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.


  • Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman (Apr 16th - Apr 16th) UK folk and americana songwriters Adam Piggott and Jayne Freeman will be playing at Le Cafe in Picton as part of their three month tour of New Zealand. Described by NetRythms as “Genuinely uplifting” with ...
  • Erin (Apr 19th - Apr 19th) Erin is an emerging independent kiwi Singer/Songwriter fresh to Queenstown, settling in the region after an epic, eight month solid National Tour which saw her everywhere from Te Anau to Tauranga, and beyond! Her folky, ...
  • Come Ride the Riverside Railway (Dec 26th - Aug 17th 2014) Welcome to the Blenheim Riverside Railway located in Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand. Experience a leisurely 50 minute, 11km train journey, meandering along the banks of the picturesque Taylor River from Brayshaw ...
  • Man Power (Apr 21st - Apr 21st) Manpower Australia heads to New Zealand for national tour. For the first time in more than five years, the rumble of thunder will be heard Down Under when the Manpower Australia storm heads our way next April. ...
  • Puss in Boots (Apr 22nd - Apr 24th) Puss in Boots - The Panto The traditional French fairy story comes to life in this pantomine version cushion theatre production about a cunning feline swashbuckler that has the looks, the talk and the walk to gain ...
  • Huff n Puff Mt Stokes Challenge (May 3rd - May 3rd) This is a Regatta from Waikawa Boating Club to Punga Cove combined with a challenging run Punga Cove up Mt Stokes return. The Regatta is a straight forward sail from Waikawa Boating Club with each boat having their ...

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.