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Tombstone Backpackers

16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220 New Zealand
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#2 of 35 Speciality lodging in Picton
Tombstone Lodge and Backpackers offers a variety of warm rooms in a modern accommodation building catering for guests that require private rooms with en-suites, private rooms using shared bathrooms or bunk rooms. Take in the harbour views from your room, spa or games deck. Our separate communal building includes a fully equipped kitchen, indoor/outdoor dining, T.V. lounge, games area with a pool table, darts, table tennis, and gym. Each morning we provide a free breakfast which consists of toast and spreads along with freshly made hot cheese scones. Unlimited free WiFi in all rooms, complimentary bikes, free off-street parking and a free shuttle bus to ferries, trains and buses. With good local knowledge we also provide trip advice and can book your adventures - in some cases with discounted rates. Tombstone is just a 3 minute walk from the Bluebridge Ferry Terminal and around 8 minutes walk into the centre of town.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Self-serve laundry
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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purplekiwi76 wrote a review 13 Jan
North Shore, New Zealand54 contributions11 helpful votes
We stayed here twice, on our way down south and then again heading back up north. We were in a ensuite room which was compact but big enough. Nice to have the balcony too. Great welcome by Gary and the cats & lovely breakfast in the morning. Kitchen had nice big fridges big enough to store our chilly bags. Smooch was hanging outside our room, so came in for a rest and then departed via the balcony. Love a cat so happy to oblige. On our way north our ferry was early in the morning so it was very convenient.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Tim L wrote a review 13 Jan
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
First stop on a grand tour of the South Island. So convenient as we'd just rolled off the Bluebridge. Gary & Nikki's place has a great, welcoming vibe. Really helpful staff, loads of space. We loved the style, the coffin lid door but not too over-done Nice, simple breakfast for all. Freshly baked cheese scones, pretty fine ones too Add a really friendly cat (& a not quite so friendly one) all equals a fabulous place to stay. Our room was everything you needed & nothing you didn't, even had a great view over the ferry terminal
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Date of stay: December 2021
Jonny_8iron wrote a review 2 Jan
Christchurch, New Zealand42 contributions11 helpful votes
Excellent quality for a backpackers, with the perfect location if you're catching an early ferry. Great facilities on site, and also only a short walk into town if you fancy eating out. Will be our first choice next time we're in town.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Tracey S wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions
On our travels to the south island last week we were hit by torrential rain and the main SH1 highway was closed when we disembarked from the Wellington to Picton ferry. Most of the ferry passengers were looking for accommodation in the quaint little (saturated) town of Picton. My son and partner chose Tombstone Backpackers. Luckily! it was a haven in our storm. Gary and Nikki were the ultimate hosts. Plus .... travelling with a teen - imagine our delight in finding not only a hot tub (on a wintery blustery day) but a pool table, dart board and ping-pong table to boot. Homemade scones and jam, with an impeccably tidy kitchen and facilities. Our family room was cosy, with our own bathroom, fresh new linen and towels. Absolute winner. Oh .... and view out over the harbour. Many thanks and great work Gary & Nikki. We so appreciated you.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: All rooms looked good. The family room was perfect for us but there are rooms at the front with...
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deanculhane wrote a review Jul 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand7 contributions
I had the best stay Gary and Nikki were great hosts the room and view were great fresh hot scones for breakfast and the cat that sits in front of the fire for hours it was a home away from home you must stay if you're in Picton
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
US$32 - US$56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tombstone Backpackers
Which popular attractions are close to Tombstone Backpackers?
Nearby attractions include Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.7 km), Picton Sound (0.7 km), and Heritage & Whaling Museum Picton (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tombstone Backpackers?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Tombstone Backpackers?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tombstone Backpackers?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tombstone Backpackers?
Conveniently located restaurants include Picton Village Bakkerij, Gusto, and Seumus' Irish Bar.
Is Tombstone Backpackers located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Picton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tombstone Backpackers?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Tombstone Backpackers?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Edwin Fox Maritime Museum (0.7 km).
Does Tombstone Backpackers have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.