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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Tombstone Backpackers is a relaxing place with good clean facilities. I would recommend this as a place as a stop over in Picton. Short walk into town and marina. It is very quiet at night as you are over the road from a graveyard so no noise coming from there.

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Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Clean, friendly, quirky and comfortable! Staff super helpful and nice! Rooms and communal areas were perfectly clean! There's a hot tub.. No more needs to be said so nice after a long day trekking! And as for fresh breakfast cheese scones.. Amazing! Great stay here! Thanks guys!

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Thank Ciara N
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I was pleasantly surprised with Tombstone Backpackers. The price is right and the twin room we booked was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the friendly and helpful staff . They made bookings for tours, and helpful suggestions for restaurants. It is just a short walk to the centre of Picton and the ferry for those without a vehicle. Although...

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Thank Alan M
Canada
Reviewed 31 March 2015

They have clearly put a lot of thought into this place and it shows. Thick walls keep the private rooms relatively quiet, shelves (with stickers provided) for food, several different lounging areas, washer/dryer/clothesline, pool and ping pong tables, sun loungers with a view, and even a hot tub. The included breakfast has cereal, milk, tea/coffee, bread and fresh scones (if...

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We had an amazing time at Tombstone and to be honest its one of the best hostel Ive stayed in NZ. The hosts are nice and friendly, when you check-in, Gary gave us a tour of the hostel and took us to our room. The hostel is clean, spa, free wifi, free brekkie and they make their own scones! Its...

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Thank Camille B
Seattle
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I've never experienced such a thoughtful welcome at a hostel as the one we got here. We enjoyed our room with private bath and balcony, and fresh scones in the morning. It is walking distance from town and the ferry. What a great place to stay for a night before heading to the north island. The hosts are very easy-going.

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Thank lorivb
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Well priced, fantastic service and brilliant facilities! They have a spa that can be used, wifi that is free and they provide a great breakfast for free, including freshly baked scones with jam and cream! They even went out of their way and dropped us off at the Picton Airport! So friendly and happy to accommodate! Can't praise it enough!

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Thank CJDMJA
Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Stayed in the 'apartment' and had an extremely comfortable stay for 2 nights. Gary and Nikki fab hosts and extremely generous with freshly made home made scones at breakfast as well as usual fare. Lots of great entertaining facilities and free wifi. Def recommend this place en route to or from North Island or make a diversion here for the...

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Thank celli_hart
San Diego, California
Reviewed 5 March 2015

The Tombstone Backpackers is aptly named as it is located across the street from the Picton cemetery. Despite the somber sounding location, the Tombstone is a lively hostel, hosted by Nikki and Gary, who are twin balls of activity keeping the place humming yet they always seem to have time for a smile and to answer questions and make recommendations...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 March 2015

I loved this hostel, very clean and they go the extra mile. Quirky, themed, clean and fun. staff were very friendly and genuine, homely and sociable atmosphere despite free wi fi and best of all free fresh home made scones each morning. What more could you want?

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Tombstone Backpackers

Address: 16 Gravesend Place, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $43 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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