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YHA Picton, The Villa


Hostel Details & Location

Host: Rob & Carolyn Burn

Check in: 2:00 pm Check out: 10:00 am

Contact: +64 3 573 6598 Email this hostel

Reception: 8:15 am - 9:30 pm

Location: 34 Auckland Street,


Short walk to ferry dock


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How to get here

We’re located on Auckland St next to the bakery on Dublin St corner. There is free on-site parking available.


Bus/Shuttle: The bus stop is 500m from the hostel.
Airport: Koromiko is 6.5km from Picton. A pre-booked shuttle is required to take you to Picton.
Train: Leave the Railway Station and turn right (south). The hostel is 150m down the road on the left.
Ferry: Blueridge offers a free shuttle. Request drop-off at YHA Picton, the Villa. By car: Follow signs to the town centre, cross the railway line and turn left.

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YHA Picton, The Villa is a converted 110-year old boutique character home with sun-drenched rooms, gardens and verandas. Located in the centre of town, everything Picton has to offer is right on our doorstep.

Family owned and operated, YHA Picton is clean, tidy and friendly with a range of comfortable accommodation. The hostel has two fully-equipped kitchens plus a BBQ kitchen and offers free unlimited high speed WiFi, free bike hire, spa pool, treehouse and a courtyard fire for evenings listening to live music and meeting fellow travellers.

YHA Picton offers some extra special add-ons such as free hot apple crumble with ice cream and breakfast from May to October, and a free booking service for the Queen Charlotte Track, tent hire and luggage storage.

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Guests love:

  • Free breakfast (winter)
  • Hot tub
  • Free WiFi

Shared facilities:

  • Free WiFi
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Free breakfast (winter)
  • Outdoor area
  • BBQ
  • Hot tub
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • 24 hour guest access

Entertainment and activities:

  • Communal TV
  • Book exchange
  • Free movies


  • Luggage storage options
  • Travel & activity bookings
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle storage
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Some of our Picton highlights:

  • Walk the Queen Charlotte Track, a spectacular and popular 71km track with day hike options and boat transfers
  • Take a scenic wildlife cruise to see Bottlenose, Dusky & Hector dolphins, seabirds, seals and maybe even a whale in the calm & sheltered waters of the Marlborough Sounds
  • Try out some watersports: kayaking, parasailing, sailing, boating, or scuba diving
  • Check out the Snout Track, a 10km easy walk from Picton Village

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