YHA Picton


This centrally sited Picton hostel is a converted 100-year old traditional guesthouse with character. Everything Picton has to offer is right on the doorstep, as YHA Picton Wedgwood House is located just off Picton’s High Street and is easy to find. This is a family owned and operated hostel where you will come as a stranger but leave as a friend.

The YHA Picton hostel is clean, tidy and friendly with a range of comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. Accommodation ranges from a few small bedrooms in the main hostel, while the adjacent building has three separate fully self-contained flats which sleep 4-9 in mostly twin/double rooms. This Picton backpackers has a quiet lounge with books, magazines and games as well as has a sun-drenched private garden and outdoor areas with covered seating near the paved BBQ area.

There are many great activities to do in Picton like kayaking, diving, sailing, walks or cruising the magnificent Marlborough Sounds. Close to the train and bus stations and Interislander ferry terminal YHA Picton Wedgwood House is the perfect hub for exploring the North and South Islands of New Zealand.

By Bus/Shuttle

Bus 500m. Shuttle buses will drop off/pick up at hostel or Dublin Street/SH1 Corner.

By Plane

Service to Wellington by ‘Sounds Air’ from Picton Airport (Koromiko). Free shuttle.

By Train

The hostel is 250m from the train station

By Ferry

The hostel is 500m from the ferry terminal

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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Library Exchange
  • Locker Storage
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mastercard
  • Parking
  • TV Room
  • VISA
  • Walk the Queen Charlotte Track a spectacular and popular 71 kilometre track.
  • Take a scenic wildlife cruise to see dolphins, seabirds, seals and maybe even a whale!
  • Try out some watersports from kayaking to parasailing, sailing to scuba diving.
  • Travel across to Wellington and the North Island on the Interislander ferry.
  • Sample some of the high quality Marlborough wines at the nearby Blenheim wine region.


  • Fine Art Auction (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) A wonderful, fun filled fundraising evening with superb national and Marlborough based artists selling their art work on behalf of Linkwater School . An eclectic mix of pottery, oils, fabric, wood, water colours and much ...
  • Marlborough Artisan Market (Oct 4th - Apr 4th 2015) Highlighting the best of Marlborough art, crafts, food and produce. Come along and browse our stalls every week. Every Saturday morning (rain or shine). 9.30am to 1.00pm, Wynen Street Carpark (behind Market Street). Ph: ...
  • Chess (Oct 16th - Oct 25th) This highly acclaimed, much loved musical CHESS, written by Tim Rice, with music by ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, has soul-satisfying, goose-bump raising music and features many songs you will recognise, ...
  • Opening Night (Oct 25th - Oct 25th) Join us for opening night and the Double Club Points TQ Marlborough Champs Round 1, Grass Carts. Fun for the whole family. Admission: Adults $10 Children 5-16 years $3 Children - Under 5 Free Family - 2 Adults ...
  • Mendelssohn's Elijah (Oct 25th - Oct 26th) The Marlborough Singers' are performing this oratorio with the Top of the South Combined Choirs, conducted by Nancy Woolford. Principal soloist is Robert Tucker , a professional baritone of international experience, ...
  • Linkwater School Fun Day (Oct 26th - Oct 26th) A fantastic fun filled day for all the family. Silent auctions, rides, candy floss, games, children's races, raffles, white elephant stall, cakes, BBQ, all day café, garlic mussels, plants, bouncy castle and jousting, ...

YHA offers a range of accommodation to suit groups of all types. Find out how YHA can help your group with their accommodation, transport and activity needs.

Each hostel offers a range of accommodation options for your group. Please email our Customer Services team or phone freephone (within NZ) 0800 278 299.