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.


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  • Take Me Home - Music & Life of John Denver (Sep 5th - Sep 5th) Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver takes you on a musical journey of one of the world's most captivating and celebrated men. Through the exclusive film footage, his love for life, and concerns for the ...
  • Faust String Quartet (Sep 5th - Sep 5th) at the St Andrew’s Music Festival Weekend Marlborough Music Society Concerts in association with Chamber of Music NZ Faust String Quartet: Simone Roggen - violin Sidonie Riha - violin Ada Meinich - ...
  • Multi-ethnic Potluck Dinner (Sep 5th - Sep 5th) Bring a dish of food, hopefully ethnic, sufficient for the numbers attending plus a bit more. $2 entry fee. If you arrive empty-handed, fee is $10 plus entry fee. The legal address is not where the entrance to the ...
  • Pinot (Sep 6th - Sep 6th) Cloudy Bay invites you to experience Pinot at Cloudy Bay 2014 Now in its 15th year, Pinot at Cloudy Bay is a sophisticated and rare experience in the world of wine. Featuring the 2011 vintage, wine lovers ...
  • Watercolours by High Country Artist Norman Sinclair (Sep 6th - Sep 14th) Opening Preview, 6-7pm Friday 5th September

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.