Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, wheelchair access

Overview of Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

2.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
Map
75 High St., Picton, Marlborough, 7220

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPicton War Memorial4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPicton Harbour6 min walk
  • Popular LocationPicton Ferry Terminal9 min walk
  • AirportBlenheim (BHE-Woodbourne)33 min drive

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About this area

Picton

Located in Picton, Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers is near the beach. Picton Museum and Edwin Fox Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Waitohi Recreational Reserve and EcoWorld Aquarium.

What's nearby

  • Picton War Memorial - 4 min walk
  • Picton Museum - 4 min walk
  • Picton Harbour - 6 min walk
  • Picton Foreshore - 6 min walk
  • Picton Ferry Terminal - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Blenheim (BHE-Woodbourne) - 33 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Barn - 2 min walk
  • Gusto - 2 min walk
  • The Thirsty Pig - 3 min walk
  • Thai Panda - 3 min walk
  • Wave Cafe & Courtyard - 3 min walk

About this property

Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers

Beach fun, near Picton Ferry Terminal
A microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities are available at this hostel. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 13 rooms offer free WiFi, showers and desks.
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers offers 13 accommodations with free toiletries. This Picton hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Handrails in hallways
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height bed
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-width doorways

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property – November 2016
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 3:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets stay for free
2 per room
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property allows pets in specific rooms only; guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Piwaka And Backpackers Picton
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers Picton
Piwaka Lodge and Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 46 out of 82 reviews
5 - Excellent 56%
Rating 4 - Good. 31 out of 82 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 82 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 82 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 82 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.6/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.0/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It was quiet clean and quite private you had the choice to mingle or stay in your room. I travelled with my dog and the room I was given made it easy access inside and outside. Donot judge a book by its cover.
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Convenient location but property run down
We stayed at Piwaka lodge for one night prior to doing the Queen Charlotte track. The location of the accommodation was great but otherwise we were disappointed with our stay. Once we arrived we found out that our advertised "ensuite" bathroom was shared with another room. Then we found out that there's no key to our room, apparently the previous guest took it with them. As a result of that we had to move to another room that had shared facilities. The property needs an overall upgrade as it's quite run down and the cleanliness of the property wasn't great either.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2022

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Relaxed atmosphere. Nicci was lovely
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The lady that greeted us at 10.30pm with our sleeping children was the loveliest lady I have ever met at a hotel/backpackers. So helpful and kind and super homely. Definitely going back. Thanks I never got to thank her properly.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021