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Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Free bread and jam for breakfast and free soup at dinner. No lockers in the rooms and 7 minutes showers only. It's a really small backpacker, fells more like a guesthouse. Fireplace is nice. The kitchen is big enough. It's well-situated. I would recommend it if you're okay with comfort but basic.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The place is quite small but in a good location of Picton. My three friends and I stayed here so we got a room for just four which was a bunk bed and a double bed. It is slightly dated, and the kitchen gets really busy. We were in a room that backed on to a track of some sort...

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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Pretty good backpackers, free breakfast and soup in evening, chilled atmosphere, friendly helpful staff, has monopoly.... ideal for those rainy days. Also has pool table. Not in perfect condition but still playable, tv lounge and movies :)

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Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I liked this backpackers, the staff were friendly and accommodating. The facilities are great including a pool table and a great lounge space. The room I stayed in was spacious even though it had 8 beds in. It is also very close to the ferry and town.

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Thank Kelly P
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

The location is very near from InterIslander Ferry to The Fat Cod Backpacker around 7 minutes to walk. This backpacker is so nice it's like a house, all the place is very warm. The toilet is separated to the shower. The shower if you want to use the hot water you must press the red bottom (working only 8 minutes),...

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golden bay
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Love the fat Cod to bits. We have made an annual trip to a Waka Ama event on the sounds and always stay here. Great details include watching the trains from the kitchen, easy going friendly nature of the place and unbeatable value. All round good service.

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Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I paid extra for my own room that was by the door which was noisy in the day n got lots of smoke in as the windows were by a smoking area! The bed wasn't so comfy and it looked very used. The place looked like it needed an update. Expensive for a solo person in a backpackers! Was alright...

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Bunnythorpe
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Stayed at the Fat Cod, the owner Rachel was so helpful and friendly what a neat place to stay. Rachel pointed out all of the local attractions and gave advice about travelling safely. Scott was also very helpful and was very helpful about local spots to visit. THe facilities suited us well.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Very good backpackers, with plenty of room in the kitchen and very warm rooms. Enough showers and toilets. However a pub is very close to this building and they have very loud music all night, so it was difficult to sleep.

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Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. Yes we do have a Pub next door however they only play loud music once every couple of months unfortunately you must have struck that night. I hope that does not put you off though. Happy travels Rachelle

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Loved the location of this place so close to the interisland terminal. Everything was great can't make any complaints about the place itself. Cheap, only tiny issue was I didn't feel very secure with my bags as after checkout I was told I could leave my bag pack under the staircase because 'we've not had any problems yet' but luckily...

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Rachelle M, Owner at The Fat Cod Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. We do have lockers for anyone who is a bit unsure of leaving their bags, my apologies I should have told you this so you had a choice. Happy travels Rachelle

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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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fat Cod Backpackers

Address: 9 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Picton
Price Range: $26 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Fat Cod Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Private rooms available”
 of 5 bubbles 322bn, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The train tracks run behind the hostel, the pool table and t.v. are upstairs so ask for a room downstairs closer to the front of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles BluewaterGypsy, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are warm in winter, but I like the top ones better”
 of 5 bubbles 558oriolr, 6 Jun 2014 | Read review
“If you get an early pick to the big dorms there is a chance of a single bed.”
 of 5 bubbles boxfishlover, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“**press the red button in the showers, that releases the hot water** otherwise its a cold-as shower!!”
 of 5 bubbles whaeapaki, 21 Sep 2012 | Read review
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