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.


  • Crystal Clear (Jul 20th - Jul 26th) Celebrating 50 Years as owners of Picton Little Theatre, the Drama Club are putting on the play "Crystal Clear" which was the first play performed in their own Theatre in July 1964. There is also a Gala Theatrical ...
  • Know Your Colours Afternoon (Jul 23rd - Jul 23rd) Due to fantastic demand another day has been arranged to host Jackie - now Wednesday 23rd July as well. (10th July is fully booked.) An afternoon with Special Guest Jackie Halliday of DressCode. A colour consultant ...
  • Oooh La La... French 'Winter Wine Down' (Jul 24th - Jul 24th) For anyone craving a taste of ‘la vie boheme’ in Marlborough as much as a really good meal, the bistro with its fireside dining is the perfect choice and the monthly “Wine Down” is the perfect excuse to catch up ...
  • "Oil on Canvas" Art Exhibition for a Clean Energy Future (Jul 25th - Aug 3rd) The 'Oil on Canvas' Art Exhibition is a community project run by local campaign group 'Clean Energy Action', as part of the national effort to raise awareness about the problems created by increased fossil fuel ...
  • Andrew & Faulkner Shield Target Shooting Competition (Jul 26th - Jul 26th) The Andrew & Faulkner Shield is competed for by teams of 10 shooters from Target Rifle Shooting Associations from all over the South Island, with about 15 teams expected at this years event. Host Association Marlborough ...
  • Marlborough Book Festival: Dame Fiona Kidman (Jul 26th - Jul 26th) Dame Fiona Kidman speaking at the Marlborough Book Festival. This session explores the strength, resilience and independence of Dame Fiona Kidman’s heroines, beginning with the strong and singular woman at the heart ...

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.