself and then again with my partner. The rooms are spacious and comfortable but it is all the little details that make this place amazing. Sculptural wooden furniture, a stunning organic garden, friendly "wildlife", and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ben_ngapo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely time sheltering from torrential rain here, drying off my boots by the fire and having complimentary teas. I arrived very early and Nicky didn't mind at all, she is very easy to talk to and made me feel very welcome with...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Emma W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights, 2 nights in a private room and 1 in a dorm. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Nicky and Zoe are very friendly, welcoming and down to earth. All.the guests I met were happy to chat and sit around the...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank northwestgirl2
Reviewed 2 November 2018

After getting caught in the rain for 3 days whilst camping and hiking in the Marlborough sounds, my general attitude to another night in the rain was bleak. In a wet tent with wet socks a quick browse of booking.com pointing me towards the Jugglers...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Nikki at Jugglers rest is a kind and welcoming host who provides local knowledge along with world class circus style entertainment if you are lucky enough to catch a performance. We stayed two nights and felt as though we were staying with friends. The home...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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28 November 2015|
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Response from Till1234 | Reviewed this property |
Uhm it is a quiet long walk. Takes you probably 20min by walking... But I'd say it is worth it. You can try to ask them to pick you up, but I think they don't do it normaly.
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"Mixed dorms, double rooms and cabins available"
1 Nov 2018
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"couples, pick the cabins!"
28 Mar 2018
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"Blue, red or cabin room for couples are great!!"
16 Feb 2018
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"Single room was absolutely lovely and spacious."
16 Dec 2017
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US$51 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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