The Villa Backpackers Lodge
The Villa Backpackers Lodge is a 100-year-old character home with home-style hospitality; we're small and friendly with beautiful gardens, relaxing verandahs, large private backyards, great music and all the facilities you can expect from a good hostel. We're located in the heart of the town, with all-day sun.
The Villa has ensuite Queen and Twin Rooms as well as Double Rooms, four-bed Shared Rooms and Dormitories/Bunkrooms. All of our rooms are clean, heated, safe and welcoming. There are linen and blankets provided for all beds.
We offer free hot apple crumble with ice cream and breakfast (May - November). There's also free Wi-Fi for our guests and free use of bicycles, fishing gear, guitar, X-Box, DVD library and our pool table.
We have a hot spa pool and a sundrenched garden with plenty of loungers to relax in, with a treehouse plus a hammock in the front to watch the world go past. Our fire in the courtyard makes for great evening conversations and live music.
We run free ferry pickups on request.
Guests are welcome to use our two fully equipped kitchens and the BBQ kitchen.
We have guest laundry facilities, Sky TV in our separate TV lounge and handicapped facilities.
We offer a free booking service for the Queen Charlotte Track and have tent hire available and free storage for your bags - nothing for you to worry about while you enjoy a beautiful walk.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Reading Light
- Safety Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Our reception is open 8.15am to 9.30pm every day. We can do late check-ins; just advise us in advance.
Check-out: 10.00am. You are welcome to stay in our hostel until your ferry or bus departs.
Check-ins are possible all day although the room might not be ready before 11am.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy but are flexible with special circumstances.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Driving into Picton on SH1 just follow the signs for the Interislander walk-on. We are on that road on the right hand side next to the dutch bakery.
Arriving by ferry with a car just follow the signs into the town centre, cross the railway lines and turn left - We are immediately across the road.
Arriving by Bluebridge ferry as a walk-on just hop into their free shuttle bus and ask to be dropped off at The Villa.
Arriving by Interislander ferry as a walk-on just let us know at what time you arrive and we will pick you up (during our office hours).
Arriving by train just leave the station and turn right, we are down the road on the left hand side.
Arriving by bus ask the driver to be dropped off at The Villa as most of them are happy to do so. If not its just a short walk back to The Villa.
We are centrally located right in the heart of Picton.
The supermarket, pubs, restaurants and beach are just a quick walk away.
The train station and bus stop is just 150m away from us and the ferry terminal is a further 150m past the train station.
The watertaxis for the Queen Charlotte Track leave from just around the corner from us.