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Jugglers Rest Backpackers

8 Canterbury Street, Picton 7220 New Zealand
Prices are provided by our partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
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#1 of 35 in Picton
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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycles available
Game room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Street parking
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Kristina S wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions1 helpful vote
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nicky's place in Picton! The Juggler's Rest is more like a homestay rather than a hostel! It's in a lovely homey house with Nicky as a warm host. We felt like it was a home away from home. We stayed here for my boyfriend's 30th birthday - it was great to be able to bake a cake in the well-stocked kitchen! Nicky was lovely and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed our evening chats next to the fire place cooking baked potatoes! There is a great herb garden so you can pick a bunch of fresh herbs to cook with which was so nice! We will definitely stay here again if we are back in Picton! Thanks for having us! Kriss, Andrew & Kate x x x
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Date of stay: February 2020
Monica wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fabulous time at this very special place. I had visited over 20 years ago and always wanted to go back. I am so glad I did, because it was even better than in my memory. The owner, Nicky, patiently taught my circus-loving daughter some new skills and we met lots of interesting folks, as well as relaxing in the hammocks, cuddling Omi the cat and sharing a group prayer in response to the Australian bushfires. 5 stars!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Adeline wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions
Loved this place to bits! adequate human to space ratio so it doesn't feel too cramped. We could use their kitchen facilities which is full of herbs and spices. Very cosy ambience with charming host (and her friends). Appreciate that this hostel uses environmentally-friendly products in their housekeeping!Would recommend this hostel and would definitely book this hostel if I go back to Picton!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Hamish wrote a review Oct 2019
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My girlfriend and I stayed at the Juggler's Rest for four nights, and had the loveliest time. Nikki the owner is a circus performer with a great sense of humour, and was so much fun to talk to, and she even took us on a tour to swim with dolphins! So glad we stayed there, we will definitely be back :)
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Date of stay: October 2019
Chris H wrote a review Oct 2019
England, United Kingdom63 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a brilliant stay with a super host (who even opened slightly early to fit us in), who is really friendly and full of great local recommendations and jokes! Great access to local tracks, everything is sparkling clean and the breakfast (paid) is amazing (free-range local eggs, home made juice and bread etc.). Thank you for a super stay.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jugglers Rest Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Picton Sound (1.1 km), Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (1.1 km), and Round 'A' Mini Golf (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Picton Village Bakkerij, Gusto, and The Barn.
Are any cleaning services offered at Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Jugglers Rest Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (1.3 km).
Is Jugglers Rest Backpackers accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.