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The Fat Cod Backpackers

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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
New Owners have redecorated and revamped this backpackers. Modern colours through out and nice modern rooms. Comfortable lounge and well equiped kitchen. Great deck for a drink in the sun. Great location, closest to the ferry and next to train station, 100 meters to the centre of town and accross the road to the foreshore.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Golf Course
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've been traveling for a bit and staying at hostels, then you know the difference between the basic, dorm-style hostels and the family home-style hostels. The Fat Cod is a family home hostel and creates the feeling of home during your visit. The staff...More

Thank Kansas T
Response from Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review Kansas, it was such a pleasure to get to know you and jason and we hope to see you both again sometime in the future. haere tū atu, hoki tū mai Rachelle and the team

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly on check in and very helpful, however facilities are very old and out dated, situated right next to the main railway station which operates 24/7 which unfortunately we could hear everything. No breakfast the following morning even though we paid for it.

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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

The bedrooms are tidy as well as the public areas. Staff is very friendly and helpful! The best part is the free soup in winter and breakfast as well as the fire. It's directly in the city centre and 3 minutes walk from the ferry....More

Thank CarolynR1634
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Okay I had 4 nights in Picton at the Fat Cod Backpackers with not a problem at all .. everything ran smooth the owners and there staff we always nice and happy!! Place was very very clean .. nice kitchen area nice common areas really...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Not sure why this hostel has some bad reviews, we had spent the previous night in a really awful hostel across the road and in comparison the Fat Cod was heavenly! Staff were lovely, the facilities are great and were all really clean and quite...More

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"Private rooms available"
Feb. 8, 2016
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"The train tracks run behind the hostel, the pool table and t.v. are upstairs so ask for a room downstairs..."
Mar. 11, 2015
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"All rooms are warm in winter, but I like the top ones better"
Jun. 6, 2014
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"If you get an early pick to the big dorms there is a chance of a single bed."
Feb. 22, 2014
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US$17 - US$48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandMarlborough RegionPicton
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